Medical (Un)Ethics: Undermining the Hippocratic Oath?

Medical (Un)Ethics: Undermining the Hippocratic Oath?

By Mashooq Yousuf Malik Days before, I overheard a conversation of a group of girls at my university campus. One of them complained to others “doctors these days fail to diagnose even the palpable of ailments, yet provide prescriptions.” Being a sacrosanct profession, the profession of a doctor distinguishes its successors as a noble one. […]

Kerala in the grip of viral fever, 103 deaths so far

Kerala in the grip of viral fever, 103 deaths so far

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With over 100 deaths being reported since January in Kerala due to various types of fevers, government on Sunday appealed to the people to join the government’s mass sanitation drive on a war footing. According to Health Department sources here, as many as 103 people, including women and children, have succumbed to various types […]

No effect of blacklisting threat, hospitals still short of essential drugs

No effect of blacklisting threat, hospitals still short of essential drugs

SRINAGAR: Two months have passed since the Jammu and Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation (JKMSC) threatened to blacklist pharmaceutical companies and debar them from participating in tenders for five years, but rural hospitals continue to suffer shortage of vital drugs. The JKMSC was made operational last year, with the claim that it will ensure accountability, quality, […]

SMHS doctors’ strike enters Day 2, no action against cop yet

SMHS doctors’ strike enters Day 2, no action against cop yet

SRINAGAR: The strike call given by doctors of Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital entered the second day on Thursday. The doctors assembled at the lawns of the Government Medical College Srinagar and held a sit-in protest to demand an FIR against and suspension of the Station House Officer (SHO) of Ram Munshi Bagh police […]

No anti-rabies vaccine available in Baramulla hospitals

No anti-rabies vaccine available in Baramulla hospitals

Baramulla: Anti-rabies vaccines are not available in most of the hospitals in Baramulla district. The shortage forces the patients to purchase alternative drugs from open market. The chief medical officer (CMO), Baramulla, Bashir Ahmad Chalkoo said that he will collect the information from the hospitals about the vaccines. “I think anti rabbis injections are available […]

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