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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 »

Trauma Hospitals to get ICU Ambulances soon: Asiea Naqash

  JAMMU, NOVEMBER 11: Trauma hospitals in the state will soon get Critical care Ambulances and in this regard Minister of State for Health and Medical Education , Housing and Urban Development and Social Welfare Asiea Naqash today inspected these ambulances at Medical Supplies Corporation at Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu. The department will distribute 18 ICU ambulances and 136 normal ... Read More »

DAK urges doctors to use their own emblem

‘Red Cross isn’t for them’ Srinagar, Oct 14 (KNS): Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today urged doctors to use their own emblem and stop using Red Cross which is not meant for them. In a statement issued to KNS, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan said that doctors should use their own emblem and abandon use of Red Cross which does ... Read More »

DHSK inaugurates special clinic at District Hospital Baramulla

“Six cancer surgeries performed” Srinagar, August 31: Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) in collaboration with Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, (SKIMS) organized a special clinic at District Hospital Baramulla which was inaugurated by Dr. Saleem – ur – Rehman, Director Health Services, Kashmir today on 31st August 2016. A team from SKIMS headed by Dr. Altaf Gauhar Haji (HoD, Surgical ... Read More »

Attention pellet victims: Dr Natarajan to perform retinal surgeries at SMHS hospital fromAugust 22

Srinagar, Aug 19 (KNS): Borderless World Foundation-Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh (BWF-JKL) on Friday said that renowned Retinal Surgeon Padma Dr S Natarajan and his team would be once again available at SMHS Hospital from August 22 for a period of six days for surgical intervention of pellet victims. A statement issued here said that in this regard, all the pellet ... Read More »

PET Scan to be installed shortly at SKIMS: Bali Bhagat

Mother & Child Care Hospital sanctioned for Kulgam Minister for Health and Medical Education, Mr. Bali Bhagat today informed that there are number of factors which lead to cancer. He said though there is no specific study to indicate alarming increase in cancer in the state or valley over and above the normative prevalence. He said  smoking, dietary habits and ... Read More »

Vacant doctors posts to be filled up soon: Bali Bhagat

          Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat today said the Government is exploring every possibility to fill up the vacant posts of doctors by referring these posts to Public Service Commission at an earliest.           Responding to a question of Sham Lal Bhagat, the Minister said that vacant posts of doctors shall be filled up as and when selection ... Read More »

244 AMO posts sanctioned in Health Deptt: Basharat Bukhari

SRINAGAR, JUNE 16:-Minister for Revenue, Relief & Rehabilitation, Syed Basharat Bukhari today, replying on behalf of Health Minister to a question of S. Charanjeet Singh, informed that there are 244 sanctioned posts of Ayurvedic Medical Officers (AMOs) in Health Department,  of which 199 are in position and remaining 45 posts have been referred to recruiting agency for selection of suitable ... Read More »

Three shortlisted for SKIMS Director Job, CM to take final call

Doctors demand early appointment Srinagar, June 14 (KNS): As the committee for appointing director SKIMS has shortlisted four candidates for the top post, the doctors in the tertiary healthcare institute have appealed the Chief Minister of the state to expedite the process and finalise the candidate. Doctors in SKIMS told KNS that the patientcare in the institute has suffered due ... Read More »

116 posts of doctors referred to PSC, 96 more being referred: Asiea Naqash

SRINAGAR, JUNE 09- Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Ms Asiea Naqash today informed the House that efforts are on to meet the shortage of doctors in the hospitals, adding that Government has already referred 116 posts of doctors to Public Service Commission (PSC) and 96 more posts of doctors are being referred to PSC for fast-track selection. ... Read More »