The government on Thursday while defending the special entry pass for the attendants in SKIMS said the measure has been taken to minimise the heavy rush of people in the hospital which affects badly its functioning.
“The Special Entry Pass for 15 minutes is not aimed to gain revenue but to minimise the heavy rush of people inside the hospital which earlier had become the greater cause of concern. Now the tickets are aimed to scuttle that rush which was taking toll and affecting the functioning of the hospital,” MoS Health Assiya Naqash told KNS.
She said that the complaints over the functioning of the hospital used to mount every time and people would express their anger often. “It was not because of the scarcity of the staff at SKIMS- it was due to the heavy rush of people which used to give tough time to the hospital staff to keep it sanitized,” Aasiya said.
The MoS health maintained that with every person, it had become a norm to accompany atleast 5 to 10 attendants. “No one is from outside. We know the truth. We know what the havoc is there inside the hospital due to the heavy rush of attendants. We have only tried to minimise it and the director at SKIKMS would have possibly found it relevant to charge extra bucks to the extra people,” she claimed.
Assiya also stated that the government is taking every measure over the Hepatitis-C which is taking toll in people suffering from leprosy. “Director AIDS and Director Family Welfare are jointly working on the project and are screening the leprosy patients in valley. We are taking every serious and urgent measure to control Hepatitis-C from spreading further- people need not to worry,” she claimed.