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Lal Ded maternity hospital ill-equipped for LFT, protein test

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Srinagar, Jan 02: Much to the dismay of hundreds of patients, Lal Ded Hospital here doesn’t have resources to do liver functioning or protein tests.
The patients have to get the tests done at the private laboratories.
The hospital does not have facilities to conduct Liver Functioning Test recommended to the outpatients, while protein test is also not done at the hospital.
“I have come here from Budgam, but I was disappointed on being asked to conduct the LFT test from private diagnostic centre at unaffordable rates,” said Rukhsana.
Nazima Hilal, 30, whose sister is under treatment in the hospital, said she had to go to a private lab with her sister’s blood samples.
“They charged a lot of money for protein test, but the doctors had said it was compulsory. So, I got it done,” she said.
“This is the most important test, which is often suggested by the doctors. They should have, at least, this facility in the hospital. We are facing difficulties, as we have to run to the private clinics to get our tests done.”
Senior official at the hospital said they were not supposed to do protein test in the hospital.
They said they do not enough reagents for LFT of the outpatients as well.
“If administration allows us, we are capable of doing these tests. There are no enough reagents available for these tests, especially protein test,” a senior official said.
Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr Nazir Malik, said the hospital does not have the resources.
“We don’t have LFT facility here for the outpatients, because it is not possible for us to conduct hundreds of these tests,” he said.
“For protein tests on 24-hour urine we have a less number of patients, which is why we are not conducting it here.”
He said that around 600 patients visit hospital daily.
“We can’t do all their tests here,” he said.


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Yasin Malik’s detention: SHRC issues notice to CS, Home Sec, DGP

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Srinagar, April 24: State Human Rights commission on Wednesday issued to notice Chief Secretary J&K, Commissioner Secretary Home department and DGP police asking to submit the detailed compliance report regarding detention and shifting of Muhammad Yasin Malik to NIA custody.

According to the KNO correspondent the petitioner, Ahsan Untoo, had pleaded before the SHRC that Malik is a political worker and was detained under Public Safety Act and later handed over to National Investigation Agency, calling it ‘illegal’. The notice to government officials was issued by State Human Rights commission chairperson Rtd justice Bilal Nazki.

“The authorities illegally allowed the police authorities to change the custody which is otherwise illegal in nature and handed over custody to NIA,” Untoo had pleaded before the commission. It was reported health conditions got deteriorated with unknown reasons and the family members; friends were not allowed to interact or to get the health information of Malik.

 

Untoo in his petitions said that when Malik’s lawyer met him on April 20, at RML Hospital, he was not able to have a conversation with the lawyer as he was ruthlessly beaten by the NIA authorities, he was rushed to the RML hospital in a very critical condition and since then no one has been allowed to interact with Malik.

“It creates apprehensions in the mind of family members and the general public of the valley that he might have been assassinated by the authorities and in this regard no communication has been made by the concerned authorities regarding the same,” he said in his petition.

Untoo had also pleaded before SHRC that a team be constituted who will receive a firsthand information regarding the wellbeing of Malik, and he be brought before the media so as the apprehensions regarding the assassination of Malik are put to rest.(KNO)

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Vehicle carrying perishable food items be exempted from NH ban: Faesal

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Srinagar, Apr 24: Calling upon the government to at least , exempt vehicles carrying perishable items, vegetables, fruits, poultry and livestock from National Highway Traffic ban, President J&K Peoples Movement, Dr. Shah Faesal Wednesday said that the ban is harming small traders the most.

In a statement issued, Dr. Faesal said that restrictions on the movement of vehicles carrying perishable items has put traders to huge loss adding that administration seems to be in deep slumber to pay heed to the pleas of affected people.

“I got a call last night that a vehicle carrying livestock has been stuck on the highway for last two days. There is shortage of fodder and the animals are about to die due to hunger”, Shah Faesal added.

 

He said that not only human beings but even animals are also suffering due to the highway ban. He has forcibly demanded to revoke the draconian measure immediately.

He said ban on movement of civilian traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway is totally undemocratic and anti-people which is causing huge inconvenience to all sections of the society including small and marginal traders.

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Rawalpora youth’s death: CCTV shows Umar falling down on a roadside: Police

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Srinagar, Apr 24: Police on Wednesday said that questioning was on to ascertain the facts behind the mysterious death of a youth, Umar Bhat of Rawalpora’s Astanpora area.

Umar in his late 20s was found dead on Sunday after he left his home in the morning to attend a function at Tagore hall.

Station House Officer (SHO), Shergari Police station, Aftab Ahmad told The Kashmir Monitor that they were waiting for the postmortem report.

 

He said the CCTV footage available with the Police shows Umar falling on the road near Oxford school, Wanabal.

“It appears that he was under the influence of drugs, it is only an assumption. Only after postmortem report, we would be able to speak on the cause of death,” Aftab maintained.

He said they have recorded the statements of around 4-5 persons in connection with the case.

“His friends, including the one who accompanied him to Star Hospital (in Sanat Nagar), where he was initially brought for treatment, are being questioned,” he said.

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