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COVID stares at SMHS as staff alleges lack of PPEs

COVID stares at SMHS as staff alleges lack of PPEs

We are forced to work without equipment for hours together, hospital may turn hotspot soon: docs, para medics Srinagar, May 18: The health workers posted at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital, Srinagar have apprehension that the hospital may turn out to be a new hotspot for COVID-19 soon as they…

Are pregnant women more vulnerable to Coronavirus?

Are pregnant women more vulnerable to Coronavirus?

COVID-19 positive mother must wear protective gears while breastfeeding baby, says experts Srinagar, May 18: Pregnant ladies are little more susceptible to get infected by Covid-19 as compared to the normal population as pregnancy suppresses the immune system but its effect remains very mild and not so severe that it can…

Covid-19 has a strong Gut-Connection, Says Dr Khuroo

Covid-19 has a strong Gut-Connection, Says Dr Khuroo

‘Doctors who perform endoscopies must take utmost precautions as such procedures generate a high amount of aerosol’ Srinagar, May 18: As the Covid-19 virus speeds up its pace to target people across the globe with J&K being a no exception, leading epidemiologist, renowned gastroenterologist and a scientist, Dr. Mohammad Sultan…

27-year-old Bandipora Dentist became fresh victim of COVID-19, tally climbs to 136

27-year-old Bandipora Dentist became fresh victim of COVID-19, tally climbs to 136

Babar Rather Bandipora, May 18: A 27-year-old Dentist who hails from Asham area of Sumbal Sub-division in North Kashmir’s Bandipora District became the fresh victim of COVID-19, after his swab tested positive in the microbiology lab of CD hospital Srinagar here on Monday, officials said. An Official told news agency—CNS…

5 doctors test positive for COVID-19 in Kashmir

5 doctors test positive for COVID-19 in Kashmir

  11 more travellers test positive at Army’s command hospital Udhampur Srinagar, May 18: Five doctors and 11 travellers  tested positive for covid-19 in J&K  on Sunday late night taking tally of total positive cases in the  Union Territory to 1199. Dr Salim Khan Nodal officer for covid-19 at GMC Srinagar…

COVID-19: Patient tests positive after two samples returned negative: Doctors Explain Why

COVID-19: Patient tests positive after two samples returned negative: Doctors Explain Why

Srinagar, May 16: A patient who was admitted to SMHS hospital has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, few days after his two back to back tests returned negative for the disease at CD Hospital where he was being treated. Doctors said that it was possible in view of the…

Funds not an issue to fight COVID-19 pandemic: JKMSCL Director

Funds not an issue to fight COVID-19 pandemic: JKMSCL Director

Testing capacity will be increased with 15,000 tests per day within a month or two Srinagar, May 15: The authorities in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir Friday said that all the requirements were being put in place to fight Covid-19 and the government has sanctioned sufficient amount of…

Admin mess at SMHS: Two patients test positive after remaining in hospital for over a day

Admin mess at SMHS: Two patients test positive after remaining in hospital for over a day

A patient referred to SMHS from CD for tracheostomy remained on ventilator for days, sent back to CD hospital after testing positive Srinagar, May 15: The failure of administration at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) Hospital  Srinagar has put dozens of staff members at a great risk of catching deadly virus as two…

Routine Non Covid Patient care our Priority : DHSK Dr. Samir Mattoo

Routine Non Covid Patient care our Priority : DHSK Dr. Samir Mattoo

Kashmir hospitals witness footfall of 6 lakh patients in April Srinagar, May 15: Dr Samir Mattoo Director Health Services Kashmir said routine Non- Covid 19 Patient care is the top most priority besides Covid -19 SOP s and Protocols are being adhered to in letter and spirit in Kashmir Division…

Govt to protect medicinal plants in JK

Govt to protect medicinal plants in JK

Srinagar, May 15: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has directed concerned officers to take necessary measures for conservation of rare medicinal plants. Kashmir has become a fertile ground for smugglers as it is a rich resource of medicinal plants, which are used in aromatherapy and cosmetics as well as medical…