Above 100 dealers stop drug supply to Medical Supplies Corp

Above 100 dealers stop drug supply to Medical Supplies Corp

Srinagar: More than 100 dealers of essential drugs and medical equipment have stopped supplies to the Jammu and Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation Limited (JKMSCL) following delay in payment for the past three years. Official sources told Kashmir Reader that JKMSCL dealers have decided to stay away from the tendering process of drugs and medical equipment. […]

Crime Branch begins probe into NHM scam

Crime Branch begins probe into NHM scam

Srinagar: The Crime Branch Kashmir has started investigations into the alleged scam in National Health Mission (NHM), related mainly to kickbacks for contractual appointments and choice postings during the years 2017 and 2018. The investigating agency has sought voluminous records from the current NHM Director, Bhupinder Kumar, about employees recruited and transferred during the tenure […]

Scam in NHM put on back burner

Scam in NHM put on back burner

Srinagar: The scam over recruitment and transfers in the National Health Mission (NHM) J&K has been put in cold storage by the government. Complaints registered with the State Vigilance Commission and the JK Police’s Crime Branch, accusing former NHM directors of serious corruption, have been left as pending. As per official documents, nearly 122 contractual […]

Snowfall brings added troubles to patients in Valley hospitals

Snowfall brings added troubles to patients in Valley hospitals

Srinagar: Hundreds of patients admitted in hospitals of Srinagar had to face tough situation due to the absence of medical staff, lack of central heating and transport facilities. According to attendants, all health institutions including tertiary care hospitals SKIMS Soura, SMHS, Lal Ded, GB Pant and CD Hospital here remained affected causing immense inconvenience to […]

Shakti Sweets’ manufacturing unit sealed for ‘processing sweets in unhygienic conditions’, running illegally

Shakti Sweets’ manufacturing unit sealed for ‘processing sweets in unhygienic conditions’, running illegally

Srinagar: The Food Department on Friday sealed the manufacturing unit of a leading sweet shop Shakti Sweets in Residency Road for running without a license since 2013. The unit was also processing the food and sweets in unhygienic condition. According to officials a team of Food Safety Officers, headed by Commissioner Commissioner Food Safety, Dr […]

Drugs not available at SMHS cost a fortune in open market

Drugs not available at SMHS cost a fortune in open market

Srinagar: The shortage of drugs at SMHS Hospital has left some poor families in debt, so costly it is proving to purchase the drugs from the open market. Mushtaq Ahmad from Langate area of north Kashmir said he spent nearly Rs 1 lakh on his father’s treatment after he was admitted to SMHS Hospital three […]

Patients wait endlessly for simple tests at SMHS Hospital

Patients wait endlessly for simple tests at SMHS Hospital

Srinagar: Mushtaq Ahmad, 40, looks desperate and exhausted as he carries his three-year-old injured son at the SMHS Hospital casualty. The kid is restless and sobs continuously while the parents feel helpless. The feed they were carrying for the child has also finished. With the cold shivering them down and the child growing impatient, they […]

Parties lure independents in bid for Mayor’s post

Parties lure independents in bid for Mayor’s post

Srinagar: A no-holds-barred contest for the Srinagar Mayor post has begun, with Independents being the prime catch. Some of them have been offered money as well, or so they say. Independent candidates who talked to Kashmir Reader said that party leaders of BJP, Congress and People’s Conference have all been luring them to get their […]

Patients ferried across busy road on trolleys, wheelchairs outside SMHS

Patients ferried across busy road on trolleys, wheelchairs outside SMHS

Srinagar: Patient after patient is carried out – one in a bloodstained trolley doubling as an ambulance, another in a relative’s lap, a third in a broken wheelchair while intravenous line and catheter are still attached to the patient. This is the common scene outside Kashmir’s premier health institution, SMHS Hospital, where doctors have to […]

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