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Lack of air ambulance in Kashmir costing lives: DAK

Lack of air ambulance in Kashmir costing lives: DAK

Srinagar, Apr 19 : Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday expressed pressing concern over lack of air ambulance service in Kashmir valley because of which precious lives are lost. “Non-availability of air ambulance is costing lives of trauma and emergency patients,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a communiqué. “Majority of these patients […]

Kidney failure toll rises in Kashmir

Kidney failure toll rises in Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 18 : The lack of machines and specialist medicos has led to the increase in toll of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients in Kashmir while as the experts said, blood pressure, sugar, smoking, taking less fluid and use of pain killers are the main reasons behind the kidney failures. The nephrologists while talking […]

Doctor who refused ambulance to pregnant lady in north Kashmir suspended

Doctor who refused ambulance to pregnant lady in north Kashmir suspended

Srinagar: The medical officer, Bilal Ahmad, who recently refused to provide ambulance to a pregnant woman has been suspended. The lady’s new-born then died while she gave birth in a moving vehicle on Saturday in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. “The contractual services of Dr Bilal Ahmad Medical Officer under NHM presently posted at Primary Health […]

Body recovered from manhole near SMHS hospital in Kashmir capital

Body recovered from manhole near SMHS hospital in Kashmir capital

Srinagar: A male body was recovered from a manhole near Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital in Srinagar on Tuesday. Police official said that forensic experts have been called in to help the police. The body, police said, has been recovered but the identity is yet to be ascertained, saying that they are ascertaining the […]

Fecal transplants could help patients on cancer immunotherapy drugs

Fecal transplants could help patients on cancer immunotherapy drugs

Jocelyn Kaiser ATLANTA—Oncologists deploy an array of strategies to stop cancer, from chemotherapy to radiation to drugs that boost the body’s immune defenses. Now, another potential therapy is being tested in clinical studies: fecal transplants. Early results from two groups described at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) here this […]

DAK seeks aptitude test for would-be doctors

DAK seeks aptitude test for would-be doctors

Srinagar, Apr 14 : Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday has sought introduction of aptitude test for doctors at entry level to medical profession. “Apart from academic knowledge, the practice of medicine requires certain innate qualities that need to be tested at MBBS level,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a communiqué. “Medical […]

Woman delivers baby in cab as hospital ‘refuses’ ambulance

Woman delivers baby in cab as hospital ‘refuses’ ambulance

  Srinagar, April 13 : A woman delivered her baby in a cab after a hospital allegedly ignored her husband’s plea for an ambulance in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Mohammad Shafi Kohli of Sarkoli Kalaroos told reporters that doctors at a local hospital had referred his pregnant wife to Kupwara District Hospital but refused to […]

Google can’t substitute your doctor: DAK cautions against its use for medical advice

Google can’t substitute your doctor: DAK cautions against its use for medical advice

Srinagar, April 08 : With more and more people in Kashmir Valley getting hooked to internet for health issues, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Monday cautioned against use of Google for medical advice. “Google cannot substitute your doctor,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a communiqué. “Many people are treating Google as their doctor […]

DAK seeks free passage of hospital staff during convoy

DAK seeks free passage of hospital staff during convoy

Srinagar, April 03 : Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Wednesday has sought free passage of hospital staff during plying of convoys on various roads in Kashmir Valley. DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan urged concerned authorities to facilitate hassle-free movement of hospital staff during convoy. “Pertinently after February 14 attack at lethpora central government has issued […]

Dr Jamsheed’s last words to his mom

Dr Jamsheed’s last words to his mom

Parents are biggest blessing which majority of we people don’t realise. My mother is glued to my bed since more than a week now. Tiredness and sleeplessness is visible on her face. To be honest, I was not so obidient son as I should have been. During these days here in hospital I few times […]

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Article 35A to go, forces deployed to control law and order situation: Report

SRINAGAR: Government of India has decided to abrogate Article 35A of constitution of India that defines the permanent residents of state of Jammu and Kashmir, the additional forces are being moved in to state to control any untoward development. According to a National Herald report the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, during his recent visit to […]