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SRINAGAR: Chief Medical Officer, Srinagar Dr. Talat Ghani along with her team today sealed one training  institute namely "Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences" in Karan Nagar, Srinagar. The institute was being run without proper registration and norms. Director Health Services, Kashmir Dr. Kunzes Dolma while appreciating the efforts said that the department is committed to take strict action as per law against all unregistered training institutes or private hospitals/nursing homes. The department has already constituted a Task Force which are routinely inspecting various establishments and whenever a complaint is received instant action is taken thereof.

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  • 'Intensify marketing checking squads'

SRINAGAR: After several reports were received by the Divisional Commissioner's office regarding the sky rocket pricing of food and other essential goods and operating of unauthorized clinical, diagnostic establishments and quackery in different areas across Kashmir including Leh regions, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today directed all Deputy Commissioners to start intense market checking drive across the division including Leh and Kargil to curb black marketing, profiteering, and hoarding and take strict action against the offenders.

Market checking squads Legal and Meteorological Department (LMD) and Food Safety department were also directed to start intense market checking across Srinagar district to ensure strict implementation of approved market rates of vegetables, grocery, chicken, mutton, bakery and other essential items. The Div Com directed the officers to take strict action against black marketers, hoarders and erring shopkeepers as per the law.

The Divisional Commissioner asked Director Health Services to constitute special checking teams comprising members from health services to conduct daily inspection of all clinical establishments, diagnostic laboratories, quackery menace, across the valley and Leh and Kargil districts and seal unauthorized clinics, diagnostic and quackery carts. Khan had also directed them to take necessary action against such shops, establishments which were operating in violation of rules, norms, and laws and without licenses or being run by incompetent persons in all districts including Leh region. He asked all concerned officers to send a weekly report to the Divisional Commissioner’s office.

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JAMMU: October month was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in continuation to it's legacy, Rotary Club of Jammu along with NetShop Pharmacy LLP organised Breast Cancer Screening and General Health Awareness Camp at JK Physiotherapy And Rehabilitation   Clinic,GandhiNagar,Jammu. Dr. Shabab L Angurana Consultant Oncologist, Dr. Sumedha Mengi Consultant Pathologist, Dr. Gaurav Vaid Consultant Physiotherapist and Dr. Sahiba Gupta Consultant  Dietitian and Nutritionist rendered there services in which more than 50 females were screened and 125 people in general took advantage of general health awareness.

Mrs. Kanta Andotra inaugurated the camp and told that female folk must come forward and fight against breast cancer. "There is no need to keep mum and if any signs and symptoms emerge in our body, must be dealt the same time without any delay", she said. She added that there is a need of an hour to change our sedentary lifestyles and food habits.  Dr. Shabab L Angurana told that it is been documented if we won't stand against this deadly disease, 1 out of 5 women may suffer breast cancer in the coming five years. He told females about self examination of breast and timely screening once a year after 40 years of age. Females from rural areas remained neglected due to ignorance. He told that its the duty of the masses to make each and every person aware of this condition. This will boost the maxim of Rotary Fight against Cancer.

Rtn. Dr. Gaurav Vaid Project Director of this Camp assured that Rotary will keep on conducting such camps in the near future also and will ask female folks to contact their doctors and schedule their screenings. Early screening and detection gives 100% results and the condition then is not a life threatening. "We are very thankful to Mr. Rajan Bhatia from USA, who has sponsored this camp who is in philanthropy since ages", Dr. Vaid added. Many prominent citizens of Jammu were present during the camp. Rtn. S K Sawhney, Rtn. Dr. Anil Amla, Rtn. Ravi Sharma, Rtn. Dr. Navneet Gupta, Rtn. Harbans Singh and Rotarians from various other clubs were present throughout to give education about Breast Cancer.