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Medico bodies keep fingers crossed over change of guard

Medico bodies keep fingers crossed over change of guard

Srinagar:  Now that the J&K is under Governors rule, the stakeholders in key sectors are expecting sluggishness in measures to bring major policy changes that took off when a representative government was in place. With majority of the stakeholders expressing uncertainty about how things will shape up, some see that such processes may witness a […]

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After her exit, Mehbooba says muscular security policy won’t help  

After her exit, Mehbooba says muscular security policy won’t help  

Srinagar: Hours after her coalition partner pulled the rug underneath her, PDP chief and Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday raised the bogey of Article 370 and unilateral ceasefire, saying the muscular security policy will not work in the state and reconciliation is the key. “I am not shocked as this alliance was […]

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Govt mulls to shift children’s hospital to Bemina  

Govt mulls to shift children’s hospital to Bemina  

'Cantonment board's 'negative attitude' compelled the move'

Srinagar: With almost no control over the functioning and the administration of the lone child care hospital, GB Panth at Sonwar, the government is mulling to shift the hospital to Bemina where a maternity care hospital is already under construction. The plan has been conceived so as to establish a full-fledged Mother and Child Hospital […]

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Holidays row: Medico body, government at loggerheads

Holidays row: Medico body, government at loggerheads

Srinagar: With the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) asking doctors and rest of the medical staff not to abstain from work on holidays, Doctors’ Association of Kashmir (DAK) Wednesday said that the government is using pressure tactics and that doctors will avail the holidays at all costs. “We are just availing the holidays and […]

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Govt mulls to make generic drug use mandatory in state hospitals  

Govt mulls to make generic drug use mandatory in state hospitals  

Srinagar: The state healthcare department is mulling to introduce major changes in the system regarding to the nature, availability and stock of essential drugs at the hospitals. Though the move is yet to be implemented as the governments nod is still awaited, the department believes that it can be one of the major reforms in […]

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Increased incidence of cancer: Govt to setup Day Care chemotherapy, radiotherapy units in districts

Increased incidence of cancer: Govt to setup Day Care chemotherapy, radiotherapy units in districts

Srinagar: Given the increased incidence of cancer cases in the state the government, apart from setting up Day Care chemotherapy units in every district hospitals, is also planning to set up Radiotherapy unit each in North and South Kashmir. Pertinently, thousands of cancer cases being reported in the state of Jammu and Kashmir every year […]

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The Spy Chronicles: Independent Kashmir will gravitate towards Pakistan, says Durrani

The Spy Chronicles: Independent Kashmir will gravitate towards Pakistan, says Durrani

Srinagar: Former spy and head of the Inter Service Agency (ISI) Asad Durrani claimed that the heart of Kashmir’s is with Pakistan. Durrani in his book which he co-authored with former RAW chief, AS Dulat says that an independent Kashmir will gravitate towards Pakistan. While each and every page continues to amuse the reader, authors […]

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Disposing bio-medical waste: Health dept proposes disposal of waste in districts  

Disposing bio-medical waste: Health dept proposes disposal of waste in districts  

Srinagar: In order to avoid the transportation of bio-medical waste from different districts to the point of disposal, the health department has proposed disposing off the waste in the respective districts. The proposal has impressed on making sure that the biomedical waste is disposed at district level and not transported across the state for final […]

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Spy Chronicles: India’s mishandling of Kashmir can produce more icons like Burhan Wani, says Dulat

Spy Chronicles: India’s mishandling of Kashmir can produce more icons like Burhan Wani, says Dulat

Srinagar: While accepting that India has never been honest with Kashmiri’s and if India continues to handle Kashmir in a way it has always been handling it, ex-RAW Chief A S Dulat says that there would be more icons like that of Burhan Wani, whose killing brought Kashmir to the edge during the summers of […]

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Reducing mortality: Docs to be trained on the use of latest technology

Reducing mortality: Docs to be trained on the use of latest technology

Srinagar: The Health Department may soon announce some relief to the doctors who usually complained of being left out of latest technologies in the field and usually relied on the techniques learned years ago. The department has decided to prioritize the training and skill building of the staff to reduce mortality rate. As per sources, […]

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