Beerwah hospital in a shambles

Beerwah hospital in a shambles

Budgam: Housed in a multi-storey building, the sub-district hospital in Beerwah area of central district Budgam is being run to the utter dissatisfaction of the local population. “How could we expect a better healthcare when a neonatal is kept on a bed surrounded by with the dustbins lying aside,” asks Tasleema, a local woman. “I […]

Man died for lack of oxygen in SDH Pampore: Family

Man died for lack of oxygen in SDH Pampore: Family

Doctors say that hospital had only one oxygen cylinder which was supporting another patient PAMPORE: A family in Pampore on Saturday alleged that their kin died at SDH Pampore due to “non-availability of oxygen” in Sub-District hospital Pampore. Doctors, however, said that the hospital has only one oxygen cylinder which was supporting another patient. Ghulam […]

‘Negligence at Baramulla hospital led to infant’s death’

‘Negligence at Baramulla hospital led to infant’s death’

Baramulla: Non-availability of expert doctors led to death of an infant in Baramulla forcing the family to lodge a complaint with local police. The doctors at the Baramulla district hospital, however, said that they have not received any complaint A family belonging to Fatehpora village in Baramulla approached the local police to investigate the circumstances […]

Protests in Kanihama after death of women post-childbirth

Protests in Kanihama after death of women post-childbirth

Baramulla: Residents of Kanihama area of Tangmarg in Baramulla district staged a protest on Thursday against doctors posted in sub district hospital Tangmarg, after the death of a woman post childbirth. The protestors said that Rafeeqa Begum, wife of Mumtaz Ahmad Ganaie, of Kanihama Tangmarg was admitted in sub-district hospital (SDH) Tangmarg on Tuesday. Her […]

Common thread in Budgam health centers is official apathy and lack of space, staff

Common thread in Budgam health centers is official apathy and lack of space, staff

Budgam: The health centers in central Kashmir’s Budgam district are functioning in complete or partial violation of the norms set by the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). The infrastructure built for housing the medical facilities lack proper equipment and staff. However, instead of equipping the existing buildings with facilities, the authorities constructed new buildings and […]

Rural hospitals suffer shortage of vital drugs, blame JKMSC for disarray

Rural hospitals suffer shortage of vital drugs, blame JKMSC for disarray

Anantnag: Even as the government made operational the Jammu and Kashmir medical supplies corporation (JKMSC)  last year claiming it will ensure accountability, quality and time bound arrival of drugs to the hospitals at fair rates, the major rural hospitals continue to face the shortage of important drugs, laboratory reagents and surgical items. Officials working in […]

Div Com meets protesting NHM employees, assures meeting with CM

Div Com meets protesting NHM employees, assures meeting with CM

By Nazima Sidiq SRINAGAR: The continued strike of the doctors, paramedics and management staff of the national health mission (HNM) has impacted the functioning of health facilities across Kashmir Valley especially bringing the immunization programmes to a near collapse even as the divisional commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan and deputy commissioner Dr Farooq Lone visited the […]

Police foil NHM employees’ attempt to march towards CM’s residence, scores injured

Police foil NHM employees’ attempt to march towards CM’s residence, scores injured

SRINAGAR: Scores of National Health Mission (NHM) employees sustained injuries after police used tear smoke canisters to disrupt their march towards Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s Gupkar Road official residence. The NHM employees, protesting to press for their service regularization demand gathered near the press enclave here and resorted to anti-government sloganeering while demanding immediate action […]