Pvt hospitals in Kashmir run by Govt docs: DAK

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, June 26: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today alleged that the private hospitals in the Valley are being run by Government doctors.
DAK president, Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan in a statement said that the doctors take salary from public hospitals and surprisingly work in private hospitals.
He said it is ironical that full-time Government doctors are allowed to run private hospitals depriving poor and underprivileged of essential health care. “Doctors concentrate their attention and work effort on private practice at the expense of public hospitals. They use public hospitals as recruiting grounds for their private practice and orchestrate scenarios to generate business for their clinics,” he said.
He said the patients in government hospitals are left to the mercy of trainees who find it difficult to handle complicated cases. “Patients die of misdiagnosis or delayed intervention due of non-availability of senior doctors who most of the times are in their clinics.
“Allowing private practice is against the regulations of MCI that are mandatory by virtue of law. Various committees from time to time have called for ban on private practice of doctors. Even the courts have observed that the academic character of health institutions gets damaged and the profession of health care gets affected by dual practice of doctors,” he said.