Suspension of phone services hits patient care: DAK

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Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Saturday said that patients face immense hardships due to suspension of mobile phone services in the valley.

Demanding immediate restoration of cell phone services, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that patient care is worst hit and patients suffer the consequences of this snapping.

“It is ironical that cell phone services go off during medical emergency. On one hand helpline numbers are provided to the people in view of medical emergency, on the other hand cell phone services are suspended,” he said.

Adding, the sick and wounded are denied access to medical services.

Mobile phone services were suspended on Thursday and internet is blocked for last one week.

Under the prevailing circumstances, patients communicate their problems with the doctors on phone. Even the ambulances ferrying critically injured patients find it difficult to reach hospitals. 

 

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