News Topic:Hospitals

Obstructing ambulances may incur Rs 10,000 fine or 6-month jail term

The Traffic Police Department issued a stern warning on Sunday, cautioning that obstructing ambulances could result in hefty fines or imprisonment for up to six months.

Blanket ban imposed on prescription of ‘branded’ medicines

Administration of SKIMS has issued a circular, aimed at clamping a blanket ban on government hospitals from prescribing any 'branded' medicines.

Medical Representatives’ entry in hospitals takes priority over patients, causing chaos

The entry of Medical Representatives (MRs) in hospitals during official hours is causing a mess in hospitals with doctors giving them preference over patients.

Action taken against 25 erring hospitals in J-K

In order to check fraud and implement the SEHAT scheme effectively in Jammu and Kashmir, the government has initiated action against 25 erring hospitals so far.

Mass medications continue in J-K hospitals

Despite the government claims that Prescription Audit Committees are in place in J&K, most of the Jammu and Kashmir hospitals continue to witness mass medications.

Pulwama’s Arihal village lacks proper space for PHC

A Primary Health Centre (PHC) is functioning from a three-room Panchayat in Arihal village of Pulwama district.

Allowing doctors, specialists to take night-off against set norms: DHSK

The Directorate of Health Services Kashmir said that some hospital administrators are allowing specialists and doctors to take night-off which is against norms.

Paediatric services of GB Pant Hospital shifted to Children Hospital Bemina

The J&K administration has shifted the pediatric services of GB Pant Hospital to the newly-constructed 500-bedded Children Hospital in the Bemina locality of Srinagar.

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Ladakh admin sets up SSB for recruitment to non-gazetted posts

In a significant development aimed at enhancing efficiency and transparency in recruitment, Ladakh has established its own autonomous Service Selection Board (SSB).

Centre bans two factions of Muslim Conference in J-K

The Centre banned two factions of the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference led by Haji Ghulam Nabi Sumji and Prof Abdul Gani Bhat over anti-national activities.

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Neglected PHC in Pulwama prompts local action, authorities respond

In Arihal village of Pulwama district, a Primary Health Centre building completed in 2016 by the J&K Housing Board stands abandoned, stirring frustration among residents.

Pulwama marriage hall transformed after The Kashmir Pulse’s coverage

A marriage hall in Bellow village of Pulwama district has seen a transformative cleanup effort following the intervention prompted by the coverage on The Kashmir Pulse.