Srinagar, October 07 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, at least a dozen patients have died because they could not call an ambulance and reach the hospital on time, the majority of them with heart-related disease.

Dr Sadaat in a Kashmir hospital who did not want to be identified by his full name out of fear said, “At least a dozen patients have died because they could not call an ambulance or could not reach the hospital on time.’’

Doctors at Sri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital in Srinagar, Kashmir’s biggest city, said there had been a 50 per cent dip in the number of surgeries in the past two months because of the restrictions and drug shortages.

Several young doctors said their work have been particularly hampered by the loss of mobile phone service. When they needed help from senior doctors, they lost precious time racing around the hospital searching for them.


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