No Eye Check-Up at Leprosy Hospital
Govt wakes up to Facebook alarm
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Srinagar, Nov 5: The patients admitted in Leprosy Hospital at Bahraar, Lal Bazaar are facing a risk of severe eye ailments and even blindness as “no eye check-up’ has ever been conducted, the inmates said.
The patients who have been living at the hospital for years said that some of them had been suffering from eye disorders. “No eye specialists come here for check-up that makes our suffering complicated as some of us are unable to see,” said a patient.
The issue came to fore after a group of medicos initiated a discussion on social network site Facebook over the issue. They appealed the Director Health Services, Kashmir to depute a team of Ophthalmologists to the hospital.
“Leprosy patients are being treated nicely in the sole leprosy hospital at Lal Bazaar… But their main concern is that no eye check up has been conducted by the deptt of health services…I request director health services kindly do the same...thank you sir....,” wrote an medico, Dr Showkat Shah on Facebook and tagged his friends including doctors working in the Directorate.
When contacted the Director Health Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman said that the directorate had already taken cognizance of the issue and a team of ophthalmologists from JLNM Hospital has been constituted to treat patients at the Leprosy hospital. “We’re thankful to the people who apprised us about the issues. Now, the team will treat the patients free of cost under the supervision of Deputy Medical Superintendent JLNM hospital and Deputy Director Schemes,” he said adding the doctors will start the check up from Tuesday.
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