Parsan village suffering water shortage for three years

Published on: 07/09/2019 | Comments: No comments 

The village parsan has been receiving water supply, for drinking and irrigation, from a stream flowing from Ochor foothill. This stream water was not only sufficient for drinking but also for irrigation of crops, forests and orchards in the hamlets of Pililmali, Gormali and Sarak Parsan.
The 2015 earthquake and climate change-propelled land sliding has left a wide crack between water channel and stream-water-source. The residents of the area have done their best to

Parsan Village

keep the water supply continue for survival but for the last three years, day by day, the need of water has exacerbated when they could not maintain the water supply for the area.

After three years of continues water shortage in the area the forests, orchards and crop-growing fields have turned into barren lands.
The people of the parsan requested many times to the local government representatives, and after four years? struggle they have been able to receive a bundle of waterpipe costed only fifty thousand rupees which was equal to nothing for them. The people of the area in group, and individually, reached out to concerned public and private sector departments and organizations for support but no humanitarian support was forthcoming for much deserving people.
Through this report the people of parsan request to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and district government of Chitral for urgent support in rehabilitating the water supply system of the people living in a far-flung area of Lotkho valley. They also request the authorities of Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) to rescue poor people from drought and helping them regaining their food subsistence comes from this source of water.? The government and civil society organization can provide them pipe, cement and other requirements in rehabilitating water supply system for three hamlets in village parsan.? .. ‘ChitralView’, 07 Sep 2019

Booni hospital facing acute shortage of doctors

Published on: 01/09/2019 | Comments: No comments 

CHITRAL: Patients are facing problems due to shortage of doctors in the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Booni in Upper Chitral.

The disappointing situation at the hospital can be gauged from the fact that the hospital in-charge has displayed a notice outside the hospital which reads that no doctor is available during night shift and on Sunday, therefore, patients should not come to hospital after 8:00pm and before 8:00am.

Ahmed Hussain, a resident of Booni, said while talking to this scribe that his son Ammad Hussain, who is a student of sixth grade, complained of severe pain in his stomach/ abdomen after which he rushed him to Booni Hosptial. He said his son was admitted to hospital in the morning but during night, no doctor came to check his son the whole night and his son remained in extreme pain.

Ahmed Hussain said he had no option, but to shift his son to District Headquarters Hospital Chitral the next day. He said that as soon as he reached DHQ Hospital Chitral, his son was diagnosed with appendix and surgery was performed on him in the evening. He said the doctor told him that if he had been late by another hour, his son could have died by rupture of appendix.

Ahmed Hussain said the provincial government, which often make tall claims of bringing reforms in the health sector, has failed to address the problem of shortage of doctors. He said there are only three doctors in THQ Hospital Booni who go to their houses in the night. He said no doctor is available for night shift due to which patients face difficulties. He said he could have lost his son had he not decided to shift him to DHQ Hospital Chitral.

The residents of Booni have demanded the provincial government to upgrade the Booni Hospital. They said only three doctors are serving in the hospital which should have at least 11 doctors. They said there is no lady doctor in the hospital due to which women patients also face difficulties. They said may people prefer to get expensive medical treatment at private clinics and hospitals due to lack of facilities at the government hospital. .. GH Farooqi, 01 Sep 2019