Disappointing Performance

The state government has been holding promises of improving the standards of life of the people in the state but at the delivery point it has been a failure. Like a proverbial dead horse, the administration has been refusing to wake up even after thousand whips. The dismal performance of health sector in the state has been under public gaze far over past two years. People on umpteen occasions protested against hospital administration playing with the life of the people. To prick conscience of the authorities the civil society lit candles outside various hospitals as a mark of protest. This newspaper articulating its concerns about apathy of worsening situation in health sector carried out scores of investigative stories to impress upon the administration that public angst can any day assume serious propositions. It has also impressed upon the authorities that people are not ready to accept attributing collapsing of health sector to coalition syndrome;people want results. The official figures suggest that the state needs 4747 health centers as against this only 2990 exist; those too ill equipped. Most of the centers suffer for want of doctors,paramedical staff and medicines. There can be no denying that except three newly carved out districts, most of the districts have district hospital. But they are all badly managed, lacking basic facilities. These could at best qualify as primary health centers. Not only the people in remotes are suffering for lackadaisical approach of the state health department, but even premier institutes suffering the callosity of the stiff-necked state bureaucracy. Fourteen years back, formerly the Jhelum Valley Medical College (JVC), a public trust run institution, was taken over by the SKIMS, Soura. It was believed that this public institution, that had suffered some setbacks, would not only revive but take to new highest of excellence. But Instead of bed strength getting doubled during one and half decades, it has gone down from 280 to 220. The JVC, despite fighting its survival against all odds is now for lack of concern by the health ministry facing threat of de-recognition by Medical Council of India. It is high time for the government to prevent the SKIMS Medical College from crumbling.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 3 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 3 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 4 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




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