Govt should either intervene for betterment or should lock the hospital : Members
Appeal for transfer of all the officers who are failing in their duties
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Rajouri : In a first of its kind, members from media fraternity of Rajouri under the banner of Press Club Rajouri held a press conference raising serious concern over poor state of affairs in Government Medical College and Associated Hospital Rajouri underlining immediate need for betterment in the healthcare services in the vital hospital.
A meeting and later press conference was organised by members of press club under the leadership of President Avinash Jasyal, Chairman Arif Qureshi with other chairperson and members of press club were present in it.
In the press conference, the members of the club said that on Friday evening, one of the member Tazeem Dar, who is also member of Rogi Kalyam Samiti of GMC Rajouri, fell ill and his health deteriorated after which one of his friend took him to Associated hospital of GMC Rajouri.
” He was taken to lone doctor available in emergency who instead of attending the patient asked to bring the prescription slip.” said members.
They added that doctor instead of attending the patient after the prescription slip left him unattended with no other doctor was available in hospital’s emergency.
” Only one Nursing Orderly came for the rescue of patient who injected Intravenous (IV) fluid to patient.” the press club members said and added that only than some of his family members reached hospital and than with the intervention of Deputy Medical Superintendent of hospital, another doctor was called in who attended the patient.
The press club Rajouri members said that the healthcare services in the hospital, especially in night hours, are completely unsatisfactory and not as per expectations of people.
” If a journalist and Rogi Kalyan Samiti (RKS) member is receiving such kind of treatment, than one can imagine the way a poor and helpless patient is treated in hospital.” they said further adding that, ” Unfortunately, for some doctors of GMC Rajouri, a slip of paper called prescription slip is more important than patient’s life.”
” Why the said doctor left patient unattended and why no other doctor was available in emergency?” the media person questioned adding that all the tall claims of government in terms of better healthcare services in hospital are ‘hoax’ and unfortunately most of the administrative officers of both GMC and its associated hospital are killing time and passing their tenure instead of doing something for patient care.
” We appeal doctors of Rajouri hospital as well as all the association(s) to come up together on a joint platform and to play role in upliftment of patient care in hospital of Rajouri which caters need of three district.” the media person under the banner of press club Rajouri said.
” If government finds it hard to bring improvement in hospital, we are ready to donate a lock for closing the hospital.” they said.