Mian Altaf anguished over shortage of life saving drugs

GKNN
Srinagar, Publish Date: Jul 17 2017 11:53PM | Updated Date: Jul 17 2017 11:53PM
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Senior National Conference leader and MLA Kangan Mian Altaf Ahmed has expressed deep anguish over the non availability of emergency and life saving drugs in government hospitals particularly in major and tertiary care hospitals in Kashmir.

In a statement, Altaf said that “the Kashmir hospitals are facing acute shortage of emergency and life saving drugs and disposables due to which the patients are forced to purchase the medicines from open market on un-affordable prices.” 

“Rural hospitals as well as major hospitals in Srinagar have no emergency drugs and disposables leaving poor patients to suffer. The department is in complete mess and the government has failed to procure and purchase supply from the JKMSL as the government has made it mandatory that all hospital purchases be routed through JKMSCL only and no hospital could purchase any medicine, drug or disposable on its own,” he said. He Altaf urged the Chief Minister and health minister to take immediate steps to redress the issue so that the poor patients are relieved.