Emergency hospital Qazigund sans CT Scan facility
Trauma cases being referred to GMC Anantnag or Srinagar, locals allege
Anantnag: The emergency hospital on the National Highway in south Kashmir’s Qazigund is working without a CT scan forcing medicos to refer trauma patients to GMC Anantnag or Srinagar hospitals, local sources said.
They said that the hospital is functioning without the facilities required to treat trauma cases due to which doctors continue to refer the trauma cases to other healthcare facilities.
They said that any trauma case needs to undergo CT scan before being treated but when there is no such facility available, doctors simply refer patients to other hospitals.
The sources added that the hospital lacks digital X-ray facility and still conventional X-ray is being used which is decades old and has no accuracy.
The sources said that USG machine is also too old which often remains out of service due to frequent technical snags and patients are forced to get USG and X-ray done at private centres.
“It was meant to be a trauma hospital but authorities have started all the specialities at the health care facility making the hospital irrelevant,” the sources added.
Pertinently, the hospital was sanctioned in 1997 and was constructed at a cost of Rs 13 crore.
Medical Superintendent of the hospital Dr Shugufta Salam when contacted said that they have sent requisition for CT scan besides that old machines are also being replaced with new ones.