Despite accident prone highway, Shopian’s Hirpora lacks health centre

Despite accident prone highway, Shopian’s Hirpora lacks health centre

Shopian: Government has failed to establish a primary health centre at Hirpora village, some 12 kilometres form Shopian town, despite an accident prone highway passing through the area. Experts opine that a well equipped health centre, or hospital, was much needed in the area. Locals rue that a health centre was not established, even after […]

12 years on, Bandipora hospital misses another deadline

12 years on, Bandipora hospital misses another deadline

Bandipora: Twelve years after it was sanctioned, and nine years into construction, the building for district hospital Bandipora has missed another deadline set by the authorities. The hospital was sanctioned in 2007 with J&K Housing Board selected as the executing agency for construction. The work started in 2010, and the earliest deadline was set for […]

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 […]

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