Baramulla March 8: Patients suffering from different ailments are suffering as the CT Scan machine in District Hospital Baramulla is dysfunctional from the past seven months.
The vital machine developed a snag seven months ago, forcing patients to opt for private clinics and hospitals where rates are much higher than government hospitals.
Syed Mohammad Khan, a resident of Baramulla said sevarl months have passed and the machine is still lying unutilised because of the unavailability of the required equipment.
“The patients are suffering. They are compelled to go to Srinagar hospitals that are already bearing huge rush of patients,” he said.
Dozens of patients from north Kashmir, who need CT scan are forced to visit Srinagar with resident saying that trauma patients loose golden hours due to defunct facility.
“It is very unfortunate that for six months the government has failed to repair the machine in the district hospital, he said.
The CT scan machine was installed at the hospital in 2014. Since then it benefitted patients in north Kashmir, who otherwise had move to Srinagar to get it done.
A senior official at Hospital told that CT scan machine has developed a technical snag adding it would be functional next week.