SKIMS appeals for smooth movement of ambulances


SRINAGAR: Following rising attacks on the ambulances by both Govt. forces and the mobs, Director, SKIMS Soura, Dr. A G Ahanagar Saturday issued an appeal calling on all sides to ensure smooth movement of the hospital staff and ambulances. 

“As you know there has been an unprecedented increase in the number of patients especially criti­cally sick and trauma related due to prevailing adverse conditions man­aging which needs unrestricted movement of ambulances and oth­er vehicles carrying hospital staff,” Dr Ahanagar said in a statement. 

“The public and all shades of or­ganizations are requested to co-operate with SKIMS staff and as always make sure that the move­ment of ambulances and other ve­hicles is not affected anywhere.” 

Meanwhile, all the cancer pa­tients who are unable to reach SKIMS for Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy due to untoward circumstances have been direct­ed to contact their District Hos­pitals/ Sub District Hospitals / Primary Health Care Centers for oral anti-cancer drugs. 

“The SKIMS authorities have taken up the matter with Director Health Services Jammu & Kashmir who would coordinate the availability of the Tamoxifen, Letrozole, Imatinib, Bicalutamide, Geftinib, Temozol­amide drugs from SKIMS Soura at these centers under his administra­tion”, the statement said. 

Director Health Services Kash­mir has also been requested to coordinate with regard to trans­port facilities for such patients who need in-hospital cancer care at SKIMS Srinagar, it said. 

DAK condemns attack on SKIMS staff 

SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has condemned attack on doctors and paramedical staff of SKIMS by security forces at Beehama Chowk, Ganderbal. President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said it is unacceptable that medical personnel who risk their lives to attend duties were thrashed. He said that on Friday a team of SKIMS staff was attacked by security forces at Beehama while returning from providing life-saving medical care. “Even the female staff was humiliated and harassed. Also, some miscreants damaged two ambulances of Chadoora hospital at Daulatpora and threatened staff which included females,” he said. He said the doc­tors and paramedics face humiliation at several places and their identity cards are not respected. “This mad pattern of atrocities has generated fear and anxiety among health care workers. This system­atic disregard to International Humanitarian Law violates medical neutrality which refers to non-interference with medical services in times of war and civil unrest,” he said. 


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