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 Fertility Fall

From 3.1 children per woman in 1991 to 1.4 in 2021, Kashmir is confronted with an above-average fall in the fertility rate. Fazil Buchh talks to various health experts to understand the factors behind...

Reading Cardiologist’s Heart

Kashmir’s leading cardiologist, Dr U Kaul’s book offers interesting anecdotes about the evolution of better heart care and various heart-breaking events, writes Khalid Bashir Gura After completing his MBBS, when Dr Upendra Kaul, was filling...

Moorcroft’s Kashmir Days

East India Company’s veterinarian and stud manager, William Moorcroft is the most referred author about early nineteenth century Kashmir. While living in Srinagar between November 1822 and December 1823, he remained busy interacting with...

‘I Studied at A Jabri School Where We Had Good Teachers’

Former Director SKIMS, Dr M Sultan Khuroo is just not a successful gastroenterologist only. During the last four decades, he discovered Hepatitis-E in Kashmir, did a basic research about Budd Chiari Syndrome, and helped...

Taming Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) has seven global strains and some of them are defying the most modern therapies that science has evolved. Still one of the top human killers on daily basis, Masood Hussain and Fazil...

‘Leishmaniasis Is A Poor Man’s Disease So Big Co’s Merck or Pfizer Don’t Touch...

Kashmir scientist, Dr Hira Lal Nakhasi, currently a Director at US’s FDA, has worked to solve many riddles but his key contribution has been the development of a vaccine for Leishmaniasis. Currently being manufactured...

Separating the Entangled

As Kashmir turned abnormal, the parents of a 15-year-old literally bundled and flew him to London for studies. Separated from home and his parents, the young boy channelized the loss by deciding to do...

‘Doctors’ At War

Almost 200 medical students who were rescued from Ukraine early this year have kept their fingers crossed about what the future holds for them. They are unable to return to the classroom as the...

The Radiation Costs

Overexposure to radiation is a severe health crisis. Humaira Nabi meets a female X-ray technician, who said she suffered immensely during the Covid19 overload When Kashmir witnessed a ravaging second wave of Covid19 in early...

Digital Dependence

A new survey has vindicated the naysayers that children's overexposure to cell phones and computers for education and recreation is seriously compromising the capacities of Kashmir’s new generation, Khalid Bashir Gura reports The increased screen...

The GMC I Know

Leading gastroenterologist and researcher, Dr M Sultan Khuroo entered the Government Medical College, Srinagar, in its fourth batch in 1962. In this write-up, he details the college’s social and knowledge life and traces some...
Sopore aerial view

Sopore of My Childhood

While offering the first-hand account of his birth and upbringing in Sopore, the ninth-century town, scientist and clinician, Dr M Sultan Khuroo details the life within and around the town and the struggles people...

Legendary Ali Jan

One of Kashmir’s top gastroenterologists and researchers who once headed the SKIMS, Dr M Sultan Khuroo explains why Dr Ali M Jan was a legend and ahead of his times Prof (Dr) Ali Mohammad Jan...

J&K: The NHFS5 Results

The National Family Health Survey-5 (NFHS5) based on the interviews of 3087 men and 23037 women from 18318 households offers key statistics about major trends in women's health and family. Changes in comparison to...

New Motherhood

Kashmir is witnessing almost half of the new births having a surgical intervention, a new trend that defies logic and tradition besides exhibiting complete intolerance to the idea of pain in the new generation....

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