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KUPWARA: The Primary Health Center (PHC) of Kalaroos Kupwara which facilitates the medical aid to more than 25 thousand masses of the adjoining areas is defunct for the lack of doctors from last one month. Initially four doctors in which two were permanent and two NRHM and the BMO were placed in the PHC but now there is only one dental surgeon who is looking after the needs of the patients.

“There is only doctor available at present in the Phc and that too a dental surgeon, how can a dental doctor treat the other ailments”, said a local Waseem Raja. “The other doctors who are NHM doctors are on strike which is causing a lot of inconvenience to the people. BMO also has to look after the other hospitals that again cause problems, also that non availability of the doctors cause tribulation to the one doctor present at the Phc as he has to look after so many patients. We time and again went to authorities to resolve our this issue however despite their assurances, nothing in this regard is being done”, he further added.

When contacted  CMO Kupwara Dr Prehlad Singh for the issue he didn’t answer anything but said that he is busy right now and the story can wait till tomorrow. However District Commissioner Kupwara Khalid Jahangir said that he has no information about the said issue and he will talk to the concerned authorities and try to resolve the issue. “How can one doctor treat so many patients and that also when the doctor is a dentist. Its winter time and people are falling ill but for the lack of doctors at the Phc we sometimes have to go to Kupwara hospital which wastes our time and causes inconvenience”, said another local.

Despite repeated calls  BMO Dr Firdous Ahmad Bhat, was not available to talk on the issue. Pertinently the statement of President DAK when he said that private hospitals are looting the patients and they don’t have good healthcare facilities available cannot be done away with as the government seems not in a mood to provide better facilities to the people.

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SRINAGAR: As the winter has set in the rise in heart attacks can be evidently felt in Kashmir.9.4 million deaths each year, or 16.5% of all deaths can be attributed to heart problems. Experts are expressing dismay over the fact that heart diseases are growing in Kashmir . Doctors from time to time have stated that with heart disorders  from past over two decades  are growing and all this revealed that the Kashmir region is likely to see an epidemic of cardiovascular disease.

 

If you are a shift worker, donating blood could be an easy way to reduce the risk of heart disease, says a study. The high incidence of heart disease seen in shift workers could be due to the tiredness resulting from the disruption to the body's biological clock as jetlag has a severe effect on red blood cells.These effects can be counterbalanced by fresh, young red blood cells - making blood donations a potential therapy for shift workers, the findings showed.

Heart disease has an ugly face more die of heart disease than of AIDS and all cancers combined. By 2020, heart disease will be the leading cause of death throughout the world. "Blood donations in humans also stimulate the generation of new fresh erythrocytes. Therefore, blood donations on a regular basis might be a very simple measure to help decrease the cardiovascular risk in human shift workers," said Margit Egg from University of Innsbruck in Austria.

Dr. Yaser Sajad states – “The rise in heart ailments can be simply understood by simple facts. Cold temperatures cause arteries to tighten, restricting blood flow and reducing the oxygen supply to the heart, all of which can set the stage for a heart attack. n winters movement is less.. people prefer to stay in home.. and exercising is less.. Which causes blood to thickn.. leading to occlusion of the coronaries.”

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SRINAGAR: In order to streamline the functioning of Private Hospitals for better patient care across Kashmir Division, Directorate of Health Services,Kashmir(DHSK) today sealed various sections of two private hospitals namely Quality Care Hospital and Ess Bee Hospital in District Kupwara. The Divisional Task force comprised of Dr G A Wani, Dr Zakir Khan and Mr Ab. Hamid along with CMO Kupwara Dr Prehlad Singh inspected the aforesaid hospitals and under Clinical Establishmemt Act sealed X-ray section,USG section & Endoscopy Section of Quality Care Hospital and Laboratory Secion of Ess Bee Hospital.  Director Health Services,Kashmir Dr Saleem ur Rehman said that the department’s task force has been routinely inspecting the private health institutes and wherever discrepencaies are found strict action as per the rule is being implemented for better health care services.