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Dev of Health sector Govt’s top priority: Asiea Naqash

Min lays foundation stones of two Health Centers at Beerwah block           BUDGAM, NOVEMBER 02: Minister of State for Health & Medical Education and Social Welfare Asiea Naqash said that development of infrastructure in the health sector is the top priority of the Government so that people, especially those residing in rural and far-flung areas, receive quality healthcare facilities.           The ... Read More »

DAK seeks free swine flu vaccine for high risk groups

Srinagar, Oct 31, CNS:  With swine flu scare looming over Kashmir valley after three deaths, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday has sought free vaccination against swine flu for high risk groups like young children, senior citizens, pregnant women and persons with medical conditions.     President DAK and flu expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a communiqué  said free vaccination would increase ... Read More »

Daily DOTS treatment launched for TB patients

Patients will be put on fixed drug combinations: Dir Health Srinagar, Oct 30 (KNS): Daily DOTS treatment course for Tuberculosis patients was launched Monday by Director Health Services, Kashmir Dr Saleemur Rehman at District TB Centre Srinagar by which the patients will be given daily dose to diagnosed TB patients throughout the State. As per the National strategy TB patients were being ... Read More »

District hospitals to get drug de-addiction centres soon: Bali Bhagat

          SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 28: Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat today said that a plan is under active consideration of the Government under which all district hospitals in the State would get a state-of-art drug de-addiction centre.           The Minister said this at a day-long seminar on drug addiction which organized by JKSACS, IMHANS in collaboration with Civil Society ... Read More »

High-end mended Radiation Centre inaugurated in SMHS

Drabu stresses on fiscal autonomy to hospitals for their smooth functioning; Centre to provide quality cancer treatment: Asiea Naqash           SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 28: Minister for Finance, Labour and Employment, Dr. Haseeb A Drabu along with Minister of State for Medical Education, Asiea Naqash today inaugurated the mended Radiation Center with latest equipments in SMHS hospital which was damaged in 2014-floods. ... Read More »

Govt constitutes STF to combat Dengue, Swine Flu disease

Div Com reviews preparedness Srinagar, Oct 27 (KNS): Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today convened a meeting to review the preparedness and measures to curb Dengue and H1N1 (Swine Flu) Influenza virus in Kashmir Division. The meeting was informed that the Government has constituted Special Task Force (STF) under the chairmanship of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to combat Dengue and ... Read More »

Swine flu vaccine safe for pregnant woman: DAK

Srinagar, Oct 27: Dispelling apprehensions regarding the safety of swine flu vaccine in pregnant women, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday said flu vaccine can be safely given at any stage of pregnany. President DAK and flu expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a communiqué  said swine flu vaccine does not carry any risk to pregnant women or their babies. ... Read More »

Swine flu: DAK sets up helpline: ‘Issues advisory to schools’

  Srinagar, Oct 25: Following three swine flu deaths at Kashmir valley’s  SK Institute of Medical Sciences, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has set up round the clock helpline numbers for public awareness. “People can call and get information on  09469154840, 09419409866, 07780941488, 09419045145, 09797046707 and 09906458877. People can also visit our website to seek advice related to swine flu,” ... Read More »

DAK advises not to consume fish washed ashore in Jhelum river

Srinagar, Oct 23, CNS: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Mondayadvised people not to consume fish that had surfaced on the banks of Jhelum River in Srinagar. President DAK  Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement  said consumption of these fish could result in serious health hazard. “In an unusual phenomenon, yesterday thousands of fish washed up on the shore of Jhelum river ... Read More »

Social media use increases risk of mental health problems: DAK

  Srinagar, Oct 22: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Sunday said excessive use of Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites increases the risk of mental health problems.   President DAK  Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a communiqué  said frequent use of social media negatively impacts your mental health.   “Research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found the ... Read More »