Protesters lock hospital gate to protest lack of medicos

Protesters lock hospital gate to protest lack of medicos

Ishfaq Reshi Budgam: Protestors on Thursday morning padlocked the main gate of a sub-district hospital at Nagam village in Budgam district to protest the alleged non-availability of the doctors and other facilities. Protesters told Kashmir Reader that there was no medical help available during night hours in the hospital. They also demanded posting a paediatrician […]

Rural hospitals suffer shortage of vital drugs, blame JKMSC for disarray

Rural hospitals suffer shortage of vital drugs, blame JKMSC for disarray

Anantnag: Even as the government made operational the Jammu and Kashmir medical supplies corporation (JKMSC)  last year claiming it will ensure accountability, quality and time bound arrival of drugs to the hospitals at fair rates, the major rural hospitals continue to face the shortage of important drugs, laboratory reagents and surgical items. Officials working in […]

LD hospital takes alibi of faulty elevator for dysfunctional OTs

LD hospital takes alibi of faulty elevator for dysfunctional OTs

Nazima Sidiq SRINAGAR: Failing to meet deadline of making four hi-tech Operational Theatres functional within 20 days, the hospital authorities at Lal Ded Hospital have linked the delay to the non-functioning of elevator. The four OT’s were set-up in 2014 at new block of the hospital but are dysfunctional despite huge requirement at the hospital. […]

Hypertension: A Silent Killer

Hypertension: A Silent Killer

By Wazira Firdous Ansari Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure. It develops when there are difficulties in getting the blood through your body. It may occur due to the narrowing of your arteries or some kind of blockage. If the problem stays, the heart has to work twice as hard to pump your […]

Drug mafia sabotaging use of generic drugs in Kashmir: DAK

Drug mafia sabotaging use of generic drugs in Kashmir: DAK

SRINAGAR: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Wednesday said that drug mafia is sabotaging generic drugs use in Kashmir. President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that drug mafia is preventing affordable generic drugs from reaching the poor. “There is a deep-rooted nexus between doctors and pharma companies that is keeping generic drugs away […]

Dysfunctional elevator greets patients at Lal Ded hospital

Dysfunctional elevator greets patients at Lal Ded hospital

Nazima Sidiq SRINAGAR: The elevator in new building of the largest maternity hospital of Kashmir—Lal Ded Maternity hospital—is dysfunctional for several weeks causing immense trouble to the patients and their attendants. The lack of lift facility is forcing pregnant ladies and caesarian patients to climb up staircases for several stories. The patients unable to climb […]

54 students injured in clashes with troops in Pulwama

54 students injured in clashes with troops in Pulwama

Pulwama: Dozens of students of Government Degree College (Boys) Pulwama were injured on Saturday in clashes with government forces that erupted over the presence of a CRPF vehicle near the college. Witnesses said that special operations group (SOG) of police and CRPF in the afternoon laid a naka outside the college and placed two armoured […]

Students injured by pellets, teargas shells, gun butts

Students injured by pellets, teargas shells, gun butts

Srinagar: Some of the students of Degree College Pulwama who were injured on Saturday in police action said that police and paramilitary troops entered their college and attacked them with gun butts. Zeeshan Bhat, a student of the college, is admitted in the critical care unit of SMHS hospital in Srinagar. He said that he […]

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