Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today demanded setting up of government medical college in Sopore town of North Kashmir.
President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that Sopore has been all along ignored by successive regimens and their step motherly treatment towards it is responsible for its poor health care delivery system.
People of Sopore have a sense of neglect as they are denied access to quality health care.
The establishment of medical college in Sopore will help in overall development of the area and will provide equitable health care to its residents who are forced to go to other places for medical procedures and treatment.
Sopore is a largely populated area and people from Rafiabad, Qaziabad, Kupwara, Karnah, Lolab, Bandipora, Gurez, Sangrama and Hajan have easy access to the town, so medical college is direly needed in the area.
Medical college will strengthen the health sector and will meet the shortage of doctors and paramedics which is the reason for poor health status of residents of sopore and its adjacent areas.
Moreover medical college in Sopore will open doors for aspiring meritorious students of the area to pursue their MBBS who cannot not afford huge fees in private colleges.
State government has failed to put in place requisite infrastructure and staff for five sanctioned medical colleges by centre with intake capacity of 100 admissions each for MBBS.
This lackadaisical attitude of government has blocked opportunities of talented students to become doctors and prevented access to quality care to people living in rural areas.
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