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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tear gas shell inflicts severe injuries to Srinagar child; Suffers burns on face,...

Aamir, a nine year old boy, cried in pain as his severely burnt right arm was being dressed at Burn Ward of SMHS Hospital....

Doctor’s body advises against use of multivitamins

Doctors Association Kashmir led by Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan on Sunday said multivitamins  have no health benefits and some of them are even harmful. In a statement...

Blood donation camps held in Rajouri, Poonch hospitals

On the eve of World Blood Donor's day, blood donation and awareness camps were convened in district hospitals of Rajouri and Poonch on Thursday. In...

Patients protest ‘absence’ of doctors in OPD at Kupwara hospital

The patients and their attendants on Wednesday protested against “non-availability” of doctors at District Hospital Kupwara accusing the management of leaving the medical facility...

‘Be prepared to tackle Nipah virus’

With a dozen of deaths due to deadly Nipah virus in southern Indian state of Kerala, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) led by Dr Nisra-ul-Hassan ...

How to get rid of mosquitoes without pesticide use

Researchers have discovered a cheap and pesticide-free way to combat mosquito populations and to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases. According to the study, controlling...

Throat-slit body of nurse found in hospital

A 23-year-old nurse was found “murdered” with her throat slit by a surgical blade and the drawstring untied, at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi (SMVD)...

‘Misbehaviour’ with a doctor triggers protests at Sopore hospital

Doctors working in the sub-district hospital, Sopore on Saturday went on a two-hour pen down strike to protest ‘misbehaviour' of some employees with a...

Health Advocates Appeal for Higher Taxes on Tobacco Products In JK

As the state of Jammu and Kashmir continues to spend more on tobacco products than the monthly national average, a health advocacy group has...

Patients suffers as doctors continue strike at SKIMS Bemina

The ongoing doctors’ strike at SKIMS Medical College Bemina here, to seek removal of pay anomaly, has hit the patient care.    The working in...

Now, Kashmir’s pellet victims slip into despair, hopelessness

In a waiting room outside an Operation Theatre at general specialty SMHS hospital here, Bashir Ahmad sits silent; his back leaning against the wall,...

Diabetes can be divided into 5 different groups

People suffering from diabetes can be divided into five separate groups, not just two, as commonly thought, says a new study. Diabetes is currently divided...

PM’s Rs 175 cr package for flood-hit hospitals reduced to Rs 130 cr

A package of Rs 175 crore announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 24 last year for revamping the flood-hit hospitals in...

Govt unaware of mentally ill population

The government does not have any idea about the number of people suffering from mental disorders in the country, as per a written reply...

SHOPIAN: A district without a district hospital

Ten years ago Shopian was accorded the status of a district. Several administrative institutions were automatically upgraded to match the transition to the higher...

”Hospitals have to phase out chlorinated plastic bags by Mar 2019”

Medical establishments, such as hospitals and nursing homes, have to phase out chlorinated plastic bags, excluding blood bags, by March next year, as the...

Centre to open Yoga, Ayushcentres to treat patients in AIIMS

The centre will shortly open yoga and ayushcentres in the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) that are currently functional, Union Minister of...

New drugs could help prevent hearing loss

Inhibiting an enzyme called cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (CDK2) can save the hearing of millions of people around the world, a study has found. According to...

Govt committed to provide best treatment to victims: Aseia

​ SRINAGAR: Minister of State for Health, Ms Aseia Naqash today visited the SMHS Hospital here to review the condition of patients who have suffered...

In absence of Medical Council, who is regulating medical practice in J&K?

For years now, the government has failed to revive the J&K Medical Council (JKMC), which would have checked unregulated medical practices in Kashmir. The JKMC,...

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