No surgery performed at DH Shopian in last two days as DG set develops technical snag

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We are on it, will rectify it soon: MS

Jahangeer Ganaie

 No surgeries were performed at district hospital Shopian for the last two days as the diesel generator set has developed some technical snag even as authorities claim they are working to rectify it as soon as possible.

Several patients from district Shopian whose surgeries were scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday have been delayed as no surgeries were performed.

Waseem Ahmad, a patient, told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that surgery of his sister was scheduled on Wednesday, however, they had to return back after they were informed that DG set isn’t working properly.

This being a district hospital should have a backup facility available as technical snags can happen anytime, he said.

Another patient said that the hospital has a hot line and they can perform surgeries if they want but it seems they are least bothered about it.

He said that this being a district hospital and authorities should have made alternate arrangements within hours as even two days have passed but no steps have been taken yet.

Patients along with attendants said that they can’t visit some other hospital this time for surgeries as if they will visit some other hospital, they will have to go through tests and other diagnosis again and it will further delay our treatment.

They requested District Magistrate Shopian, CMO Shopian and other officials to take immediate steps in this regard so that poor patients won’t have to suffer anymore.

Dr Rubina Deputy Chief Medical Officer Shopian who has been given charge of Medical Superintendent District Hospital as well while talking to KNO acknowledged that surgeries haven’t been performed at the hospital as DG set has developed some snag and is giving around 300 v power.

“If we will put it in use it can damage all our equipment worth crores. There was a power shutdown on Wednesday and operating without backup can prove fatal,” she said. “We are on it and will either make any alternate arrangement or rectify the errors of the existing DG set as soon as possible.”

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