Failure to restore flood-hit hospitals flayed

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SRINAGAR: Doctors and paramedics of Kashmir hospitals Monday protested against government’s failure to restore flood-hit hospitals by wearing black bands on their wrists.

President DAK, Dr Nisar -ul-Hassan, said that government has visibly failed to replace machinery like MRI, Radiotherapy and laboratory equipments putting the patients at the receiving end. 

“During the last year September floods, patients were left to die in hospitals as no efforts were made to rescue the stranded patients,” Hassan said. “The government didn’t issue prior warnings which resulted in the death of scores of patients.”

“The World Health Organisation (WHO) had agreed to help but the government did not allow and international aid to come through,” he alleged. “Even some Kashmiri doctors living abroad wanted to donate machinery to the flood-hit hospitals, but government denied the help claiming it had the capacity to refurbish the damaged hospitals and their tall claims proved to be hoax.”

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