JAMMU, Sept 11: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson Nirmal Mahna said that most of the Government Medical Colleges in Jammu province are headless with no regular Principal working there and this is affecting the services in institutions to a larger extent.
AAP spokesperson Nirmal Mahna while addressing a press conference here mentioned that there are six Government Medical Colleges in Jammu that include Jammu Medical College, Akhnoor Ayurvedic College, Kathua Medical College, Doda Medical College and one recently announced at Udhampur that is to be opened soon.
“It is surprising to say that in two Medical Colleges i.e. Rajouri Medical College and Akhnoor Ayurvedic Medical College, there is no regular side Principal since months and Principal of GMC Jammu is holding additional charge of both these posts and with this half of the Medical College presently functional in Jammu province are without regular side principal and things could become more grim as Principals of Kathua and Doda Medical Colleges are to attain superannuation from services in next couple of months”, Nirmal Mahna said.
She also said that primary healthcare sectors in rural areas is already in deplorable and ailing condition and now this Lieutenant Governor administration is making secondary and tertiary care health sector a victim of official negligence and only thing with Jammu and Kashmir administration seem to be doing for betterment of healthcare sector is hollow sloganeering, tall claims and publicity.
She appealed to LG administration of Jammu and Kashmir to come out of its sleep and to do something practical for the improvement of the healthcare sector so that there is no risk of life for a common man who cannot afford treatment in the private sector and has no second option then to visit Government hospitals.