Rewarding private practice!
Omar Abdullah's government appointed Kashmir's most 'famous' private practitioner as Director of the prestigious Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura at a time when politicians were running jihad against private practice of physicians and State Vigilance Organisation had raided clinics and booked noted clinicians in criminal cases. Now that Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's government was talking much against private practice of government doctors, same government has appointed another busiest pediatric clinician as Principal of Government Medical College Srinagar. This not only lends recognition and sanctity to the illegal private practice but also signifies the huge gap between what our political leaders say and do. Crass hypocrisy!