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Strife in Kashmir Drives Thousands to Psychiatric Wards

Any conflict situation inevitably gives rise to mental health disorders. Not many seem to have turned their attention to the deplorable situation in our own backyard. Yes it is happening in Kashmir. A year-wise break-up of patients visiting the Government Psychiatric Hospital in capital S...

Electropathy Doctors in Kashmir Decry Government Apathy

Doctors qualified in Electropathy, an alternative system of medicine, are continuing their protest here in support of their demand for jobs in state-run hospitals. The system treats diseases through the use of electricity. The doctors, who have been staging protests for over two mo...

Genetic Disease Hits Kashmir Village

A genetic disease that causes deafness and dumbness has hit a remote village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district. All the victims belong to Gujjar community. // Health and Medical Education Minister Mangat Ram Sharma told the state assembly Thursday that at least 72 cases of the disease have ...

More Severe Earthquakes May Hit Kashmir In Future

Roger Bilham a seismologist has revealed that more devastating earthquakes are likely to take place in the Kashmir region over a period of 50 years. // They will inflict far greater damage than the 8 October 2005 earthquake in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan. Roger Bilham who has been working in qua...

German hospital established in Kashmir for earthquake relief

An ambulatory medical unit has been set up in Pakistani Kashmir to provide surgery and medical treatment to victims of the devastating earthquake. The hospital was erected in just 2 hours//. The unit comprises of a total of 52 German doctors and other paramedical staff. The mobile unit was tra...

Woman Army Officer Commits Suicide in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, An Indian Army captain posted in Jammu and Kashmir has allegedly committed suicide in her home here. Police sources here said Captain Megha Razdan of the Engineering Regiment was found hanging by her husband Captain Chetanya Razdan at their home in the army quarters at Kunjwani on t...

Unemployed Electropaths Threaten to Commit Suicide in Kashmir

Three doctors, qualified in Electropathy, an alternative system of medicine, climbed atop a telecommunication tower here on Monday morning, threatening to kill themselves, unless the State Government promised them jobs. The doctors climbed up with petrol cans and threatened to set themselv...

Women's Separatist Group Opposes Sex Education in Kashmir

The women's separatist outfit, Dukhtaran-e-Milat (DeM) Monday opposed introduction of sex education in Kashmir schools despite officials having no such plans. Addressing a media conference here, Asiya Andrabi, the DeM chief said, "We shall oppose tooth and nail the nefarious Indian designs...

Ecologists Desperate to Save Dal Lake in Kashmir

The world famous Dal Lake in Srinagar has always been a major attraction for anyone visiting Kashmir. But increasing pollution is fast reducing its original beauty. The State authorities have been aware of the problems and plans have been made to clean the lake, but ecologists feel that ...

More People Seeking Treatment for Mental Illness in Strife-torn Kashmir

The prolonged insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir is having a severe impact on the mental health of the people, especially women and children.// More and more women are knocking on the doors of mental health professionals in the strife-torn state. Over 50 percent of some 60,000 people who have s...

HIV/AIDS on Rise in Jammu and Kashmir

HIV and AIDS infections have shown a sharp rise in Jammu and Kashmir. Official records say HIV/AIDS cases have shot up from two in 1999 to 745 now, reports Grassroots Features. // Although the state lies in a low prevalence risk zone, with an infection rate among the high-risk and low-risk gro...

Money Allocated for Child Welfare Programme In Kashmir

Srinagar, June 4. Nearly Rs 3.66 crore has been sanctioned for providing nutrition to children in 1,703 Aanganwari centres in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district //during the current fiscal, Social Welfare Minister Haji Nisar Ali said today. A total of 1,010 Aanganwari centres are functional in ...

Measles Breaks Out In Kashmir

Measles is reported to have broken out in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir, with 19 children falling seriously ill. A senior police officer said two children at Sangarwani village // in Pulwama District in south Kashmir died of measles, a highly infectious disease that has assumed epidemic pro...

Bird Flu Alert In Jammu And Kashmir

As if the fear of water-borne infections is not enough, bird flu alert has been sounded in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. People have been warned not to buy and accept birds//. Migratory birds are believed to be the carriers of Bird flu, it said adding, the Wildlife Department is working to asc...

