Health

This section is a detailed listing of the various facets of staying healthy in Jammu and Kashmir. It has copies about the diseases, research, practitioners, the infrastructure and the economics of it. Exceptional individuals and institutions are profiled also.

Kashmir’s Plague Story

Plague like many other epidemics got imported into Kashmir. A Mitra, Kashmir’s erstwhile Chief Medical Officer of Kashmir treated the plague-infected and tackled the epidemic for the government in 1903 while keeping a detailed...

Disquiet In Medical Schools

With authorities opening a section of graduate and half of the postgraduate medical education berths to an All India Quota, most of the medical college students came out on roads in protest. Scheduled to...

Wrecked Families

Behind the desperation at the official and societal level for halting the spread of Covid19 and deny any space to the third wave, are the countless stories of pain and loss that thousands of...

Challenging Jobs

Scanning human bodies for abnormal growth in various organs and subsequently treating them with radioactive substances is a job that pushes medical professionals to risk not anyway less than the patient they are treating,...

Offering Blood

Shocked by the death of an infant for not getting blood donation in time, a school teacher created an informal network of blood donors that now has 14000 members. Saqib Mir met the co-founder...

Steroid Bodies

The desperation for a good-looking body and better performance in sporting activities and enduring physical exercises is pushing a generation to the use of steroids. This has led a section of the young population...

‘Three ASHAs Who Died During Covid19 Were Compensated Adequately’

In the virtual interview, the National Health Mission Director, Choudhary Mohammad Yasin, tells Tahir Bhat that Jammu and Kashmir spends more than Rs 2500 crore on the health sector KASHMIR LIFE (KL): How is the...

Beware The Third Wave

While the prevention would be the best insurance against the possible resurgence of the pandemic in near future, the government would also need to further consolidate the healthcare infrastructure to it take on, writes...

‘Reinforcing Spirituality Can Be A Powerful Tool To Boost Resilience’

The former head of GMC, Srinagar’s Psychiatry Department, Prof Mushtaq A Margoob has contributed immensely in managing the massive load of mental illness at the peak of mass fear in the 1990s while battling...

Online Un-learning

The transition from teacher-class based teaching to digital education has not been smooth in Kashmir, nor is it helping students to learn, reports Khalid Bashir Gura A class 11 student at a government school, Sahil...

Dizzying Inflation

The steep rise in the cost of goods in Kashmir is making it increasingly difficult for the common man to manage two square meals a day. The lower middle class and the poor sections...

The Death Wish

As suicide attempts report on a daily basis, mental health experts assert that families and society must take individual warning signals seriously. The pandemic, politics and protracted freeze of routine life, coupled with economic...

‘Food Can Build Your Capacity To Resist Covid19’

Beenish Zohra, a practising dietician and a clinical nutritionist, tells Farzana Nisar that good food plays an important role in building the immune system in the pandemic.  KASHMIR LIFE (KL):  How important is food...

Drastic Drive?

The high-pitch campaign to enforce lockdown is making society’s vulnerable sections to pay for attempts to earn livelihoods for their desperate families, reports Minhaj Masoodi Two days ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, Faizan (name changed), 25, along...

Yatra. Really?

Amarnath pilgrimage could undo the painstaking efforts to control the virus in Kashmir, writes Riyaz Wani With the annual Amarnath yatra drawing near, the Jammu and Kashmir administration is yet to take a final call...

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