The Newsfeed

Patients suffer in absence of medicine shops, overhead bridge at new children hospital

SRINAGAR: Patients as well as attendants are facing immense hardships in absence of medicine shops, a Zebra crossing and an overhead bridge outside the 500-bed Children Hospital at Bemina in Srinagar.

Several attendants told a news agency that patients along with attendants visiting the Children hospital in Bemina are facing inconvenience in absence of an overhead footbridge and zebra crossing outside the hospital.

They said that there is no medical shop around the hospital and attendants are forced to go near SKIMS hospital Bemina for medicines.

An attendant said that the lack of an overhead footbridge and Zebra crossing is compelling people to cross the road amid huge traffic, posing risks to their lives. It is also difficult for ambulances to reach the hospital in case of emergencies as these have to take a U-turn two kilometres ahead of the hospital, attendants said.

Also, the hospital has no Sarai for patients or their attendants. Medical Superintendent Children Hospital Bemina Dr Nazir Choudhary told that the Jan Ashuddhi store is working while the hospital will have an Amrit medical store soon. Officials said that the government is also taking assessments for the requirement of an overhead bridge.


The Dispatch is present across a number of social media platforms. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exciting videos; join us on Facebook, Intagram and Twitter for quick updates and discussions. We are also available on the Telegram. Follow us on Pinterest for thousands of pictures and graphics. We care to respond to text messages on WhatsApp at 8082480136 [No calls accepted]. To contribute an article or pitch a story idea, write to us at [email protected] |Click to know more about The Dispatch, our standards and policies