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3110 deaths reported in SMHS Hospital till November this year – Greater Kashmir


Srinagar, Dec 25: In a startling revelation, the dying toll at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital in the summertime capital has surged to 3110 deaths until November this 12 months.

In accordance with 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 scenario within the area.

The official knowledge has been obtained by MM Shuja via an RTI utility filed within the SMHS Hospital Srinagar.

The breakdown of deaths in 2023 contains 82 in radiation oncology, 211 in surgical, two in ENT, one every in dermatology and burn items. These alarming numbers have sparked issues among the many public and raised questions in regards to 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, masking grownup, transportable, 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 building 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 inside 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 in regards to 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 via RTI.

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