14 doctors deployed at JLNM not to be repatriated: Dr Dolma

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Srinagar, Oct 26: The fourteen doctors deployed at Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial (JLNM) Hospital Rainawari Srinagar won’t be repatriated despite the fact that the posts left unfiled by their deployment in Srinagar has collapsed the working of hospitals in rural areas in different districts of Kashmir valley.
Talking to a news agency, Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Kunzes Dolma while sharing her concerns over the shortage of doctors in rural areas said the issue of shortage of doctors in rural hospitals would be taken up with the government soon after examining the issue.
She said “since the doctors deployed at JLNM Srinagar have done specialization in some advanced fields and their services are required for advanced surgeries at JLNM hospital, they won’t be repatriated to their parent places of postings in different districts of Kashmir valley.”
Dr Kunzes Dolma said “we share the concerns on shortage of doctors in rural hospitals and are trying to explore all possibilities to ensure availability of required number of doctors in rural hospitals but can’t spare the doctors deployed at JLNM Rainawari for conducting critical surgeries.”
Dr Dolma however evade queries when asked about the deployment of doctors on the recommendations of legislators and former minister at JLNM hospital Rainawari and other main referral hospitals of Srinagar city. It has been already reported by Kashmir News Service (KNS) that 83 medical officers and 38 consultant specialists of Kupwara district have been deployed in different referral hospitals of Srinagar. (KNS)