The attendants of the patients admitted at SKIMS Wednesday expressed serious resentment over the decision of the hospital authorities of disallowing the entry of the attendants inside state’s only multi specialty research institute.
According to the details received, the authorities at SKIMS have curtailed the number of attendants entering the institute on daily basis. The reason the officials stated was that the normal functioning of the hospital was getting badly affected and extra rush inside the crucial wards was disturbing the treatment of the patients.
Expressing resentment by the said decision, the attendants said that the authorities have taken the step in the most ‘anarchical’ approach and the same is an attempt to make the attendants suffer at large.
The attendants while protesting against the hospital order stated that they have come from valley’s far flung areas and only after reaching at the hospital gate- their entry is being rejected. “If the hospital authorities had to implement the order from today- they should have informed the masses via print and electronic media so that people coming from far off areas could have been informed.”
Meanwhile, Director SKIMS said that visiting hours for the attendants have been restricted from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm and no visiting passes shall be issued after that. By 6.pm, the hospital authorities must be able to vacate the attendants who see their patients during the visiting hours. “This all has been done in the interest of smooth functioning of the hospital and for the better patient care. The general public is appealed to cooperate with the SKIMS authorities so that we provide a better health care for their patients,” said Showkat Ahmad Zargar, Director SKIMS. (KNS)