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Herbalists Urged To Acquire Licenses To Initiate Practice
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Herbalists Urged To Acquire Licenses To Initiate Practice

KARACHI– Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) alongside members of National Council of Tibb, Government of Pakistan,  agreed to coordinate with each other, in terms of registering and providing licenses to herbalists, throughout the province of Sindh. This meeting was chaired by the Chairman, SHCC, Prof Dr. Tipu Sultan while, CEO, SHCC,  Dr. Minhaj A Qidwai and…

Incorporation of HIV and Thalassemia In Syllabus To Spread Awareness; Secretary Health Sindh Advocates
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Incorporation of HIV and Thalassemia In Syllabus To Spread Awareness; Secretary Health Sindh Advocates

KARACHI– Secretary Health Sindh Dr. Fazlullah Pechuho, greatly stressed upon the need of including subject matter regarding diseases like, HIV and thalassemia in textbooks, to spread awareness amongst the general public of Sindh. Addressing the Thalassemia Awareness Program as Chief Guest, organized by Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority (SBTA), Dr. Fazlullah stated that, collective efforts are…

Sindh Continues to lag in Immunization Coverage
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Sindh Continues to lag in Immunization Coverage

KARACHI–  General Secretary Pakistan Pediatric Association (PPA) Central, Dr. Mushtaq Memon revealed that the routine vaccination coverage is less than 50% in Sindh, despite the availability of free vaccines at Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) centers, throughout the Province. Addressing a press briefing in connection of World Immunization Week, Dr. Memon stated that, Immunization coverage…

Heart Transplant Surgery, soon at NICVD
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Heart Transplant Surgery, soon at NICVD

KARACHI- The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) is working adamantly on launching the facility of  Heart Transplantation in Pakistan. Spokesperson, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, stated that the former goalkeeper, and hockey legend, Mansoor Ahmed has been admitted in NICVD, Karachi due to heart failure; where he is being provided with the best possible…

SIUT Center for Biomedical Ethics & Culture with WHO
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SIUT Center for Biomedical Ethics & Culture with WHO

KARACHI– The Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) was designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating center in Bioethics during a special ceremony held at SIUT. This is the first time that a center from Pakistan is inclusive in the list of centers from within the entire…

Data Registry for Thalassemia Patients; Health Experts
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Data Registry for Thalassemia Patients; Health Experts

KARACHI– Seasoned Hematologists urged the Federal and Provincial Governments, to launch data registry for thalassemia suffering children, which will not only help in keeping track of the number of patients but, will also aid in assisting the experts to accelerate their work on prevention strategies. Speaking at the joint Press Conference at Omair Sana Foundation…

PMA Concerned Over Rise In Cigarettes Consumption
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PMA Concerned Over Rise In Cigarettes Consumption

KARACHI– Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) expressed grave concern regarding the reports disclosed by the State Bank of Pakistan, that shows a massive increase in the production of cigarettes, almost doubled; where as tax collection from the tobacco industry has gone down. Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr. SM Qaisar Sajjad stated that, the Ministry…

Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine, Launched In Pakistan
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Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine, Launched In Pakistan

KARACHI-The Government of Pakistan has become the first country to approve nationwide rollout of a Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine (TCV), following new evidence of spread of an unusual typhoid strain, extensively resistant to antibiotics. This outbreak started in Hyderabad, Sindh Province,  affected over 1,000 children. Research from Aga Khan University (AKU) showed that the disease has…

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