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Non availability of anesthesia Doctor hampers functioning of DH Kishtwar
8/19/2018 10:49:46 PM
Asif Iqbal Naik
Early Times Report
Srinagar, Aug 19: The non availability of the consultant Anesthesia Doctor hampered the routine operations and surgery in District Hospital Kishtwar as a result of which the poor patients suffers badly.
As per the details available with Early Times, One Imtiyaz Ahmed resident of Dadpath was admitted at District Hospital Kishtwar for acute appendix pain and required immediate surgery for removal of the same, but due to non availability of the anesthesia Doctor at District Hospital Kishtwar, his family shifted him to District Hospital Doda mid night, but to his Disappointment, due to non availability of radiologist at District Hospital Doda-- the required ultrasound test for identifying the actual situation could not be conducted till the same test was conducted from a private ultrasound shop in Doda town.
Speaking to Early Times, Medical Superintendent District Hospital Kishtwar Dr. Sham Lal Sakolia said that two posts of consultant Anesthesia are laying vacant in District Hospital Kishtwar added that one medical officer dealing with anesthesia is on leave while another Doctor has been put into service for ongoing Machail Yatra duty.
Reacting to the non availability of radiologist at District Hospital Doda, Dr. Parvaiz Iqbal Wani Medical Superintendent District Hospital Doda said that the post of radiologist in the hospital is vacant since last five years added that despite approaching various quarters including at political and administrative level, the demand for filling the said vacant post is yet to be fulfilled. He said that due to non availability of radiologist at District Hospital Doda, the patients are normally dependent on private clinics for various radiological tests.
Later the patient was further reffered to Srinagar after Doctors at District Hospital Doda found that the patient has suffered major infection and advice the family members to shift him to Jammu or Srinagar.
The patient later at Srinagar,s Ramzan Hospital, the poor patient was successful operated.
Speaking to Early Times, Arif Munshi said that District Hospital lacks facilities as well as due to non availability of the doctors, the patients coming from far flung areas of the District are suffering badly. He said that over 70 posts including over a dozen posts of doctors are lying vacant in the hospital and called upon the concern authorities to fill up all the vacant posts in the District Hospital Kishtwar.
Similar views were expressed by several people who also called for providing all Medicare facilities to the people visiting District Hospital Kishtwar from far flung areas of the District and also called for construction of night shelters for the attendants of the patients visiting for treatment at Kishtwar Hospital from areas like Marwah, Warwan, Padder, Bhunjwah, Saroor and other areas.
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