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Centre’s Maternity Benefit Bill a historic move: Priya Sethi

‘It will ensure well being of mother and child’ JAMMU, MARCH13: Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Ms Priya Sethi today said the Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill passed by the Parliament is going to ensure better health and wellbeing of the mother and child. The Minister said increase in maternity leave is a welcome ... Read More »

Bali Bhagat pays surprise visit to G B Pant, Rajiv Gandhi Hospitals

Orders suspension of truant medico JAMMU, MARCH 04:  Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat paid surprise visit to G B Pant Cantonment Hospital and Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital here today and took stock of the functioning of these health institutions. During the inspection of Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital at Gangyal, the Minister found one Dr Tania Nazir on ... Read More »

First ever cancer surgery performed at DH Pulwama

Dir health appreciates operative team Srinagar, Feb 23 (KNS): District Hospital Pulwama has achieved yet another feat by performing first ever major cancer surgery on Thursday. According to the statement issued to KNS, the officials said that an elderly male patient with CA Rectum was successfully operated upon by a team of doctors which included Dr Shameem (Onco Surgeon), Dr ... Read More »

Kashmiri Scientist behind the discovery of a new type of diabetes afflicting the brain

  New Delhi, Feb 22, CNS: In a groundbreaking study, scientists at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi have described a new type of diabetes they term as “Diabetes Type 4”. The lead Scientist in this Research is the highly acclaimed Kashmiri clinical researcher Dr. Muneeb Faiq.      According to Dr. Muneeb Faiq and his team, this diabetes ... Read More »

Inappropriate prescribing of psychiatric drugs harming patients: DAK

‘1.8 million people having mental distress in Kashmir’ Srinagar, Feb 21 (KNS): Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that inappropriate prescribing of psychiatric drugs for mental health problems are causing serious harm to patients. Raising concern, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that unnecessary use of psychiatric medications are putting patients at risk of serious adverse ... Read More »

Influential doctors in Kashmir given choicest postings: DAK

   ‘Transfer policy being brazenly violated’ Srinagar, Feb 15, CNS: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Wednesday said that influential doctors in Kashmir are given choicest postings in brazen violation of transfer policy.  Taking a strong exception to this, President DAK Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan in a statement said that transfer policy of doctors is being blatantly flouted, with the sole objective of giving places ... Read More »

District hospital #Rajouri without basic facilities patients suffer

Hospital lack doctors, ambulances, other staff Rajouri, Feb13 (KNS): Notwithstanding the tall claims by government to provide the best heal facilities to the people of remote areas in J&K, the district Hospital Rajouri is without doctors, medical staff, ambulances and stretchers. Resident blames the government has failed to provide basic facilities like here, a stretcher is not available there. Ambulance, ... Read More »

DHSK launches National Tobacco Control Programme

Director directs all officers for implementation of TOGs Srinagar, Feb 11 (KNS): Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir (DHSK) Saturday launched National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) in a workshop at Division of Epidemiology & Public Health (DEPH) building Barzulla wherein Divisional Health Administrators, Chief Medical Officers and Medical Superintendents of Kashmir Division took part. According to a statement issued to KNS, ... Read More »

39% cancers could be prevented by healthy lifestyle: DAK

Healthy life style can lower the risk Srinagar, Feb 04 (KNS): Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that more than a third of all cancers could be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle. President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that choosing a healthy lifestyle could help in lowering the risk of various types of cancers. A ... Read More »

Bali for sustained state-wide campaign against Cancer

JAMMU, FEBRUARY 4: Expressing concern over increasing rate of cancer patients across the State, Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today called for joint fight against the dreaded disease. The Minister was addressing a gathering during commemorating World Cancer Day (WCD) function held at Government Medical College (GMC) here. The Minister called for a sustained state-wide affective awareness ... Read More »