A lawmaker paid a visit to Rural Health Centre (RHC) Chawinda in Pasrur tehsil and expressed dismay and grave concern over the poor state of cleanliness there.

MPA Rana Liaqat Ali found the heaps of trash besides blooded and dirty bed sheets and pillows on some of the beds in the ward of RHC. Some rusting beds were also found there in the ward. Several stray animals including dogs were also found wandering in the RHC premises.

Patients told him that the doctors and other paramedical staff deputed there often found absent from their duties. They also complained about the non-availability of the medicines at RHC Chawinda.

The poor and miserable condition made him annoyed. He outburst and recommended the Punjab secretary health and Gujranwala Division Commissioner Shamail Ahmed Khawaja to look into the matter and take stern action against the negligent health officials.

EDIBLES OUT OF POOR’S REACH: The high prices of the daily-use items kept the visitors away from Ramazan bazaars. The perturbed people including women said that the prices of daily-use items were also out of the reach of the common people due to which they were avoiding to visit the Ramazan bazaars.

In Daska, several women said that though the government was claiming to provide financial relief to the people by selling the daily use commodities including fruit and vegetables on subsidised rates. But, they said, these prices were still very high and out of the reach of the people. District administration has established eight Sasta bazaars in all the four Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils of Sialkot district here.