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DAK concerned over prescribing ‘generic drugs’ supplied by JKMSCL

Srinagar, Jan 27, CNS: President, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK), Dr G M Mir Fridayshowed serious concern over a recent press release in an English daily about a “Drug Alert Notice” by the Office of the Controller Drug and Food Control Organization J&K – Jammu for the drugs”Acelofenac-100mg” and “Ceftriazone-1 gm” which is being supplied by J&K Medical Supplies Corporation Limited(JKMSCL). ... Read More »

Govt to take up with IAF issue of airlifting patients from inaccessible areas: Dy CM

JAMMU, JANUARY 20: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh today informed the Legislative Assembly that the Government would take up the issue of airlifting patients from inaccessible areas of the State with the Indian Air Force (IAF), which previously used to provide such services. The Deputy Chief Minister was responding to the concerns of the Members as several Legislators ... Read More »

Mobile veterinary services being extended in Banyari area: Zahoor Mir

          JAMMU, JANUARY 12: Minister of State for Animal and Sheep Husbandry today informed the Legislative Council that veterinary healthcare facility is being extended for the livestock of Banyari area of district Bandipora through mobile arrangement.           Replying to a question by Yasir Reshi in the Upper House today, the Minister elaborated that Veterinary Care for cattle population of Banyari ... Read More »

Spurious drugs: SHRC seeks personal appearance of Commissioner Secretary

Srinagar, Jan 4, CNS: State Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to Commissioner Secretary to Government Health Department seeking his personal appearance for a complaint related to spurious drugs.      Earlier Jammu Kashmir People’s Forum through its Secretary General MM Shuja has filed a petition in State Human Rights Commission about the supply of spurious and sub-standard drugs in ... Read More »

Desist from violating SoP while prescribing medicines: Bali to medicos

Directs for speeding up process of digitization in health deptt JAMMU, DECEMBER 26: Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat has called for strict implementation of Standard Operating Procedure (SoP) in all the health institutions including tertiary-care centers across the State while writing the patients’ medical prescriptions. Reiterating his earlier directive wherein it was enjoined upon all the doctors ... Read More »

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 »