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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...

Medicos seek reinstatement of DAK president

Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) has demanded immediate reinstatement of its president Dr Nisar ul Hassan. The association has threatened to “shutdown hospitals” in case...

‘SMVDNSH performs 5000 dialysis in 1 year, introduces SLED’

The department of renal sciences at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi NarayanaSuperspecialityHospital (SMVDNSH) has created history by successfully completing 5000 dialysis in a span of...

World running out of antibiotics, WHO warns

Antibiotics that are currently in clinical development are insufficient to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report said.   Most...

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...

Even low dose X-rays could harm your heart: Study

Exposure to even low doses of ionising radiation, such as X-rays, may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, a study warns. It is known that...

‘All isn’t well at SKIMS; Functioning of STP seems a major scam’

Hadi Hidayat | Wahid Bhat Srinagar: When it comes to tendering, bidding and e-tendering, the first thing being preferred in Kashmir is favoritism. To...

First simultaneous liver, kidney transplant at PGIMER

Premier medical and research institute PGIMER today said it has successfully performed its first ever simultaneous liver and kidney transplant on a terminally ill...

Dr Farooq Jan appointed MS SKIMS

Authorities at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) on Saturday appointed Dr Farooq Ahmad Jan as medical superintendent at the institute. “Consequent upon the superannuation...

Blood donation camp at KU South campus

Humanity Welfare Organization Helpline, an NGO from Bijbehara in collaboration with South Campus University of Kashmir (Anantnag) organized a Blood Donation camp at Distance...

Critical care ambulances to be deployed in Jammu and Kashmir hospitals soon

A meeting of the Committee on Estimates of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly was held here today under the Chairmanship of MLA Mohammad Ashraf...

Thinner corneas linked to high risk of eye disease

A protein that modulates corneal thickness can also act as a possible risk factor for a type of eye disease, a study has found. Glaucoma...

USG, X-ray machines lie defunct at PHC Ashtingoo

Much to the chagrin of patients, the X-ray and ultrasonography machines provided to Public Health Centre (PHC) Ashtingoo last year are gathering dust as...

Four flown to AIIMS at CM’s directive for specialized treatment 2252 patients treated so...

​ ​ Srinagar, July 23, CNS:  The State Government today informed that over last more than 10 days, 2252 persons with minor and major injuries have been...

Bali visits Maternity Home

​ SRINAGAR: Minister for Health and Medical Education, Mr. Bali Bhagat, today paid a surprise visit to the Maternity Home and General OPD Sanat Nagar,...

Influenza cases may rise in J&K: Experts

As the mercury begins to dip, healthcare experts fear a rise in the number of people infected with influenza. Even as the experts suggest...

Novel sticky patch to monitor blood sugar in diabetics

Scientists have developed an adhesive patch, which can non-invasively monitor glucose levels in diabetics through the skin, potentially spelling an end for frequent painful...

Lucrative private diagnostic centres lack heating arrangements, ramps

Majority of the lucrative private diagnostic centres in Srinagar lack adequate heating arrangements, forcing patients to suffer biting cold for long waiting hours. At a...

Health Minister blames JK Police for abetting Drug Abuse in J&K

SRINAGAR: Chowdhary Lal Singh, the state Health Minister, on Tuesday accused the JK Police of facilitating drug abuse and its import into the state...

Scientists identify genetic origin in Zika virus

In a first, researchers have found evidence of higher susceptibility of some babies to the Zika virus due to a genetic origin, a finding...

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