Shortage of doctors at MCH Sopore triggers protests
Sopore, Dec 24: Dozens of people including patients staged a strong protest demonstration against the shortage of doctors in Mother and Child Care Hospital (MCH) in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Witness said that protestors staged protest demonstration against health authorities and blocked road outside MCH hospital Sopore.
They added that traffic movement on Sopore–Srinagar road was halted for hours.
Protestors raised the slogans in favour of their demands and demanded proper staff and doctors in Mother and Child Hospital Sopore.
A police party later reached the spot and assured the protestors that matter will be taken to higher authorities of health department.
Meanwhile, when contacted Block Medical officer Sopore, Dr Sami, said: “We have a proper staff at hospital but three doctors can’t do justice with the huge rush of patients but they are trying hard to tackle with the rush like big hospitals.”
He, however, added that still there will be weaknesses but to hit the streets is not the solution. “If patients are demanding to change the staff here we will work on it.”