DAK wants exclusion of medical fraternity, patients from highway restrictions
April 4: While calling national highway as a lifeline for Kashmir, the only
road connecting a rural network of hospitals with tertiary care hospitals,
Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Thursday demanded exclusion of medical
fraternity and patients from such restrictions.
government order to close the national highway for civilian movement on
Wednesdays and Sundays is invariably going to jeopardize the patient care and
will increase morbidity and mortality in patients said president DAK, Dr Suhail
Naik in a statement said.
that it will be difficult for the referred patient to reach to tertiary care
hospitals in Srinagar Hospitals i.e, SMHS or SKIMS, Soura from various
districts surrounding the Srinagar.
secretary DAK Dr Owais H Dar said the national highway is not only for civilian
movement but a lifeline connecting different hospitals of Kashmir. How can a
patient from Banihal reach to Medical college Anantnag while such restrictions
will be in place? We appeal administration to exclude medical fraternity and
patients from such restrictions.
Kashmir Doctors coordination Committee JKDCC convenor, Dr Mohamed Yousuf Tak
has appealed the government to provide full-time accommodation to medical
employees inside hospital premises.
It is very
hard and difficult for our employees to reach and attend their duties while
such restrictions will be imposed on the national highway. Majority of our
rural health care hospitals don’t have accommodation and is taking heavy brunt
the government to accommodate health employees with respects to their dignity,
including their privacy, confidentiality, comfort and autonomy.