Upgrade district hospitals to medical colleges: DAK

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today pitched for upgradation of district hospitals to medical colleges to address shortage of doctors and paramedical personnel particularly in rural areas.

President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that upgradation of district hospitals into medical colleges will strengthen the deficient health care delivery system of the state and will ensure equitable health care.

The establishment of medical colleges in districts will end inequalities in health care and will bring relief to rural residents who have significantly less access to quality health care.

In a bid to improve health sector centre has decided to upgrade all district hospitals into medical colleges which will provide requisite infrastructure and adequate capacity with regard to achieving universal health coverage.

The aim of upgradation of district hospitals is to take quality health care to doorstep of underserved people living in far flung areas.

In an effort to improve health sector in Jammu and Kashmir centre last year sanctioned five medical colleges with intake capacity of 100 MBBS seats each, but state has failed operationalization of these proposed medical colleges.

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