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In response to the news item carried by local media regarding the Jammu and Kashmir high court’s notice to the government for its response seeking directions for monitoring work culture in state hospitals and news regarding 6000 deaths in skims since April 2011.SKIMS clarifies and deems it proper to put the record straight on mortality rate of skims which is comparable to motility rate of leading institutes of the country.

According to a statement issued to KNS, the gross death rates of skims compared with leading institutes of India like PGIMER Chandigarh and AIIMS is lower than that of PGIMER Chandigarh but slightly higher than that of AIIMS.

However, AIIMS admit patients in departments like ENT, psychiatry and dermatology where morality rate is very low (dermatology (0.1%), Psychiatry (0.1%) and ENT (0.2%). It is pertinent to mention that these specialities do not exit at SKIMS.

Moreover, AIIMS has including death rates of Gynae and Obs in calculating the overall gross death rates whereas  SKIMS has a separate hospital for this and morality rate  of the same hospital is also very less. gross death rate of skims is between 5% to 6%from last 5 years.

“SKIMS will respond to PIL which has been submitted for vested interests. Such news reports are not only disturbing for general public but also affects the credibility of the hospital which is serving the people with full commitment and dedication,” the SKIMS statement added.

The director SKIMS has said that all employees including doctors of SKIMS are working hard and maintaining high level of work culture in the institute. High-end equipments are being made available at skims and other basic equipments and supplies are also available round the clock for better patient care which are procured through proper codal formalities. 


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