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Over one lakh persons screened for diabetes, Hypertension in 2016: DHSK

‘21.7% have hypertension, 10.42% are suspect diabetics’ Srinagar, Dec 24 (KNS): The Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) Saturday said it has started a systematic, ongoing campaign of screening of general public above 30 years of age for non-communicable diseases like diabetes and hypertension under National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, CVD and Stroke (NPCDCS). The DHSK ... Read More »

JK turns into money machine for non-resident doctors

patients enticed through special clinics Srinagar, Dec 22 (KNS): Attribute it to pathetic condition of healthcare services in Jammu and Kashmir and complete policy paralysis, non- resident doctors from reputed hospitals of the country claiming varied expertise are coming to state and looting patients in the pretext of special treatment, and are extracting hefty amount of money from the gullible ... Read More »

‘Shortage of ambulances puts lives of patients at risk’

J&K likely to get 50 hi-tech GPS enabled ambulances: Dir Health Srinagar, Dec 07 (KNS): With the shortage of ambulances in the valley hospitals along with the existing ones lacking basic facilities, the proposal to introduce high-tech ambulances which will have Global Positioning System (GPS) has almost surpassed all the bureaucratic hurdles and may see the light of day very ... Read More »

Sub-District Hospital in R&B Ministers Constituency functions from unsafe building

Bijbehara, Dec 1, CNS: The lack of basic infrastructure and an unsafe building are hallmarks of Sub-District Hospital Bijbehara. Both Health and Roads and Buildings (R&B) Department admitted that hospital building is unsafe patients and medical staff, yet government takes no measures repair or relocate the hospital.     The cracks in walls and ceiling are widening with each passing day ... Read More »

MRI scanner at SKIMS develops fault, patients continue to suffer

Wahid Bhat Srinagar | Nov 29 (PTK):  Much needed in major hospitals like SKIMS, MRI scanner plays an important role in proper diagnosis and patient treatment particularly in traumatic cases. But at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) hospital, patients continue to suffer due to non-functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner for the past six days. Patients blame hospital authorities ... Read More »

Upgrading health sector: Much needed proposal gathering dust in Planning Deptt

Sameer Showkin Lone Srinagar | Nov 24 (PTK): Union government’s proposal of sanctioning of 775 health centers to Jammu and Kashmir is gathering dust in the J&K’s finance and planning departments. The successive governments have miserably failed to identify the locations to give final touch to the proposal, sources said. The move was aimed to revamp the ailing health sector ... Read More »

Despite being non-legal; Doctors continue to be fed and bred by pharma companies

Srinagar, Oct 24 (KNS): Notwithstanding the ban imposed by the Medical Council of India on doctors from taking any gifts, cash or monetary grant from medical and allied health sector industries, the menace continues unabated in the state with doctors taking freebies worth lacs of rupees to increase the sales of pharma companies. Sources in the health department informed KNS ... Read More »

Beware of the meat you eat Experts say uncovered meat deadly for human consumption

Srinagar, Nov 19 (KNS): Asserting that the uncovered meat sold in the markets is dangerous for human health, the medical experts Saturday warned that the hepatitis is spreading among people due to the consumption of uncovered, unhygienic meat. It is alleged that the unauthorized butchers are selling unhealthy and unhygienic meat in almost all parts of the state and the ... Read More »

Only three doctors for hundreds of patients at Chanapora

Locals accuse government of negligence Srinagar, Nov 15, CNS: With only 3 per cent of the sanctioned staff, the Sub-District Hospital Chanapora here in Srinagar city is struggling to provide proper medical care. The lack of requisite infrastructure is compounding problems of the hospital as well as of patients. The construction work took four years and the hospital was made ... Read More »

Govt decides to order testing of edible oils over cancer link

‘Top oil brands under scrutiny’ Srinagar, Nov 12 (KNS): With the reports that edible oils consumed in Jammu and Kashmir, contain cancer links, the government has decided to order state-wide testing of edible oils One of the senior officials of the State Drug and Food Control Organization told KNS, that raids will be held in all major outlets of edible ... Read More »