Kashmir communications blackout is putting patients at risk, doctors warnBMJ 2019; 366 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l5204 (Published 19 August 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5204
- Elisabeth Mahase
- The BMJ
Doctors have warned that the current situation in Indian administered Kashmir, where the government has imposed a security lockdown and communications blackout, is preventing people from seeking medical help.
In a rapid response sent to The BMJ,1 a group of 18 doctors from across India warned that the “grim” situation had led to a “blatant denial of the right to healthcare.”
In the letter, which has been coordinated by Ramani Atkuri, a public health consultant in Madhya Pradesh, the doctors called for …