Srinagar: Welcoming the appointment of Dr Samia Rashid as Principal Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Saturday hoped that she will revive the pristine glory of GMC which is in complete shambles.
President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said “we are hopeful that newly appointed Principal will revamp GMC which is in a sorry state of affairs”.
“It is painful to see patients waiting in long serpentine queues for hours and they end up being seen by students in GMC associated hospitals as senior doctors spend most of the time in their private clinics,” Dr Nisar said.
He added that absence of senior doctors during emergency hours is responsible for high mortality among critically-ill patients.
“People have lost faith and trust in these crucial life-saving assets,” he said adding “lack of empathy and absence of holistic care is responsible for mistrust which is the reason for deteriorating doctor-patient relationship.”
“There is lobbyism and infighting among doctors which is the root cause of worsening condition in this premier health institution,” Dr Nisar said.
“We believe new principal will end the sufferings of patients and bring accountability in GMC so that work culture is inculcated and patient care is improved,” he added.