PULWAMA — Due to the non-availability of chemotherapy facilities for cancer patients in District Hospital Pulwama, the patients have to run to Srinagar hospitals dozens of miles away. The people of Pulwama have demanded the district administration take measures in this regard so that the patients do not have to face the problems.
According to the news agency CNS, due to the non-availability of chemotherapy facilities for cancer patients in District Hospital Pulwama, patients from remote areas are facing a lot of difficulties.
A cancer patient said that he has to visit Shireen Bagh Hospital in Srinagar every week for chemotherapy. The person suffering from this fatal disease said that the Jammu and Kashmir Health Department had assured to provide chemotherapy facilities in District Hospital Pulwama, but this dream of the people could not be fulfilled till now.
Another patient of Rajpora said that people with income above the prescribed limit are benefiting from the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission, but they have to bear the burden of thousands of rupees due to the non-availability of these facilities in District Hospital Pulwama.
Locals of Pulwama said that if chemotherapy facilities are made available in District Hospital Pulwama, it will be considered a commendable initiative of the Health Department.
The local citizens of the district demanded District Development Commissioner Pulwama Baseer-ul-Haq Chaudhary play his role in this matter.
They said that they have hopes from the District Development Commissioner that he would take the matter seriously and take necessary steps for enabling chemotherapy in addition to other necessary facilities in District Hospital Pulwama.