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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