Pattan man donates Rs 2 lakh to trauma hospital

Pattan man donates Rs 2 lakh to trauma hospital

Baramulla: A businessman from north Kashmir’s Pattan township Wednesday donated Rs 2 lakh to Block Medical Officer Pattan for purchase of equipments for Trauma hospital. Officials said Manzoor Ahmad Bhat handed over a cheque of Rs 2 lac to Block Medical Officer (BMO) Pattan Dr Masrat Iqbal Wani during a medical camp for eye patients […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Situation dire for hepatitis patients in Shopian

Situation dire for hepatitis patients in Shopian

No drugs, 200 new cases found in last 40 days SHOPIAN: Hepatitis patients in southern Kashmir’s Shopian district have been left without drugs crucial for their treatment as the department of Health Services has failed to provide fresh stock to the hepatitis-hit district. With a surge here in hepatitis cases, which broke out in Vehil […]

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 […]

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