Gilgit, April 7: Director Health for Gilgit – Baltistan region, Dr Nazeem Ahmed, briefed GBLA speaker at his office about health situation in Gojal valley. The speaker ordered immediate establishment of operation theater in the hospital and said that negligence will not be tolerated in this regard. “The health issue has been taken at the highest level and we need to increase the pace of work to provide health services to all parts of Gilgit – Baltistan, especiallythe disaster hit Gojal valley”, the elected representative of Hunza valley said.
“I will not forgive those who are responsible for delaying provision of health facilities to the citizens of Gilgit – Baltistan”, he made it clear!
It is pertinent to note that the health issues of Gojal valley had deteriorated due to red tape-ism.
An employee of the THQ Gulmit informed Pamir Times on phone that the laboratory has been made functional at the hospital. “The dental unit and X – ray machine are also functional now. Things are improving”, the employee who did not want to be named said. “Earlier the doctors were being deputed on rotational basis but now a lady and a male medical officers have been deputed in the hospital on permanent basis”, he further said. He also said that an electricity generator is being urgently provided to the hospital on demand.
There is also information that a gynecologist, Dr Shireen, would be visiting Gojal valley within a few day.
A mobile team of doctors and nurses working for the Aga Khan Health Services is also conducting medical camps in the region. AKHSP is also distributing medicines free of cost in the Gojal valley. According to an AKHSP official important medicines have been stocked in the region to cater to general needs for a period of six months.
According to observers’ opinion the protests staged by the people of Gojal seem to have started yielding results.