‘Private practice by doctors unfortunate’
Srinagar, July 18: Expressing unhappiness over private practice by doctors, Minister for Health Sham Lal Sharma said he was surprised that doctors were indulging into private practice. “The government pays doctors handsomely, more than any other profession, yet their indulgence into the menace of private practice is unfortunate and painful”, the minister said.
The minister was speaking at a function organised to inaugurate Unani Hospital at Shalteng here. Sham Lal Sharma today dedicated 50-beded Unani Hospital to people at Shaltang, here today.
Meanwhile, holding excessive consumption of spices and salt tea responsible for stomach and gut related diseases in the valley, the minister urged people to reduce the consumption of such foods.
The minister also accepted the fact that there is dearth of doctors in the department claiming the present dispensation has taken various measures to meet out the deficiencies. He also impressed upon people to turn towards AYUSH system of medicine as it had fewer side effects and was affordable.
He said to promote the AYUSH sector in the Jammu and Kashmir; the Government has taken several initiatives, which included appointment of 396 Medical Officers, 396 Pharmacists, 30 Homeopathic doctors, establishment of Drug Testing Lab.
"The Government has also proposed some new initiatives which included establishment of 30 new AYUSH Centres, Integrated AYUSH Hospital at Hervan, holding of AROGYA, opening of Specialized Panchkarma Unit for the facilities of tourists to promote the Medical tourism." He said during the coming years, the AYUSH sector will flourish on the lines of other parts of the country.
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