SRINAGAR: After blinding scores of young boys and girls by rampant use of pellet guns by Jammu and Kashmir Police and Indian paramilitary forces, the state government is now promising best possible treatment to the victims.
Waking up to the grim situation in the hospitals, Junior Health Minister, Aseia Naqash visited the SMHS Hospital here to “review the condition of patients who have suffered injuries during the ongoing situation in Kashmir Valley.”
An Information Department press release said that Naqash interacted with a number of patients hailing from different parts of the Valley who have been admitted at the Hospital with different injuries.
The Minister particularly inquired about the condition of patients at the Hospital who have suffered injuries in their eyes. The Hospital Administration informed that there has been a huge influx of patients with injuries over the last 13 days, who are being treated free of cost.
During her interaction, “the Minister assured the patients that the State Government, under the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, will provide them best quality treatment so that they can recuperate quickly and return to normal lives.”
“Government will leave no stone unturned in providing you best quality treatment,” she told the patients, “We will shift those of you requiring specialized treatment outside the state, if required.”
More than 100 patients having eye injuries due to pellets have been operated upon in SMHS Hospital alone during last 13 days of unrest.