The centre is at the mercy of a nearby house from where it draws electricity during summer season and the staff pay for it from their own pockets. The supply is disconnected during the winter season. The staff is forced to bring drinking water from home and water required for regular chores is arranged from the nearby residential area.
There are 2,950 health subcentres in Punjab, of which 180 do not have access to electricity and 100 operate without water supply as per the latest rural health statistics released by the Union ministry of health and family welfare. The staff at these sub-centres has been taking up the lack of infrastructure with the Punjabauthorities, but in vain. Read More