Assembly: ‘Big Corporates Have Contributed to GB Pant Hospital But has No Technicians’




Kashmir’s lone paediatric hospital, G B Pant, has got “huge contributions” from “Big Corporate House of India” but has “no technicians”, Lower House of JK Legislature was informed Monday morning.

Speaking on Grants of Health sector, former MoS and Sonwar’s PDP lawmaker, Mohammad Ashraf Mir said that health sector was a “major concern but Kashmir lags far behind”.

“We have not moved an inch where we were years ago,” he said, “not even a single Kashmir hospital has a single Pet Scan.”

Mir said that the scanning machine was important. “Patients are forced to go for private tests which cost not less than Rs 5000,” he said saying that he recently had to admit his father in SKIMS Soura where he saw all these things.

He revealed that in a meeting he attended a few days at G B Pant hospital, “it came to fore that there are no technicians”. “Modern machines have been procured against the money received from big corporates houses of India but there are no technicians who would run them,” he said, “what is the need when there is no man power?”


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