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  •  Drug menace needs a collective response: IGP Kashmir SJM Gillani

SRINAGAR: To highlight the menace of drug addiction a cultural variety show against drug addiction titled “Sukoon” was organized by “Loud Beatle” organization at the Convocation Centre of Kashmir University. The show was attended by large number of students of the university, colleges, teachers, policemen and  officers. IGP Kashmir Sh. SJM Gillani was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

In his address Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Sh. SJM Gillani said that drugs addiction is a serious issue that our generation is confronting and we cannot succeed in overcoming it unless all of us unite in our efforts to see that this problem is done with. This menace needs a collective response to save our future generations.

IGP added that in this respect J&K police apart from its core duties as the enforcer of the law especially in combating the menace of drug trafficking and drug addiction has gone a step further in 2008 by establishing a Drug De-addiction Center at PCR Kashmir which provided services to thousands of affectees. IGP added that we do have a limited bed capacity of 11 with no separate wards for females but it is our endeavor to see that we are able to establish a modern facility outside the police premises which would have an augmented bed capacity and facilities. We have already identified land for it and I am sure in the next few years we will have a full fledged center to expand our services to more and more affectees.

IGP thanked the organizing committee for organizing such events and said that such programmes go a long way in bringing mass awareness among the people regarding this menace and exploring ways to get our acts together to counter it. The show began with a scintillating performance by singer Nikhil D Souza followed by a skit show casing the consequences of drugs and at the end a voice documentary was presented in which the addiction affectees put across first hand experiences of the tribulations that they have gone through besides their message how they recuperated their lives from this deadly meance.

Among others SSP PCR Sh. Imtiyaz Hussain, Chief Proctor Kashmir University Dr. Naseer Iqbal, Cultural Officer of Kashmir University Sh. Shahid Ali Khan, SP Hazratbal Mohammad Rayees Bhat, HOD GPD Hospital Rainawari Dr. Mohammad Maqbool and Director PDDS Sh. Mohd. Muzaffar Khan attended the programme.

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  • Directs opening of separate registration counter for emergency cases


JAMMU: Minister for Health and Medical Education, ARI and Trainings Ch Lal Singh today directed Government Medical Colleges, District Hospitals, Sub-District Hospitals and Primary Health Centers for opening separate registration window for emergency patients so that they do not wait in queues for hours to collect registration slips. The Minister   gave directions during his surprise visit to District Hospital Samba, here today.


During his visit to the hospital, Ch Lal Singh imposed fine of Rs. 6000/- on the medicos and paramedics who were found without uniform and name plates. He asked them to maintain proper dress code during duty hours.     


The Minister directed the HoDs of the different sections to submit evening round roasters as well as on call duty roasters of the consultants of their respective departments to the office of the Principal GMC for better patient care. He asked   the Post Graduates deployed in the causality wards of the hospital to work in coordination and under assistance of the Registrars on duty. He said the visiting consultants will mark their attendance during their evening round in the Register lying with the CMO of the concerned hospital.    


The Minister also inspected 10-bedded Eye Hospital at District Hospital Samba. He asked the Medical Superintendent of the hospital to provide patient-friendly treatment in the government hospitals so that people to avoid visiting private institutions. He appealed the people to avoid private hospitals and prefer government health institutions, adding that Government has equipped all these with modern line equipments.


Ch Lal Singh said at this time Government hospitals have latest technology equipments and adequate manpower. He asked the medical and paramedical staff members to put in their best efforts in providing possible healthcare treatment to the patients so that they could avoid their admission in private clinics.


The Minister said instructions have been issued to review the progress of every doctor/paramedical staff members and submit the report on monthly basis. He said good performer will be awarded and non-performers be ready to face action. He said no officer/official will be spared if he/she is not performing their duty as per the expectation of the general masses.


Earlier, on the complaint received from one Sohan Lal F/O newly born baby R/O Paloura against Dr. Nisar Hussain S/O Nazir Hussain, Post Graduate student Pediatric department, SMGS hospital, Jammu alleging corruption for Hepatitis-B Immunoglobulolin injection.


The Minister Ch Lal Singh ordered immediate suspension and enquiry into the matter. Meanwhile,  the Principal and Dean, Government Medical College, Jammu Dr. Ghanshyam Dev has suspended the doctor Nissar Hussain with immediate effect wide order No. GMC/PG/386 dated on May 16, 2015.


 Dr. Dara Singh, Medical Superintendent, SMGS Hospital, Jammu was also asked to conduct the enquiry into the matter and submit its report to the office of the Principal GMC within three days for further course of action.  


The Minister instructed the Medical Superintendent of the hospital for ensuring all possible healthcare facilities to the patients with special focus on maintaining hygienic condition of the hospital.





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SHOPIAN: During the surprise visit at Sub District Hospital, Zainapora, Shopian, the District Development Commissioner Shopian found 10 doctors posted in the Hospital absent from duty. The District Development Commissioner ordered immediate suspension of all 10 doctors working in the Hospital. A case for strict disciplinary action against the absentee doctors has been initiated in order to streamline the working of the Health Institutions in the district.