Hajin: The villagers in Hajin on Sunday padlocked the local hospital in protest against the non-availability of doctors and paramedical staff at the health facility.
The protesting villagers said the doctors do not attend their duties regularly causing huge patient rush and no disposal.
“The non serious approach of the hospital administration towards patients is affecting the health care here” , the protesters said.
Some of the patients said that they waited for the doctors to arrive since 2 pm but even after 5 pm no doctor turned up at the hospital. “The para-medical staff is aimlessly seen roaming around,” a protester said.
Sources said that the doctors posted in the hospital change their roasters according to their own will without looking into patients’ interests.
“The doctors on night duty come and leave on their own will. There is no accountability here. Women patients with labour pain come for checkup but they return with disappointed as no doctor remains available here,” Samiuallah Khan, a local resident told Kashmir Reader.
The locals have also registered a First investigation report at police station Hajin against the BMO Hajin and the doctors on night duty.
Block Medical officer Hajin said that a patient had come for the checkup but the ISM doctor posted there was late by five minutes. During these five minutes, the locals and medical shop owners locked the hospital and vacated the paramedical staff outside the hospital premises” he said.
The locals besides locking the Hajin hospital also blocked Hajin-Srinagar road in protest against the administration.
Chief Medical Officer Bandipora Dr Bilquee said that one Dr Anayatullah posted in the hospital had left earlier while as his replacement Dr Shayista was late by half an hour to take over for the night duty. “During this time, the hospital premises were locked by agitated people” she said.