Srinagar: Director Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) hospital, Soura, Dr AG Ahangar said on Thursday that the institution was “full of problems”.
He said that the workload had increased with the growth in population as the hospital receives lakhs of patients yearly.
Speaking as chief guest at the CRPF-organised blood donation camp function in Srinagar, Dr Ahangar said that he was heading an institution which was full of problems.
“Donating blood is the best service to the human cause. I am donating blood every three months which keeps me fit and healthy to run the institution, which is full of problems,” he said.
On the sidelines of the function, he told Kashmir Reader the hospital was over-crowded with a huge patient footfall.
“SKIMS, which started as a tertiary care centre for referral cases 35 years ago, has now evolved into a huge service where day-to-day turnover of OPD patients alone is around 5,000, with 200 admissions every day,” he said.
Of these, he said, about 100-150 admissions take place in the emergency services.
He said that the hospital has grown over the years to now receive patients in lakhs annually.
“The population too has grown during these 35 years, so the expectations and the work load too have increased. There are many difficulties and bottlenecks which we are identifying and trying our best to address,” he said.