Anantnag, Oct 7: The Maternity and Child Care Hospital (M&CCH) here in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district is facing an acute shortage of doctors.
From past two years, over two dozen doctors were transferred from the hospital without any replacement. Some doctors are on maternity leave, sources told news agency KNT.
This hospital is catering to the patients from far flung areas; even the patients from Chenab Valley visit this hospital. “Patients are suffering badly and sometimes attendants express anger when some doctors refuse to examine the patients citing work load,” said a medico on condition of anonymity.
“Earlier there were some 60 doctors but at present there are only 15 out of them 2 are on maternity leave. Some doctors refer pregnant ladies to Primary Health Centers and Sub-District Hospitals owing to huge rush of patients and shortage of doctors.”
A doctor on condition of anonymity said after working for long hours, doctors get tired and there is a dire need for more staff to fill the gap and ease the existing staff.”
An official said that efforts are on to fill up the vacant posts and make a replacement to the transferred doctors.