SHRC seeks GMC report on underused dialysis facilities

SHRC seeks GMC report on underused  dialysis facilities

SRINAGAR: The State Human Rights Commission on Monday directed Principal Government Medical College to submit report on a plea about “non-functioning/underutilization” of the dialysis machines in the super speciality hospital at SMHS here.
Issuing a notice on a plea submitted by International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Forum through chairman Ahsan Untoo, SHRC bench presided by Justice Bilal Nazki  asked the principal GMC to submit the report within two weeks.    Untoo said that the super-specialty dialysis section at SMHS hospital has a capacity of performing the dialysis of nine patients at a time.
“It takes about three hours for one patient to undergo complete dialysis process. The irony is that at present the concerned staff there provided the dialysis treatment to only one patient at a time,” he says.
The super-specialty nephrology section if properly functioning can provide dialysis treatment to nine patients at a time, signifying the completion of dialysis treatment of 18 patients per day if they work only for six hours a day.
He said that the nephrology section of super speciality hospital SMHS was not functioning because of the non-availability of UPS machine “which is not a big deal for the authorities to provide.”
“It’s very unfortunate on the part of the administration there that the lives of the so many people are risked because of non-availability of UPS machine,” he said.