In a heart-warming gesture, PDP leader Er Nazir Yatoo donates plot for hospital
SRINAGAR: Senior People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Er Nazir Ahmad Yatoo on Wednesday announced that he will donate one kanal land for building a hospital in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
In a statement, PDP leader said, “People of Kashmir have gone through trying times since decades and the newly found deadly COVID-19 have compounded their problems again. The resilience shown by people of Kashmir to restart their lives after shutdown was commendable but again this deadly novel Corona virus has put lives in danger,”.
He said, “We have only few well equipped hospitals here in Kashmir. The aim of donating one kanal land is to setup a well-equipped hospital in Budgam district”.
Yatoo promised to raise money to buy more land for a hospital at a time when government is struggling to arrange space for quarantine purpose, for people coming from outside J&K.
Given the situation, senior PDP leader said that the valley fear the potentially disastrous consequences of the coronavirus pandemic after four tests were found positive from last few days.
Apprehensions abound that this may be just the “tip of the iceberg” as several hundred people, most of whom had travelled to other countries, were placed under quarantine, he said.
“There is a lack of manpower, machinery, and other infrastructure and on top of that the number of the people in the hospitals has increased. God forbid if China or Italy like situation grips Kashmir, people will die like animals here. The government run hospitals here lack specialised masks, Ventilators, testing kits and space to establish special quarantine and isolation wards, so it’s time to do something at individual level,” Yatoo said.
Yatoo also requested others to donate for this noble cause and said, he will hold a meeting with various business heads and mohalla communities of the district to convenience them to donate for setting this well equipped hospital in the area.
“The site for the new hospital will be finalised in a flash when the residents will pledge to pitch in”, senior PDP leader in a statement said.