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BUDGAM: Chief Medical Office Budgam here in Central Kashmir has withheld the salary of a lady doctor for not reporting to the office even after remaining on study leave for a period of three years. Sources told news agency CNS, Dr Nuzhat Monga who happens to be the daughter of Congress leaders and Member of Legislative Assembly is not bothering to report to CMO office Budgam after spending three years abroad.

 

Dr Nuzhat according to sources had applied for study leave for a period of three years and during this period while studying abroad, she was drawing full salary on monthly basis. Sources added that her study leave has ended and still she is not reporting on duty. CMO office Budgam took cognizance of the matter and has withheld her salary. CMO Budgam, Dr GM Dar confirmed that salary of the said doctor has been withheld. “I have heard the Doctor has reported before the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir but till date she has not reported to this office, thus her salary has been withheld,” Dar said adding that Government had sanctioned a study leave of three years in her favour and she was receiving salary on monthly basis. 

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SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday issued stay on state Government’s order on attachment of SKIMS Director Prof. (Dr.) G. A. Ahangar with the General Administration Department.  Pertinently, on January 06, Professor Ahangar was removed by the state government after his three doctors were found practising privately, which is against the rules of the SKIMS, the Mehbooba Mufti led government ordered suspension of three senior faculty members of SKIMS, Soura and their immediate attachment with the office of Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir. The Government has also ordered the attachment of Director, SKIMS, Prof. (Dr.) G. A. Ahangar with the General Administration Department till further orders.

 

This follows complaints of private practice by these three doctors despite drawing Non Practicing Allowance by them. According to a Government order Prof.(Dr.) Altaf Kirmani,  Dean & Head, Department of General Surgery; Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad Wani, Head, Department of Neurology and Dr. Wajid Ali, Head, Department of Neonatology,SKIMS, Soura have been placed under suspension for violating norms of not practicing while serving the SKIMS.

 

Pertinently, Doctors in Kashmir have threatened to go on a strike if the government did not revoke the order of removal of the Director, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Prof AG Ahangar. The Doctors’ Association Kashmir said the attachment of Professor Ahangar must be revoked immediately and he should be brought back to the department gracefully. The association warned of “serious consequences if the Director is not reinstated immediately for which the whole onus will lie on the government”.

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SRINAGAR: A 60 year old female  was admitted today in Emergency Room(ER) of Sub District Hospital(SDH) Magam and diagnosed as a case of Anterior Wall MI (Heart Attack). The patient was managed & intervened as per the protocol and thrombolysis was performed successfully.The patient was stabilised and referred to SMHS Hospital where the patient is reportedly doing good. The team which performed thrombolysis included Dr Nasir Shamas (Consultant Physician) ,Mr Bashir Ahmad, Mr Shabir Ahmad,Mr Abdul Rashid(ER Paramedic Staff).

The "Save Heart Initiative" launched by the Directorate on 21st December 2017 envisages to cover all major peripheral hospitals including Sub District Hospitals (SDHs) in network of peers with cardiologists Dr Imran Hafeez & Dr Irfan Bhat, wherein managing of cardiac emergencies will be established  before referring them to Major City Hospitals. The initiative more over focuses on upgrading cardiac emergency skills of medical officers posted across Kashmir Division. Director Health Services, Kashmir Dr Saleem ur Rehman has appreciated the hospital administrator Dr Tahir Sajad, Cardiologists and the ER Team.