Dr Shehnaz Ganai MLC, today provided two Ambulance, purchased through Constituency Development fund, to Primary Health Centre Sathra in Tehsil Mandi and PHC Chandak in Tehsil Havelli in District Poonch. The ambulances were handed over to CMO Poonch in presence of Block Medical Officer at PHC Sathra, and PHC Mandi, in presence of the health functionaries and a large number of people of the area who had gathered at the venue.Speaking on the occasion Dr Ganai urged the Government that it seems that rural Medical infrastructure is a forgotten priority of the Government and said that more than 68% of the population of the state resides in rural areas, laid emphasis on the expansion and up-gradation of rural health care infrastructure. Healthcare is the right of every individual but lack of quality infrastructure, dearth of qualified medical functionaries, and non- access to basic medicines and medical facilities thwarts its reach to the rural population, said Dr Ganai.
Our people expect a lot from the medical fraternity and urged the Doctors posted in the hospitals to serve the people of the area living in the remote areas, as a mission and with dedication so that proper health care facilities are provided to the public.While speaking on the occasion Dr Ganai assured the people, of all the support in further expansion and upgradation of health infrastructure in the far flung area. The condition of medical facilities is deplorable and considering the picture of grim facts there is a dire need of new practices and procedures to ensure that quality and timely healthcare reaches the deprived corners of our villages.Majority of people die due to preventable and curable diseases like diarrhoea, measles and typhoid as the rural people have to travel miles to seek healthcare assistance. She said that with the facility of Ambulance the patients can be timely shifted to other hospitals for better medical facilities.