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Physiotherapy graduates demand creation of posts

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Srinagar Jan 13: Hundreds of Physiotherapy graduates who have completed their degrees several years ago complain of government’s apathy which, according to them, has failed to create much needed posts in health care facilities.

Demanding the creation of posts of Physiotherapists in Government run Health Care Centres, they said that the state was far behind other states when it comes to the infrastructure as well as manpower in this particular stream. “ Even when we have hundreds of professional Physiotherapists, the state government doesn’t seem interested in creating posts for them. They could render their services in the health sector and bring a drastic change,” said one of the Physiotherapy graduates.

Demanding creation of posts, several of the Physiotherapy graduate have asked the governor administration to look into their plight and take necessary steps in this direction. “I have completed physiotherapy degree many years ago and yet I am unemployed. This is my ardent appeal to the Government to create posts for us in every PHC, sub-district and district hospitals so that we can serve the people. What is fun of having a degree if we don’t get opportunity to utilise our professional skills, ” Dr Waseem, said while talking to Kashmir Images.

Another graduate, Javaid Ahmad, said that hundreds of unemployed physiotherapist have been left ignored by the government which, for reasons better known to the authorities, has never considered creating posts that would not only create opportunity for the trained professionals but also improve our health sector.

“I have been waiting for over 6 years for getting an opportunity in Government health sector, but it seems futile as all successive governments have ignored our plight and haven’t moved an inch towards creating relevant posts for us. While a few posts were created some years ago, it was too meagre an opportunity for too big a number of unemployed Physiotherapists,” said Dr Neha Sharma while lamenting the government’s indifference towards them.

When contacted, Dr Kunzas Dolma , Director Health services, Kashmir, said that the  infrastructure  and manpower vis-a-vis Physiotherapists is already in place and that the scope of widening the ambit was being discussed in various hospitals across J&K .

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