Budgam, Aug 7: Locals here in Beerwah town of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district staged a protest to draw attention about the shortages of doctors at Sub-District Hospital Beerwah.
Calling their protest as inevitable in this pandemic, the protesters said non-covid patients are at risk in absence of Surgical Staff.
The protesters including local traders and civil society members assembled outside Sub-District Hospital Beerwah and raised slogans against the health authorities. They said only 3 doctors are available in the hospital while rest of them have been shifted to other places to perform Covid duties.
“How can 3 doctors posted in sub district hospital Beerwah are enough to cater the need of local population. This is injustice. There is almost no surgical staff,” Bashir Ahmed, a protester told news agency KNT.
“It is unfortunate that the area is being ignored and discriminated,” said another protester.
The protest was organized by Traders Federation and Youth Civil Society.
The protesters were pacified by Tehsildar Pirzada Zahid who assured them of taking up the matter with District Development Commissioner Budgam. (KNT)