Welcoming the appointment of Dr Samia Rashid as Principal Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that they are hopeful that she will revive the pristine glory of GMC which is in “complete shambles.”
“We are hopeful that newly appointed Principal will revamp GMC which is in a sorry state of affairs,” President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement here.
DAK said that “GMC which was once known for its high standards is crumbling and patient care is at its lowest ebb. Patients face immense hardships and leave hospitals dissatisfied with the care they receive.”
The statement said the thing that is responsible for the apathy of the premier health institute is that “there is lobbyism and infighting among doctors which is the root cause of worsening condition in this premier health institution.”
“The patients are made to wait for months for procedures and surgeries so that they are forced to see doctors in their private clinics. Lack of empathy and absence of holistic care is responsible for mistrust which is the reason for deteriorating doctor-patient relationship,” statement added.
Pinning hope with her appointment, DAK statement said that “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.”