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SRINAGAR: Another appalling case of medical apathy was reported from the Rajouri district. In a video which had gone viral on social media, the doctor is seen allegedly refusing to treat a patient with a serious head injury. According to reports, the patient was injured during late night hours and when he was rushed to a government-run hospital, the attendants knocked at the doctor's doors for several minutes at midnight.

Shockingly, the attendants were then abused by the doctor and turned away for 'disturbing him at night' even though he was supposed to be on duty that night. Meanwhile, the attendants alleged that the doctor not only manhandled them but also told them to go and call the Narendra Modi before they call him. The incident happened at a government-run primary health center located at Moghla, Kalakote area in Rajouri district. It throws light on the abysmal condition of the state's health sector, especially in the remote areas. The doctor turned away the patient without being concerned about his serious condition that could have worsened and turned fatal without timely treatment.

However, such cases of medical apathy have been reported earlier as well but the complaints about dereliction of duty by doctors and paramedics often go unheard by the concerned authorities.

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SRINAGAR: A week-long sanitation drive under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) commenced at Bus Stands here today. The drive was organized by Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) as a part of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. In addition to Bus Stands, parking lots, shopping malls, community halls would be covered under cleanliness drive.

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SRINAGAR: The training programme for Medical Coordinators and Arogya Mitras under Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) has been started today at Polytechnic College Srinagar and Jammu. The training programme is being held for all the districts of the State from 30th  October to 2nd November 2018.

The participants shall be trained in two modules consisting of Beneficiary Identification System (BIS) and Transaction Management System (TMS) that shall enable the participants to identify the beneficiaries at the hospital level and generation of golden record cards and verification of the packages by Medical Coordinators booked for the patients and thereof give the pre-authorisation by the insurance company.

The training shall be monitored by Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education Department Atal Dulloo, and is being conducted by State Health Agency AB-PMJAY under the supervision of Bhupinder Kumar, Chief Executive Officer for Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana in the State. The AB-PMJAY is aimed at providing health protection cover to poor and vulnerable families to reduce their out-of-pocket expenditure on healthcare. The scheme will provide cashless and paperless access to services for the beneficiaries at the point of service in any empanelled hospitals (both in public and private sector) across the country.