Srinagar, Feb 28: Several regional political political parties on Tuesday slammed the government for stripping the SKIMS Soura of its autonomy and handing it over to Health and Medical Education department.
Taking to Twitter, CPI(M) senior leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami said stripping SKIMS of its autonomy will have an adverse impact on patient care and research as well.
He said it will affect the efficient decision-making process and inter-departmental coordination.
“Over the years, SKIMS has provided patient care much better than other facilities in the region. Stripping what little autonomy this top-tier institution had will have an adverse impact on both the patient care and research. Also, it will affect the efficient decision-making process and inter-departmental coordination,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, National Conference’s chief spokesperson Tanvir Sadiq said the move runs opposite to government’s minimum government and maximum governance slogan
He said SKIMS has gone beyond delivering the state of art health care in producing skilled manpower including doctors, paramedics and technicians.
“The Institute was kept out of government control to ensure efficiency and fast deliverance of facilities,” he said in a statement,” he said.
He also said undermining the autonomy of SKIMS by bringing it under the administrative control of the health department also runs opposite to the government’s minimum government and maximum governance slogan.