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. […]

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 […]

16 projects under AMRUT sanctioned for city

16 projects under AMRUT sanctioned for city

SRINAGAR: As many as 16 projects costing Rs. 234 crore have been sanctioned under AMRUT for Srinagar city and out of these work on four has been started. Also the Rs. 3600 crore Smart City project is being submitted to Centre for approval under which 101 projects of city development would be taken. This was […]

4 new Operation Theaters at LD Hospital await inauguration since 2014

4 new Operation Theaters at LD Hospital await inauguration since 2014

By Nazima Sidiq SRINAGAR: Two years have elapsed since four operation theaters (OTs) were established in the new block of Lal Ded Hospital, the main maternity healthcare facility in Kashmir but inordinate delay to make them functional is causing huge trouble to doctors and patients. On an average, sixty surgeries are carried out in the […]

Braving ‘moody’ troops, LD hospital staffer travels 50km to work

Braving ‘moody’ troops, LD hospital staffer travels 50km to work

By Ubeer Naqushbandi SRINAGAR: Mehraj-ud-din Malik, 35, is a nursing orderly at Medical Record Section of Srinagar’s Lalla Ded maternity hospital. He travels more than 50 kilometres from Gund village in Ganderbal district to reach LD hospital at Wazirbagh in Srinagar. The journey from home to office is arduous.  In between stand a number of […]

Besieged at birth

Besieged at birth

By Ubeer Naqushbandi    Srinagar: “This boy came into the world in a war-like situation. I hope he will be a harbinger of peace,” said Rafeeqa, 27, of her first child, born at Srinagar’s Lalla Ded maternity hospital. “It is altogether a different feeling: becoming a mother,” she said. Two days before, when Rafeeqa had […]

‘These injuries will become part of folklore’

‘These injuries will become part of folklore’

Srinagar: The Medical Faculty Association [MFA] on Wednesday held a silent sit-in protest at the Government Medical College (GMC) against the killings of civilians and the indiscriminate use of pellet guns in Kashmir. Wearing white aprons with one eye blindfolded, the members of MFA held up banners and placards that read, ‘Stop mayhem of deaths, […]

Govt hospitals, colleges top water tariff defaulters

Govt hospitals, colleges top water tariff defaulters

SRINAGAR: Srinagar’s SMHS hospital, followed by Lal Ded Hospital, GB Pant Hospital, JLNM Hospital, and Government Medical College Srinagar, and Government Women’s College Srinagar, the valley’s oldest college SP College, the Kashmir Government Polytechnic College, and KD Research Centre Srinagar and Nigeen Club together owe a sum of Rs 60.85 lakh as unpaid water tariff […]