Srinagar, Mar 15:
The Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday held an emergency meeting and
discussed the issues concerning doctors in treating and screening of people
with coronavirus symptoms.
The meeting was
held under the chairmanship of president DAK, Dr Suhail Naik which has attended
by senior doctors of the doctors association.
appreciated the efforts of Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Sameer Matoo
for starting separate OPDs along with colour-coded cards for patients with
He also expressed
satisfaction over the government advisories for restricting and minimizing the
public gatherings by ordering the closure of schools, shopping malls etc.
“It is our duty
and we are under there to serve the public in natural disasters like floods or
earthquake or the present situation to fight the pandemic COVID 19,” Dr Naik
In a statement,
DAK said that doctors should be provided proper protective gears while
screening the passengers especially on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Qazigund
and at Srinagar International Airport.
“The medicos are
on the forefront. The number of doctors and paramedics deputed for this
screening is less compared to the number of air travellers as there is scope of
missing a case due to the disproportionate ratio of screeners and passengers,”
“In addition to
that, they have to manage the crowd also which is purely a security matter but
unfortunately they are not getting any support from the officials regarding the
same” the doctor’s body said.
Director Health Services Kashmir to look into the matter on priority and issue
proper directions for increasing the number of staff, both doctors and
paramedics in addition to proper gadgets and security measures for crowd