AmeriCares Purchases BLU-MED Portable Hospital for China Earthquake Relief

...tural disasters around the World. In November 2005, AmeriCares provided a BLU-MED deployable field hospital for disaster relief near Muzaffarabad, the kashmir capital and epicenter of the 2005 Pakistan earthquake. AmeriCares continues to provide medicines and medical supplies as needed in the following month...

Kashmir Battles Alarming Increase in Suicides

...r since a separatist campaign erupted in Jammu and kashmir way back in 1989 . Unfortunately, most such incide...mpted suicide from 2001 until May this year in the kashmir Valley, the picture may be quite different. ...everywhere else, account for attempted suicides in kashmir also. Yes, I don't disagree that violence has cont...

Volunteers Remove Garbage from Kashmir's Dal Lake

...tion, blamed the local Lakes and Waterways Authority, the governmental body entrusted with the preservation and maintenance of all water bodies in the kashmir Valley, for the present condition of the lake. "When we see drains and garbage pouring into the lake we wonder where all the funds meant for t...

Kashmir University Stops Construction to Save Chinar Trees

... kashmir University Wednesday suspended construction of a g...ghal rule for bringing the majestic chinar tree to kashmir from Iran, others argue the chinars in the Valley ...cinates tourists so much that they time their next kashmir vacation with the changing colours of the chinar l...

Nephrologists Reassess Disaster Response Strategies

...he storm although given the high mortality rate among dialysis patients, it is difficult to determine how many deaths were storm-related. The kashmir earthquake offered different lessons, especially in terms of the risk of acute renal failure (ARF). This is a special concern in earthquakes or other ...

Ladakh was a Coastal Region Millions of Years Ago

... had a coastal environment millions of years ago with palm trees dotting// its landscape. Palaeobotanists scouring the icy heights of Jammu and kashmir came across a set of plant fossils near Tsokar in the Eastern Ladakh region and say it is proof of the existence of a coastal environment in the regio...

Cancer-hit Geelani to Travel Abroad for Specialized Treatment

...r appeal on humanitarian grounds and allow Geelani to travel abroad," Akbar said. Staunchly pro-Islamabad, Geelani seeks the merger of Jammu and kashmir with Pakistan. Geelani broke away from the separatist All Parties Hurriyat Conference in 2003, alleging that his colleagues had not stuck to the...

Srinagar Plagued by Stray Dog Menace

... security forces. Apart from Srinagar, dog bite victims from Baramulla, Anantnag and Badgam districts also come to Srinagar's SMHS hospital, the kashmir valley's only major facility for treating such patients. Source-IANS...

Mental Health of Kashmiris Needs Urgent Attention: Survey

... New Delhi: A damning report on Jammu and kashmir by humanitarian group Médecins Sans Frontières (MS...ed MSF is based on 510 interviews conducted in the kashmir valley over 11 weeks in mid-2005. The survey group...cussion of the continuing situation of impunity in kashmir for those who perpetrate acts of terror and violen...

Fresh Polio Case Reported in Jammu

... In a worrying development, Jammu and kashmir has reported its first case of polio after remaining free of the crippling disease for two years even as 14 cases were// detected across India in Dece...

Kashmir To Get Cancer Hospital

... Jammu and kashmir is to get its first cancer hospital with Governor ... holy township of Katra, about 50 km north of this kashmir winter capital. The institute, which will be ...he institute would cater to the needs of Jammu and kashmir and adjoining regions and provide services at par ...

Kashmir Grapples with Growing AIDS

... Jammu and kashmir has a new problem to contend with now - a sharp ri...reness about the disease. "Though Jammu and kashmir lies in the low prevalence zone, it does not mean ... said M.A. Wani, project director of the Jammu and kashmir State AIDS Prevention and Control Society (JKSAPCS...

Central Government to Caution all States About Soft Drinks

...erala have said the colas cannot be sold in schools, colleges and government departments. Karnataka is all set to take a similar step, while Jammu and kashmir has warned people of the harmful effects of these drinks. (Source: IANS) ...

