Don't hesitate to visit hospitals in case of emergency: DAK

File Photo of Dr Nisar ul Hassan

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Monday said hospitals in Kashmir continue to provide care for urgent situations and emergency patients.

“People should not hesitate to visit a hospital if they have an emergency,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan.

He said people have been asking if it was still possible for them to go to the hospitals for problems not related to coronavirus. “They are a little more apprehensive about going to a hospital. They choose not to go to hospital out of fear of contracting the virus,” he said.

He said it was important for people to know that medical staff were available round-the-clock to attend and manage all emergencies. “People must know that there are separate clinics and isolation wards in hospitals for CoVID-19 patients,” said Dr Hassan.

He said hospitals across the Valley have cancelled routine visits and postponed all procedures and surgeries that were not urgent or emergent. “This has been done as an abundance of caution during this serious outbreak and historical public health emergency,” he said.