Risking patients

This refers to the news “At GMC hospitals, surgery patients at risk”. It is very unfortunate that 2nd year and 3rd postgraduate anesthesia students are working as acting registrars especially in thei...

This refers to the news "At GMC hospitals, surgery patients at risk". It is very unfortunate that 2nd year and 3rd postgraduate anesthesia students are working as acting registrars especially in their emergency duties, thus seriously risking lives of critically ill patients. In all government run hospitals outside J&K it is mandatory that consultant on call stays within campus and is available for consultation whenever required. But unfortunately here consultants are so much busy with private practice that you can't locate them after 2pm. Care and tertiary hospitals can only be improved if strict ban is imposed on private practice.

Junaid Qazi
Srinagar

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