Crime Branch begins probe into NHM scam

Crime Branch begins probe into NHM scam

Srinagar: The Crime Branch Kashmir has started investigations into the alleged scam in National Health Mission (NHM), related mainly to kickbacks for contractual appointments and choice postings during the years 2017 and 2018. The investigating agency has sought voluminous records from the current NHM Director, Bhupinder Kumar, about employees recruited and transferred during the tenure […]

Scam in NHM put on back burner

Scam in NHM put on back burner

Srinagar: The scam over recruitment and transfers in the National Health Mission (NHM) J&K has been put in cold storage by the government. Complaints registered with the State Vigilance Commission and the JK Police’s Crime Branch, accusing former NHM directors of serious corruption, have been left as pending. As per official documents, nearly 122 contractual […]

NHM employees protest, seek redressal of grievances

Srinagar: On the call of All India NHM Union, National Health Mission employees across J&K observed a day-long strike on Thursday seeking redressal of their long pending demands including regularisation of services. The employees working under the mission in hospitals across the state suspended work bringing the healthcare delivery system to a halt. The hundreds […]

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 […]

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