x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Jammu dumped yet again by central dispensation: Harsh Dev | All-round development of J&K major goal of GoI: Parliamentary Standing Committee | DC Kishtwar reviews preservation, development of water bodies in district | No bird flu in Kashmir: J&K govt lifts ban on poultry imports | New team of JCCI office bearers assumes charge | Republic Day arrangements reviewed at Srinagar | DC Ramban reviews progress on Railway, NHW 4- lanning projects | Rehbar-e-Khel teachers stage protest outside BJP office | SMC Mayor calls on Lt Governor | West Pakistan refugees allege denial of government jobs in J-K; hold protests | LMD recovers Rs 1 lakh fine from erring manufacturer | ACB registers misappropriation case against officials of RDD Block Warwan | Doda, Ramban districts now 'terrorism-free', say police | Chill further intensifies in Kashmir; Pahalgam freezes at minus 9.3 degree | Sat urges JK government to develop places holding religious importance | Pak violates ceasefire in Poonch, Army jawan martyred | Aadministration orders arrest of contractor for carrying out substandard works | Covid-19 vaccine: DC Anantnag warns of action against rumour-mongers | FC Health reviews implementation of PMJAY SEHAT scheme | Man held for objectionable post on social media in Reasi | HC warns petitioner for filing successive writ petitions seeking same relief | J&K Bank ATM guard stabbed to death | JK Cements turned into 'white elephant' during PDP rule | Alleged castration of transgender triggers protest in Jammu, case registered | Former ADC Poonch under scanner for illegal revenue entries | Quote order issued in some other case as one issued in their particular case | DC Rajouri withholds salary of two officers for leaving station without approval | PDP leader forgets Gupkar Alliance taunts at 'demotivated' Omar Abdullah | Advisor Baseer Khan assesses post snowfall scenario in Anantnag, Kulgam | DySP in Rajouri-Poonch range loves to play video games than performing duty | 17 years on, 172 CIC operators await regularization | J&K LG reviews security scenario at maiden Unified Command meeting | DIG Udhampur chairs Joint security review meeting ahead of Republic day | Security forces on high alert ahead of Republic Day | Munish Gupta asks government to step in & solve problems of residents | Package employees occupy quarters at Vessu forcibly, others protest | Despite vast resources far flung areas plunged into darkness; many villages without drinking water | Warwan shivers at -17 degree, Marwah at -13, no respite from cold for next one week | JK reports 117 fresh cases of Corona Virus; one death, positive cases reach 123764 | Hydroponics-An Innovative Farming | Subash Chandra Bose: An icon of patriotism | Subash Chander Bose: A true inspiring figure | The Need for Reforms | PAGD set to become history | DDC Councilor Dachhan meet DC Kishtwar | Citizen forum criticises Govt over visit of PSC delegation | MVD Rajouri spreads awareness among public, stakeholders | Republic Day arrangements finalized in Doda | ANTF arrests drug dealer with high grade Heroin and Afeem | JMC organizes IEC Programme on Solid waste management | DC Samba inspects arrangements at R-Day function venue | GDC Jindrah Organises Webinar on E-Counselling | Balwant Thakur gets additional charge of Education in addition to Culture | JU, GDC Kathua organise online workshop on 'Media Literacy' | Rijiju attends Zanskar Winter Sports Festival in Ladakh | GDC Dudu BasantGarh Organizes Inter College quiz Competition | National Girl Child Day Week celebrations take off in Kishtwar | Jammu police martyr cricket tournament concludes | | R M Public School celebrated Gurupurab | IRC & Mahajan Sabha Gandhinagar distribute blankets to poor | Premier League: Khalsa Warriors, ASK Club win hockey openers | Cultural programme on road safety awareness organized | One day awareness programme organised | Dulhasti Power Station provides Medical Equipments to District Hospital Kishtwar | DTEA hits out at Trust management for locking office room | DDC member meets chief horticulture officer, discusses issues | MVD holds awareness programme on fitness of commercial vehicles | R- Day arrangements 2021 finalized at Udhampur | J&K KVIB plays crucial role in generating employment: Dr Hina | Federation of All India Vyapar Mandal seeks extension in two popular corporate schemes | Group of Reasi farmers flagged off for exposure visit within UT | Mulaqat facility resumes in Jails | KVK Jammu organises animal medical camp at Hassarwan | Ex-Servicemen, Veer Naris hold meet | Back Issues  
 
news details
Ophthalmology Deptt of GMC Sgr goes to ‘dogs’ as mere 158 surgeries carried out in 6 months
Most professors ask patients to get the surgery done at a private hospital
12/3/2020 11:40:32 PM
Jehangir Rashid

Early Times Report

SRINAGAR, Dec 3: The Ophthalmology department of Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar seems to have gone to dogs as just 158 surgeries have been carried out by the professors of the department in six months of this year.
The number of surgeries being carried out is very less than the number of surgeries that ought to have been carried out during the same period. In response to a Right to Information (RTI) application, the Public Information Officer (PIO) of GMC Srinagar has said that 158 surgeries have been carried out by Ophthalmology department from March 18, 2020 to September 30, 2020.
Deputy Medical Superintendent who is the PIO of GMC Srinagar has replied to the RTI application and said that Professor Tariq Qureshi has carried out around 90 percent surgeries in the department. Professor Qureshi who is the Head of the Ophthalmology department carried out 138 surgeries during the six and half months’ period.
Professor Sabia Rashid has carried out 18 surgeries during the same period while as Professor Junaid S Wani and Professor Afroz Khan has carried out a surgery each from March 18, 2020 to September 30, 2020. Professor Sabia is the sister of incumbent Principal GMC Srinagar Professor Samia Rashid.
Sources said that the number of surgeries carried out by the professors of the department during the same period is very less than the number of surgeries they should have carried out in the actual course of things. They said that no less than 950 surgeries should have been carried out in the department during the six months.
“There are laid down norms which say that on an average a professor of the department should carry out 10 surgeries in a week. This means that 40 surgeries should be carried out by the professors of the department in a week. This leads to 160 surgeries in a month and 960 surgeries in six months,” said sources.
Sources said that most of the professors of the department ask the patients who are in need of the surgery to visit an eye private hospital at Qamarwari in Srinagar where they are operated upon. They said that there is a ‘nexus’ between the management of the private hospital and these Professors vis-à-vis eye surgeries.
“The majority of the professors of the department discourage the patients for a surgery at the GMC Srinagar saying that it would take months together to carry out the surgery. They motivate the patients to get the surgery done at the private hospital and in lieu of the same they receive huge amount from the hospital management,” said sources.
Sources said that Ophthalmology department of GMC Srinagar was one of the few departments that was least affected by Corona Virus, but still then handful of surgeries were carried out. They said the professors of the department receive huge amount as monthly salary, but do very little work.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU