16,000 doctors to undergo fresh scrutiny as MCI amends registration rules

16,000 doctors to undergo fresh scrutiny as MCI amends registration rules

Srinagar: Nearly 16,000 doctors in Jammu and Kashmir will face scrutiny of their credentials after the Medical Council of India (MCI) issued a fresh registration process. On Thursday, the MCI announced that medical practitioners will be scrutinised and brought under a unique permanent registration number system. As per an official letter, the MCI said that […]

Sans female technician at Sopore hospital, ladies skip ECG

Sans female technician at Sopore hospital, ladies skip ECG

Sopore: Many female patients especially the pregnant women turn to private scan centres or hospitals for electrocardiogram (ECG) as the important body probe is conducted by male technicians at sub-district hospital of Sopore. The ECG is a crucial test and generally required before surgery. The probe checks the pulse rate of a patient and pregnant […]

Jammu & Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation(JKMSCL): Lobbies of Contingent Interest

Jammu & Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation(JKMSCL): Lobbies of Contingent Interest

By Nigam Gupta Like any responsible Government Organization / Agency, Jammu & Kashmir Medical Supplies Corporation Limited also been established to procure a wide variety of medicines, hospital items, equipments and services to undertake the execution of works in pursuance of its duties and responsibilities. After concluding intense studies while visiting various ‘Medical Supplies Corporations’ […]

Beerwah hospital in a shambles

Beerwah hospital in a shambles

Budgam: Housed in a multi-storey building, the sub-district hospital in Beerwah area of central district Budgam is being run to the utter dissatisfaction of the local population. “How could we expect a better healthcare when a neonatal is kept on a bed surrounded by with the dustbins lying aside,” asks Tasleema, a local woman. “I […]

‘Negligence at Baramulla hospital led to infant’s death’

‘Negligence at Baramulla hospital led to infant’s death’

Baramulla: Non-availability of expert doctors led to death of an infant in Baramulla forcing the family to lodge a complaint with local police. The doctors at the Baramulla district hospital, however, said that they have not received any complaint A family belonging to Fatehpora village in Baramulla approached the local police to investigate the circumstances […]

Protests in Kanihama after death of women post-childbirth

Protests in Kanihama after death of women post-childbirth

Baramulla: Residents of Kanihama area of Tangmarg in Baramulla district staged a protest on Thursday against doctors posted in sub district hospital Tangmarg, after the death of a woman post childbirth. The protestors said that Rafeeqa Begum, wife of Mumtaz Ahmad Ganaie, of Kanihama Tangmarg was admitted in sub-district hospital (SDH) Tangmarg on Tuesday. Her […]

Common thread in Budgam health centers is official apathy and lack of space, staff

Common thread in Budgam health centers is official apathy and lack of space, staff

Budgam: The health centers in central Kashmir’s Budgam district are functioning in complete or partial violation of the norms set by the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). The infrastructure built for housing the medical facilities lack proper equipment and staff. However, instead of equipping the existing buildings with facilities, the authorities constructed new buildings and […]