Doctor terminated for ‘denying’ ambulance to patient in Kupwara

Doctor terminated for ‘denying’ ambulance to patient in Kupwara

Kupwara: A doctor accused of denying ambulance to a pregnant woman in Kalaroos area of Kupwara has been terminated by the district administration. An order issued by the Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Thursday said that the contractual services of Dr Bilal Ahmad, posted at Primary Health Centre Kalaroos as Medical Officer under National Health Mission, have […]

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 […]

Hiked customs duty halts supply of surgical instruments to J&K

Hiked customs duty halts supply of surgical instruments to J&K

Srinagar: Many dealers of surgical instruments have refused to supply fresh surgical items to hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir due to escalating prices following the hike in customs duty to 200 percent on all products imported from Pakistan. Sources told Kashmir Reader that many Punjab-based suppliers of surgical instruments have communicated to their representatives in […]

Exempting school buses, ambulances during convoy movement a welcome step: PSAJK

Exempting school buses, ambulances during convoy movement a welcome step: PSAJK

Srinagar: The Private Schools Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) Saturday welcomed the government decision of exempting school buses and ambulances during the convoy movement in Kashmir. The Association in a statement said that the move will lessen the suffering of students, teachers and students to a great extent. “The last few days were extremely […]

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 […]

PSAJK expresses concern over halting school buses during convoy movement

PSAJK expresses concern over halting school buses during convoy movement

Srinagar: The Private Schools Association of Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) Tuesday expressed concern over halting of school buses during convoy movement, saying the practice has created a chaotic situation for schools. The Association in a statement said that our entire transport plan has been disrupted. “The schools, particularly on National Highway and even those schools […]

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