DHSK to operationalize 18 new health centres soon

SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Health & Medical Education, Asiea Naqaash Sundaydirected Directorate of Health Services Kashmir to work out modalities for operationalizing newly-built 18 health centres so that people of far-flung areas avail better medicare facilities. The Minister was speaking at a meeting she convened to take stock of functioning of DHSK. Director DHSK […]

DHSK organises seminar on role of media in health awareness

BARAMULLA: District Hospital Baramulla organized a day-long seminar to highlight the role of media in public health awareness and to create an understanding among people about the availability of health services. The seminar titled ‘Role of Media in public health awareness’ was held at Dak Bangalow Baramulla in which media persons and other functionaries of […]

First ever thrombolysis performed at SDH Magam: DHSK

SRINAGAR: A 60-year-old female was admitted on Tuesday in Emergency Room (ER) of sub-district hospital (SDH) Magam and diagnosed as a case of Anterior Wall MI (Heart Attack), an official statement issued by the DHSK said. The Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) said the patient was managed and intervened as per the protocol and […]

Bandipora medical school on verge of closure

Bandipora medical school on verge of closure

Bandipora: The Ancillary Medical Training School associated with the district hospital here has again made it to headlines owing to the unprofessional behaviour of its officers. Their conduct has not only helped the school and hospital management worsen, it has also left students seeking training from the medical facility in a lurch. The recent tussle […]

DHSK comes up with maiden Disaster Management Manual

SRINAGAR: J&K is located in a vulnerable seismic zone that is prone to earthquakes and is equally susceptible to flash floods, landslides and avalanches, the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) has said. “Thus preparedness of our departments and their integration through central command center is a vital key to swift and prompt response that […]

Post-Eid affliction: Food poisoning cases swell, health dept issues advisory

Post-Eid affliction: Food poisoning cases swell, health dept issues advisory

SRINAGAR: Health department has issued fresh advisory for people following the swell in Acute Diarrheal Diseases and food poisoning cases in Kashmir after Eid-ul-Azha. The directorate of health services, Kashmir (DHSK) has issued fresh guidelines for people saying food preservation should be done properly to prevent cross-contamination especially when a good quantity of sacrificial meat […]

Accountability Commission initiates action against Health Dept, JKMSCL

Accountability Commission initiates action against Health Dept, JKMSCL

Srinagar: The State Accountability Commission (SAC) on Thursday initiated proceedings against the JK Health Department and the JK Medical Supplies Corporation Limited (JKMSCL) for supplying emergency drugs to hospitals without quality check. The proceedings were announced today by a full bench of the SAC comprising Chairman Justice Bashir Ahmad Khan and Justices JP Singh and […]

Above 750 Minimal Access Surgeries performed at JLNM hospital: DHSK

SRINAGAR: In its continuous efforts to upgrade the advance surgical procedures for better patient care in peripheries, Minimal Access Surgery Unit was established by the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) at JLNM Hospital in June 2016. Since then, a DHSK statement said, around 764 successful Minimal Access (Laparoscopic ) Surgeries have been performed which […]