Upgrade district hospitals into primary interventional facilities, DAK demands

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Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Wednesday said it is high time to upgrade District Hospitals into primary interventional hospitals to give the people, especially poor, high end health facilities.
“Medical science has evolved with such a pace that it has already touched the sky high success in last decade,” said DAK President Dr Suhail Naik in a statement. It is age of interventional cardiology, he added, interventional radiology, interventional neurology and interventional gastroenterology.
It is now established fact that by doing interventions, Naik said, doctors are potentially saving precious human lives.
Dr Owais H Dar, general secretary DAK said that upgrading health facilities is dire need of the hour and such health initiatives will decrease burden on already overburdened central hospitals besides providing rationale treatment to public at gross root level. “Non-availability of modern upgraded interventional gadgetry is forcing our super specialists to leave state after vigorous professional training for fifteen long years,” he said. They are able to do all the versatile interventions at district hospitals provided infrastructure is upgraded up to the mark, he added.
DAK demanded for two such district hospitals – one in north and one in south Kashmir. “It is responsibility of the state government to upgrade rural health care so that people will get relief as health is fundamental right of all,” the statement said.