Community Awareness Is Imperative For Eradication Of Rabies

...humans can get from animals, needed to be controlled through effective dog population management and widespread immunization programmes // , Jammu and kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said. First-aid availability, management of animal bites, pre and post-exposure prophylaxis, dog populatio...

Gujarat Prime Target For Pakistan & Kashmir-Based Drug Cartels

...iya told PTI. Just this year, the NCB, in four separate seizures, have made a haul of over 70 kilograms of charas most of which have orginated in kashmir and Pakistan, he said. There are other similar seizures made by other agencies working against the drug cartels, the official added. Source...

J&K Health Department Advices Measures To Check Water-Borne Diseases

... Jammu and kashmir health department today advised people to take precautionary measures in view of the likelihood of increase in water-borne diseases like diarrhoea and...

Govt to Pass Amendment to Curb Sex Selective Abortions: Ramadoss

...ter revealed that 387 cases have been registered so far for conducting sex determination tests and selective abortions, while in one case in Jammu and kashmir the concerned doctor has been convicted. Seeking the help of the civil society and NGOs in stepping up vigil, Ramadoss said plans are under cons...

Organic Farming May Increase The Output Of Apples In Himachal

...e main cash crop of Himachal Pradesh and, along with neighbouring Jammu and kashmir and Uttaranchal, the state accounts for almost the entire apple production ...amuel B. Moser, a Swiss expert. "The pattern is the same in Jammu and kashmir and Uttaranchal as well," Moser added. "During our weeklong awareness...

Quake-Hit Pakistan Receives 30 Field Hospitals From Cuba

...the next few days. Meanwhile, the US medical team also announced Tuesday it would wind up its relief operation with 1,200 personnel in Pakistani kashmir by March 31. Edited IANS ...

Bird Flu Fears Recede As Migratory Birds Leave

...e fear of avian influenza or bird flu in Jammu and kashmir is slowly fading as hundreds of thousands of migra...arious destinations to ward off the extreme colds, kashmir remains an area of potential concern so far as the...n flu is concerned, said Muhammad Shafi Bacha, the kashmir wildlife warden whose department maintains dozens ...

India Targets Eliminating Leprosy

...igma. So far, 17 states and union territories including Nagaland, Haryana, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Tripura, Punjab, Sikkim and Jammu and kashmir have attained the leprosy elimination level. But 75% of the cases are reported from seven states including Jharkhand (4%), Orissa and Chhattisgarh (5%...

Flu Vaccine’s Destination Changed From Illinois To Pakistan

...n care by the taxpayers of Illinois who have not received the vaccines. The vaccines are delivered to the people living in the disputed region of kashmir who were hit worsely by the earthquake on October killing 87,000 people and rendered millions homeless. Blagojevich ordered the vaccines in 2004 ...

Rehabilitate Sex Workers - Mata Amritanandamayi

...ne should not barter religion for relief," says Amma, the Saint. She says that she had offered to adopt three villages in the quake-hit areas in kashmir and also made an offer to Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf to send relief workers or relief material to the quake-affected areas on the oth...

Valley's Winters - Time For Nostalgia And Salt Tea

... Srinagar: Traditional recipes - with chicken and turnips - and folk tales weave a blanket of warmth over Jammu and kashmir during the cold winter days // . 'Rooster and turnip cooked over a simmering fire a whole night in an earthen vessel tickles the taste-buds with ...

Measles Vaccination Drive Intensified In Quake-Hit Pakistan

...st measles outbreaks in the quake-hit Pakistan as the harsh Himalayan winter is closing in, with plummeting temperatures//. Pakistan-administered kashmir has now seen half a million children vaccinated against the disease, with nearly 200,000 under-five receiving vitamin A supplements as well. An extra ...

Pneumonia Claims 30 Lives In Pakistan

... dead because of pneumonia by the aid agencies and hospitals working in the earthquake-hit areas,' Geo television said quoting its correspondents from kashmir and NWFP. Pneumonia and other cold related diseases are fairly common in the winter in these areas but this year the number of patients suffering f...
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