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7 years on 300 bedded Anantnag hospital building far from completion
SHABIR AHMAD
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SRINAGAR, July 8 :Seven years have passed since the work on the 300 bedded building for district hospital Anantnag was started but the building seems to be far from completion. Sources and officials cited the paucity of funds as the reason for slow pace of work on the hospital.

The new building block was sanctioned for the hospital by former chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and the work was started on the same in 2007. But seven have passed the building remains far from completion. “The total cost of the project is Rs 60 crores but till date only 19 crores have been released while the work done is nearly Rs 23 crores. The authorities only keep on issuing diktats to the officials of the construction company setting deadlines for the completion of the building without releasing the funds,” said the sources.

They said that the former health minister Sham Lal Sharma during his visit to the hospital last year suspended and attached an official of the JKPCC after he complained about the paucity of the funds.

Sources said that the authorities are now mulling to make only one floor of the building functional. “In order to give the impression that the building has been completed within the time the authorities are pressuring the JKPCC authorities to complete at least the first floor of the building by ending July,” sources said.

Officials of the health department, however, questioned the wisdom of authorities to shift from old building to the under construction building. “The portion of the building the authorities are mulling to make functional sans most of the facilities like post operative care, Intensive care unit and Sterilization unit and diagnostic facilities. So how unwise it will be shift when the building sans such facilities,” said a doctor posted in the hospital.

He said, “Shifting to the under-construction building will only add to the troubles of the patients but the authorities in order to hide their failure are in hurry to shift only to add it in the list of their achievements during election campaign.”

When contacted director health services, Dr Saleem-ul-Rehman, said, “ Since the hospital is too much overcrowded and we are facing lot of problems in the old building. So we are building pressures on the construction agency to complete at least one block so that we can may be able to shift. If we wait for the completion of all the blocks it will take another six years,”.

On how can they manage without the facilities which the near completion block sans he said, “We are left with no option but to shift. There is no other solution. We cannot wait for another six or seven years.”


News Updated at : Monday, July 8, 2013
 
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