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Vyas for augmenting Orthopedic, Neurosurgical facilities at Superspeciality Hospital




Srinagar, Oct 14: Advisor to Governor, Member Shrine Board and Chairman of the Governing Body of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital (SMVDNSH) Kakryal, B. B. Vyas Sunday stressed that the facilities in Orthopedic and Neurosurgical facilities needs to be enhanced to treat the persons injured due to road traffic accidents so that the precious life can be saved through timely adequate and quality intervention.
He made these remarks while chairing the 52nd meeting of the Governing Body of SMVDNSH, Kakryal, here at SKICC.
The meeting was attended by Member Shrine Board Dr. S. S. Bloeria; Chief Executive Officer, Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board Dheeraj Gupta,; and, designate Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board, Simrandeep Singh. Besides, Dr. M. K. Kumar, Additional CEO of the Shrine Board; Dr. (Brig) M. M. Harjai, Chief Administrative Officer, SMVDNSH; and M. M. Gupta, Chief Engineer participated in the meeting from the Shrine Board side. Those who took part in the Governing Body meeting deliberations on behalf of NVDSHPL/ NH included Dr. Ashutosh Raghuvanshi, Vice Chairman, MD and Group CEO, NH; Sunil Kumar CN, Regional Director, NH; Cdr. Navneet Bali, Director Northern Region, NH; and Manu Ramachandar, Facility Director of the hospital. Some of senior officials of the hospital participated in the meeting through video conferencing.
Reviewing the progress on organising public outreach programmes by the hospital as part of providing free consultation services to the people nearer their homes, the chairman was informed that 21 such outreach medical camps are being organised by the SMVDNSH at various places in the state during this month, including some of these in the far-flung areas for the benefit of the people at large.
Vyas stressed the need for making people of such areas adequately aware about these camps well in advance which are being planned for the coming months so that a maximum number of people could avail benefit of such outreach programmes organised by the SMVDNSH, Kakryal.
While reviewing status of empanelment of the Superspeciality Hospital Kakryal with various organisations for providing medicare services, the Governing Body was informed that the hospital has already been empanelled with CGHS on reimbursement basis, while its empanelment with ECHS and various other organisations is likely to fructify soon.
The Governing Body also emphasised upon the hospital management to increase the frequency and duration of the reputed visiting consultants from other NH hospitals to the Superspeciality Hospital Kakryal in the required streams in the best interest of the patient care.
Besides, the meeting had a detailed discussion on the feedback and suggestions of the patients and their attendants and stressed that prompt action should be taken on each and every feedback as this would go a long way in continuously improving the delivery systems in the hospital.
The Governing Body while expressing satisfaction on the functioning of this 230-bedded tertiary care hospital, took note of the progressive increase in the number of patients availing diagnostic and treatment facilities at the SMVDNSH, Kakryal and discussed the required short and long term measures for further augmenting these facilities in sync with the emerging requirements of patient care.



Delhi obsessed with Kashmiri Pandits, silent about Kashmir massacres: Rasheed



Srinagar, Jan 21: Paying rich tributes to the “martyrs” of Gawkadal massacre on their 28th anniversary, AIP President Er Rasheed said that Delhi and its institutions have failed to kill, humiliate and deny justice to Kashmiris has become the permanent interpretation of “nationalism and patriotism”.

In a statement issued here, Rasheed said that national media, politicians and a section of “pseudo-intellectuals with a communal mindset” have been often calling few unfortunate killings of Kashmiri Pandits at the hands of unknown persons as “genocide” but don’t speak even a word on Gawkadal massacre and other worst massacres which took place in every area of Kashmir at the hands of men in uniform.

The huge sacrifices offered by Kashmiris deserve a response within India and at the international level. The state has used its institutions and huge propaganda machinery to mislead the world community and create confusions about what Kashmiris stand for. The Gawkadal massacre reminds Delhi and the world community that after 29 years, the will, commitment and desire to get Jammu & Kashmir dispute resolved in accordance with UN resolutions have not only deepened but India is finding it difficult day by day to prove its narrative, Rasheed said.


Rasheed added that Kashmiris are not worried about the behaviour of New Delhi and are mature enough to understand that the colonial mind. However, the truth lies on the side of Kashmiris and they cannot compromise on their stand or surrender before the New Delhi.

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NHM employees stage protest, demand regularisation



Srinagar, Jan 21: Employees of National Health Mission (NHM) on Monday staged a protest rally in Bandipora district of north Kashmir, demanding regularisation of their services.

Scores of the employees while shouting anti-governmental slogans held a protest rally from Hospital to mini secretariat Bandipora where they provided a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner.

The protesting employees said that most of employees working in the department have passed half of the age but were not regularised till date. “Govt must take any action to regularise us now,” one of the protesting employee said.


According to the protesting employees, the government had promised them social security benefits but till date, there were no initiatives taken by the government in this regard.

The protesting employees said that government is violating the guidelines of Supreme Court by not paying the equal pay for equal work, adding that people with the same profession in Delhi and Haryana are being benefited fully but their counterparts in valley are not.

The protesters threatened of more protests if their demands are not fulfilled.


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Anantnag’s Kothar residents protest to demand degree college

Syed Nashir Ali Gillani



Srinagar, Jan 21: Scores of residents from Nowgam Kothar village of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday staged a protest to express their dismay over government’s indifference and demanded for the establishment of Women’s Degree College in the area.

The residents including the senior citizens of the area assembled here at press enclave in Srinagar and raised slogans in favour of their demand.

Protesters carrying placards read “we want Degree College” and “we want Justice”.


The proposed college was first promised to the Shangus constituency but was later given to Chattisinghpora.

We were sure that the government would announce the college for their area said the protestors.

“In September 2018, when governor administration announced 40 colleges, we started the process. We completed all the formalities and were sure that college would be allotted,” said a protestor Mushtaq Ahamd.

“Our girls are forced to seek admission far from the home, either in colleges at Anantnag or in Srinagar. It is very hectic for them to travel long distances to reach to their colleges. It is not only expensive, but time consuming as well,” another protestor Bashir Ahmad said.

The protestors said that they would launch a full-fledged agitation to ensure that the government sanctions college in their favour.

“We would hit streets regularly to lodge our protest. We urge authorities to allot the college at an earliest or else be prepared for the consequences,” warned Bashir Mir.

“Any law and order problem arising out of our protests would directly be the responsibility of the government if it does not address our genuine concern immediately,” Mir added.

“We did everything that was required as far as official formalities are concerned. We met Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ganie. Later on we even sent the documents to the governor. We fail to understand as to why the authorities have not allotted the college. All the assurances provided to us proved futile,” the protesting residents said.

The Nowgam Kothar area comprises of 1041 households with no degree college. As per the locals, the said area has all the feasibilities required for the establishment of a college including land. “The college was not still allotted to us rather was given to a less feasible area,” the aggrieved protesters said.

Protestors appealed Governor Satya Pal Malik to look into the matter and fulfil their demand at an earliest.

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