SKIMS Runs Short Of Necessary Supplies

Srinagar: The patient care at the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura is suffering badly as the premier institute of the valley has run short of essential medical supplies.

“The patient care is badly hit because we do not have hassle-free drug supply in place. Also, medical equipment required in the hospital is not being procured as the hands of Directors are tied,” said a senior administrative official wishing anonymity.

He said that the whole responsibility of procuring drugs and equipments is on the purchasing committee. “Unfortunately they are doing anything” he regretted.

The Valley’s only premier tertiary care hospital, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, is not even providing the basic medical supplies to the patients like infusion bottles, syringes and other essential equipments for surgery.

“We are forced to buy syringes, catheters and other necessary medical equipments as hospital authorities are not providing anything,” said Sameer Ahmad, an attendant of a cancer patient.

He said that more facilities are available in district hospitable than in valley’s premier institute SKIMS, Soura.

Despite repeated attempts, nobody from the hospital administration commented on the issue.

It is pertinent to mention that after the extension of Dr A.G Ahanger as Director SKIMS, a purchasing committee was formed to procure the drugs and equipments by limiting the powers of the directors as that of titular head and ironically the committee has failed to keep the things alright.

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