Unable to afford medicines, woman losing her hands, feet to sclerosis

Unable to afford medicines, woman losing her hands, feet to sclerosis

Baramulla: In north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, a woman who developed systemic sclerosis (a disease akin to leprosy) has been left to fend for herself by government hospitals. It has been three years since Jana Begam, 48, wife of Abdul Rahim Malik of Limber village, Uri, contracted the disease. Initially her family took her to various […]

Doctor to file defamation suit against news portal, newspaper

Doctor to file defamation suit against news portal, newspaper

SRINAGAR: A paediatrician accused by a news portal and an Urdu newspaper of medical negligence at Sopore Hospital has said he will file a defamation suit against both the news organisations. Dr Suhail Naik, a child specialist posted at Sub-district Hospital, Sopore, told Kashmir Reader that he had explained his version to the health department […]

Suspension of absconding doctors recommended at Pattan

Suspension of absconding doctors recommended at Pattan

Baramulla: During a surprise visit Tehsildar Pattan on Friday recommend the suspension of two female doctors who were absent from their duty. Officials said that some patients had complained that doctors in SDH Pattan have been habituial of skipping their duties much to the suffering of patients. Follwing the complaints, Pattan tehsildar visited the hospital […]

‘Geelani’s haemoglobin value reducing’

‘Geelani’s haemoglobin value reducing’

Srinagar: The haemoglobin value of the ailing Syed Ali Geelani is “reducing”, said a doctor looking after the Hurriyat Conference chairman’s health. Geelani was admitted to the SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, on August 13. “Endoscopy was conducted on Geelani today at around 11 am,” said the doctor. “Report is normal.” He said […]

Govt terminates service of 150 absentee doctors

Govt terminates service of 150 absentee doctors

Srinagar: The government has terminated the services of 150 doctors who were found absent from duty and are reportedly working outside Jammu and Kashmir. Minister for Health and Medical Education Aasiya Naqash told Kashmir Reader that a termination notice would be published in newspapers soon. The PDP’s minister also called for a “debate” on whether […]

Aasiya suffers acute asthma attack in Jammu jail: DeM

Aasiya suffers acute asthma attack in Jammu jail: DeM

SRINAGAR: Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) has expressed serious concern over the deteriorating health condition of its chairperson, Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, who is languishing in Jammu jail, and slammed government for “putting her life under grave risk”. In a statement, DeM general secretary, Nahida Nasreen, said, “According to family members of Andrabi Sahiba and Sofi Fehmeeda (Aasiya’s aide), […]

Infant deaths: NHRC sends notice to UP govt, seeks report

Infant deaths: NHRC sends notice to UP govt, seeks report

New Delhi: The NHRC has sent a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over the death of several children at a state-run hospital in Gorakhpur, observing that it indicated “gross callousness” on part of the health administration. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) asked the state Chief Secretary to submit a detailed report in four […]

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