Medical emergency in Valley hospitals as violence affected arrive in hordes


Srinagar July 10: According to Principal, Government Medical College, Srinagar, Dr Qasiar Ahmad, a medical emergency has been declared as routine admissions, theatres and leaves of the doctors have been cancelled. “We have admitted 50 injured persons in the SMHS hospital of the College yesterday (Saturday) and two of them succumbed to their injuries, Dr Ahmad said.

A young doctor described the situation in the hospital as one of “mayhem”. “It is mayhem here. We are getting youngsters from different areas of Kashmir, especially south Kashmir, with pellet injuries and bullet wounds; these are boys with no one from their families with them. A young boy succumbed to injuries and no one from his family was with him,” the doctor said.

“Of the 50 wounded in the SMHS hospital, 40 have eye injuries and we operated 18 of them. Situation is grim,” he added.

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