While submitting the memorandum to the Chief Minister and other key players of the state administration for the establishment of the Primary health centre in the district, Baramulla Bapar Mandal (an amalgam of business groups of Baramulla) Thursday said that if the demands remain unfulfilled till November 26, it would call for the shutdown in the area from the next day.
Talking to Kashmir News Service, spokesman of the traders association of Baramulla said that they have through fax sent the memorandum to the Chief Minster , Deputy Chief Minster, the local legislator and other government officials and have asked them to establish the primary health centre in the premises of old district hospital Baramulla. “We do not want any confrontation over this issue with the authorities and want to resolve this issue in the most amicable way. This is the matter pertaining to the human lives and the authorities must consider the gravity of this demand.”
He further stated that as the old district hospital in the town has been shifted to other place, the older one is left with no vital use and that the traders of the area demand that the space should be utalized for the establishment of Primary Health centre.
The President of the traders coordination Committee, Qazi Ishfaq said that more than 1 lakh people in the area of Towheed gunj, Azad Gunj, old town and Khanpora are sans the basic health facilities . He further stated that the authorities earlier assured that the old hospital in the area shall provide the health care to the inhabitants of the area but till now no facilities have been provided to the people.
The other leaders of the traders union while retreating the demand for the establishment of the primary helath centre ,said that the district will observe shutdown if the demands are not fulfilled by the authorities till the given date.