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Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan Recall VALSARTAN
Clinical

Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan Recall VALSARTAN

DRAP has issued a recall alert on the basis of information shared by European Medicine Agencies (EMA). An impurity has been detected in the “VALSARTAN” active substance supplied by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals, a company in Linhai, China. According to the Journal of Pakistan Medical Association & National Health Survey (2011), 33% of the Pakistani population…

Congo Virus Claims Yet Another Life
Clinical, Regional News

Congo Virus Claims Yet Another Life

KARACHI– According to sources at JPMC, a youngster unfortunately died recently, due to deadly Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre. Executive Director, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), Dr. Seemin Jamali stated that, a teenager Mubin Ahmed, resident of Korangi town, was brought in to JPMC’s emergency department with high grade fever,…

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
Clinical

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…

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