Many people wrongly diagnosed with high blood pressure: DAK

SRINAGAR: “Far too many people are being wrongly diagnosed with high blood pressure that leads to unnecessary drug treatments,” said Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Monday. “More than a quarter of patients being treated for high blood pressure actually don’t have it,” DAK president Dr Nisar ul Hassan said in a statement. “Your blood pressure […]

Apollo Hospital performs Asia’s first simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant

JAMMU: Apollo Hospital has given a new lease of life to a 38-year-old man by performing a simultaneous pancreas kidney (SPK) transplant, recently. An official statement said that mostly SKP transplants are performed from organs harvested from the same cadaveric donor but in this case experts adapt to other strategies to help patients when the […]

Health dept bungles plan to open free dialysis centres

Health dept bungles plan to open free dialysis centres

Srinagar: The concern that the J&K government has for public health is evident from the mess it has made of the project to open free dialysis centres in government hospitals. Despite funds released for such centres to 14 government hospitals, the health department has decided to open only two dialysis centers, on an experimental basis, […]

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 […]

DFCO suspends 18 drug store licenses

JAMMU: Assistant Drugs Controller, Renuka Raina, along with Inspectorate Staff carried out surprise check of more than Fifty Retail Sale Outlets situated in the district. During the drive, operations of Eighteen firms were disallowed on spot and licenses of the firms were suspended for committing breaches of the provisions of Drugs & Cosmetics Act, 1940 […]

District Hospital Pulwama performs radical nephrectomy

SRINAGAR: District Hospital Pulwama performed first ever successful Radical Nephrectomy on a 50-year-old male patient, an official statement on Wednesday said. It said the patient presented with incidental diagnosis of left renal mass on USG. He was advised CECT Abdomen and Pelvis. CECT revealed a heterogeneously enhancing huge mass measuring around 9×8 cm arising from […]

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