Srinagar, May 14: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Tuesday said that start of DNB broad specialty courses at various district and sub-district hospitals by state government is a very great initiative and is definitely going to address shortage of specialist doctors on fast track basis and will help in overall improvement and strengthen of health care delivery system in the state.
President DAK, Dr Suhail Naik said that start of post graduate courses in district and sub-district hospitals is dire need of the hour in order to address the shortage, availability and accessibility of specialist doctors in rural health care system.
“Our district and sub district hospitals are safety net for the rural health care system and are now first point of contact for 90 percent patients in state. Our health care system is constantly evolving due to such health care reforms and we are hopeful that soon golden minute emergency interventions will be order of the day in our rural set up,” Dr Naik said.
Dr Naik requested state administration to keep these DNB post graduate seats reserved for in-service medical officers who are serving in far-flung areas as a carrier incentive. They have infused their blood and sweat to profession and sustained rural health care delivery system in turmoil hit state fighting all odds and it is now time for state government to reward them.
Dr Owais H Dar, General Secretary DAK said that separate merit list must be framed for in-service medical officers and there should be 50 % horizontal reservation for them.
Furthermore it is very much important to give age relaxation at entry level to the said courses so that senior doctors will be eligible for higher education as education is basic fundamental right of every individual.
Furthermore consultants who will act as guides to these upcoming DNB scholars should be designated as assistant/ associate and professors in analogy with faculty working in different government medical colleges of state.
Caderization of other consultants of health Department must be done as consultants, senior consultants and chief consultants with time bound promotions in analogy to consultants of Medical colleges as it is these doctors who are serving in rural and difficult areas of our state.
Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) requests Advisor, K Vijay Kumar and Principal Secretary HME, Attal Dullo to look into the matter and address the genuine demands of doctors at the earliest.
Indo-Pak need to talk: NC
Srinagar, May 20: Jammu and Kashmir national conference on Monday said that India and Pakistan need to sit across the table and share each other perspectives notwithstanding the intricateness of the issue that has been plaguing the bilateral ties between the two neighboring countries.
A delegation of German diplomats on Monday called on political advisor to party vice president Tanvir Sadiq. Interacting with the delegation Tanvir necessitated for dialogue between India and Pakistan.
While speaking with diplomats Bastian Weber, Second Secretary Political Affairs and Protocol and Sakshi Aroro from the German Embassy, National conference leader and political advisor to Omar Abdullah, Tanvir Sadiq ?reflected on the wide range of issues of issues pertaining to the state and the region in general.
While calling for a Comprehensive Dialogue Process (CDP) and Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) between the two countries Tanvir said, “We are hopeful that the new government in the country starts a process of dialogue with Pakistan. Both India and Pakistan should initiate CBMs in order to remove the cobwebs of mistrust. Many lives have been lost to the frenzy of conflict, now it is high time that both the countries seriously engage with each for the greater cause of peace and tranquility in the region.”
Emphasizing on the need of initialization of a peace process by addressing political issues of the state politically Tanvir said that National Conference had always been a votary of cordial Indo Pak relations. “It is the people of J&K, who directly come in-between the line of fire between the two nations. If the relation between the two countries becomes cordial it will noticeably bring relief to the people of our state. The people of our state are the straight beneficiaries of the good neighborly relations between New Delhi and Islamabad.”
Taking about the solution to the protracted issue of Kashmir Tanvir said, “Restoration of Autonomy to the state of J&K has been the bed rock of policy of J&K National Conference; the party will continue to work for the restoration of the autonomy to the state. It is the only solution that satiates the political and development demands of all the region of the state. We aren’t seeking anything new, we are asking for what has been guaranteed to us Constitution of India.”
While recalling the role of National Conference in political empowerment of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, Tanvir talked about the initiatives taken in strengthening democracy and forging the bonds of amity between various sections of the people right from 1953. He said our party envisioned a strong, prosperous and secular Jammu and Kashmir.
Geelani pays tributes to May 21 martyrs
Srinagar, May 20: All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Monday paid the rich tributes to the Shaheed-e-Hurriyat Khawaja Abdul Gani Lone and Mirwaiz Moulana Mohammad Farooq on their respective anniversaries.
Geelani in a statement issued here said that both the leaders played a glaring role for the ongoing movement for the right to self-determination.
Recalling his personal relationship with both the leaders, Hurriyat chairman said that he always treated them as younger brothers. They had immense leadership qualities and had dedicated their lives for the sacred cause of movement.
While memorizing their valuable contributions for the ongoing movement, he expressed his hope that their followers and fans shall lead their mission with zeal and zest and stand as a mountain against those who are hell-bent to exploit their sacrifices for their petty interests.
Terming Moulana Farooq as an Islamic scholar and great orator and Abdul Gani Lone a seasoned politician and a statesman Hurriyat chairman urged the people to observe a complete shutdown on May 21, 2019, and make “Eidgah Chaloo” programme a grand success to commemorate their martyrdom.
Hurriyat leader paid his tributes and reverence to all those martyrs who have sacrificed their honour, wealth and precious lives since 1931.
He also expressed his hope that the people of Kashmir shall remain vigilant to safeguard their exemplary sacrifices and shall not allow anybody sellout for petty political gains and shall rise to the occasion against oppressive and suppressive methods.
Two injured in Baramulla road accident
Srinagar, May 20: Two persons were injured on Monday after vehicle met with an accident on Uri Nambla road near Syedpora village of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Officials said that a chassis Eeco vehicle skidded off from the road and fell into a river near Syedpora village resulting injuries to two persons.
They identified the injured as Mansoor Ahmad a resident of Niloosa Bijhama and Mansoor Ahmad a resident of Balkote.
They said both the injured were shifted to SDH Uri for treatment.
Police have taken cognizance of the case, they added.