In a positive development, the construction of 50-bedded Sub-District hospital at Pahalgam is going to be completed in the month of September this year.
Medical Superintendent, SDH Pahalgam , Dr Zahoor told Rising Kashmir that 30 percent construction of the hospital has been completed and the remaining percent will be completed soon.
He said that the hospital will have all the necessary departments including Gynaecology, Pediatrics, Surgery , Psychiatry and other departments.
“This hospital will be completed most probably in the month of September. If weather conditions remain good then the hospital will be made functional soon. From Out-Patient Department (OPD’s) to big theatres, this hospital will be the best example of health care services,” he said.
Dr Zahoor said that they are trying to complete the construction before Amarnath Yatra begins. We have also received the directions from the government and DHSK to complete the construction as soon as possible. They said the hospital building work should be expedited in view of the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra,” he said.
He said, “Atleast 40 posts have also been created for the hospital. We need consultants, gynaecologists and medical officers.”
Recently, on the directions of Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Health and Medical Education Department, Director Health Services Kashmir (DHSK), Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather chaired a high-level review meeting regarding under-construction hospital building at Pahalgam.
He directed the concerned officers that the work on the hospital building should be expedited in view of the forthcoming Amarnath Yatra. So that it eases the sufferings of the common people and Amarnath pilgrims.
The director directed the concerned officers that the beautification and aesthetics should be taken into consideration and said that the building should be environment friendly and eco-friendly.
During the course of the meeting, Dr MA Rather stressed that the work on the building should be completed at proper time so that it caters to the patients and pilgrims.
The Sub-District hospital at Pahalgam was announced over eight (8) years back by former Union Health Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad.
The Building Operation and Control Authority (BOCA) of Pahalgam Development Authority has given permission for its construction. Rising Kashmir