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PULWAMA — A newly constructed health sub-centre in Karimabad village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district has been craving for medical staff despite the completion of its work a year ago, locals said on Thursday.

They told the news agency CNS that the health sub-centre was constructed for the ease of the people but the facility’s existence seems to be futile as the authorities are yet to deploy medical staff there.

“Five years ago, the government laid the foundation of the health centre and its work was completed last year. We were eagerly waiting to avail the health facilities from this medical centre, but unfortunately, the lackadaisical attitude of the authorities has been coming its way,” one of the locals, who did not wish to be identified, said.

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Another local said that the medical staff should be deputed forthwith as the area lacks robust health facilities for the assistance of the people during any unforeseen event.

A senior health official said that the work on the health sub-centre has been completed, but they need some time for the work related to the health facility’s boundaries as well as the streets leading to the health centre.

He also assured that the medical staff would be shifted to the centre by the end of August 2023.

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