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GK IMPACT | Paediatrician appointed at SDH Uri

12:58 AM Dec 09, 2023 IST | GK NEWS SERVICE
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Srinagar, Dec 8: A week after Greater Kashmir reported that locals of border town Uri demand availability of paediatricians at Sub-District Hospital (SDH) Uri, the government has now appointed a paediatrician at the hospital.

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In an order issued by the Secretary Health & Medical Education Department, Medical Officer (MO) Mukhtar Ahmad has been posted at SDH Uri.

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Dr Balwinder Singh, Block Medical Officer (BMO) Uri expressed his gratitude to the higher authorities for the appointment of the doctor at the hospital.

“It was a pending demand of the locals and finally it has been fulfilled by higher ups. I am thankful to all the senior officials of our department who made this possible,” he told Greater Kashmir.

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He added that people of the border town will get relief now at SDH Uri while visiting the hospital for the check-up of their kids. “Since he is the local of Uri, the doctor will be available round the week for the children,” the BMO said.

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Earlier, locals of Uri had complained that two paediatricians were available at hospital for only four days in a week, which has taken a toll on the children's healthcare in the remote town.

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