Genecology section virtually defunct at Trauma Hospital
Kashmir News Trust Web Desk
Pattan: The Gynecologist section at Trauma Hospital Pattan here in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district is virtually defunct, courtesy Director Health Services who reportedly has sanctioned leaves to three lady doctors at a time and made no alternate arrangements.
The patients have stopped visiting this hospital due to shortage of lady doctors. Out of six lady doctors three are on leave. The patients are saying that those who are supposed to remain present also take off at their will.
Insiders told CNS that the leave of one of the doctors has already been expired but she is not turning up and is drawing salary on due date. Sources added that the said doctor is practicing at a private hospital these days.
BMO Pattan Dr Masrat Iqbal admitted that Gynecology section is badly hit. “I requested Directorate of Health Services to provide doctors for time being, but it didn’t respond.”