Srinagar, December 6
Hailing the decision of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to set up a medical university in Kashmir, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that the move would improve the health care of medically underserved people in the region.
Nisar ul Hassan said that the medical university would strengthen and expand the health sector and transform the health care scenario of the state. Speaking yesterday on the 34th annual day function at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that her government is planning to establish a medical varsity in Kashmir.
With expanding medical, nursing and other allied health sciences, medical university was the need of the hour.
This would integrate the health care system and provide effective and efficient patient care.
It would provide competent caring physicians through quality undergraduate and postgraduate training that would shape the future of the health care in JK.
The quality of nurses and paramedics would improve through outstanding education that would produce a paradigm change in patient care. Varsity will give a new direction to medical curriculum that will raise the standards of practice of medicine.
The university would provide an environment that is conducive for research which would bring us on the scientific map of the world.
Further, it would end the shortage of doctors, nurses and paramedics that is taking a heavy toll on the patients.
Also, it would serve as an international magnet and will attract high quality professionals across the globe to practice, teach and research in an academic medical environment.
Due to the lack of medical university, medical students suffer immensely as the examinations and awarding of degrees, more often than not, get delayed.