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Start of DNB broad speciality courses at district, sub-dist hospitals a great beginning: DAK

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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.



Swachh Bharat summer internship workshop kick-starts at ICSC Srinagar

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Srinagar, July 15: The week-long Swachh Bharat Summer Internship-2019 commenced Monday at the Islamia College of Science and Commerce, Srinagar under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

The inaugural session was inaugurated by the Principal ICSC Srinagar, Professor (Dr) Sheikh Aijaz Bashir, who was the chief guest on the occasion.

In his inaugural address, Prof. Bashir stated that such type of awareness programmes help in educating the youth for the proper use and re-use of bio-degradable and non-biodegradable solid waste in society.


“Nothing would change unless we as a community don’t change our attitude towards Waste Management,” he said. He also stressed on segregation of waste at source.

Other speakers gave a detailed presentation on the conceptual framework of Solid Waste Management and Sustainable Solid Waste Management on the occasion.

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Advisor Sharma on whirlwind tour to Leh

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Leh, July 14: Advisor to Governor, K K Sharma—who is on his four-day tour to Ladakh division on Sunday took stock of 45MW Alchi Hydel project besides meeting several delegations in Leh district.

The Advisor took detailed review of the power supply scenario of under this project.  He inquired in detail about the capacity and feeding area of this project and urged to work for further improvement of the project efficiency.

During the inspection at the project site, the General Manager, NHPC has briefed to the Advisor in detail about the power network, saying that currently this project is generating 20 to 21 MW against the requirement of 15 MW peak load of the feeding area. He apprised the Advisor that around 10MW of power is being fed to the Grid during day time at present.


Later, Sharma also inspected the 220/66 KV GIS Station at Phyang and interacted with the engineers of Power Development Corporation and Power Development Department about the functioning of this power station and the working of transmission line. Advisor also enquired about the potentiality of future expansion plan under Alchi Hydel project.

The Chief Engineer, Generation/ M&RE Ladakh Wing, Ajaz Ahmad Dar briefed the Advisor that Nubra valley is all set to bring under the ambit of Alchi project  and the tendering process of the work is under active progress.

The DC, Leh Avny Lavasa also briefed the Advisor that few power projects of the capacity upto 5MW are also coming up shortly through LREDA in Nubra valley and this will capably cater to the power need of the valley.

Earlier, the Divisional Commissioner, Ladakh, Saugat Biswas has received the Advisor at Leh in the afternoon.

Later Member Parliament (MP) from Leh, Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal also called on Advisor to Governor, K.K Sharma.

Namgyal discussed various issues pertaining to the Ladakh region of the State—urging Advisor Sharma to give patient hearing to the people and address their issues on priority.

The MP hailed government of Jammu and Kashmir for creating separate divisions of Ladakh region. He urged Advisor to focus on development on all fronts. He said that Ladakh has been neglected and remained backward, urged Advisor Sharma to shift focus on for its overall development.

He also sought that more posts should be created in Agriculture and other allied departments. He said that PDD should initiative augment infra and other developmental activities. He said that issues of Dah, Hanu, hydroelectricity power projects—run by JKSPDC, should be addressed on priority. The MP also raised issues of manpower in government-run departments at Khalsi and Drass tehsils.

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Three drug peddlers arrested in Srinagar: Police

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Srinagar, July 14: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Srinagar have arrested three drug peddlers at a checkpoint and recovered contraband substance from their possession.

Officers at a checkpoint established near Eidgah, arrested three drug peddlers. They have been shifted to Police Station Safakadal where they remain in custody.  Contraband substance including 50 grams of charas and 01 gram of heroin has been seized by the officers.

Case FIR No. 106/2019 under relevant sections of law has been registered and initiated investigations in the matter.


Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law.

Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.

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