Srinagar, Oct 5: Residents of Pakherpora and adjacent areas in Budgam are facing inconvenience in absence of an operation theatre at SDH Pakerpora.
The residents said that after a wait of around two decades, the hospital was shifted to a new building but it doesn’t serve the purpose for which it was constructed.
“Even for minor surgery we are forced to visit District hospital Pulwama as theatre hasn’t been made functional at SDH Pakherpora,” they said.
Besides heavy snowbound areas like Abhama, Kanidajan and Yousmarg, the hospital caters to a huge chunk of the population, they added.
Sajad Ahmad, a local resident said that currently the hospital is functioning as SDH only on papers while the facilities are as good as a PHC.
He said that a gynaecologist was posted at the hospital but was transferred without any replacement.
Locals said that despite bringing these issues in notice of concerned authorities several times but no attention is being directed towards it.
“Whenever we have brought the issue of operation theatre in the issue of higher ups, we are being assured that the theatre will be functional within two weeks,” they said.
An official of the health department said that they are on it and the theatre will be functional within the next three weeks.
He said that gynaecologist has already resumed her duties at the hospital while posts lying vacant are also being filled.