Relocated MRI unit at SMHS gives tough time to patients

Relocated MRI unit at SMHS gives tough time to patients

By Nazima Sidiq Bijbehara: The SMHS Hospital has resumed Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan facility which had been damaged in the 2014 floods, but attendants complain that moving a patient to the relocated MRI unit was no mean a task. The facility, which was earlier housed in the main building of the hospital, has been […]

Three surgeries at SMHS can’t restore pellet victim’s vision

Three surgeries at SMHS can’t restore pellet victim’s vision

Sopore: “It was only for the first nine days after my son was blinded when people used to visit us, but now nobody comes. We are very poor, nobody comes to help us,” said Rukhsana, mother of 19-year-old Imtiyaz Ahmad Sofi, an auto mechanic by profession until he was blinded by pellets fired by government […]

Pellets leave Pulwama siblings blind in one eye

Pellets leave Pulwama siblings blind in one eye

By ZIA-UL-HAQ PULWAMA: Riyaz Ahmad Bhat lived a comfortable life in the multi-storey house he owned in Karimabad village in Pulwama. A fruit grower and trader, he tried to provide the best education to his two teenaged sons, Asif and Adil. But for the past four months the only concern he has is for the […]

Heating system at SMHS leaves patients cold at night

Heating system at SMHS leaves patients cold at night

Srinagar: Mohammad Habibullah Khan (name changed), 70, suffering from an acute chest respiratory disease, is resting on a bed in one of the wards at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital beneath several layers of bedding warmed by a Kangri. His wife Hameeda Begum has folded her arms as she shivers from the cold inside the […]

Education of girls? Ask the daughters of Ghulam Mohammad

Education of girls? Ask the daughters of Ghulam Mohammad

Srinagar: On a wooden bookshelf, a bunch of notebooks and half-a-dozen textbooks lie scattered, seemingly untouched, for the past two months. “No one attends to them now,” says 20-year-old Afiya Mohammad (not her real name). “The books are lying in the same position as I left them.” Afiya, a Srinagar resident and second-year undergraduate student, […]

9-yr-old, Kohli’s fan, blinded by pellets in right eye

9-yr-old, Kohli’s fan, blinded by pellets in right eye

SRINAGAR: Mueen Mushtaq is 9 years old. On his face are dark glasses and his bed is one of the several in the ophthalmology ward of SMHS hospital. The boy who lived in Rozabal locality of Khanyar area in Srinagar, has had four pellets removed from his right eye but chances of his recovering vision […]

SMHS doctors say many injured in eye by pellets will regain useful vision

SMHS doctors say many injured in eye by pellets will regain useful vision

SRINAGAR: Ophthalmologists at SMHS hospital in Srinagar have said that patients with pellet injuries in eye will not be able to regain eyesight completely, but due to the hard work of doctors many of them have regained useful vision. The doctors said that many patients who had gone outside the state for treatment at hospitals […]

DAK raises Rs 16.7 lakh in donations for injured

Srinagar: Dr Mir Mushtaq, spokesperson of the Doctors’ Association of Kashmir (DAK), said in a statement to the press on Friday that during the current unrest the DAK has raised an amount of Rs 16.7 lakh from donations from the doctor fraternity and other donors both in and outside Jammu and Kashmir. Of this money, […]

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