Sost, September 13: The Health Secretary of GB, Saad Sikandar, has visited a potential site in Sost town of Gojal Valley in upper Hunza region for construction of a 10-bed hospital.
He has also said that a medical camp will be shortly arranged in Gojal to facilitate the local population who have been facing immense difficulties in accessing health facilities.
The local people in Sost demanded of the Secretary to construct health facilities in the region, to ensure better services for the region.
The proposal for construction of the hospital has been hailed by the people of Gojal Valley. However, apprehensions have also been expressed by certain quarters because there is acute shortage of health professionals in the region.
The already existing 10-bed hospital in Gulmit, the Tehsil Headquarters, has failed to serve the people because of absence of doctors and paramedical staff.
It is pertinent to note that people of Gojal Valley have started demanding of the government to upgrade the administrative status of Gojal Valley to that of a sub-division , after establishing two Tehsils in the strategically located border region, home to above 30,000 people.