Headless GMC crumbling: DAK

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Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today expressed serious concern over the deteriorating condition of Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar and its associated hospitals.

President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that GMC Srinagar which was known for its standards of patient care and medical education is crumbling.

The previous dispensation ignored and gave step motherly treatment to GMC Srinagar which hollowed the pillars of mother of all health institutions.

 The premier teaching and research institution is headless and is run by a re-engaged principal which has created disinterest among aspirants and has led to uncalled for stagnation.

The re-engaged principal of GMC Srinagar enjoys the privilege of continuing to hold his post despite termination of re-employment by government.

The favorite official instead of focusing on restoring devastated GMC spends most of his time in power corridors to retain his illegally occupied position.

 The menace of private practice by doctors has eroded GMC Srinagar which is in complete shambles.

Patient care and medical education in GMC are worst hit and quality research which is critical for a tertiary care institution is a distant dream because of bug of private practice.

Patients have to wait for ages for procedures and surgeries in GMC associated hospitals because of dual practice of doctors and they are forced to go to private sector.

 Patients during emergency hours are left to the mercy of trainees when senior doctors are needed most who at that time are in their private clinics.

It is agonizingly painful to see our premier institution dying down and government is duty bound to save it.

If government is serious in restoring GMC Srinagar, it should immediately appoint a permanent principal and impose a blanket ban of private practice of doctors.

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