‘HPVT receives 15 cases everyday seeking medical aid’
Dedicates 20 trolleys, 10 wheel chairs for SMHS patients
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Srinagar, Apr 6: The Help Poor Voluntary Trust President, Farooq Ahmad Bhat today revealed that they receive 15 emergency cases everyday seeking necessary medical aid for treatment.
“The attendants of poor patients suffering from either accidental trauma or critical burn wounds or other ailments and admitted in different hospitals seek medical aid as they are unable to purchase the required medicine and surgical equipments for treatment,” Bhat said on the sidelines of the free multi-specialty consultation camp organised by the Trust for people suffering from various diseases at Help Poor House, opposite Iqbal Park on Wednesday. The camp was organized on the eve of World Health Day.
He said the Trust provides them medicines and equipments free of cost after ascertaining the facts, adding the doctors working in hospitals refer these cases.
Bhat said the attendants of patients belonging to impoverished calls were not in a position to buy high range anti-biotic drugs and other surgical equipment. “They feel hapless in the hospitals as they are unable to save the lives of their loved ones for the want of medicine,” Bhat said, adding lack of finance was major impediment in treatment of such cases many of whom lose battle with life for need of necessary drugs.
Not only emergency cases, he said the Trust also receives 25 to 30 poor patients seeking medicine for their life long disease. “We receive patients suffering from cancer, diabetes, heart ailments and other serious health disorders unable to purchase medicine,” he said adding the Trust after verifying the cases provide them the medicine on monthly basis.
About the consultation camp, he said 360 patients attended the OPDs in diseases related to Endocrinology, Nephrology, Oncology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Gynecology and Psychiatry.
He said the Trust dedicated 20 trolleys and 10 wheel chairs for the patients coming to SMHS hospital. “Our five volunteers will help the attendants to ferry patients in these trolleys and chairs,” he said adding the volunteers would be stationed round the clock in the hospital premises.
He said USG centre was also dedicated to the people where the test would be conducted on reasonable rates.
SK Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura Director, Prof (Dr) Abdul Hameed Zargar who was the chief guest said, “The Government healthcare sector is saturated and it is very difficult to cope with huge number of patients. This is the right time to encourage as a Government policy, the private healthcare sector in J&K.”
“The segment of population who can afford should be asked to pay for it and whatever the government and societal resources, these should be kept for lower middle class and low income group individuals,” he said. He said over 1000 poor and deserving patients registered with HPVT were provided medicines and other healthcare facilities free of cost.
M G Sayidain, HPVT Patron, Moulana Sanaullah, general secretary, Noor Muhammad Dar, Zarief Ahmad Zarief also spoke on the occasion.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 6 Apr 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 6 Apr 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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