Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir(DAK) President Dr Nisar ul Hassan Thursday said that humiliation and harassment of attendants in city hospitals by hospital staff is unacceptable and violation of human dignity.
In a statement he said, The misbehavior by hospital staff with attendants has become a routine in city hospitals and is unethical. Human dignity is inviolable and it must be respected and protected and is the first and most fundamental principle of human rights. Attendant take care of personal hygiene, activities of daily living and transportation of patients in hospitals which otherwise is duty of hospital staff.
Attendants do not derive pleasure by going to hospitals but have no choice but to stay with their patients who otherwise will die because of lack of basic care. It is unfortunate that hospital authorities in order to cover up their inefficiencies blame attendants for hospital mess. Attendants wont come to hospitals if their patients are taken care of and in fact they will be relieved of forced responsibility, he said.
Patients rights in city hospitals are violated as they do not receive considerate, respectful, safe and adequate care. Wards of city hospitals are like crowded community halls where there is no privacy or safety. Government has failed to protect human dignity and patients rights in city hospitals to which it is duty bound and for which it should be held accountable, Dr Hassan added.
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