Drop-out rate increasing at LD Hospital due to stress and fear

Drop-out rate increasing at LD Hospital due to stress and fear

Srinagar: The physical assault on a female doctor at Lal Ded (LD) Hospital two days ago has brought into the open the sort of threats and stress that doctors at the hospital routinely face. According to the doctors, the drop-out rate of junior doctors has increased manifold in Kashmir’s lone maternity specialty – LD Hospital […]

Attendants beat up doctor after stillbirth at LD Hospital

Attendants beat up doctor after stillbirth at LD Hospital

Police register case into death of newborn SRINAGAR: Police on Monday registered a case into the death of newborn at Lal Ded Hospital after the family complained of ‘negligence’ of doctors during the delivery. A female doctor was also physically assaulted and beaten up by attendants after 32-year-old Shaheena of Chadoora, who was admitted at […]

9 boys blinded in one eye by pellets fired in Kulgam

9 boys blinded in one eye by pellets fired in Kulgam

Srinagar: A dozen persons inured in firing of live ammunition and pellets by government forces in Kulgam on Saturday are at present admitted in hospitals in Srinagar after hit by pellets and bullets in vital organs, including their eyes. According to doctors at SMHS hospital, nine boys have lost vision in one eye after being […]

Food Safety Officers forced to work as helpers, clerks

Food Safety Officers forced to work as helpers, clerks

Commissioner says decision meant to help officers work as a team Srinagar: The Drug and Food Control Organisation (DFCO) has forced Food Safety Officers (FSOs) appointed last year to work as helpers and clerks at its headquarters, instead of posting them in different districts to monitor food adulteration and violations of the Food Safety and […]

After PMO intervention, govt to replace top health officials in J&K

After PMO intervention, govt to replace top health officials in J&K

Director NHM & Dir AIDS to be shown the door, HoDs, CMOs, BMOs and MS of hospitals to be replaced Srinagar: Intervention by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has led to the J&K government mulling a major reshuffle in the Health and Medical Education Department. Official sources told Kashmir Reader that following complaints and media […]

Now, Class 10 pass can treat patients in rural areas

Now, Class 10 pass can treat patients in rural areas

GoI approves 18-month Allopathy training course, medical professionals protest Srinagar: The Government of India has approved an 18-month training course in Allopathic medicine to those who have passed Class 10, to enable them to treat ailing people in rural areas. The course, named ‘Community Medical Services and Essential Drugs’, will be run by the autonomous […]

Guest dies on live program on DD Kashir

Guest dies on live program on DD Kashir

Writer, Prof Rita Jitendra was former secretary of Cultural Academy Srinagar: A leading educationist and writer, Prof Dr Rita Jitendra Monday died in the studios of Doordarshan Kendra Srinagar while speaking in a live broadcast of ‘Good Morning J&K’ program. Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital, Dr Saleem Tak told Kashmir Reader that she was brought dead […]

Writer Prof Rita dies on DD Kashir’s live program

Writer Prof Rita dies on DD Kashir’s live program

Srinagar: A leading educationist and writer, Prof Dr Rita Jitendra on Monday died in the studios of Doordarshan Kendra Srinagar while speaking in a live broadcast of Good Morning J&K program. Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital, Dr Saleem Tak told Kashmir Reader that she was brought dead and have died due to sudden cardiac arrest. “The […]

Of 34 doctors appointed, only 7 working in Gurez hospitals

Acute shortage of doctors forces DC Bandipora to appeal for volunteers SRINAGAR: The hospitals of Gurez area in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district are facing an acute shortage of doctors. Only seven doctors are presently working in the health centres of the tehsil as against the 34 appointed for it. Official sources told Kashmir Reader that […]

No scrutiny in GMC Srinagar for dubious candidates for promotions

No scrutiny in GMC Srinagar for dubious candidates for promotions

Srinagar: Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar is yet to come up with a policy to scrutinize credentials of in-service candidates for their promotion to technical posts. In February, Principal GMC Srinagar, Dr Samia Rashid has said that they are working out a mechanism to screen degrees and diplomas of non-technical employees who are seeking promotion […]