Bandipora: An Ultra-Sonography (USG) machine is lying defunct at District Hospital Bandipora for the past five months, putting the life of many patients at grave risk.
Locals said that the District Hospital (DH) caters to patient-care of around 3 lakhs population in the area.The lone USG machine at the hospital, lying dysfunctional for five months now has raised a lot of questions on the overall medical-care facilities in the region, while the locals claim that despite several intimations the authorities are yet to respond.
With no other (USG) machine available, the patients especially pregnant women are facing a lot of hardships, the locals said the machine developed some fault months ago but the hospital authorities have not been able to repair it since, leaving them dependent on private diagnostic centers.
The patients especially critical patients are facing lots of problems due to lack of the facility inside the hospital,” said Gh Nabi who was attending an emergency patient.
Locals blamed hospital authorities of carelessness and held them responsible for the damage caused to the USG machine.
Medical Superintendent DH Bandipora Dr Bashir Ahmad said that governmet has given the contract of reapearing hospital machinery and other equipments to Medicity company in the Jammu and Kashmir but unfortunately Medicity till date has failed to repair the USG machine.