Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Friday held a meeting with Financial Commissioner of Health and Medical Department, Atal Dulloo and discussed various issues confronting the medical fraternity in Jammu and Kashmir.
On the directions of president DAK Dr Suhail Naik, the delegation of DAK met FC.
The main issues discussed in the meeting include doctor welfare fund, risk and rural allowances, two and half day salary, rationalisation of roasters, and security system for hospitals.
DAK apprised FC about need of continuous medical education, refreshing courses and workshops, and specialized training courses for in-service doctors from time to time.
The doctor’s body impressed upon the FC that the daughter of martyred doctor Dr Muhammad Ashraf Mir be nominated for MBBS to continue the legacy of her deceased father.
DAK apprised FC that frontline health workers are working day night to contain the ongoing pandemic and save human lives.
It emphasized that oxygen is the drug of choice for any critically ill patients irrespective of etiology and the first-line drug for COVID bilateral pneumonia.
DAK demanded for enhancing the insurance cover of medicos to one crore on the analogy of other states and Union Territories like Delhi.
DAK said that they are fighting the novel coronavirus and putting their lives at risk
“Many patients are referred to central hospitals for oxygen therapy as rural hospitals do not have oxygen plants,” said president DAK, Dr Suhail Naik.
He said, therefore, the installation of central oxygen plants in rural hospitals will significantly curtail referral to central hospitals which would, in the long run, decrease mortality and morbidity rate among sick patients.
DAK also apprised FC about some fake media persons spreading misinformation which is defaming health department, doctors and officers and demanded strict action against such persons.(KNS)