With curfew continuing unabated for last one week in the valley, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Sunday said that strict restriction on movement is putting patients at risk. President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said one of the critical fallouts of the lock-down has been the sufferings of patients.
“Many patients are running out of medicines and they are not being allowed to venture out,” he said adding “patients surviving on life saving drugs are at a higher risk and are in a fix wherefrom to get medicines as all medical shops are closed.”
Dr Nisar said that those with diabetes need insulin every day which is a must for their survival.
For optimizing the dose, he said, they need frequent monitoring of blood sugar which they can’t as labs are closed.