Srinagar: National Conference Member of Parliament from Anantnag Hasnain Masoodi Friday sought augmentation of public healthcare system and strengthening of District Child Protection Units (DCPU) across Jammu and Kashmir.
Masoodi, participating in the discussion in Lok Sabha on Health and Allied Workers Bill reminded the government that an exercise to regulate Health and Allied Workers would not get the desired results, unless the government sets up institutions to train the requisite workforce to supplement the existing inadequate manpower.
Emphasizing that almost the entire rural population and urban poor depend on the public healthcare system, it is important to have Paramedics like radiology Assistants, Lab technicians, Dialysis Assistants etc available at least at PHC, Sub District Hospital level. “The situation on ground in Jammu and Kashmir is far from satisfactory, it was pointed out.
“Therefore the government should establish at least one Paramedical College in each district and create opportunities for the available trained and expected to be trained manpower,” he said.
Masoodi stated that Jammu and Kashmir as a conflict zone witnessed large scale violence during the last three decades giving rise to grave mental health issues and asked the government to strengthen the mental healthcare system.