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5 years on, SKIMS liver transplant unit fails to take off: DAK

Srinagar, Apr 24, CNS:  “More than five years have passed since the liver transplant unit was sanctioned at SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), but it has failed to take off,” said Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday in a communique. “While the facility was approved to save lives, nothing has been done to make this life-saving unit functional,”  said DAK President Dr ...

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Stroke patients not receiving life-saving treatment at Kashmir hospitals: DAK

Stroke patients not receiving life-saving treatment at Kashmir hospitals: DAK Srinagar, Apr 17, CNS: “Use of a clot-busting drug saves lives of stroke patients, but at Kashmir hospitals patients don’t receive this life-saving treatment,” said Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday in a communique. “Without treatment, stroke patients end up permanently disabled,”  said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan. “Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) ...

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Unhygienic dental practices responsible for hepatitis epidemic in Kashmir: DAK

Srinagar, March 14 CNN: Expressing serious concern over unhygienic dental practices in Kashmir, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Wednesday said this is responsible for high rates of hepatitis infection in the valley. “ Both government and private dental clinics are not following guidelines on infection-control putting patients at risk of serious infections like hepatitis and HIV,” said DAK President Dr ...

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Heart attacks in elderly: Symptoms, risk factors and prevention

Mar 13, 2018 |New Delhi: Heart attacks can strike anyone, but they are certainly common amongst the elderly. A heart attack happens when there is a sudden complete blockage of an artery that supplies blood to a section of the heart. As a result, some of the heart muscle starts to die. Worldwide, heart disease is the leading cause of death for ...

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Dr Mir Samiullah sets another benchmark in laparascopic surgery

Srinagar, Mar 12, CNS: Renowned Gastroenterologist from Kashmir who runs Star Hospital performed laparascopic fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD) for the first time in Valley. “A patient namely Zamrooda (28) from South Kashmir’s Pulwama district was operated for chronic GERD and hiatus hernia at Star Hospital and laparascopic fundoplication was done which is considered to be an advanced procedure in laparascopic ...

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Doctors tried to force us to visit their private clinic for surgery, Alleges North Kashmir family

Doctors tried to force us to visit their private clinic for surgery, Alleges North Kashmir family Tangmarg, Feb 28, CNS: A family from North Kashmir Wednesday alleged that two doctors posted at Sub District Hospital in a bid to force their ailing son to go for a surgery at their private clinic remained absent from their duty when the patient needed ...

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Many flu deaths go unreported in Kashmir: DAK

Many flu deaths go unreported in Kashmir: DAK Srinagar, Feb 27 CNN: “The official figures of 32 flu deaths so far this season are an underestimate as many flu deaths go unreported in Kashmir,” said Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Monday in a communique.“These figures only provide a snapshot of the true death toll flu has taken in the valley,” ...

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Doctors Association welcomes action against SKIMS doctors

Srinagar, Jan 07 CNN Kashmir: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday welcomed the removal of director SKIMS and suspension of three senior doctors for violating the ban on private practice. “This is welcome decision,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a communique. “        JK government yesterday removed director SKIMS and suspended three senior faculty members ...

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More than 35 lakh Kashmiris will have hypertension under new guidelines: DAK

Srinagar, Nov 26,CNN: With new guidelines on hypertension, more than 35 lakh people in Kashmir valley now will have high blood pressure, said Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Sunday in a communiqué. “That is a huge number of people,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan. He said anyone with blood pressure higher than130/80 now will be considered to have ...

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Diabetic retinopathy ups fall risk by 31%: Study

People with diabetic retinopathy are more likely to fall than diabetics who have not developed vision problems, a study in Singapore suggests. Among almost 9,500 middle aged and older adults, those with moderate diabetic retinopathy were almost twice as likely as individuals with diabetes but no eye damage to experience falls during the study. Mild retinopathy, meanwhile, was associated with ...

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