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Lockdown badly hits healthcare in IOK


Srinagar, November 06, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the continued strict military lockdown has badly affected the healthcare services in the Kashmir Valley as hospitals are short of life saving drugs. Reports said that life-saving drugs for diabetes, heart and cancer patients are out of stock in the Kashmir Valley, with many foreboding a medical emergency if no supplies arrive in the next few days. The attendants say that they are being forced to purchase the lifesaving from open market on exorbitant rates.

A couple of attendants said that Medical Superintendent of SMHS Hospital, Srinagar, told them categorically that they don’t have any budget right now to procure lifesaving drugs. “We were aghast over the response of the Medical Superintendent. Patients are suffering immensely while poor are unable to get the desired drugs,” they said. The Super Specialty hospital adjacent to SMHS at Shereen Bagh is also short of life saving drugs, said a group of attendants.

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