Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today hoped that newly appointed principal Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar, Dr Samia Rashid, 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”.
The statement said that GMC which was once known for its high standards is now crumbling and patient care is at its lowest ebb. Patients face immense hardships and leave hospitals dissatisfied with the care they receive.
“They are made to wait for months for procedures and surgeries so that they are forced to see doctors in their private clinics”. Hassan said.
Dr. Nisar lashed out at doctors who prefer to see patients at private clinics rather than at Government Medical College hospital.
“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”, He said.
He said that absence of senior doctors during emergency hours is responsible for high mortality among critically-ill patients.
“Lack of empathy and absence of holistic care is responsible for mistrust which is the reason for deteriorating doctor-patient relationship”, He added.
President DAK blamed lobbyism and infighting among doctors as the root cause of worsening condition in this premier health institution.
“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 said.