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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…

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…

FIA to scrutinize NOCs of Medical Colleges
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FIA to scrutinize NOCs of Medical Colleges

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) will start probing the issuance of approvals to medical colleges lacking requisite facilities and faculty. The Federal Investigation Agency has been directed after the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan took notice of media reports that some medical colleges have been issued NOCs despite the fact that they lacked the…

Prof Masood Hameed Khan no longer Dow VC
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Prof Masood Hameed Khan no longer Dow VC

  Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair has finally removed Dr. Masood Hameed Khan from the position of vice chancellor of the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) and assigned the post to Dow’s pro-vice chancellor, Prof Khawar Saeed Jamali, pending further orders. A notification issued by the governor’s principal secretary Muhammad Sualeh Farouqi, states that Prof…

College of American Pathologists Accredits the First Laboratory in Pakistan
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College of American Pathologists Accredits the First Laboratory in Pakistan

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), an internationally recognized standard for clinical laboratories, has accredited the Aga Khan University Hospital’s Clinical Laboratories – the first laboratory in Pakistan. CAP has 3000 requirements, making accreditation a severe procedure. A team of nine CAP trained inspectors visited Pakistan last year to audit the laboratory’s quality records, staff…

POA Arthroscopy Forum launches Pakistan Knee Arthroscopy Registry
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POA Arthroscopy Forum launches Pakistan Knee Arthroscopy Registry

Karachi: POA Arthroscopy Forum launches Pakistan Knee Arthroscopy Registry at the 30th International Pak OrthoCon. The Chairman of POA Arthroscopy Forum, Dr. Khalid Mahmud Shah presented the PKAR at a local hotel in Karachi. Briefing the distinguished guest and the participants, Dr. Khalid Mahmud Shah said that the registry was developed in order to gauge…

Doctors save life of patient on-board Karachi bound flight from Faisalabad
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Doctors save life of patient on-board Karachi bound flight from Faisalabad

Karachi: A joint effort of the Cardiologists returning from the CardioCon 2016 saved life of a female passenger on-board Pakistan International Airline PK-341 inbound to Karachi from Faisalabad. The patient had a cardiac pain shortly after takeoff from the Faisalabad on Sunday night.  The patient, female – aged 21, felt discomfort shortly after the takeoff of Pk-341…

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