Early Times Report
Srinagar, Jan: 10: Claiming to be competent enough to deal with gynae problems, the lone government hospital in old Srinagar's Rainawari area, popularly known as JLNM hospital, has a unique way of treating female including pregnant patients. In the hospital, doctors remain present till 4 pm only and if a patient develops any complication in evening, hours, she is shifted to Lal Ded, maternity hospital for treatment.
After 4 pm in JLNM hospital puts lives of pregnant patients at risk. As due to closure OPD in the Gynae ward after 4.pm, the pragnent patients have to wait for the next day or the patients have to run for LD maternity hospital in order save the life of Patients.
This is happening at a time, when the hospital authorities of JLNM claim to be having advanced team of doctors and equipment for dealing with the patients with gynae problems.
Saima Jan (name Changed), 32, wife of Mohammad Iqbal was admitted in JLNM hospital on last week December during the day hours in the gynae ward, at around 4 pm all the senior gynae doctors left the hospital, the patient got some complications during the Night Hour
as no senior doctor was available that time, later she has been refereed to LD maternity hospital.
The female patients including pregnant ladies are left at the mercy if para-medics after 4 PM as doctors leave by then. Emergencies after
4 pm are referred to
Lal Ded hospital.
According to her husband, "If we had not been reached on time to LD maternity hospital, pissibly there would have some serious consequence with my pregnant wife,"
"Although there are only four senior gynecologist doctors in the gynae ward which remains present during the day hours. Several pregnant patients have faced such kind of hardships during the night hours, as there is not night shift for Senior gynecologist doctors, causing immense sufferings to female patients who visit here in the hope of getting surgical treatment," Sources said.
Pregnant patients visiting the gynecologist department of JLNM Hospital are facing immense hardships during the night hours due to non-availability of Senior doctors, who can treat them if any complication happens with the patient during night hours.
"the purpose of JLNM hospital in shahri -Khaas is that patients should not suffer, the services of senior doctors should remain round the clock, if they are not available after 4 pm, it is shameful," Said Dr Nisar-ul- Hassan, Doctors Association President Kashmir.