Srinagar, Jun 4: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Tuesday welcomed the decision of government for according sanction to conversion of 200 bedded maternity and 300 bedded pediatrics hospital at Bemina into a full fledged 500 bedded pediatric hospital.
President DAK, Dr Suhail Naik as per a statement issued to KNO said that the start of 500 bedded pediatric institution at Bemina bypass is one of major health reform and is going to ease the sufferings and miseries of masses.
Now, the fragile kids will get all sort of specialized treatment under one roof including all diagnostics and interventions. Topographically hospital is very much centrally placed on national highway and is equally accessible to people of North and South Kashmir. It was very difficult for ambulances to reach GB Pant from North Kashmir due to usual traffic congestion in capital city, he said.
Keeping the ever rising incidence of different cancers in view and the problems faced by poor people, it is now time to convert GB Pant hospital in to full fledged cancer hospital, Dr Naik said, adding that large number of cancer patients are traveling to other cities of India as our valley lacks such comprehensive facility.(KNO)