Thursday, February 22, 2024
Patients who come for treatment in Hospitals return disappointed
Patients who come for treatment in Hospitals return disappointed WRITTEN BY ASHOK RAINA
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Due to Non-availability of necessary medicines and equipment in primary health centers and other regional medical centers established in the remote areas of the Jammu and Kashmir People are facing serious problems. It is pertinent to mention here that one side doctors are advising to the people to adopted the precaution measures for their high blood pressure patients during the very cold winter season while as on the other side to check the proper blood pressure there are various primary centres in Jammu and Kashmir especially in the rural areas where the doctors doing their job without having the bp apparatus machines in the said primary health centre.

It is astonishing to say here that the government is providing the salaries to such medical staff but the staff is handicapped to provide their better service due to the non availability of needful and required medicines. The situation in primary centres and the basic medical aid centre in Jammu and Kashmir is of grave concern at present. Moreover it is often shown in the notice that the medical staff in primary centres are referring the patients to city hospitals for medical treatment. The primary centres in rural areas in Jammu and Kashmir are totally UN functional due to non availability of medicines and needful equipment the government is spending the salary to the medical staff available in all those first primary aid centres are handicapped for to provide their proper service.

It is also noticed that due to the current weather conditions, the staff deployed in the small and large medical centres established in the remote areas of the valley are not able to reach the duty due to the non-availability of transport, while in these centres, other medical facilities such as medicines and other important People are facing severe problems due to lack of equipment. It has been learned that due to the lack of staff in the medical centres established in the remote areas of the north and south and central Kashmir districts of the Kashmir Valley, and primary centres located in migrants camps at Jammu and patients coming and returning back with disappointment.

You know that most of the employees posted in primary health centers located in remote areas of Anantnag district, Shopian district, Pulwama district and Kulgam district of South Kashmir are absent during winter and prevailed bad weather situations, although except a few employees who live nearby are present, the medical centres have run out of stock of medicines and there is also a shortage of important equipment. As a result of the lack of staff and other important needs in the medical centres, the patients who come there are disappointed and return to their homes. Meanwhile, the people living in the migrant camps in Jammu and in remote hilly areas of Anantnag district of South Kashmir have also said this and are expressing their anger, they alleged that due to the non-availability of transport due to the accumulation of snow on the roads, they have not been able to reach the District Hospital Anantnag. However, although patients go for treatment in the government dispensaries, there is a lack of staff and medicines and ill treatment service.

At some places too, patients are facing problems due to lack of staff and also made a similar complaint and said that medical facilities are not available to the people here and those coming for treatment are returning back with disappointment to their homes.

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