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DAK demands impartial probe of Kupwara incident

File photo of DAK president Dr Suhail Naik

Srinagar, Apr 14:Taking the sue-Moto cognisance of media reports about the Kupwara incident in which the patient has allegedly been denied the ambulance services, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) appeals Cheif Medical Officer (CMO) Kupwara to frame an inquiry committee to ascertain the facts.

DAK President, Dr Suhail Naik expressed his dismay over the reports and re-affirmed that doctors community is bound to serve the society and no sort of negligence is acceptable. He further said that Doctors Association Kashmir has time and again requested the higher authorities to club the Maternity and Child Care Services in District Kupwara and other districts so that maternity services can be run 24×7 without any hiccups. This will also decrease the patient referrals to Lala-Ded (LD) Hospital.


Dr Owais H Dar, General Secretary DAK asked the authorities to make the committee report public.

He further said that under JSSK and JSY schemes which comes under the crucial National Health Mission Services, it is mandatory to provide transport and other Medicare services to pregnant ladies and newborn babies free of cost.

The spokesperson of DAK reaffirmed that we will help the authorities in revealing the truth so that justice can prevail at earliest. He further added that neither the patients nor the employees should be punished for their no fault and so the committee should thoroughly probe the incident.

Meanwhile, Dr Aijaz DAK President for Kupwara has informed the central executive committee that the patient is being presently treated at Sub-District Hospital (SDH) Kupwara and all the Medicare and related facilities are being provided to the patient free of cost as mandated under National Health Mission (NHM).