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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Absence of staff quarters in DH Rajouri affects patient care

With patient care in the local District Hospital (DH) getting affected due to lack of residential quarters for staff, both doctors and paramedics, the...

China develops flu vaccine

Scientists in China have developed a new intranasal flu vaccine using nano-technology that can target broad-spectrum flu viruses and induce robust immune responses. The intranasal...

SDH Tral performs its first thrombolysis procedure

A team of doctors at Sub-District Hospital Tral have conducted first ever successful thrombolysis in the healthcare institute. Block medical officer SDH Tral Bashir Ahmad...

SKIMS conducts first pediatric stem cell transplant

In a major development, Sher-e-kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) conducted the first pediatric autologous stem cell transplant on a five year old cancer...

SKIMS conducts first pediatric stem cell transplant

In a major development, Sher-e-kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) conducted the first pediatric autologous stem cell transplant on a five year old cancer...

Ultra-processed food may increase risk of cancer

Increasing consumption of ultra-processed foods such as packaged baked goods and snacks, fizzy drinks, sugary cereals and reconstituted meat products, may possibly raise the...

For health department, pediatrician and child psychologist are the same

For the health and medical education department, a pediatrician and a child psychologist are the same.  On 17 January 2018, the JK Public Service Commission...

Maiden radical nephrectomy conducted at district hospital Pulwama

District Hospital Pulwama has performed maiden radical nephrectomy on a 50 year old male patient. In a statement, the hospital administration said the patient presented...

Abandoned Baramulla hospital building ‘den of immoral activities’

Baramulla town residents have asked the government to put to some good use the abandoned building of the old hospital, which has become a...

Cardiac stent price cap lowered further to Rs 28,000

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has revised the price of drug eluting stents (DES) downwards by about Rs 2,300 to just under Rs 28,000,...

Govt to take district hospitals to medical college level

The government is looking at taking district hospitals to the level of medical colleges, a move that will help address the issue of shortage...

US woman first to be infected with 14 eye worms

Doctors in the US have extracted 14 worms from the eyes of a woman, the first known instance in the world of a human...

Abandoned Baramulla hospital building becomes ”nuisance’

Baramulla town residents have asked the government to put to some good use the abandoned building of the old hospital, which they said has...

SKIMS Bemina organises seminar on reproductive health care

SKIMS Medical College and Hospital Bemina today observed the International Day for Reproductive Health Awareness. M. S Khuroo, the former director and dean SKIMS Soura...

‘Cancer cases have increased in 7 years’

The government on Saturday told the Assembly there has been an increase in cancer cases in Kashmir during the past seven years. Health minister Bali...

DH Rajouri faces staff shortage, ICU ward non-functional

Despite months after setting up a separate Instant Care Unit (ICU) ward in the local District Hospital (DH), the Health Department has been unable...

STATE OF POOR HEALTHCARE: 7 specialty GMC hospitals run by ad hoc administrators

Seven specialty hospitals of the Government Medical College Srinagar are run by the administrators who have been appointed on ad hoc basis, often arbitrarily....

”Shortage of doctors in north Kashmir, Chenab districts”

At least 2502 posts of doctors and paramedical staff are vacant in various health institutions in northern Kashmir areas and some districts of Chenab...

46 infected with HIV as quack uses common syringe

At least 46 people have become infected with HIV in a tehsil in the last 10 months, allegedly after a quack used a common...

Daily exercise may boost better lung function among smokers

If you are a smoker try doing regular physical activities as it may help you to have better lung function, a new study suggests....

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