SKIMS faces drug shortage as admin delay tenders since 2014

SKIMS faces drug shortage as admin delay tenders since 2014

SRINAGAR: Shortage of essential and life-saving drugs at SKIMS Soura has put hundreds of critical patients of the institute at huge inconvenience. Official sources said the SKIMS administration had failed to finalise the tendering process for the last four years which has delayed the approval for the supply company. “The delay in the procurement process […]

HC asks for account of cancer institute funds from SKIMS Director

HC asks for account of cancer institute funds from SKIMS Director

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Tuesday ordered Director SKIMS to submit a report within two weeks stating the utilisation of funds granted by Government of India for setting up State Cancer Institute. The order was passed after the petitioner’s counsel Syed Musaib informed the court that the Government of India had released an amount […]

Drug shortage in Kashmir because pharma companies operate from Jammu

Drug shortage in Kashmir because pharma companies operate from Jammu

Srinagar: Absence of super stockists and CNF agents for pharmaceutical companies in Kashmir has led to shortage of drugs in the Valley every time there is closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway. According to sources, the government has failed to facilitate hundreds of pharmaceutical companies to open their ware houses and depots in Kashmir. This creates unnecessary […]

NHM employees suspend 35-day strike, to resume duties today

NHM employees suspend 35-day strike, to resume duties today

Jammu: National Health Mission (NHM) employees on Sunday suspended their 35-day-long strike after Governor Satya Pal Malik’s assurance that their demands will be looked into. Thousands of NHM employees had gone on strike across the state on January 14 in support of various demands, including regularisation of services and implementation of ‘equal pay for equal […]

Cancer centre in ruins at GMC Srinagar

Cancer centre in ruins at GMC Srinagar

Srinagar: The cancer treatment centre run by the Radiation Oncology Department at Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar has been left in ruins by the government following delays in its upgradation process. According to sources, the delay in the expansion work at the Radiation Oncology Department has severely affected the treatment facilities for hundreds of cancer […]

Liver Cancer: A Prominent Health Hazard among Youth Due to Poor Lifestyle(s)

Liver Cancer: A Prominent Health Hazard among Youth Due to Poor Lifestyle(s)

DR. RUDRA PRASAD ACHARYA Cancer seems to have a way of deeply invading the lives of those stricken by the disease. And, very often the treatment isn’t much friendlier to patients. But, some recent advances in cancer treatment are helping, including some minimally invasive and non surgical procedures, especially in case of liver tumours. While […]

Infant dies after vaccination at Bandipora hospital, family alleges negligence

Infant dies after vaccination at Bandipora hospital, family alleges negligence

BANDIPORA: Heartbreaking scenes were witnessed Wednesday after the family of a three-month-old infant came grief-stricken to Bandipora Hospital, alleging that the hospital authorities had “murdered” their child after administering immunization vaccines to her. Umaya, the three-month-old daughter of Muzaffar Ahmad Najar from Gundpora Rampora village, died soon after being administered hepatitis, DTP and polio vaccines. […]

Petition in HC over LD Hospital turning away pregnant Kupwara woman

Petition in HC over LD Hospital turning away pregnant Kupwara woman

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Wednesday issued notice to state authorities asking for their reply to a petition seeking judicial inquiry into the incident at Lal Ded (LD) Hospital wherein a pregnant woman from Kupwara was turned away from the hospital, after which she delivered her child on a roadside. Justice Sanjeev Kumar issued […]

Govt Unani Hospital holds seminar on medical ethics

Srinagar: Government Unani Hospital in Shalteng area of Srinagar on Tuesday organised a daylong seminar onmedical ethics. The programme was held in the conference hall of Unani Hospital Shalteng on the occasion of World Unani Day. The objective of the programme, as per the officials, was to “pay tributes to the legendary Late Masihul Malik […]

‘Strictly adhere to guidelines for selection of candidates in new govt medical colleges’

Srinagar: The faculty association of newly appointed Assistant Professors for five new government medical colleges of the state on Tuesday asked the administration to strictly adhere to the guidelines for the selection of candidates to these colleges. “MCI has laid down the requirements to be fulfilled by applicant colleges for obtaining letter of intent and […]

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