Pregnant women stage protest

Pregnant women staging protest at District Hospital, Udhampur on Friday. -Excelsior/ K Kumar
Pregnant women staging protest at District Hospital, Udhampur on Friday. -Excelsior/ K Kumar

Lack of ultrasound facilities

Excelsior Correspondent
UDHAMPUR, July 19: Pregnant women and their attendants staged protest against Health Department and District administration as the Ultrasound facilities are not available for the last several days in District Hospital, Udhampur.
Up in arms pregnant women raised slogans against the Health Department and District Administration for lack of ultrasound facility in the hospital Udhampur. They alleged that for the last 4-5 days, no facility is being provided on the plea that they had no doctor available for conducting ultrasound.
One of the protesters said that she was coming for the past five days but the concerned staff says `come tomorrow ‘ and for the last five days same reply is being given. This has become mockery with the system and cruel joke with the needy patients/ pregnant women, she added.
The protesting women said that on this district hospital, many areas such as Ramnagar, Majalta, Pancheri, Chenani etc are dependent. A single female doctor for ultrasound in this Hospital has been placed. In case of leave, no other doctor is available here and the patients are deprived of the facility. There should be atleast two or three doctors for the purpose.
They sought the intervention of Governor Satya Pal Malik and Advisor concerned to resolve this problem in district hospital, Udhampur. They said Central Government has launched for pregnant women but in Udhampur district the same are being not provided.