JK Healthcare: A Year on JKMSCL failed to medical equipment’s to GMC Anantnag

JK Healthcare: A Year on JKMSCL failed to medical equipment’s to GMC Anantnag

Anantnag: For over a year the Government Medical College awaits the procurement of necessary medical equipment’s which were supposed to be delivered by JKMSCL after receiving all the necessary funds.

The non-availability of cardiology facilities has been the hurdle which has left many cardiology patients in lurch coming for medical attention to GMC, Anantnag.

The Medical Superintendent of GMC, Anantnag has recently ruled out the reason that led to the delay by JKMSCL in delivering the special equipment’s needed for the cardiology unit.

The patients who are suffering from various cardiac issues are left over the mercy of God due to the non-serious approach of faculty at GMC Anantnag in delivering the cardiology care amid the rising cases of cardiac arrests in the region.

In the year 2019 JKMSCL received funds for ECO Cardiograph machine but they failed to deliver the same till date which is the reason that patients with heart ailments aren’t attended at GMC, Anantnag and most of the times they are shifted to SMHS or SKIMS, Srinagar while as some prefer to consult private hospitals.

Shah Tariq, a local patient from Anantnag told Kashmir Glacier that, “We have suffered alot due to lack of facilities required for a cardio unit to operate at GMC, Anantnag particularly during the times when we are experiencing a spike of Cardiac arrest cases in Valley.”

He said that the patients from south Kashmir are forced to get themselves attended in Srinagar hospitals or any private hospital in order to avail cardiac care.

Pertinently in the year 2018, the district hospital Anantnag was promoted into a Government Medical College which gave a hope to the patients on availing the better healthcare facilities but the same seems a distant dream for many now.

The GMC, Anantnag isn’t upto the mark of a district hospital as per the medical facilities that are supposed to be available. The GMC, Anantnag is the first of its kind hospital where a patient isn’t able to get himself treated for cardiac issues even an ECHO cardiograph facility is missing in the institute.

When Kashmir Glacier contacted MS, GMC Anantnag, Mohammad Iqbal said, “JKMSCL has received funds on Eco Cardiograph machine last year but they failed to deliver till date.”

When Kashmir Glacier contacted General Manger JKMSCL Dr. Abdul Majeed Mehrab said that, “Eco cardiography machine will be available soon at GMC, Anantnag as the process is in the final stage.”

He further said that, “The delivery of ECO Cardiography Machine was delayed because the tenders were not generated at the right time.”


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