DAK flays Govt for absence of healthcare in rural Kashmir

Says GB Pant suffering due to referals from peripheries

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today expressed serious concern over failure of GB Pant hospital to live up to its mandate of medical education and quality research.

President DAK Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan in a statement said that unnecessary referrals from peripheral hospitals are responsible for GB Pant fiasco.

90% of  patients who come to GB Pant hospital can be treated in peripheral hospitals if they are strengthened in infrastructure and manpower.

GB Pant hospital is meant for patients with diagnostic dilemmas and is not for common cold and diarrhoeas.

It has been created for paediatric research to set new standards of paediatric care and find new cures for childhood diseases.

This hospital is built to identify genetic defects before the child is born and work for therapies that disarm these disorders.

The purpose of GB Pant hospital is to screen newborn for metabolic disorders in order catch diseases early and treat them.

Some vested interests are misleading people by attributing shortage of staff to GB Pant fiasco which is far from truth.

These elements have nefarious designs to sabotage the growth of GB Pant hospital and it is our collective responsibility to weed them out.

Creating another pediatric hospital in Srinagar is a waste of public money as it will not serve any purpose.

It is establishing of neonatal and paediatric care facilities in peripheral hospitals that will provide relief to rural people and will allow GB Pant hospital to function as a research and teaching centre for which it has been created.

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