Bandipora Hospital Accuses Media of Bias

Bandipora: District hospital Bandipora has become a soft target for guileful people. While the hospital has come under heavy criticism for lacking basic facilities, the hospital staff believes that they are doing their best in view of the limited resources available. The staff feels that instead of criticising, the people, especially media, should provide constructive feedback which can be used to better the hospital facilities.

“There are various individuals who have mastered the art of blackmailing officials to get personal benefits and district hospital Bandipora has become a favorite target for these blackmailers. Even thoughthere are plenty of flaws in the administrative setup like senior technicians working as clerks, an internal war going on for the post of CMO etc., the media should report the good things as well, like how hardworking the staff, is for the welfare of the society”, local said.

BMO Bandipora, Dr. Mushtaq said, “we are trying our level best to create infrastructure in this limited space until our new establishment is ready. We have considerably increased the medical equipment available. We have a Digital CR, Dental X-ray, dental chair costing 9.5 lakh rupees, shredder for bio-medical waste, sanitation equipment etc. available but,nobody praises our efforts. We welcome criticism but it should be factual and constructive, not with the aim of maligning the name of the hospital. Creating a strict work schedule for all, without giving special treatment to anyone, brought my office under harsh criticism but I will keep on doing this till people are benefitted, without caring about the consequences.” 

 MLA Bandipora, Mr. Usman Majeed also criticised the people who have personal interests in tarnishing the sacred image of the hospital. “Media is a pillar of democracy which has an important role to play in the development of society and every constructive criticism is duly welcome. I am a public representative and I have to keep an eye on the functioning of every institution especially the health sector but this doesn’t mean BMO Bandipora is my sub-ordinate and he follows my orders blindly. There are some agendaless politicians who find it easy to target our hospital for their sinister plans to succeed”, he said.


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