Condition of sub-district hospital Shopian going from ‘bad to worse’

Condition of sub-district hospital Shopian going from ‘bad to worse’

SHOPIAN: Even as the residents of Shopian are waiting for the creation of district level hospital, the condition of existing sub-district hospital (SDH) is going from “bad to worse”. The hospital is also a big mismatch for the volatile district, where dozens of persons injured in confrontations with government forces are brought in every other […]

One nurse, no docs, at upgraded health centre at Ringzabal

One nurse, no docs, at upgraded health centre at Ringzabal

Budgam: A single nurse is catering to more than eight villages at the New Type Primary Health Center (NTPHC) in Ringzabal area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district, reflecting the sorry state of healthcare in the district. The health centre caters to a large chunk of population but the building does not even have a signboard […]

Nipah Virus: An Emerging Zoonotic Disease

Nipah Virus: An Emerging Zoonotic Disease

DR. KHURSHID AHMAD TARIQ Various infectious diseases are shared between animals and human beings due to close associations between human and animals. These associations are in the form of pets, farming and animal husbandry, hunting, butchering, research, consuming meat, consuming animal contaminated plants and plant products, using animal products, and so on. Such a category […]

DH Pulwama ‘first hospital’ in JK to start electro convulsive therapy

DH Pulwama ‘first hospital’ in JK to start electro convulsive therapy

SRINAGAR: In order to upgrade the mental healthcare services in peripheral hospitals, the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) on Friday started latest Ultra Brief Pulse & Brief Pulse Modified Electro Convulsive Therapy (mECT) procedures at District Hospital Pulwama. An official statement issued here said the procedure was done by a team of doctors and […]

Gastroenteritis breaks out in Narwah Baramulla

Gastroenteritis breaks out in Narwah Baramulla

Baramulla: Panic gripped in several villages of Narvaw Baramulla from past few days following the outbreak of gastroenteritis due to which over three hundred people have fallen sick. Official sources in the health department said that most effected villages are Laridora, Reshmuquam, Naradari, dangarpora and now it affected the residents of Malpora and other. They […]

Traditional basil seed beverage beneficial for health, say experts

Traditional basil seed beverage beneficial for health, say experts

Junaid Rather SRINAGAR: Among all the beverages that are served in Ramazan, basil seeds remain an integral part of breaking the day’s fast. Experts say that basil seeds have enormous health benefits and taking them after a day-long fast improves the appetite. Dr Arshid Bhat, a Srinagar-based physician, said that basil seeds are a must-have […]

Outbreak of FMD in Lar; KVK-G’bal conducts awareness camp

Outbreak of FMD in Lar; KVK-G’bal conducts awareness camp

GANDERBAL: In view of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak in Lar area of Ganderbal, an awareness camp was organized on Tuesday in which livestock owners of the area participated and interacted with the experts from SKUAST-K. In the camp, farmers of Qazi Mohalla, Teli Mohalla, Repora and adjoining villages participated. The participants were made […]

Absence of doctors and ambulance spark protest at Lar

Absence of doctors and ambulance spark protest at Lar

Ganderbal: Non-availability of doctors and ambulance at a hospital sparked protests in Lar area of Ganderbal district on Sunday. According to witnesses, a car hit a man on the highway near Lar are of the district. The man, Nazir Ahmad Bhat, was seriously injured in the accident and was immediately taken to the local hospital, […]

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