SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir government today said special arrangements have been made to send five persons, who were critically injured during the ongoing unrest in the Valley, to New Delhi’s AIIMS hospital for specialised treatment.
“Out of them, four patients have already been shifted to AIIMS where they have been examined and are being treated by the specialists at Rajinder Prasad Institute of Ophthalmic Sciences, for which all the arrangements have been made by the state government,” an official spokesman said.
However, he said the fifth patient, despite the advice of doctors refused to go to Delhi and instead preferred to avail treatment at Srinagar.
The spokesman said government made special arrangements to send five patients to AIIMS, New Delhi for specialised treatment at the insistence of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
The chief minister spoke to the director of AIIMS to ensure best possible treatment to these patients, he said.
A total of 2,252 people with minor and major injuries have been treated in various hospitals in the last over 10 days, the spokesman said.
“Out of them, 2,144 have been discharged after treatment and 104 injured persons are currently admitted in the hospitals and are receiving treatment,” he said, adding, doctors in various hospitals have conducted 359 surgeries.
“Out of 197 civilians who received injuries to eye, 160 have been operated upon. At present, there are 32 such patients admitted in various hospitals in Srinagar who are receiving further treatment for eye related injuries,” the spokesman said.
He said the government has ensured availability of sufficient medicines in all the hospitals so as to cater to all the injured.
It has also issued directions to the hospital authorities for providing free food to patients and their attendants, he said.
The government has appreciated the dedicated work being carried out by the doctors and the paramedical staff in all hospitals across the Valley in trying circumstances, the spokesman said.