Govt answers Kashmir’s defiance with bullets, pellets, wanton force toll 23

Govt answers Kashmir’s defiance with bullets, pellets, wanton force toll 23

Hours after Mehbooba urged forces to exercise restraint, six people shot dead; cop drowns after crowd pushes his vehicle into Jhelum; scores suffer pellet, bullet injuries; 18 youths on verge of losing eyesight Srinagar: Five more people who had been shot at during protests on Saturday succumbed to their injuries overnight and five people were […]

SKIMS medical college holds 1st ever Pediatric Ophthalmology conference in JK

SKIMS medical college holds 1st ever Pediatric Ophthalmology conference in JK

SRINAGAR: In order to discuss measures relating to the blindness and other eye ailments among children, and to update the knowledge of doctors in the recent advances for management of pediatric eye problems, a day-long ‘Scientific Meet’ SPOSI Mid-Term Conference-2016 was organized at SKICC here on Saturday. The conference was organized by the Strabismus & […]

Dr.Bandari takes stock of SKIMS functioning

Srinagar: After taking over as Director SKIMS, Dr. Mandeep K Bhandari, IAS, Secretary to Govt, Health & Medical Education Department took stock of the functioning and ongoing works at SKIMS. The introductory/ review meeting was convened to review the functioning of various departments of SKIMS. He took review of the various departments and deliberated upon […]

‘Time to introduce cadaveric donations in Kashmir’

‘Time to introduce cadaveric donations in Kashmir’

SRINAGAR: Head of the Urology department at SK Institute of Medical Sciences  (SKIMS), Dr Mohammad Saleem Wani, on Saturday said it was the high time for cadaveric donations (a procedure involving organ transplant from a brain-dead person) to be implemented in Kashmir. He said such transplants were already taking place in other parts of the […]

To think of the devil

To think of the devil

A young man watches the dying uncle who molested him in childhood Srinagar: The wall clock in the intensive care unit of Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) shows that it is one hour past midnight. An eerie silence prevails in the ICU, unaffected by the cardiac monitors that beep in sync with the ticking […]

Pellet ammunition blinded 2 youths in 2015

Pellet ammunition blinded 2 youths in 2015

Srinagar: Notwithstanding its official definition as a “non-lethal weapon” and calls for a ban by the Amnesty International on its use during demonstrations, pellets continue to cause serious injuries to people, especially the youth in Kashmir Valley. Information accessed from two hospitals in Srinagar through Right to Information query has revealed that 64 persons have […]

Ordeal of a youngster ‘sodomised’ in army camp

Ordeal of a youngster ‘sodomised’ in army camp

Pattan: One morning in June 2004, Riyaz (not his real name) went to an army camp in Pattan for construction work. He was one of the labourers hired by a contractor. In the afternoon, he was called into the office of an army captain, escorted by two soldiers. “I was nervous to meet the captain. […]

Seminar on cytometry held at SKIMS

Seminar on cytometry held at SKIMS

SRINAGAR: Department of Immunology and Molecular Medicine in association with Beckman Coulter India Ltd. organised a one-day seminar on flow cytometry at SKIMS. As per an official handout issued here, HOD Immunology and Molecular Medicine and organising chairman, Dr Zaffar A Shah briefed about application and use of Flowcytometry technique in patient care and research […]