Critical-care ambulances in short supply in Kashmir

Critical-care ambulances in short supply in Kashmir

Srinagar: Several district hospitals are still awaiting the critical-care ambulances promised to them many months ago. Kashmir’s main maternity hospital, Lal Ded, does not have one. In 2014, its lone critical-care ambulance was damaged in the floods. It has not been replaced yet, Medial Superintendent of the hospital, Dr Nazir, told Kashmir Reader. His predecessor, […]

Doctor bodies condemn ‘hooligan’ attack on ambulance driver

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir and Society of Dental Surgeons J&K (SDSJK) has strongly condemned the assault on the ambulance driver of PHC Laar, Ganderbal who they said after ferrying the patients was beaten to pulp by some miscreants at the hospital. “The hooligans not only manhandled the driver but harassed the staff on duty along […]

Ambulances shortage in Budgam hits referrals from health centres

Ambulances shortage in Budgam hits referrals from health centres

By Ishfaq Reshi Budgam: Unavailability of ambulances at majority of health centres in central Kashmir’s Budgam district is hitting the healthcare system in the area and compelling patients to hire private transport in emergency situations. According to official records there are 72 ambulances available for 180 health centers of the district falling in10 medical blocks, […]

Between departments, critical care ambulances go missing

Between departments, critical care ambulances go missing

By Sumiya Shah Srinagar: It is a curious case of missing ambulances. The Jammu and Kashmir Medical Supplies and Corporation Limited (JKMSCL) is claiming that it has provided 11 critical-care ambulances to the health department but the health department is denying the claim. Managing Director of JKMSCL, Dr Yashpal Sharma, while talking to Kashmir Reader […]

Stolen ambulance recovered from Budgam

Stolen ambulance recovered from Budgam

Srinagar: An ambulance which was stolen by some unknown persons from Srinagar, was Wednesday recovered by Budgam police from Wadwan area, a statement said. On 10th of January 2017, driver of an ambulance vehicle Mohammad Ibrahim Bhat resident of Vizer Baramulla reported in Police Station Karan Nagar that an ambulance bearing registration number JK01P/4492 of […]

Ambulance of Al-Hilal diagnostic center stolen from Srinagar

Ambulance of Al-Hilal diagnostic center stolen from Srinagar

Srinagar: An ambulance belonging to Al-Hilal Diagnostic Center, Karan Nagar has been stolen during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday. Al-Hilal is the medical division of Jammu and Kashmir Yateem Foundation. “The ambulance bearing number JK01P-4492, was parked outside the diagnostic center and the driver was putting up in the diagnostic center for the […]

Govt ambulance stolen from Srinagar

Govt ambulance stolen from Srinagar

Srinagar: An ambulance belonging to the department of health was stolen from Srinagar, sources said on Sunday. They said that the ambulance bearing registration number JK01E- 6579 was found missing from Bemina area of the city. The department has informed the police and an alert has been sounded, sources said.