Srinagar : Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Wednesday expressed strong resentment over unruly behavior of Deputy Mayor Srinagar with on duty doctor at Chest Disease Hospital , an associated hospital of Government Medical College Srinagar. It is now routine that different ward members, Panchs, Sarpanchs and now Deputy Mayor are routinely interfering in hospitals to get political millage as our hospitals remain flooded with public.
The on duty doctor was busy and was filling a referral form of 60 year old female patient who was suffering from mediastinal mass and SVC obstruction.
In a statement issued to KNS, DAK president, Dr Suhail Naik said that, “such interference is a common phenomenon and we warn them to mind their own work. Rather than interfering in technical issues of medical profession, it was better for him to focus on hospital sanitation, drainage, water supply and electricity.”
“Our hospitals are working round the clock through every situation and disaster for which we have been appreciated and recognized at the national level and have received awards in health delivery system in tandem,” Dr Naik further said.
“From his physical and verbal gestures, it does not seem he has got education from a western country. It was better for him get moral education from some primary school of Kashmir,” Dr Naik added.
Dr Owais H Dar General secretary DAK said, “It is not SMC that is paying salary to doctors; we are being paid through the taxes of people and we are working here for the people. This illegitimate and illiterate behavior of any official cannot be accepted under any circumstances.”
DAK urges Governor of J&K, Satya Pal Malik and Advisor for Health and Medical Education, K Vijay Kumar to take strong note and action against the erring and unruly behavior of the Deputy Mayor. (KNS)