District Hospital Pulwama
File Photo | District Hospital Pulwama

SRINAGAR — Patients raised a hue and cry at District Hospital Pulwama on Wednesday after it was found that the doctor posing as an ENT specialist is basically a speech therapist.

As per reports reaching the news agency CNS, sensational revelations of hospital administration playing with ENT patients’ lives came to notice as those treating patients have nothing to do with this field.

After this information, as soon as a CNS correspondent reached the hospital with his cameraman, he actually found a doctor, who was not even remotely related to the ENT department, treating the patients. The physician is actually a speech therapist.

When the CNS raised with him the issue of misusing his profession and playing with the lives of patients, he said that he was forced to stay there on the order of the Medical Superintendent and that he was aware that he was misusing his profession for which he apologized.

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Dozens of tickets were distributed among the patients for ENT consultation with Dr. Irfan. As they were waiting for their turn in a queue, the CNS exposed the absence of a doctor and the mechanism of treatment. Accordingly, the patients from remote areas were disappointed and had to go back to their own areas despite paying their ticket fees.

When the matter was brought to the notice of the Medical Superintendent, Dr. BS Tulla, he instead of coming in front of the camera wanted us to end the discussion on the issue on the basis that there is only one ENT doctor in the district hospital.

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The Medical Superintendent ‘proudly’ repeated that the unqualified staff in the OPD was treating patients there on his request as the ENT has OPD only two or three times a week.

It should be noted that Coronavirus has again started to affect lives across the world at this time and the treatment of patients, worse than animals, in the District Hospital Pulwama has raised alarming questions in the J&K’s Health and Medical Education Department.

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