With no regulating body, IVF clinics flourish in state

With no regulating body, IVF clinics flourish in state

Srinagar: The state Health Department has failed to formulate a regulatory body to keep the illegal infertility clinics and treatment centres in check as required by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) guidelines. According to the ICMR, it has not given approval to any J&K in-vitro fertility (IVF) clinic or centre under its National Registry […]

Committee for implementing doctors’ private practice ban complete non-starter

Committee for implementing doctors’ private practice ban complete non-starter

Srinagar: A monitoring committee formed last year to implement the ban on doctors’ private practice has not held even a single meeting despite the state government’s receiving several complaints of many medical practitioners engaged in bending the law. In August last year, the health department reconstituted a four-member expert committee to implement prohibitory orders on […]

CM asks for Dr Ahangar’s ‘performance report’

CM asks for Dr Ahangar’s ‘performance report’

Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has directed officials of Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura to submit a “performance report” of the ousted Director, Dr AG Ahangar within one month to discuss it in the next Governing Council meeting. Dr Ahangar, who was removed by the government after three senior doctors of SKIMS were […]

Doctors threaten state-wide stir as SKIMS deadlock continues

Doctors threaten state-wide stir as SKIMS deadlock continues

Srinagar: The resident doctors’ strike continued at the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura for the fourth day on Friday, leaving healthcare services to remain badly affected. The Jammu and Kashmir Doctors’ Coordination Committee (JKDCC) on Friday threatened to start a state-wide agitation in case the government failed to reinstate the ousted SKIMS Director, […]