Rural Healthcare: In Shopian, no option but to refer patients to Srinagar

Rural Healthcare: In Shopian, no option but to refer patients to Srinagar

Even Pulwama hospitals getting rush from Shopain SHOPIAN: Even as the incident of a woman, referred from Kupwara to Lal Ded Hospital, giving birth to baby on roadside may have brought focus to referrals from districts, there is hardly anyone bothered about improving the facilities. Among the districts in Kashmir, Shopian perhaps boasts of the […]

Inadequate staff grapple with huge patient inflow at SDH Bandipora

Inadequate staff grapple with huge patient inflow at SDH Bandipora

Bandipora: The huge daily patient inflow has left Sub-district Hospital Bandipora grappling with providing quality health care. The lack of staff and technicians has even rendered the operation theatre functional only in emergencies, according to officials in the hospital. According to the officials, the hospital is not sufficiently staffed to function normally while catering to […]

With no technician, X-ray machines gather rust at Narbal PHC

With no technician, X-ray machines gather rust at Narbal PHC

Budgam: The lone X-ray facility at Primary Health Centre (PHC) Narbal here in central Kashmir’s Budgam district has been out of order for the past three months, creating immense problems for the area residents. The facility has been defunct after the sole X-ray technician posted in this PHC was transferred after just three months, and […]

New Model(s)

New Model(s)

Dialysis centers started at three government hospitals in Kashmir have accumulated a huge waiting list of renal failure patients. According to sources, patients awaiting the free dialysis facility have already crossed 500. The three dialysis centers were started last year at District Hospital Anantnag, District Hospital Baramulla, and JLNM Hospital in Srinagar. Essentially and stripped […]

Rs 7 crore spent, but village PHC without staff, or services

Rs 7 crore spent, but village PHC without staff, or services

SHOPIAN: A vital primary health centre at Tukroo village of Shopian, meant to cater to the health care needs of about 30 villages, is running dry. Inhabitants of the area accuse the government of delaying the development of a hospital intentionally. They said that the hospital has only two sanctioned doctors and no machinery. “There […]