Gross negligence: New DH Shopian without washroom for patients, attendants; staff keep toilets locked

Gross negligence: New DH Shopian without washroom for patients, attendants; staff keep toilets locked

SHOPIAN: No washrooms for patients and attendants, no system for urine sample collection and the foul odour caused by an abandoned sewage trench laid down inside the hospital building are causing tremendous annoyance to attendants, patients and doctors at the new District Hospital Shopian building, compounded by the utter unconcern of the authorities. Despite the […]

Health Care for Detainees

Health Care for Detainees

It goes without saying prisons are not places where a person’s health, emotional, psychological and physical, will be picture perfect. The stress accruing from prolonged incarceration can induce physical health problems which can then either cascade further or lead to long term issues. Or, extant health issues can get exacerbated. It then is imperative that […]

Faulty ramp construction at Gousia hospital leaves patients in lurch

Faulty ramp construction at Gousia hospital leaves patients in lurch

SRINAGAR: Hundreds of patients coming to Government Gousia Hospital, Khanyar, face a threat to life and limb in the absence of a functional ramp for easy access to the hospital’s emergency ward and operating theatre. In such a situation, critical patients are either carried in on stretchers on their attendants’ shoulders. The hospital operates in […]

J&K NHM misleads New Delhi on health schemes

J&K NHM misleads New Delhi on health schemes

Srinagar: The Director of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, Vidushi Chaturvedi has expressed shock over non-implementation of various health schemes in J&K and said that a high-level review will be ordered soon to make the National Health Mission (NHM) officials answerable. “We will review the National Health Mission in J&K soon. […]

After PMO intervention, govt to replace top health officials in J&K

After PMO intervention, govt to replace top health officials in J&K

Director NHM & Dir AIDS to be shown the door, HoDs, CMOs, BMOs and MS of hospitals to be replaced Srinagar: Intervention by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has led to the J&K government mulling a major reshuffle in the Health and Medical Education Department. Official sources told Kashmir Reader that following complaints and media […]

Now, Class 10 pass can treat patients in rural areas

Now, Class 10 pass can treat patients in rural areas

GoI approves 18-month Allopathy training course, medical professionals protest Srinagar: The Government of India has approved an 18-month training course in Allopathic medicine to those who have passed Class 10, to enable them to treat ailing people in rural areas. The course, named ‘Community Medical Services and Essential Drugs’, will be run by the autonomous […]

Of 34 doctors appointed, only 7 working in Gurez hospitals

Acute shortage of doctors forces DC Bandipora to appeal for volunteers SRINAGAR: The hospitals of Gurez area in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district are facing an acute shortage of doctors. Only seven doctors are presently working in the health centres of the tehsil as against the 34 appointed for it. Official sources told Kashmir Reader that […]

Teachers found treating patients in Pattan, clinics sealed

Teachers found treating patients in Pattan, clinics sealed

Baramulla: Nine teachers and employee of Public Health Engineering department were found treating patients at three clinics in Pattan area of Baramulla district, officials said, adding the clinics have been sealed. Block Medical Officer (BMO) Pattan, Dr Masrat Iqbal Wani told Kashmir Reader that 17 drug shops and clinics were sealed in a latest drive […]

NHM organises workshop on biomedical waste management at Srinagar

SRINAGAR: One Day Workshop on ‘Biomedical Waste Management – Handling and Safe Disposal Options in J&K’ was organised by National Health Mission, J&K at Auditorium, Government Dental College, Srinagar, on Friday. The workshop was organised on the directions of Dr Pawan Kotwal, Principal Secretary to Government Health & Medical Education Department, J&K. The workshop was […]

NHM launches training programme on ANMOL software

SRINAGAR: One day orientation training programme on ANMOL (ANM Online/Offline) software was inaugurated on Wednesday at Regional Institute of Health & Family Welfare, Nagrota, Jammu by Director General Planning & Statistics, NHM, J&K Satvir Kour. An official statement issued here said the training programme is being conducted for the participants from three districts of Jammu, […]

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