Every female doctor in rural hospitals deployed in maternity ward

Every female doctor in rural hospitals deployed in maternity ward

Srinagar: The theory and practice in rural hospitals of Kashmir is this: if the doctor is female, then the place for her is the maternity ward. Official sources told Kashmir Reader that hundreds of female doctors, whatever be their qualification and specialty, even if Unani and Ayurvedic medicine, are being made to handle cases that […]

Central schemes helping doctors escape transfer, rural postings for years

Central schemes helping doctors escape transfer, rural postings for years

Srinagar: Hundreds of doctors working under central government schemes in Jammu and Kashmir have been escaping mandatory transfers and rural postings for years, while uninterruptedly enjoying coveted postings. Official sources told Kashmir Reader that the J&K Health Department has violated all service and transfer rules by posting “influential doctors” at coveted positions under various health […]

Ad-hoc administrators toss away due procedures

Ad-hoc administrators toss away due procedures

Srinagar: Administration of healthcare in Jammu and Kashmir is plagued with the policy of ad-hoc appointments, with nearly 100 medical officers and consultants posted as temporary administrators for several years, in violation of promotion and recruitment rules. As per official records, most of the administrative posts including Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors, Chief Medical Officers, Medical […]

IUST suspends 4 students over ‘toxic gas’ attack

IUST suspends 4 students over ‘toxic gas’ attack

Srinagar: The Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora has suspended four students of International Business for allegedly attacking their colleagues with ‘toxic gas’ last week. According to officials, an internal inquiry into the incident that happened on October 25 has found four first-year students of International Business guilty of releasing toxic gas in a […]

Government yet to rehabilitate Athwajan quarry workers

Government yet to rehabilitate Athwajan quarry workers

Srinagar: The government has failed to rehabilitate thousands of workers and some 300 quarry owners affected by the ban of quarrying in the city overskirts. Last year, the government banned mining activities in Athwajan and Pantha Chowk area citing ecological dangers. Subsequently, the J&K High Court had asked the government to rehabilitate workers and owners […]

Govt indecisive on axing 200 absent doctors

Govt indecisive on axing 200 absent doctors

SRINAGAR: The government is still indecisive about nearly 200 absent doctors in J&K as they continue to illegally abandon their services from different healthcare institutions despite several reminders and notices served to them by the health department. Official sources told Kashmir Reader that hospitals run by the directorate of health services in Kashmir and Jammu […]