Govt to depute gynae doctors to Gurez for winter after 11 years
Pregnant ladies no more need to shift to B’pora or Sgr for treatment
Post by Shafat Malik on Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Bandipora, Nov 15: Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday ordered deputing of at least eight gynaecology doctors in north Kashmir’s Gurez valley during winter, much to the relief of locals who said this has happened after a gap of 11 years.
An order, undersigned by the Director Health Services Kashmir (DHSK), a copy of which lies with Rising Kashmir reads: “In the interest of patient care, eight Consultant Gynecologists/Medical Officers (MD Gynae/DGO) shall perform their duties at SDH Gurez from 15th of November 2022 to 14th of March 2023 for better patient care.”
The doctors include Dr Pervaiz Ahmad Consultant Gynaecologist, Block Kralpora Kupwara; Dr Abdul Wahid, (Medical officer DGO), Block Sopore; Dr Mohd Afzal Khan, Consultant Gynaecologist, Block Sheeri; Dr Mohammad Ashraf Dar, Medical Officer (MD Gynae), Block Sogam Kupwara; Dr Mohammad Yousuf, Consultant Gynaecologist, DH Handwara; and Dr Amir Iqbal Lone, Medical Officer (DNB Gynae), Block Kupwara
As per the order, these doctors shall alternatively perform their duties in Gurez which remains cut off from the rest of the valley during winter.
Chief Medical Officers, Medical Superintendent DH Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora have been asked to relieve the concerned Consultant Gynaecologists and Medical Officers (MD Gynae/DGO) from their respective places of posting on the dates as mentioned in their order copies.
The officers were also asked to ensure that no patient care shall suffer in the respective Health Institutions/Hospitals for which the necessary arrangements should be made at their own level. “However, no doctor shall leave the station unless and until the substitute will join his duties in the SDH Gurez," the order mentions.
“Owing to the absence of gynaecologists during winters; the pregnant ladies of Gurez would shift to the main town of the district for treatment and would stay in rented accommodations in Bandipora or Srinagar. This is happening for the first time since 2011. We are much relieved,” a local told Rising Kashmir.