JK lacks in Oro-dental health care, says DAK
Pitches for creation of new dental surgeon posts
Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Wednesday held a meeting which was attended by its core and executive members and was headed by President DAK Dr Suahil Naik.
The core agenda of meet was poor Oro-dental care and facilities in state of Jammu and Kashmir, a DAK statement said.
Keeping in view the increasing number of patients in the specialty of oral health care and corresponding lack of human power and infrastructure in state, it is high time to create posts for Dental Surgeons said president DAK, Dr Suahil Naik.
It is established fact that poor and innocent people are forced to consult quacks for Oro-dental ailments as successive state governments have miserably failed in upgrading the said specialty in terms of human resources and infrastructure, Dr Naik added.
It is unfortunate and pathetic that public service commission has not advertised any post of dental surgeons for last 10 years which has created a huge gap in doctor-patient ratio, unemployment and consequent brain drain. It is sad to mention that the number of unemployed dental surgeons have reached to more than 2500.
Dr Owais H Dar, General secretary DAK said that lackadaisical approach of state government to upgrade Dental health care is mainly responsible for epidemics of viral hepatitis especially Hepatitis B &C in state of Jammu and Kashmir as innocent people are forced to consult quacks. In pain and agony patient have no option in public sector and they invariably falls in trap of quacks, where they usually get infected with life limiting disease of hepatitis.
Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) requests the Governor led administration to take cognizance of this serious health issue and appropriate and immediate steps must be taken creation of dental surgeon posts and up-gradation of infrastructure in the larger interest of people of state. Meanwhile there must be separate directorate for dental sciences so that much needed specialty will get upgraded on war footing basis.