Health sector ignored in budget, says DAK

SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) president Dr Nisar ul Hassan Monday resented ignoring of health sector in the state budget which was presented on March 22.
In a statement, Dr Nisar said that the health sector should have been the highest priority for the government “but its insensitiveness towards criti¬cal sector is shocking.”
“Health sector in the state is in shambles and government by remain¬ing silent over it in budget seems to be in no mood to mitigate the sufferings of common man,” he said.
Dr Nisar said that the medicos were expecting up-gradation and expansion of peripheral hospitals which lack in infrastructure and machinery.
“Peripheral hospitals lack basic facilities like blood analyzers, ECG, X-Ray, CT scan, Echo and endoscopy which is necessary for diagnosis and treatment of patients,” he said.
“These hospitals also lack life sav¬ing machines like ventilators and drugs thus risking lives of patients.”