About 20kms from Jawalamukhi, Khundian is the central point of Changar area. Based near the Palampur-Jawalamukhi road, it was upgraded as a tehsil in 1988. However, till date the town is simply ignored. No proper facilities have yet been provided by the state Government to the local resident. The area is even politically overlooked and thus is facing problems like a proper bus stand, sanitation and hospital. The local police chowki is in bad shape and a known fact is that the stationed police officers here have no vehicles and neither a credible communication system to check crimes. The reasons are perfectly accountable for the increase in crime rate in this area.
What better can be expected with private infrastructure when the government offices don’t have government properties for themselves? The PHC building looks poor and shockingly lies outside the vicinity, making it tough for the patients. Constructed with the donation of Mr. Roop Singh Rana, a contractor of the area, the hospital doesn’t support proper staff and medical facilities. There is no ambulance service available and in spite of being a government hospital, sadly, it is not capable of facing any emergency situations.
The entire area supports a population of more than 50,000 but not a single hospital to see them through. Even the health care delivery system is totally paralyzed in the area. Deaths have increased in the past few years as mostly the patients die for want of medical treatment and proper drugs. Not only this, the residents usually face shortage of ration and kerosene oil. Heaps of garbage, animal dung and household waste and such sites are a common thing here. Despite various notices to a number of politicians and especially the local MLA Food and civil Supply Minister Ramesh Chaudhary, nothing has changed here since years.