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Jammu Kashmir’s coronavirus caseload rose to 12,8,249 as 152 more people tested positive for the infection while one more person succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, officials said on Friday. Of the fresh cases including 50 travelers, 31 were from Jammu Division and 121 from Kashmir Division, the officials told GNS. Giving district-wise details, they said, Srinagar reported 69 cases, Baramulla 15, Budgam 15, Pulwama 5, Kupwara 6, Anantnag 2, Bandipora 1,…

Shopian: A 6-year-old girl is battling for life as doctors at the district hospital Shopian have been allegedly giving her expired injections since past four days. Taking serious note of the allegations levelled by the girl’s parents, the hospital administration has ordered a probe whether the girl was really given expired injections. Mohamad Iqbal Khataria, a resident of Devpora area of Shopian told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that he admitted his daughter Bazila Jan,6,…

Jammu and Kashmir is ramping up capacity to administer three lakh Covid vaccine doses per day and store 50 lakh in cold chain even as close to 4.40 lakh people have been vaccinated so far with no reported case of extreme adversity. J&K Chief Secretary, B.V.R. Subrahmanyam on Thursday chaired the third meeting of the UT Steering Committee to review the progress of Covid-19 vaccination drives that were rolled out in January 2021. It was…

Visuals of pregnant women taken out on wooden stretchers from the tribal belts of the valley resurfaced on social media this winter. Behind the petrifying picture is the futile and equally fatal healthcare infrastructure of Kashmir’s countryside.  Caressing her baby bump and cherishing her impending motherhood turned dark for Afroza on a cold December night in 2020, when a sudden shooting labour pain ended her sleep. In a painful state, the 25-year-old realized that it…

Grew up as a struggling farm boy, a Ladakhi doctor lost his mother and many of his tribe members to cervical cancer — compelling him to become contemporary Ladakh’s cancer crusader. The thick tyres of an off-road jeep come to a screeching halt, as Dr Nordan Otzer gets off at a desolate area in Hunder village in Nubra valley of Ladakh. The old-world parish — where the shadows of the brown mountains and fleecy white…

Behind the occasional flying tempers and sudden screams in Kashmir hospitals, the fatal health crisis created by nutritional deficiencies remains the least reported and talked about affair. It looked like a routine medical emergency announced by a speedy ambulance’s wailing siren on the streets of Srinagar, but the ensued mourning only made it a last ride of a young woman knitting woollens to welcome her baby till the other day. The labour pain had set…

Srinagar: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday said most of the doctors, nurses and paramedical staff in Kashmir are opting out of Covid-19 vaccine. “More than 80 percent of the healthcare workers have turned down the vaccine,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement issued to GNS. “Out of 7,000 healthcare workers at Government Medical College Srinagar and its associated hospitals, only 1,167 (16.67 percent) have received the vaccine…

Lack of healthcare, proper nutrition, increasing prevalence of NCDs Srinagar: The routine life for Fatima (name-changed), a 45-year-old Gujjar woman from Kupwara district of North Kashmir became highly taxing after she found herself complaining of increased thirst and urination. The doctor at the peripheral hospital prescribed her some analgesic and antiemetic drugs, but to no avail. Last week, she developed searing stomach pain and recurrent bouts of vomiting. Following this, she was rushed to SMHS…

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Monday reported 44 fresh cases of COVID-19 taking the tally to 1,24,550 in the Union Territory, however, no death was reported in J&K in last 48 hours. Of the exact number of 1,24,550 cases, 72,989 are from Kashmir and 51,561 from Jammu division. Officials said that among 44 new cases, 36 belong to Kashmir division while as 08 are from Jammu division. The total number of positive cases in Kashmir…

The purpose of upgrading Government Medical Colleges (GMCs) was not achieved as all the Super Specialties had not been fully established. And the same fact proved costly for Jammu and Kashmir during the COVID year. When Ayushman Koul’s grandfather developed respiratory issues on November 27, 2020, his family immediately called a compounder from a nearby healthcare facility for a quick checkup. After his blood pressure and other parameters were examined, it was found the condition…