Simple tests for newborns not available at GB Pant hospital

Simple tests for newborns not available at GB Pant hospital

SRINAGAR: Lack of diagnostic facilities at GB Pant Children Hospital, Sonwar, forced parents of a terminally ill newborn to wander from hospital to hospital for many hours, before returning in vain. Parents of the 19-month-old Aksa, from Soafshali village in Kokernag, said that doctors at GB Pant were unable to diagnose her illness even after […]

SAC approves Nuclear Medicine Dept for GMC Jammu

SAC approves Nuclear Medicine Dept for GMC Jammu

JAMMU: To strengthen the cancer care services at the tertiary level, the State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the establishment of a separate Nuclear Medicine Department in Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu along with creation of 13 posts of various categories including 5 posts of faculty […]

Maternity Centre Zakura to get additional staff

Maternity Centre Zakura to get additional staff

JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC) under the chairmanship of Governor Satya Pal MaliK approved creation of additional 14 posts of various categories including 2 posts of Medical Officers and 12 posts of paramedical/other staff to strengthen Maternity Centre Zakura, Srinagar to enable it to function on 24×7 basis. There was a persistent demand from […]

Much time and energy consumed in blood tests at SMHS Hospital

Much time and energy consumed in blood tests at SMHS Hospital

Srinagar: Patients are facing a harrowing time at SMHS Hospital where even simple blood tests are turning into an ordeal. Sageer Ahmad, 45, whose elderly mother was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday, had to run from pillar to post to hand over blood samples for various diagnostic tests. According to him, his family also […]

Inter-religious kidney transplant: Skims didn’t inform donor

Inter-religious kidney transplant: Skims didn’t inform donor

Srinagar: After rejecting the plea of a Sikh girl to donate her kidney to her Muslim friend by Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura, the donor said she wasn’t informed about the decision. Manjot, the 23-year-old donor, said she had not yet been informed by SKIMS authorities about any such decision. The institute has […]

Winter chill brings more heart attacks, strokes: DAK

Winter chill brings more heart attacks, strokes: DAK

SRINAGAR: With drop in mercury to sub-freezing temperatures in Kashmir Valley, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday warned that chill of winter increases the risk heart attack or stroke. “You are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke during winter months,” cautioned DAK president Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement. “Research shows […]

Health insurance for poor: Governor launches GoI’s Ayushaman Bharat in J&K

Health insurance for poor: Governor launches GoI’s Ayushaman Bharat in J&K

Jammu: Governor Satya Pal Malik Saturday launched the Government of India’s ambitious health insurance scheme, ‘Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)’, in the state. Malik said that over 31 lakh beneficiaries from J&K would be benefited by the scheme. MoS PMO Jitendra Singh, and members of parliament Jugal Kishore and Shamsher Singh were present […]

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