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Brain Eating Amoeba: Claims Yet Another Life
Clinical, National News

Brain Eating Amoeba: Claims Yet Another Life

Naegleria fowleri, commonly known as the brain-eating amoeba, took away the life of a patient, who passed away in Karachi’s private hospital, on May 7th’2018. This is said to be this year’s first death due to the deadly organism. Focal Person for the Naegleria Control Committee, Dr. Syed Zafar Mehdi, confirmed that a 40-year-old man,…

Public Health Risks from smokeless Tobacco highlighted by Experts
Clinical, National News

Public Health Risks from smokeless Tobacco highlighted by Experts

KARACHI– Researchers from Aga Khan University (AKU) have launched a comprehensive study aimed at understanding and addressing public health risks posed by smokeless tobacco products,that are largely ignored by policymakers. Unlike cigarettes, smokeless or chewing tobacco products such as paan (betel leaf), niswaar (powdered tobacco snuff) and gutka (a mix of tobacco and areca nut),…

Patient Safety With Ethical Practice Is Important. Dr Tanveer Ahmed.
Clinical

Patient Safety With Ethical Practice Is Important. Dr Tanveer Ahmed.

KARACHI – This was stated by Dr Tanveer Ahmed Associate professor &Consultant Thoracic surgeon, JSMU Karachi during health session of savior club on Jimmy’s message “Don’t Prick iv bottle it can spread hepatitis” organized by Otsuka Pakistan in Karachi. Dr Tanveer said that patient safety with ethical medical practice is very important because spreading of…

Free Diabetic Foot Care & Wound Clinic, Soon To Be Set up at CHK
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Free Diabetic Foot Care & Wound Clinic, Soon To Be Set up at CHK

KARACHI– General Secretary, Dowites78 Operation Theatre Complex Welfare Society at Dr. Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), Prof Shafiqur Rehman announced that, a state of the art Diabetic Foot Care and Wound Clinic will be opening soon for Karachi’s public. Addressing a press conference at OT Complex auditorium,  Dr. Shafiq informed that,  Dowites78 has…

Lyari General Hospital – Inflicted by Myriad Problems
Clinical, Colleges, National News

Lyari General Hospital – Inflicted by Myriad Problems

KARACHI–  The major department of Sindh Government Lyari General Hospital (LGH) Karachi, including Adult & Pediatric Emergency, Gynecology, Institute of Cardiology, OT complex and Laboratory services are partially non-functional, whereas the management is unable to make them operational under performed departments due to unknown reasons. The 525 bed hospital was established in the 1970s as…

Tuberculosis – Still A Challenge for Health Policy Makers
Clinical, National News

Tuberculosis – Still A Challenge for Health Policy Makers

KARACHI-  There are approximately 121,000 patients who are suffering from tuberculosis, but preferably avoid or delay treatment. Such an act makes their disease more resistant, causing severe harm to their body and infecting other healthy people in their surroundings. Pakistan Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program has set a target to reduce the number TB patients by…

Death Threat To Our Country’s Children –  Pneumonia and Diarrhea continues to be the Leading Cause of Death amongst Children
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Death Threat To Our Country’s Children – Pneumonia and Diarrhea continues to be the Leading Cause of Death amongst Children

KARACHI– Health Officials from the Government of Sindh and Mirpurkhas District, alongside researchers from Aga Khan University (AKU), will be sharing initial findings from Nigraan Plus, a community research and management intervention, as to why Pneumonia and Diarrhoea continues to be the leading cause of death among our country’s children on March 27, 2018 at…

AKU Takes Lead In Malnutrition Imaging Device
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AKU Takes Lead In Malnutrition Imaging Device

KARACHI- Aga Khan University (AKU) researchers have partnered with faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, to test a novel pill-shaped imaging device that can offer a low-cost and non-invasive method to understand the causes of malnutrition in children. This is the first-ever test outside the United States of this…

Regional Blood Transfusion Center (RBTC), Sukkur Opening Soon
Clinical, Regional News

Regional Blood Transfusion Center (RBTC), Sukkur Opening Soon

Sukkur: The Regional Blood Transfusion Center, Sukkur, was constructed with financial and technical support German Government about one and half year ago. The centre is equipped with blood processing, screening, testing, component preparation and storage facilities. Chairman, Pakistan People’s Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will be the chief guest on the opening ceremony while  Opposition Leader…

Hunger Strike By Doctors Till Demands Are Met
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Hunger Strike By Doctors Till Demands Are Met

KARACHI- Secretary General, Pakistan Medical association Centre, Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad visited the hunger strike Camp of doctors at Karachi Press Club to show solidarity with the doctors on strike. PMA urges Sindh government to accept demands of doctors On this occasion, he said it is very unfortunate that the long standing problem of doctors of…

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