Meanwhile, ‘blue-eyed doctor’ gets plum posting

Meanwhile, ‘blue-eyed doctor’ gets plum posting

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Doctors’ Coordination Committee (JKDCC) on Monday slammed the Government for appointing a blue-eyed doctor as Principal AMT College, Kupwara by violating service rules. “It is unfortunate that government has ignored the merit by appointing an influential doctor as Principal of a premier institution. This will set a wrong trend in […]

SKIMS director says hospital prepared but H1N1 cases may rise

SKIMS director says hospital prepared but H1N1 cases may rise

SRINAGAR: Medical officials at the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, said on Saturday that the H1N1 (Influenza A) flu may escalate in Kashmir next year. Director of the institute, Dr AG Ahangar, said in a hurriedly-called press conference today that there may be a rise in flu deaths next year due to the […]

Rural hospitals short of more than 1100 doctors

Rural hospitals short of more than 1100 doctors

Srinagar: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, has estimated a shortage of more than 1,100 doctors in rural hospitals in J&K. As per the latest Rural Health Statistics (RHS), there is a shortage of 1,120 doctors in hospitals of rural areas where 887 posts of doctors have been lying vacant for […]

Despite shortage of 2700 paramedics, no recruitment for several years

Despite shortage of 2700 paramedics, no recruitment for several years

Srinagar: The state government’s hospitals and health centres have seen no recruitment of paramedical staff for several years. Hundreds of paramedics’ posts are lying vacant in several health institutions, as per official documents. Sources told Kashmir Reader that the shortage of paramedics has assumed alarming proportion, with an overall shortage of more than 2,700 paramedics. […]

Every female doctor in rural hospitals deployed in maternity ward

Every female doctor in rural hospitals deployed in maternity ward

Srinagar: The theory and practice in rural hospitals of Kashmir is this: if the doctor is female, then the place for her is the maternity ward. Official sources told Kashmir Reader that hundreds of female doctors, whatever be their qualification and specialty, even if Unani and Ayurvedic medicine, are being made to handle cases that […]

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