Trauma hospital Anantnag staff without salaries: DAK

SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has stressed upon government to release the pending salaries of doctors and paramedics who were recruited for setting up of trauma centre of District Hospital (DH), Anantnag.

In this regard, a delegation of doctors and paramedics on Wednesday met DAK District President Anantnag Dr Adil Wani and apprised him of non-payment of their salaries for the last 20 months, an official statement issued here said.

The trauma centre of DH Anantnag was set up in 2013 so as to augment the facilities for better care and treatment of trauma patients. The centre is an immediate referral hospital for trauma patients as the national highway passes through Anantnag, the statement said. “It also caters adjoining areas of Kulgam, Ramban and Banihal. The recent early management of injured yatra patients was possible only because of active and vibrant doctors and paramedics employed for the same.” DAK said despite being on the forefront for trauma patients, the staff has not been paid their legitimately earned salary of last 20 months which has not only “demolarised” them but their family members as well who are also suffering for no fault of theirs.

President DAK Dr Suhail Naik while taking strong note of this “humanitarian issue” stressed upon authorities to release the salaries of doctors and paramedics at the earliest so that “justice is served”.