Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Nov 30: As the Jammu and Kashmir house in Chandigarh is all set to be transferred to Ladakh Union Territory, the patients who are frequently visiting the PGI hospital Chandigarh for treatment here have demanded authorities to come up with separate building for J&KL residents or reserve the J&K house for the people of both UT residents.
Sources said officials from Jammu and Kashmir have been asked to start the process to handover the building premises to the officials of Ladakh Union Territory now.
However, the patients who are frequently visiting PGI hospital in Chandigarh said that they were getting rooms on subsidize rates at the J&K house, but now will be forced to spend huge amounts at local hotels there.
Ali Muhammad, one of the patients said that the ground at J&K house Chandigarh is having enough space to raise another building there, which can accommodate the people from both the Union Territories.
“The J&K house was giving benefits to the needy people, but now they will also be forced to face hardships,” he said. “As I am undergoing treatment at PGI hospital, I used to visit the hospice frequently and used to book rooms at J&K house at cheaper rates. However, it would be difficult for me now to visit the hospital frequently in case I will not get room at the J&K house,” he said.
The patients appealed the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to look into the matter, saying that the administration must intervene and ensure that the people from Jammu and Kashmir would also get accommodation at the J&K houses especially at the places where prominent hospitals are located. (KNO)