Doctors still elude rural hospitals as fast-track recruitment fails

Doctors still elude rural hospitals as fast-track recruitment fails

Srinagar: Rural hospitals in J&K continue to face a shortage of more than a thousand doctors, as the “fast-track recruitment” of medical officers to make up for this shortage has run into problems. As per official sources, there is a shortage of 1,120 doctors in hospitals in rural areas for several years now. The recruitment […]

Stakeholders hail JK government’s new Health Investment Policy

Stakeholders hail JK government’s new Health Investment Policy

Srinagar: Healthcare entrepreneurs and doctors have hailed the government’s approval to the ‘Healthcare Investment Policy-2019’, saying it will boost the private health sector and investment in Jammu Kashmir. As per the stakeholders, the policy is expected to improve accessibility of quality healthcare services to the people, promote establishment of hospital, medical and allied educational infrastructure […]

Start of 102, 108 ambulances held up by NHM office in J&K

Start of 102, 108 ambulances held up by NHM office in J&K

So too the biomedical equipment maintenance program; JKSMCL officials allege kickbacks involved Srinagar: The office of the National Health Mission (NHM) in Jammu and Kashmir is sitting on files since January for the approval of emergency ambulance services and the Biomedical Equipment Management and Maintenance Program (BMMP) in the state. According to official sources, NHM […]

Govt orders probe into death of Kashmiri dentist, NHM official in Jmu hospitals

Govt orders probe into death of Kashmiri dentist, NHM official in Jmu hospitals

Srinagar: The state government has ordered a fact finding inquiry into the death of two Kashmiri patients in Jammu hospitals, allegedly due to medical negligence. According to officials, the inquiry has been ordered by the Commissioner/Secretary Health and Medical Education Department, Atal Dulloo following a news report by Kashmir Reader highlighting accusations by family and […]

Despite its large population, Khag only tehsil without an SDH

Despite its large population, Khag only tehsil without an SDH

BUDGAM: Despite the authorities’ claiming to have provided health care facilities at people’s doorsteps across the length and breadth of the valley, Khag in central Kashmir’s Budgam district has belied their tall claims as it is the only Tehsil headquarters in the state that still lacks a sub-district hospital (SDH). Declared a tehsil headquarter decades […]

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 […]

NHM strike: Hospitals suffering, so are we, say protesting employees

NHM strike: Hospitals suffering, so are we, say protesting employees

Srinagar: The employees of National Health Mission including doctors and paramedical staff are on strike from last one month demanding regularization of their services and other benefits. The protest has led to near-collapse of health services, especially in rural areas in Kashmir. Chief spokesperson, J&K National Health Mission Employees Association, Abdul Rauoof said they had […]

Resume duty or face termination: CMO Bandipora to NHM employees

Resume duty or face termination: CMO Bandipora to NHM employees

Bandipora: Chief Medical Officer Bandipora, Dr Bilques, who is also the Vice-Chairman District Health Society has asked all the National Health Mission (NHM) employees to resume their duties immediately failing which their contract shall be aborted as per the NHM guidelines. She said the department has issued a notice to the employees in general on […]

Resume duties within 48 hours: DC Budgam

Resume duties within 48 hours: DC Budgam

BUDGAM: Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar has issued notices to doctors and other NHM staff to resume duties within 48 hours failing which stringent measures including termination of contract would be adopted. The deputy commissioner has directed chief medical officer Budgam to report compliance after 48 hours on the issue, an order, a […]

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