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Balochistan health official arrested over Rs100m fraud
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Balochistan health official arrested over Rs100m fraud

BALOCHISTAN – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) announced the arrests of a government official and two officials of a private company after unearthing alleged embezzlement of over Rs100 million in the Health Department of Balochistan. Dr Muhammad Yousaf Bizenjo, the provincial additional director of health responsible for the purchase of medicines, and Dr Muhammad Nosherwan…

Illegal kidney trade thriving in Punjab
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Illegal kidney trade thriving in Punjab

PUNJAB – Fuelled by a cycle of poverty and debt, this black market has flourished for years with traffickers preying on the poorest. In Pakistan’s Punjab, the illegal kidney trade is cashing in on the debt of the poor The decision to sell her kidney was easy for Ismat Bibi, a housewife in Pakistan’s Punjab…

1.35m children vaccinated against measles
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1.35m children vaccinated against measles

KARACHI-The Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) and the Health Department of government have vaccinated more than 1.35 million children in the measles campaign held in Karachi from August 18 to 26, 2017. The campaign was conducted in 165 union councils of Karachi where more than 1.35 million children from the age of 9 months to…

Dengue fever kills 23 people in Pakistan
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Dengue fever kills 23 people in Pakistan

KARACHI – Over the last 24 hours, 372 more people have tested positive for the disease. At least two more people died of dengue fever at different hospitals in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday, taking the death toll to 23 over the last two months. The deceased were under treatment at Hayatabad Medical Complex and…

Pakistan kicks out medical charity MSF from tribal area
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Pakistan kicks out medical charity MSF from tribal area

PESHAWAR: Pakistan told medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres’ (MSF) to stop work and leave its impoverished tribal areas that border Afghanistan, the health organisation said, ending its 14-year stay in the volatile region. MSF works out of two health facilities in the Kurram district of Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) region, which has been plagued…

HIV Treatment Centre about to open in Lyari Hospital
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HIV Treatment Centre about to open in Lyari Hospital

KARACHI-The Sindh AIDS Control Program (SACP) has decided to open HIV Treatment Centre in Sindh Government Lyari General Hospital, Karachi and formal inauguration ceremony of new centre would be held next week. Program Manager, Sindh AIDS Control Program (SACP), Dr Muhammad Younis Chachar, said three rooms had been acquired from Lyari General Hospital administration for establishment…

SC asked to examine fee structure of private medical colleges
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SC asked to examine fee structure of private medical colleges

ISLAMABAD: With many institutions recently offering admissions to students aspiring to study medicine, the Supreme Court was asked on Thursday to call and examine the fee structure of all private medical and dental colleges in the country. The petition was filed by Advocate Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta who explained that he had recently come across parents…

Pakistan marks World Physical Therapy Day
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Pakistan marks World Physical Therapy Day

To mark the World Physical Therapy Day, the Institute of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, Liaqaut University of Medical & Health Sciences Jamshoro arranged a “Public Awareness walk” at Jamshoro Campus. While addressing the participants the Vice Chancellor LUMHS Prof. Noshad A. Shaikh expressed that evidence shows that people who stay active are more likely to…

PPMA’s Delegation Met With PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
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PPMA’s Delegation Met With PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

ISLAMABAD  – A delegation of Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) headed by its Chairman, Dr. Sheikh Kaiser Waheed, called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at Prime Minister’s Office. The Minister for Health Services, Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar, and office bearers of PPMA were also present during the meeting. The delegation briefed the Prime Minister about…

Seasonal changes increase risk of vector-borne diseases: Experts
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Seasonal changes increase risk of vector-borne diseases: Experts

MN REPORT KARACHI: The significant movement of livestock to cities during Eid-ul-Adha coupled with persistent rainfall is exposing new areas of the country to dangerous vector-borne diseases like Congo-Crimean haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) and chikungunya, according to health experts. Health researchers and infectious disease specialists were addressing a capacity-building session for Sindh-based doctors at Aga Khan University…

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