by Sheikh Mustafa
SRINAGAR: In order to facilitate cancer patients, the Primary Health Centre (PHC) Boniyar has started chemotherapy facility which is first ever in the Baramulla district.
Earlier, patients from far-flung areas suffering from chronic illnesses especially Carcinoma had to visit Tertiary Care hospitals in Srinagar for receiving chemotherapy.
However, now they are relieved as the PHC Boniyar has started the facility.
Block Medical Officer (BMO) PHC Boniyar Dr Pervaiz Masood said, “Now we have started chemotherapy treatment at our block hospital Boniyar for patients coming from far-flung areas of the district.”
“This initiative was started with the collaboration of SKIMS and GMC Srinagar to provide better care for people from rural areas and to give further ease of navigation to the patients,” Dr Masood said.
He said locals opine that the initiative is a matter of great “pride” for the entire team of PHC Boniyar.
“We are highly thankful of authorities for this initiative.”
Dr Masood said, “Today we have admitted a 60-year-old man suffering from Multiple Myeloma and requiring for chemotherapy. We successfully administered chemotherapy to him.”
He said the patient is being treated by Dr Sajad Ahmad.
“Now we need support from the government to provide further ease to people,” he said, adding that he is thankful to Directorate Health Services Kashmir along with Deputy Commissioner Baramulla who helped to start this initiative.