Doctors seek permission to visit Kashmir valley to assess healthcare situation

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Ludhiana, September 11, 2019: Several doctors from across the country have requested the Home Minister to facilitate their visit to the Kashmir valley to assess the healthcare situation there.

In a letter sent yesterday through email and post these doctors belonging to Alliance of Doctors for Ethical Healthcare (ADEH) have said that there are conflicting reports about the healthcare situation in the valley. Whereas the government’s statements are that healthcare is normal, but several media and independent reports are to the contrary. It is therefore important to assess the exact situation by a team of doctors by visiting different parts of the valley. This will help remove skepticism about the healthcare situation in the valley. This will also help in assuring the people of the valley that the doctors from across the India are with them and could help to ensure conditions that are fully conducive for their health.

Signatories in the letter include Dr Arun Mitra (ENT Surgeon) – Punjab, Dr J. Amalor pavanthan (Vascular Surgeon) - Tamil Nadu, Dr Abhay Shukla (Public health expert) – Pune, Dr Monica Thomas (Neuro physician) – Delhi, Dr K.V. Babu (Ophthalmologist) – Kerala, Dr Shakeel Ur Rehman (Paediatrician) – Bihar, Dr Sanjeeb Mukhopadhyay (Gynaecologist) - W. Bengal, Dr Zaibunissa (Opthalmologist) - Tamil Nadu, Dr Mussadik Mirajkar (Surgeon) – Mumbai, Dr George Thomas (Orthopaedic surgeon) - Tamil Nadu, Dr Arun Gadre (Gynaecologist) Pune, Dr Sharada Bapat (Family Physician) – Maharashtra, Dr Jamila Koshi (Psychiatrist) - Tamil Nadu, Dr Muralidhar (Professor of Surgery) Chennai.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019