GMC infrastructure and planning insufficient to tackle COVID? A report

Government Medical Colleges of Jammu and Kashmir have received great criticism for their work during the covid-19 pandemic. While some patients appreciate the Doctors’ efforts many have complained about the lack of basic facilities and Paramedical staff’s leniency.

“Our Doctors have worked selflessly for public during the pandemic. That’s appreciable. But bureaucracy has taken over the facilities. People were exposed to limited beds and oxygen equipments. Most of them struggled for beds.” Senior Editor, Vinod Kumar said

“LG Sir ordered for 5 beds at Panchayat level. The current situation doesn’t need these provisions. We are in a much better state. The frauds happening right now happen during natural calamities and pandemic situations.” He added

Sohail Qadri while focusing on the GMC’s poor management said that its Administration lacked facilities even before the pandemic.

“GMC is the biggest Hospital in Jammu still doesn’t have a lift. Its MRI machine worth Rs 4-5 crore has only one technician. The covid care Ambulances have changed tenders 7-8 times since last 15 years. Most of the posts are vacant. No regular checking happens.” He said

“The pandemic has shifted everyone’s focus on Health sector. We are in a recovery state but the third wave has chances to come. I believe Government of India needs to get alert and make the Health Infrastructure transparent and accountable.” He added

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