Major cancer surgery conducted at DH Pulwama DDC Muneer-ul-Islam appreciates medicos

Pulwama,February,24 2017.CNS; District Development Commissioner Pulwama, Muneer-ul-Islam has appreciated district hospital administration Pulwama and the operative team for conducting maiden successful major cancer surgery in the district.            Pertinently, an elderly male patient with Colo-Rectal cancer was successfully operated upon by a team of doctors in district hospital (DH) Pulwama.           According to hospital authorities the patient had […]

Inappropriate prescribing of psychiatric drugs harming patients: DAK                                    

Srinagar,February.21 2017.CNS:Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that inappropriate prescribing of psychiatric drugs for mental health problems are causing serious harm to patients.  Raising concern, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that unnecessary use of psychiatric medications are putting patients at risk of serious adverse effects. You go to a doctor […]

Influential doctors in Kashmir given choicest postings: DAK  ‘Transfer policy being brazenly violated’

Srinagar,February 15,2017 CNS: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Wednesday said that influential doctors in Kashmir are given choicest postings in brazen violation of transfer policy.  Taking a strong exception to this, President DAK Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan in a statement said that transfer policy of doctors is being blatantly flouted, with the sole objective of giving places of choice […]

DFCO seizes cigarettes without specific health warning

Jammu,February 13,2017 CNS: In continuation with the special drive to stop the sale of tobacco products without having pictorial health warning on the package as mandated under the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act 2003, a team of Food Safety Officers of Drugs and Food Control Organization under the overall supervision of Assistant Controller Food, Municipal […]

DHSK launches National Tobacco Control Programme

Srinagar,February 11,2017 CNS: Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir (DHSK) today launched National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) in a workshop at Division of Epidemiology & Public Health (DEPH) building Barzulla wherein Divisional Health Administrators, Chief Medical Officers and Medical Superintendents of Kashmir Division took part.     Speaking on the occasion Dr Saleem Ur Rehman, Director Health Services, […]

Study of cancer-causing toxins finds e-cigs much safer than smoking

London-Reuters:-Consuming e-cigarettes is far safer and less toxic than smoking conventional tobacco cigarettes, according to the findings of a study analysing levels of dangerous and cancer-causing substances in the body. Researchers found that people who switched from smoking regular cigarettes to e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) such as gum or patches for at least six months had much lower levels […]

DAK calls for greater use of generic drugs in JK

Srinagar February 1,2017 CNS: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today called for greater use of generic drugs in Jammu and Kashmir (JK) that would allow access to drugs for poor patients. Urging doctors to prescribe generic drugs, President DAK Dr Nisar-ul-Hassan in a statement said that this would help patients to get affordable treatment as branded drugs are […]

Anti Leprosy day observed across Kashmir

Srinagar,January 30,2017 CNS:  In connection with World Leprosy Day, aimed to increase public awareness that leprosy can be easily prevented and cured, several functions were held across Kashmir division to disseminate the anti leprosy consciousness among the people so that they are made aware about this crippling disease and eradicates it from the society. The […]

Pulse Polio Immunization campaign held across Kashmir

Srinagar. January 29 2017.CNS:In connection with Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization (IPPI) programme, 3-day campaign started across the Kashmir under which the children upto the age of 5 years are being administered anti-polio vaccine. The Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman, Sunday launched the Intensified Pulse-Polio Immunization programme at the JLMN Hospital Rainawari by administering anti-polio drops to […]

DAK concerned over prescribing ‘generic drugs’ supplied by JKMSCL

Srinagar,January 27,2017 CNS: President, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK), Dr G M Mir Friday showed serious concern over a recent press release in an English daily about a “Drug Alert Notice” by the Office of the Controller Drug and Food Control Organization J&K – Jammu for the drugs”Acelofenac-100mg” and “Ceftriazone-1 gm” which is being supplied by J&K […]

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