Faulty ramp construction at Gousia hospital leaves patients in lurch

Faulty ramp construction at Gousia hospital leaves patients in lurch

SRINAGAR: Hundreds of patients coming to Government Gousia Hospital, Khanyar, face a threat to life and limb in the absence of a functional ramp for easy access to the hospital’s emergency ward and operating theatre. In such a situation, critical patients are either carried in on stretchers on their attendants’ shoulders. The hospital operates in […]

ULB polls: Only one vote polled at Lokut Dal ward of SMC

Srinagar: Only a single vote has been cast till noon at the polling booth of the Lokut Dal ward of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) during the last phase of polls that are underway. Out of 2853 registered voters, only a single voter turned up at the polling booth to cast his vote, officials told […]

Infections breed at LD Hospital’s labour rooms 

Infections breed at LD Hospital’s labour rooms 

SRINAGAR: The day she was shifted to Lal Ded (LD) Hospital for a Caesarean-section delivery, 32-year-old Aisha (name changed) from south Kashmir has been put on high antibiotics, for the infections she suddenly contracted here. “No doctor is telling us clearly about my daughter’s condition. She has been complaining of severe body ache and high fever […]

KVIB recruitment scam: Board hires ‘undeserving’ candidates despite pending inquiry

KVIB recruitment scam: Board hires ‘undeserving’ candidates despite pending inquiry

Srinagar: Khadi and Village Industries Board which was recently in news for recruiting ‘undeserving’ candidates for many posts has allowed ‘selectees’ to join department despite a high level enquiry pending against them from seven months. According to official sources, the officials of Khadi and Village Industries Board (KVIB) went ahead with the selection of candidates […]

SKIMS pharmacy scam: Vigilance asks admin to furnish purchase details since 2012

SKIMS pharmacy scam: Vigilance asks admin to furnish purchase details since 2012

Srinagar: Vigilance Organisation Kashmir (VOK) has sought voluminous details from SKIMS administration about the purchases made through its Pharmacy department in the last six years and expiry items during the period. Following a complaint about fund embezzlement and fraud in purchases, the Vigilance has communicated to the Director SKIMS to submit the detailed information about […]

SKIMS denies sexual harassment complaint, but chief of harassment committee confirms

SKIMS denies sexual harassment complaint, but chief of harassment committee confirms

Srinagar: The administration of Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura is attempting to hush up the sexual harassment case that Kashmir Reader reported Tuesday. Their Public Relations Officer (PRO) Sana Kulsoom denied having received any such complaint by a female employee, but the chief of the women’s harassment committee at SKIMS Soura distanced herself […]

SKIMS Soura sits on sexual harassment complaint for a year

SKIMS Soura sits on sexual harassment complaint for a year

Srinagar: In September 2017, a female employee filed a sexual harassment complaint against her colleague at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura. The female employee submitted her complaint to the then Director SKIMS, Dr AG Ahangar, accusing a senior male colleague of passing lewd comments and talking dirty of her in the institute to […]

J&K NHM misleads New Delhi on health schemes

J&K NHM misleads New Delhi on health schemes

Srinagar: The Director of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, Vidushi Chaturvedi has expressed shock over non-implementation of various health schemes in J&K and said that a high-level review will be ordered soon to make the National Health Mission (NHM) officials answerable. “We will review the National Health Mission in J&K soon. […]

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 […]