Private practice hitting patient care in tertiary hospitals: DAK

SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that private practice by the doctors is the root cause of deterioration of tertiary care hospitals.
In a statement issued here, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan said that the menace of private practice has eaten away premier institutions and has buried the very purpose of research and teaching in these centres. He said it was unfortunate that some elements for their personal gains are justifying private practice and misleading people.
“Patient care and medical education are worst hit and quality research which is critical for teaching hospitals is a distant dream because of the bug of private practice. It is round the clock presence of faculty in tertiary care hospitals that ensures quality and efficient patient care,” he said.
Dr Nisar said that there is a huge responsibility of faculty of training hospitals to produce good doctors and discover new treatment for previously fatal and debilitating conditions.