GMC Anantnag: Lack of facilities and shortage of space mar patient care

GMC Anantnag: Lack of facilities and shortage of space mar patient care

Anantnag, Feb 14, : Lack of medical facilities and shortage of infrastructure including beds, are grievously hitting the patients care in the Government Medical College (GMC) Anantnag while doctors and paramedical staff have to face the anger of attendants due to discrepancy in services.
As per source, the lack of space followed with shortage of beds at Government Medical College (GMC) Anantnag is forcing the medicos to keep emergency patients on trolleys in the medical wards. The hospital authorities however blamed Jammu & Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) for its failure to construct the timely five-storey block (A) building of the hospital.A number of times doctors have to face the anger of the attendants over the shortage of beds and other others medical facilities but they do not understand that doctors are not responsible to ensure that facilities available to patients were adequate, “a few doctors, seeking anonymity said.They further added that when patient get admission in the hospital, he/she finds no bed available, therefore breaking out an altercation with the doctors and paramedical staff.
Sharing his tale of woes, Abdul Rashid (65), an attendant with his wife admitted in the hospital said, “This is the worst experience of our life. I have never seen such a hospital where patients are treated like animals. Two or three patients have been adjusted on each single bed. You can imagine how two or three patients are adjusted on a single bed.”
“My wife was shifted in this ward two days back after she developed some complications and since then she has been sharing the bed with another female patient. Every bed is occupied by at least two or three patients”, said Abdul Hameed of Dialgam, standing beside his ailing wife.
The government had approved the newly 300-bedded hospital for the district twelve years ago. As per the architectural design, the hospital had three blocks. The executing agency for the project is JKPCC. After the completion of block C, the health authorities in 2014 shifted the hospital from old to new building hoping end to the problem of space shortage.