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AIDS Control Programme has No Fund to Continue Work
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AIDS Control Programme has No Fund to Continue Work

ISLAMABAD: Despite alarming increase in HIV cases, the cash-starved National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) is struggling to reverse the rising tide since the government did not spend a single penny on the programme. During the last three decades, the HIV pandemic has introduced as an incomprehensible calamity. HIV and AIDS have already taken a terrible human…

Subsidy on Epilepsy Medicines Demanded
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Subsidy on Epilepsy Medicines Demanded

KARACHI – President, Epilepsy Foundation Pakistan and Eminent Neurophysician, Dr Fowzia Siddiqui, expressing concern regarding the 2 million plus epilepsy patients in Pakistan and demanded of the government to allow subsidy on medicines of this curable disease as thousands of patients are presently deprived of the treatment as they cannot afford buying very costly drugs….

Sindh Refuses to Join National Health Program
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Sindh Refuses to Join National Health Program

KARACHI-Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Media Dr. Musadik Malik said former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif opened the doors of private hospitals for poorest of the poor under PM’s National Health Program but unfortunately Sindh refused to participate in that scheme and deliberately tried to prevent people of Sindh from reaping the benefits of federal…

“International Success Story of Pak Healthcare”
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“International Success Story of Pak Healthcare”

KARACHI – Senior Minister Sindh Government Nisar Ahmed Khorho has appreciated that a lot of Pakistani doctors have achieved landmarks in their respective medical field and it is great pleasure for all of us that Dr Syed Imran Ali Shah, a renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon done successful operation of Pedro Antoneo of Mozambique. Furthermore, Dr Imran’s…

Application Date for PM Laptop Scheme Extended
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Application Date for PM Laptop Scheme Extended

ISLAMABAD: Students enrolled in PhD, MS, M Phil and Masters and under graduate programmes at public sector universities can apply for the Prime Minister’s (PM) Laptop Scheme (Phase IV and V) till November 15. According to an official source, the date for registration was extended from September 30 to November 15, to facilitate a maximum number…

CPSP Accredits Five More Wards for Postgrad Training
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CPSP Accredits Five More Wards for Postgrad Training

PESHAWAR: The College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan has accredited five wards including three at Lady Reading Hospital and one each at Khyber Teaching Hospital and Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar for postgraduate training. The accreditation of five more wards by CPSP has brought the total number of recognised wards to 246 in public sector hospitals of…

DRAP to Set Up Vigilance Centre in Capital
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DRAP to Set Up Vigilance Centre in Capital

ISLAMABAD: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) will establish a national vigilance center in Islamabad. A decision in this regard was taken during a meeting of the DRAP Policy Board. The board meeting also granted the approval to the Pharmacovigilance Regulations, 2017. The 22nd meeting of the Policy Board of DRAP was held under the…

Citizens Demand Barring Sale of Junk Food
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Citizens Demand Barring Sale of Junk Food

HYDERABAD – The sports officials of different universities have called upon the government functionaries to impose ban on the sale of fast food items at the schools, colleges, universities and public places in order to protect the future generation from diseases. The Directors Sports (Boys and Girls) University of Sindh Dr Muhammad Akram Ansari and…

25 Renal Transplantations Completed at DIME
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25 Renal Transplantations Completed at DIME

KARACHI – Vice Chancellor of the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) Dr Mohammad Saeed Quraishy recently congratulated the faculty members and students of Dow Institute of Medical Education (DIME) on the completion of 25 cases of Renal Transplantation in seven months. He said that bone marrow transplantations would also start from next year, while…

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