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Srinagar: Doctors in the valley have strongly opposed the Government of India’s decision of “mixopathy”, which allows postgraduate students in Ayurveda to perform a variety of general surgeries, ENT, ophthalmology, and dental procedures. On November 20, 2020, the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) issued a gazette notification amending the Indian Medicine Central Council (Postgraduate Ayurveda Education) Regulations, 2016, which allows postgraduate Ayurveda students to undergo training for 58 surgical procedures in general surgery, ENT,…

A team of doctors at the Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences performed a Stem Cell Transplant for the first time in Jammu and Kashmir. The team of doctors included Dr Sajad Geelani, Dr Reashma Roshan, Dr Afaq Ahmad Khan and Senior Residents, Resident staff as well as Paramedical Staff of Ward 5P, technical staff and office staff of the Clinical Haematology Department headed by Dr. Javaid Rasool. The team created history by performing this life…

Arshad Malik became the first person ever to receive the Lars Påhlman medal   Srinagar: Kashmiri born doctor, Arshad Malik has made it to the top in his field. With his super-speciality in colorectal surgery, he has been featured in the list of topmost surgeons of Europe. His significant contribution to patient care in this field has earned him a place in ‘A History of the European Society of Coloproctology, which brings together the 75 surgeons…

Srinagar: As Himachal Pradesh and other states of India reports cases of bird flu, the government on Thursday banned the import of poultry till 14 January. A government orderreads: “In the wake of the spread of bird flu in neighbouring states of J&K as a measure of abundant precaution and in view of the declaration of whole J&K as ‘Controlled Area’ for bird flu disease. Government of UT J&K imposes complete ban on import of…

Srinagar: Sheen Tulun or Snow shovelling, a customary exercise which comes with every spell of heavy snowfall in the valley can actually be harmful. Every year, due to the slow snow clearance operations especially in the peripheries, the people come out with shovels to remove the snow off their driveways and inner roads. However, health experts in Kashmir have pointed out how this simple act of hard work can put them at a heightened risk.…

Showkat Ahmad from Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir had first contracted the virus in July this year. After remaining asymptomatic, he had tested negative after only a week. Later in the month of September, Showkat developed cough and fever. Suspecting it to be a seasonal flu, he started the treatment accordingly. However, the condition continued to get worse every day. When a CT scan revealed bilateral pneumonia, his family shifted him to SKIMS, Soura,…

Srinagar: As many as 250 MBBS students on Friday morning staged a protest in the premises of SKIMS Medical College Srinagar against the administration for not taking concrete steps to commence the clinical classes and forcing students to face hardships. The students from 10:00 am assembled within the premises of SKIMS Srinagar to register their protest and press for their demands. The protesting MBBS students said that for the past over six months not a…