JLNM hospital a dumping place for blue eyed doctors: DAK

SRINAGAR: President Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan today said that JLNM Rainawari has become a dumping place for blue eyed doctors. “The centre is there to appease politicians/bureaucrats by posting their kith and kin through director health services Kashmir who is doing it to safeguard his position as he has been appointed as director despite being ineligible,” DAK has said in a statement issued here today.

It makes no sense to have another tertiary care centre in Srinagar when it has already three tertiary care hospitals, Govt. Medical College Srinagar and associated hospitals, SKIMS and SKIMS medical college. Government’s policy of piling up infrastructure and health care professionals in city is at the cost of poor people living in far flung areas who are craving for quality care in this modern era.

Creating another maternity centre and another pediatric hospital in Srinagar sounds absurd and weird. This is a bias.

Our heart bleeds when even in modern era we see patients of heart attacks, GI bleeds, Trauma, neonatal sepsis dying while in transit to Srinagar from peripheral places. It is timely intervention that saves the life of these sick patients and they die because the facilities to treat such ailments are not available in peripheral health care.

DAK has been demanding for a long time upgradation of two district hospitals to tertiary care level one in north and another in south so that precious lives are saved. DAK demands shifting of all those specialists/super specialists who belong to peripheral health care system to district care hospitals so that people there take sigh of relief.

We want peripheral doctors to be sent on routine basis for fellowship in various specialists courses so that peripheral health care system is independent and poor people get quality care at door step.

The root cause this messy health care in state is because of division in health and medical education. We demand that health and medical education should come under one banner and they should be governed by one minister. 

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