Cancer patients in Kashmir and some parts of Jammu likely to suffer more!


The cancer patients of Kashmir and some parts of Jammu division are ready to face issues since the state government has chosen to change over the Kashmir Nursing Home, Sonwar into an ophthalmology hospital.

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Governor Satya Pal Malik-driven state administration as of late took the decision of changing over the Kashmir Nursing Home into ophthalmology hospital along these lines denying the cancer patients of the provision of the chemotherapy being given at the hospital.

The transformation of Nursing Home into ophthalmology hospital would prompt a circumstance where the cancer patients would have constrained facilities for getting chemotherapy treatment. This would put the additional weight on the establishments giving various facilities to the cancer patients.

The Medical Oncology division built up at Super Specialty Hospital, Srinagar has neglected to satisfy the needs of cancer patients. The persons managing the hospital have not taken many restorative measures to improve the working of the nursing home.

At the Super Specialty Hospital, 20-25 beds have been reserved for the therapeutic oncology facility. Since the hospital isn’t working completely in this part of medicine it is nevertheless regular that the cancer patients of Kashmir and a few parts of Jammu would endure on numerous fronts.

The Super Specialty Hospital presently can’t seem to leave the authoritative control of Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) medical clinic and it is because of this reason the hospital has not had the option to go to the particulars of the people who had stuck expectations on it.

Medicinal Oncology is one of the key offices in the therapeutic world and similar should be created at the fullest conceivable at all health institutions. The incongruity is that no such advance has been taken to build up the division at the Super Specialty Hospital, Srinagar and other committed medical centres of the state.

It would be set up to specify here that the managerial control of Kashmir Nursing Home has been moved between Directorate of Health Services Kashmir and Government Medical College, Srinagar. At present the nursing home is under the managerial control of GMC Srinagar and the college authorities have chosen to change over it into an eye hospital.

The higher experts in the Health and Medical Education division had been mulling over to change over the nursing home into an eye hospital and it has been done only seven days back. The administration ought to likewise commit consideration towards the issues of cancer patients and tackle the issues once for all.

There is a lack of good facilities for cancer patients throughout the state. Instead of developing such facilities, it is unfavourable to change the nature of one such existing facility. The public looks for hospitals outside the state for cancer treatment. In the times, when everything is so advanced and available at the doorstep, it is an insult to the public of the state that they are not provided with good health facilities near to them.