Srinagar: Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan Srinagar in collaboration with J&K State AIDS control Society Srinagar organised a programme on International Youth Day 2018. The theme of the programme was ‘safe space for youth’.
Dr Mushatq Ahmad Rather, Project Director J&K State Aids Control Society was the chief guest while as Dr Javeed Iqbal Principal Paramedical Collage was the guest of honour. Among the guests, Dr Asiya Zonal Medical Officer and Nisar Ahmad Assistant Director JKASAC Society were also present.
Near about 450 people from different youth clubs, mahila mandals and students from T K College participated in the programme.
Mohd Khalil Mir, district youth coordinator welcomed all the dignitaries and participants and briefed about the programme. The speakers from the different clubs delivered their speech regarding safe space for youth.
Prizes were distributed among the best three speakers. The project director JKSACS Dr Mushtaq Ahmad briefed about the programme, other programmes and new schemes of their society.
Rajesh Sharma Assistant Director Jammu and Kashmir State Aids Control Society (Youth) gave vote of thanks to all the dignitaries and participants for smooth conduct of the programme.
Stroke Management Centres to be established in two district hospitals: DHSK
SRINAGAR: Directorate of Health Services Kashmir has conceptualised Save Brain Initiative which aims to provide timely expert help to the patients suffering from acute strokes.
The idea is to facilitate management of such critical emergencies and cater to the ailing population right at the district level hospitals and decrease the delays and undue referrals which ultimately will help in saving precious lives.
It was revealed that a number of cerebro-vascular accidents happen in Kashmir especially in winter months thus necessitating the need for such a facility.
The objective of the initiative is to create and train the stroke management teams which will include neurologist, physician, radiologist, ER technicians and the experts serving via WhatsApp groups as Hub who together will ensure comprehensive treatment without undue delays.
Director General Health Services Dr Saleem ur Rehman said the directorate is going to establish stroke centres in two district hospitals in the initial phase after training the staff in these two hospitals. He said that modalities are being worked out for the said purpose and neurologists have been taken on board to establish these centres and to operationalise this initiative.