Srinagar, Dec 25: In a startling revelation, the demise toll at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital in the summertime capital has surged to 3110 deaths until November this yr.
Based on official statistics, the variety of deaths has witnessed a rise from 1813 deaths in 2020 to 2068 in 2021 and a staggering 3176 in 2022. The figures for 2023 alone present 3110 reported deaths, portray a grim image of the healthcare state of affairs within the area.
The official knowledge has been obtained by MM Shuja by means of an RTI utility filed within the SMHS Hospital Srinagar.
The breakdown of deaths in 2023 consists of 82 in radiation oncology, 211 in surgical, two in ENT, one every in dermatology and burn models. These alarming numbers have sparked considerations among the many public and raised questions concerning the hospital’s efficacy in dealing with medical emergencies.
Amid the surge in deaths, the SMHS hospital administration has said that as many as 156 ventilators had been procured within the final three years from 13 completely different firms, protecting grownup, moveable, and transport ventilators.
“The hospital administration has undertaken varied infrastructural growth works to enhance the affected person care within the SMHS hospital,” the official doc reads.
With regard to the infrastructure, the hospital administration has said that development of New Emergency Theatre Block has been taken into hand whereas 16 Bedded Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) has been constructed and commissioned and 6 new oxygen crops with 1000 LPM every have been put in throughout the Hospital campus. “Building of extension of ENT Division has been taken into hand and a brand new CT scan machine has been procured and put in within the division of Radio-diagnosis of the Hospital,” the official doc reads.
Regardless of taking over infrastructural growth works, the alarming surge in deaths has raised questions concerning the total state of healthcare within the area.
Medical Superintendent (MS) SMHS hospital Srinagar Muzafar Ahmad Zargar when contacted stated: “I’ll see how these figures have come about.”
“I’ll see and inform you,” he stated when requested that the statistics had been revealed within the official paperwork obtained by means of RTI.
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