Kashmiri attendants, medical staff take care of injured yatris at SKIMS

Published at July 12, 2017 01:43 AM 0Comment(s)13317views

No need to shift them to outside hospital: MS



Kashmiri attendants and medical staff are taking care of injured Amarnath yatris, who are admitted at SKIMS Soura and are without attendants.
On Tuesday, two critically pilgrims injured in yesterday’s militant attack on yatri bus at Botengoo, Anantnag -- Lalita Ben and Pushpa Gosaiwi -- were referred to SKIMS, Soura for specialised treatment.
The hospital staff received them in critical condition and there was none to take care of them as most of their tour members were injured in yesterday’s attack.
Lalita Ben, 45, from Gujarat is admitted in Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) of SKIMS while Pushpa Gosaiwi, 50, from Maharashtra was shifted to Post Operative Surgical Ward this afternoon after undergoing emergency surgery.
The Bed No 29 in ward no 2A catches the eye of every passerby as local attendants surround Pushpa Ben seeking her wellbeing and offering help.
As she groans in pain and adjusts herself on the bed, a nurse checks her temperature and marks the reading from a monitor.
“I am lucky to be alive. Thanks to all Kashmiris, who helped us and took me to the hospital on time,” Pushpa murmurs.
She says that only one acquaintance came to see her in the hospital and he is a Muslim from Jammu.
“I was so happy to see Mustafa Bhai (our acquaintance) in this hour of grief. He is our family friend and came all the way from Jammu to see and help me,” Pushpa says.
According to her, the bus she was travelling in was going to Katra to pay obeisance at Vaishno Devi shrine after visiting the Amarnath cave.
“Our group was not part of Amarnath Yatra convoy as we had already completed the yatra last week,” she says.
Medical Superintendent SKIMS, Dr Syed Amin Tabish told Rising Kashmir that both the patients are stable as doctors and paramedics worked tirelessly to save their lives.
“Our medical staff has been taking care of the injured persons like their own friends and family members as both the injured are without attendants,” he said.
According to Tabish, there was no need to shift the two injured patience outside Kashmir for treatment.
“The SKIMS is well equipped and the staff is trained enough to take care of them,” he said.
The local attendants in the wards have also come to help the injured yatris and assist the medical staff.
“These are our guests and it’s our moral duty to help them. We have decided to take care of them till they reunite with families,” said Zahid Ahmad, an attendant.
The district administration has also deputed a team of officials headed by Sub-District Magistrate Srinagar, Hanief Balki to ensure yatris get all the healthcare facilities. (mjvamik.hassan@gmail.com)



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