Welfare schemes for pregnant women reneging on promises

Welfare schemes for pregnant women reneging on promises

Budgam/Srinagar: The J&K health department may boast of the award it received for improvement in primary and secondary healthcare, but schemes like the Janani Suraksha Yojna (JSK) and Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) are still a failure in many districts. In Budgam, a large number of pregnant women admitted for deliveries at government hospitals have […]

Accountability Commission initiates action against Health Dept, JKMSCL

Accountability Commission initiates action against Health Dept, JKMSCL

Srinagar: The State Accountability Commission (SAC) on Thursday initiated proceedings against the JK Health Department and the JK Medical Supplies Corporation Limited (JKMSCL) for supplying emergency drugs to hospitals without quality check. The proceedings were announced today by a full bench of the SAC comprising Chairman Justice Bashir Ahmad Khan and Justices JP Singh and […]

Srinagar hospitals running short of ‘every item’, even saline and gauze

Srinagar hospitals running short of ‘every item’, even saline and gauze

Srinagar: Six tertiary-care hospitals associated with Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar are facing an acute shortage of emergency drugs and consumables as the Medical Supplies Corporation has failed to replenish essential stock despite repeated requests. Official sources told Kashmir Reader that the Jammu and Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation Limited (JKMSCL) has delayed the tendering process […]

2016 pellet victims run risk of PTSD as Health dept dumps rehab programme

2016 pellet victims run risk of PTSD as Health dept dumps rehab programme

Srinagar: Hundreds of pellet victims injured during the 2016 uprising are at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as the government’s health department has discontinued its rehabilitation plan. Rendering the survivors highly vulnerable to PTSD, the health department has stopped its much-hyped, community-based counselling programme. “Some of the survivors who come for follow-up treatment […]

MHA breaches RTI by refusing information about ‘Human Shield’ SOPs

MHA breaches RTI by refusing information about ‘Human Shield’ SOPs

Srinagar: Almost four months after the Human shield controversy sprouted in Kashmir, the Minister of Home Affairs has stonewalled information under Right to Information Act about the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) governing such situations. The Ministry has refused to disclose the information about the Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) employed by forces in conflict areas where […]

Doctor to file defamation suit against news portal, newspaper

Doctor to file defamation suit against news portal, newspaper

SRINAGAR: A paediatrician accused by a news portal and an Urdu newspaper of medical negligence at Sopore Hospital has said he will file a defamation suit against both the news organisations. Dr Suhail Naik, a child specialist posted at Sub-district Hospital, Sopore, told Kashmir Reader that he had explained his version to the health department […]