Ganderbal, Aug 16: The patients at a health centre here in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district were caught by surprise in the wee hours of Sunday, when a water canal breached inundating it.
Sources told news agency KNT that embankment of water canal namely Padshah Canal suddenly developed cracks from the back side of Primary Health Centre in Wayil area of Ganderbal with the result the canal water entered into the said health center causing great inconveniences to the patients and the attendants including the staff.
“Water entered into this health centre causing great inconvenience to all present here. What could have been the situation had it taken place at midnight?” an attendant said adding that the district administration is yet to take any measure to get the breach fixed to save the government property from getting damaged and to redress the difficulties of the patients.
Locals demanded action against those who were assigned the job to repair the embankments of this canal after 2014 floods.
As a precautionary measure some officials rushed to the village to review the situation. The reason for the breach was not known.
District Development Commissioner, Ganderbal, Shafkat Iqbal told KNT that men and machinery have been pressed into service to fix the problem.
“Executive Engineer is on the spot to fix the breach,” he added. (KNT)