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AMTF; Facilitating Thalassemia Treatment Modalities
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AMTF; Facilitating Thalassemia Treatment Modalities

KARACHI- The Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation (AMTF) was recently visited by a delegation of CSR Club of Pakistan, to evaluate the services that have been provided by the foundation, absolutely free of charge, for children suffering from deadly blood disorders. The treatment centre of Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation (AMTF) houses a maintained pharmacy, laboratory, diagnostic…

60 More Chest Pain Units to Be Established Across Sindh
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60 More Chest Pain Units to Be Established Across Sindh

KARACHI- The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) in collaboration with the Government of Sindh has decided to establish 60 more state-of-the-art Chest Pain Units across the province of Sindh, in fiscal year 2018-19, in order to facilitate patients suffering from chest pain. These new Chest Pain Units would be established throughout the province within…

Sindh Health Department Sets Deadline for Biometric Verification of Staff
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Sindh Health Department Sets Deadline for Biometric Verification of Staff

KARACHI- Sindh Health Department directed the Director General Health Sindh, to complete the Biometric verification of remaining 7,376 health employees till September 30th, 2018; as no further extensions will be given. According to a letter sent to DG Health Sindh by the Provincial Additional Chief Secretary, Dr. Muhammad Usman Chachar, the employees of health department…

Skin Ailments Rapidly Increasing within Province of Sindh
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Skin Ailments Rapidly Increasing within Province of Sindh

KARACHI- Institute of Skin Diseases Sindh  (ISDS), Karachi, has registered 4,72,830 patients suffering from different skin ailments, in the last seven months, and up to 16,165 skin related surgeries have been performed during this time period. As per statistics issued by the Institute of Skin Diseases Sindh (ISDS),  a total number of 4,72,830 patients have…

4500 Health Facilities Registered by SHCC
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4500 Health Facilities Registered by SHCC

KARACHI- Chairperson, Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC), Prof Dr. S Tipu Sultan  recently revealed that, about 4500 public and private hospitals have successfully been registered in Sindh, since February 2018; while licensing of health facilities has also begun. He further added that, SHCC launched throughout the province in February 2018 and will apply on various…

NICVD Management Rebukes False Propaganda against the Institute
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NICVD Management Rebukes False Propaganda against the Institute

KARACHI- The management of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) has rejected the rumors circulating about privatization of the state-of-the-art cardiovascular diseases institute, and said that NICVD would remain a Sindh Government entity in future too.   “The news stories and rumors about privatization of NICVD are false and baseless, and aim to misguide the…

Water Crisis in Pakistan
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Water Crisis in Pakistan

250,000 Children Die of  Water borne Diseases Every Year: Former FPCCI Chairman KARACHI- It was recently brought to notice by the Businessmen Panel (BMP) that, water crisis is emerging as one of the biggest challenges faced by Pakistan, as its water resources are running dry at an alarming rate, particularly in Balochistan. BMP Secretary General…

Provincial Minister Orders Completion Of ‘Health Schemes’ Within Stipulated Time
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Provincial Minister Orders Completion Of ‘Health Schemes’ Within Stipulated Time

KARACHI- Provincial Minister for Health and Population. Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho recently conducted a joint meeting of Health, Works and Services Department, enquiring regarding the ongoing development schemes and to ensure their completion within the stipulated time, keeping patients’ relief as a priority. Additional Chief Secretary Health, Dr. Muhammad Usman Chachar, Secretary Works and Services,…

CEJ Introduces Mental Health Counselling Service for Journalists
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CEJ Introduces Mental Health Counselling Service for Journalists

KARACHI- The Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) recently launched a free mental health counselling service for journalists at the Karachi Press Club. The Well-Being Center was launched with a panel discussion on ‘Learning to cope with the long-term effect of covering recurrent trauma as a journalist in Pakistan’. The panelists included Clinical Psychologist Dr….

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