Inquiry ordered into injection fiasco at PHC Khrew

Inquiry ordered into injection fiasco at PHC Khrew

SRINAGAR: The Health Department has ordered an inquiry into an incident of alleged negligence at Primary Health Centre, Khrew in which a 45-year-old woman was “wrongly” injected a painkiller leading to adverse reaction in her. Block Medical Officer Pampore, Dr Bilquies Shah told Kashmir Reader that the matter will be thoroughly problem. “The patient is […]

People with diabetes, high BP can fast, but with caution: Dr Samia Rashid

People with diabetes, high BP can fast, but with caution: Dr Samia Rashid

SRINAGAR: People who are taking medicines for diabetes and hypertension can fast comfortably in the holy month of Ramazan, but with healthy diet and continuing with their regular medication, Principal of Government Medical College Srinagar, Dr Samia Rashid, told Kashmir Reader. She, however, cautioned that people with complications in kidney, liver or cardiovascular diseases should […]

Strike at SKIMS enters 5th day, critical patients sent back

Strike at SKIMS enters 5th day, critical patients sent back

Srinagar: Many critical patients had to go back after they were denied treatment at SKIMS Soura on Tuesday where resident doctors continued to boycott emergency duties for the fifth consecutive day. For Muhammad Ashraf of Lal Bazar, a four-day stay at SKIMS emergency ward came to an abrupt end today. “Instead of treating him, authorities […]

Patients critical, doctors on strike at SKIMS

Patients critical, doctors on strike at SKIMS

Srinagar: Cancer patient Ghulam Muhammad Rather, 52, of Saedpur village in Budgam was admitted to the Emergency Ward in SKIMS Soura nine days ago. He had to undergo tests before a fresh chemotherapy session. He is still waiting for the treatment, as the resident doctors are on strike to demand a substantial hike in their […]

International Nurses Day: At psychiatry hospital one nurse for 70 patients

International Nurses Day: At psychiatry hospital one nurse for 70 patients

SRINAGAR: Nearly 70 mentally challenged patients admitted at the government psychiatry hospital or the Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Srinagar have only one nurse to look after them in night hours. “There are six wards in the Psychiatry Hospital for different categories of inmates. Three nurses look after nearly 70 mentally challenged and aggressive […]

Bullet injuries above waist, pellet injuries in eyes

Bullet injuries above waist, pellet injuries in eyes

Srinagar: Survivors of the firing by government forces in Shopian district on Sunday said that the forces fired bullets and pellets “indiscriminately” at civilian protestors. “Police and army fired at people from all directions. They were targeting protestors to kill. Many civilians hiding in orchards were also targeted,” said Zubair Ahmad, a resident of Reban […]

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