Srinagar’s SMHS hospital is facing severe shortage of staff including doctors and nurses, putting lives of patients at risk.
As per patients, due to congestion in emergency area and the huge rush of patients, they face difficulty to get themselves treated.
Jameela, a patient from Batamaloo, said there is no space in the emergency due to which doctors are unable treat patients well.
The multi-specialty hospital receives patients from different areas of Kashmir and they face trouble due to poor infrastructure.
Ghulam Rasool Khan, a Beerwah resident said the causality remains crowded with hundreds of patients.
“We have to wait in line for more than 1-2 hours. Sometime we miss buses while going back home. Patients of peripheries are suffering badly,” he said.
The patients complained about the shortage of doctors and the negligence to the patients making them to suffer.
“Sometimes, when there is a critical patient, often doctors are not available at the right time, which is inconvenient,” said a patient.
However, Medical Superintendent, SMHS hospital, Dr Nazir H Chowdhary admitted that there is shortage of doctors and paramedical staff in the causality.
“We are facing a burden of patients. Despite the shortage of staff we are trying to treat every patient. Government is looking after the staff shortage,” he said.