Two ailing persons die on Friday, in Keran sector area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, due to the blockade of Keran-Kupwara road. The population is suffering due to the disconnection and non-availability of medical facilities.
The road is blocked for the 25th consecutive days and the authorities have taken little efforts to restore the road.
They said two elderly patients–Jameela Begum and other lady (wife of Nadir Joo) died because they could not get medical care. According to the deceased’s families both the patients had severe health problems, but they could not get medical treatment there.
They blames that government is aware about the topography and problems arises in winter season, but they pay attention to this area. “If my wife could have reached Kupwara for advanced treatment, she could have survived, but due to the road closure they could not be moved,” Nadir Joo said.
Keran has more than 4000 population and according to the residents the government authorities have ignored this valley, and there are no government officials present there.
Alleging that the Beacon machines are lying defunct, the residents said the authorities are ignoring the population perpetually. “We have been left to face hardships due to the closure of Keran-Kupwara road,” they said.
The inhabitants said the authorities promised that the Keran road will be cleared but nothing has happened even after several weeks.
The Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Gh Mohammad Dar said at the administration is closely monitoring the situation and is proving all possible help to the people of far flung areas.