ATTOCK

Thousands of people are deprived of healthcare as there is no doctor available at the Rural Dispensary Saghri here.

The residents of village Saghri, Namnal, Kundrala, Maryala and other surrounding areas demanded that the Punjab chief minister, the Rawalpindi commissioner and the Attock DCO should take notice of this situation, and ensure availability of doctor at the rural dispensary.

They said that in the remote area, it was the only health facility which lacks a doctor. They added that because of unavailability of a doctor, thousands of villagers were faced with health problems as the nearest Basic Health Unit is 10 kilometres away and Tehsil Headquarters Hospital is almost 25km away from the area. In addition, they are unable to afford the transportation expenses or to spend huge time in travelling, the villagers said.

LOOT: The police claims about decrease in crime have been proved hollow as apparently it seems that the criminal have been given a free hand in the city. The robberies and snatching have increased in the city, causing insecurity among the masses.

As per detail, some unidentified persons looted Rs20,000 from Hafiz Bashir when he was going home at gun point in the jurisdiction of Injra Police.  In another incident, dacoit intercepted a pick up van near Injra and snatched cash, cellphones and other valuables from the passengers.

The inhabitants of the area demanded the Attock DPO to take effective measures to control criminal incidents and increase police patrolling in the area.