Doctors abandon AYUSH Center, leave patients in lurch

Doctors abandon AYUSH Center, leave patients in lurch

Srinagar: Hundreds of patients were left waiting for doctors at Ayurveda Yoga and Naturopathy Unani Siddha and Homeopathic (AYUSH) unit in Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial (JLNM )hospital, Rainawari, as the medics were engaged in preparations for reception of a minister. Hordes of patients arrived at the hospital throughout the day, many of them on the advance […]

Poor girls promised marriage assistance, offered assurances

Poor girls promised marriage assistance, offered assurances

SRINAGAR: The state marriage assistance scheme (SMAS) launched with pomp and show has failed to accrue benefit to the girls who complain that even after getting married they have been deprived of the promised monetary assistance. Under the scheme, the eligible girls above 18 years of age, can receive one time financial assistance of Rs […]

Food safety authority bans health supplement Grorich

Srinagar: Food Safety and Standard Authority of Jammu and Kashmir has banned the health supplement Grorich. In exercise of powers conferred by clause (a) of subsection (2) of section 30 of Food Safety and Standard Act 2006, the authority banned the manufacturing, storage, distribution of the product with immediate effect. A sample of the product […]

Food testing sans crucial laboratory

Food testing sans crucial laboratory

SRINAGAR: Drug and Food Testing laboratory in Srinagar is yet to install inductively coupled plasma mass spectrophotometer (ICP-MS) despite assuring the court that it would be installed within two to three days from the date of hearing of a case related to it. The officers had on July 29 deposed before the court that the […]

Drugmulla bridge awaits completion for 15 years

Drugmulla bridge awaits completion for 15 years

SRINAGAR: For one and half decades, the construction work is continuing at snail’s pace in Dragmulla area of north Kashmir over a 450-meters vital bridge. The bridge would reconnect Hatmulla, Shatwari, Krishpora, Nagri and Gushi villages with Drugmulla. “The work on the bridge was started during the year 2002 and till now only a little […]

Pay anomaly—SMHS resident doctors go on indefinite strike

Pay anomaly—SMHS resident doctors go on indefinite strike

SRINAGAR: Senior and junior resident doctors of SMHS Hospital have gone on indefinite strike against deductions made in their monthly salaries without any intimation to them. The doctors complained that they have been deceived by the higher-ups regarding pay structures for the last three years. However, on Wednesday, instead of hiking their salaries, the doctors […]

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