HEALTH 

Want To Ensure There Should Be A Medical College In Each District: PM Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the government is making efforts to ensure each district of the country has a medical college. He also said the gap in medical education and delivery of health services is being reduced and that the government’s focus is on preventive healthcare as well as promoting ayurveda and yoga. In six years, more than 170 medical colleges have been completed and work on over 100 new medical colleges is going on at a fast pace, Modi said at a virtual ceremony to mark the…

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HEALTH KASHMIR 

False Report: Students Who Didn’t Have Covid, Test Positive, Doctor Suspended.

Students of a of a private school in J&K’s Rajouri district tested negative one day after testing positive for Covid-19 in a Health Department drive. Thirty-two students were isolated in a government centre  after testing positive. As the test reports came in Thursday, the Union Territory Administration suspended Dr Shabab Ahmed, a dental surgeon who had been made the nodal officer for Covid-19 in Thanamandi area. Ahmed said he was not present when the RAT tests were carried out by a field team comprising two lab technicians, an x-ray technician and a…

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EDUCATION HEALTH 

Students Protest ‘pooling of MBBS seats in All India Quota’ by J&K. Details About Quota.

J&K administration’s decision to pool its MBBS seats in All India Quota (AIQ) from the current session has met with protests from students in several Government Medical Colleges. The MBBS doctors from Valley aspiring to apply or have applied for the post-graduate admissions apprehend that they will have to compete at all India-level instead of UT-level, by this decision of the government. The protests erupted days after the Medical Council Committee (MCC) in its notification stated that the J&K government was likely to participate in AIQ counseling from this year.…

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HEALTH 

Doctors Association Kashmir Urges J&K Govt To Ban Private Practice.

Doctors Association Kashmir has urged J&K government for ban on private practice saying that it is taking a heavy toll on is on patient care. DAK President had said the greatest casualty of private practice is patient care. “ Doctors spend most of their time in private clinics and are not available for patients in government hospitals. Their attention and time is directed towards their private clinics,” he said. The DAK President said patients in government hospitals are left to the mercy of trainees who lack expertise to handle complicated…

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HEALTH 

Yuvraj Singh sets up 50 CCU beds at govt hospital in Srinagar.

Former cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s foundation has set up 50 critical care unit (CCU) beds at the Government Medical College & Hospital  in Srinagar. In a press statement on Monday, a foundation spokesperson said the CCU beds have been set up under its ‘Mission1000Beds initiative’, in collaboration with Accenture. “Funds contributed by Accenture have also been used by YouWeCan Foundation to provide a range of medical equipment including ICU ventilators, BiPAP machines, patient monitors, ECG machines, defibrillators and oxygen cylinders to the hospital,” the spokesperson said. “The second wave of the COVD-19…

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