Locals halt construction of health center building alleging low quality of work in Naxalbari

Naxalbari, 31st October: Sensation prevailed in the area after the locals of Bhujiapani Jhant, under Gossaipur Gram Panchayat of Naxalbari Block, stopped the construction work of the Health Center building.

As per reports, the construction of the said health center was started at a cost of Rs 43 lakhs, under the initiative of the Health Department. The local residents alleged that cracks appeared due to the construction of pillars over the soil and the guard wall was not constructed appropriately. Following this, the residents halted the work fearing the collapse of the structure in the future, due to low quality.

In this regard, District Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Tulsi Pramanik claimed over the phone that the matter of concern has been discussed with the engineers. He added that the work is going well and he would visit the site on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Naxalbari Panchayat Samiti President Anand Ghosh stated that the Panchayat Samiti has no information about the construction work and the Health Department has not informed the Samiti. He added that the matter was alerted to the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad after receiving the information from the media. Further, he assured of taking an initiative, in this regard, by visiting the site.

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