Doctor-pharma nexus sabotaging affordable drug scheme for poor

Doctor-pharma nexus sabotaging affordable drug scheme for poor

Srinagar: The Pradhan Mantri Janaushadhi Pariyojana, a Government of India scheme to open affordable drug stores for poor patients, is facing strong opposition from the influential nexus of doctors and pharmaceutical companies in Jammu and Kashmir. According to official sources, the pharma-doctor nexus, run by some private pharmaceutical companies in connivance with doctors and government […]

Govt directs GMC Sgr to discard flood-hit equipment without delay

Govt directs GMC Sgr to discard flood-hit equipment without delay

Srinagar: The J&K Government has asked the administration of all hospitals associated with Government Medical College Srinagar to discard all flood-affected equipment and devices immediately. Last week, Kashmir Reader carried a story highlighting failure of the government to clear a huge junk of “condemned” machines from associated hospitals of GMC Srinagar even after more than […]

Doctors still elude rural hospitals as fast-track recruitment fails

Doctors still elude rural hospitals as fast-track recruitment fails

Srinagar: Rural hospitals in J&K continue to face a shortage of more than a thousand doctors, as the “fast-track recruitment” of medical officers to make up for this shortage has run into problems. As per official sources, there is a shortage of 1,120 doctors in hospitals in rural areas for several years now. The recruitment […]