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 […]

Of 34 doctors appointed, only 7 working in Gurez hospitals

Acute shortage of doctors forces DC Bandipora to appeal for volunteers SRINAGAR: The hospitals of Gurez area in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district are facing an acute shortage of doctors. Only seven doctors are presently working in the health centres of the tehsil as against the 34 appointed for it. Official sources told Kashmir Reader that […]

PMO orders probe into non-implementation of health schemes

PMO orders probe into non-implementation of health schemes

Srinagar: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has ordered a probe into non-implementation of various health schemes in Jammu and Kashmir, following complaints and media reports of administrative lapses. According to official sources, the probe will cover schemes like emergency ambulance services, Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana, National Dialysis Program, Biomedical Equipment Management and Maintenance Program […]

No ENT, CA scan facilities for Shopian

No ENT, CA scan facilities for Shopian

Shopian: Among the many facilities lacking in the health care sector, district Shopian has no ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor for its more than three lakh inhabitants. Patients still were admitted in outdated and unhygienic wards which lack modern gadgets. The district hospital of Shopian has only five staff nurses and four pharmacists, badly […]

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