Govt Rural Dispensary (GRD) established almost 95 years ago waiting for some miracle as has been completely ignored by the health authorities for quite a long time. As per the Attock district gazetteer this Dispensary was established in 1926 . This GRD during the last 95 years has been providing better health facilities for quite a good period but now for the last many years it is being ignored by the authorities and no funds released specially for its maintenance. This Dispensary at present has a qualified MBBS doctor and medicines are also available but the building and furniture of the GRD gives a look of the old relics as it’s maintenance has not been done for the last two decades.
People of more than 20 villages which include Nilhad , Dhok Bhangi Khel , Sukhwan , Dhok Rehmat , Lunda , Bandiwan , Dhok Haji Ramzan , Bhatha , Chhoi , Naka Khurd , Naka Afghan Dhok Sherin . Beside this people from KPK areas who live near to Makhad Sharif which include Shakardara , Rehman Abad , Chishmi , Jamal Mela also visit this GRD to avail health facilities which depend on this GRD but basic facilities are not available to them. As per the medical officer of GRD Makhad , sufficient medicines are available and one dispenser is also available to assist him. However, people of the area are mostly not satisfied with the health facility and complain about shortage of labs and medicines and availability of other facilities. Residents of the area said that a lady health visitor must be posted here as no facility for delivery cases is available. Total area of the Dispensary is 17 kanal 11 Marlas and covered area is 1.14 kanal. The rooms built for dispensary and ward are devastated and out of order and toilets are also non functional.
At present the Dispensary is being run in the residence of medical officer. Thousands of people who depend upon this Dispensary have requested the authorities to allocate special funds for the renovation of the building of GRD Makhad . A notable of the area Khalid Lodhi told this journalist that many a times the issue has been highlighted in media but to no avail . CEO Health Dr Jawad Elahi when contacted said that repair of the building of GRD Makhad will be done when funds will be available . DC Attock Imran Hamid Sheikh who held an open Kutchery in Makhad Sharif was also apprised of the pathetic condition of the GRD ,who promised that steps will be taken for the rehabilitation of this GRD.