At Lal Ded Hospital, nothing is free for pregnant women

At Lal Ded Hospital, nothing is free for pregnant women

SRINAGAR: At Lal Ded maternity hospital, nothing comes free for pregnant woman—the supposed beneficiaries of the New Delhi-sponsored ‘Janani Shishu Shuraksha Karikaram’ (JSSK). The National Health Mission (NHM) programme, the aim of which is to provide free medical facilities to expecting mothers during their stay at the hospital, have to pay for medical investigations, while […]

How trainee medicos (mis)handle critical cases at Lal Ded Hospital

How trainee medicos (mis)handle critical cases at Lal Ded Hospital

SRINAGAR: At Lal Ded Hospital, the emergency services are left in the evenings to inexperienced interns and postgraduate medicos who are unable to handle critical cases in absence of senior doctors. Ambreen Khan is a case in point. The 33-year-old woman was brought to the hospital in the third month of her pregnancy. Bleeding profusely, […]

Medical Supplies Corporation supplies substandard drugs

Medical Supplies Corporation supplies substandard drugs

SRINAGAR: Drugs of substandard quality and drugs banned by leading hospitals are being supplied to the SMHS Hospital here by the Jammu and Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation Limited (JKMSCL). Several patients have had a reaction to such drugs and doctors have sent them back for quality check. But the minister for health and medical education, […]

Hemophiliacs to move court if drugs not supplied by today

Hemophiliacs to move court if drugs not supplied by today

Srinagar: The Hemophilia Society is going to move court against the Jammu and Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation Limited (JKMSCL) if quality medicines were not made available to them at the Hemophilia Day Care Centre of the SMHS Hospital by Friday. About 270 hemophilia patients have been suffering for the past two-and-a-half months because of the […]

2,174 persons provided security in state

2,174 persons provided security in state

Srinagar: The government on Thursday informed the House that about 2,174 persons in the state were being provided protection. “About 1,362 categorised protected persons are being provided security in the form of PSOs/vehicles/hotel accommodations. Besides, 812 uncategorised persons are being provided security cover while 284 uncategorised protected persons (are) availing hotel accommodations only,” the minister […]

‘No plans to grant industrial status to agri, horti sectors’

SRINAGAR: The state government has no plans to grant industrial status to the agriculture and horticulture sectors in Jammu and Kashmir, saying such a move will deprive the two priority sectors of availing benefits and concessions under Centrally Sponsored Schemes and state schemes. In a written reply, the minister in-charge for horticulture informed the Legislative […]

Restriction imposed on sewage disposal into water bodies: Govt

Restriction imposed on sewage disposal into water bodies: Govt

Srinagar: The government said on Wednesday that restrictions have been imposed on the disposal of human sewage into the water bodies. In response to the question asked by minister for Public Health Engineering, Irrigation and Flood Control, Anjum Fazili, legislator Sham Lal Choudhary informed the House that the government “has enforced restriction on the disposal […]

Health checkup reveals most JK legislators are hypertensive

Health checkup reveals most JK legislators are hypertensive

Srinagar: A health checkup carried out during the ongoing Assembly session has shown that most legislators participating in the ongoing Assembly session are hypertensive. At a medical camp organised by the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir and Chief Medical Officer Srinagar during the session, the doctors found stress, respiratory tract infections, stomach disorders, and diabetes […]

Peer Bagh murder case: Court gives police 10 days to complete investigation

Peer Bagh murder case: Court gives police 10 days to complete investigation

Budgam: The principal district and session judge here on Monday gave the police 10 days to wind up investigation in the Peer Bagh murder case of engineering student Owais Bashir Malik, whose body was found near a railway track at Humhama in January. The judge directed the additional superintendent of police Budgam, Pamarvir Singh, “to […]

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