Set up maternity hospital at old Fruit Mandi site: Shopian residents The residents of the Shopian district have urged the authorities to construct a maternity hospital at the Old Fruit Mandi site Arhama in the town. Inhabitants while talking to the news agency, expectant mothers have to travel to Srinagar for maternity services.
A dedicated facility in the district would not only cater to the immediate needs of pregnant women but also contribute to the overall improvement of maternal and child health in the region, the residents said. Ehsan Ahmad, a local, said that they have already submitted a plea to the government for the construction of the hospital.
According to him, there is a piece of land available where fruit mandi existed, and has been shifted to Aglar now. The construction of maternity hospitals will have a positive impact on reducing maternal mortality rates, improving access to antenatal care, and promoting overall maternal well-being.
He said a dedicated maternity hospital would not only benefit pregnant women but also play a crucial role in fostering a healthier community by ensuring the well-being of both mothers and newborns—(KNO)