JAMMU: The National Conference on Friday expressed grave concern over inadequate diagnostic facilities especially echo machines in Government Medical College Hospital (GMC) Jammu, and alleged that the patients are forced to carry out tests in private clinics.
In a statement, the NC provincial secretary for Jammu, Sheikh Bashir Ahmed said the GMC is having only one echo machine, which is quite inadequate for taking care of huge number of patients referred from various districts of the Jammu region.
Bashir sought echo machines in adequate numbers in GMC, Super-specialty, SMGS and Gandhi Nagar hospitals besides all the district hospitals at least to reduce pressure of referral cases. He said health services being a priority sector, due attention is required to be given in order to make available diagnostic facilities and medicines to patients.
He urged the Governor’s Administration to look into this matter of immense public importance.