Prez DAK, Dr MY Tak, calls for measures to overcome pandemic, boost health sector

Bids farewell to Ex-president

Srinagar: The newly appointed president Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Dr Mohammad Yousuf Tak today in a press statement appreciated the role of former president DAK Dr Suhail Naik for his relentless efforts to address genuine demands of doctors.
Dr Tak described him as a decent and humble doctor and wished him best of luck for the future endeavor.
Dr Tak said amid the unprecedented crisis generated by covid pandemic it is crucial time to follow covid appropriate behaviour religiously in order to save human lives.
The covid pandemic has overstretched health resources beyond elastic limits and right now it is difficult to address health issues of non covid patients.
It is high time for the government to strengthen the health care delivery system by augmenting both oxygen points and human resources. There are a large number of unemployed Dental Surgeons, MBBS doctors, consultants and paramedics who are eagerly waiting to serve humanity amid the crisis. Therefore the government should appoint a maximum man force on contractual basis to tackle the critical situation and humanitarian crisis.
Gen Secretary DAK, Dr Owais H Dar appeals authorities for rationalising COVID care incentives to all the doctors and paramedics without any discrimination or bar to boost the morale of these front line health care Covid warriors. When there is high level community spread, it is illogical to classify the front line health workers into covid and non covid staff. Moreover, transit hotel accommodation for Health care workers is needed at District levels as family members of many doctors and paramedics contract infection from them thereby putting their lives at risk.
It is quite obvious that all the health employees dealing with crisis are directly or indirectly at high risk to contract infection. Further we appeal to the government to provide monthly risk allowances to all doctors in addition to covid allowances which is our long pending genuine demand.
Spokesperson DAK appealed to the authorities for disbursing the salaries of NHM staff , who are the backbone of the health system and haven’t received their salaries for three months.
Further it is high time that the government should recognise the tireless work of HDF employees , who are working on meager salaries at the cost of their health and life. They all deserve better perks and special risk allowances during this pandemic, added the spokesperson.
President Dr Tak also appealed to young and energetic doctors to come forward and work in the association for betterment of fraternity.


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