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Security of Hospitals Needs To Be Reviewed: PMA
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Security of Hospitals Needs To Be Reviewed: PMA

KARACHI: Public sector hospitals in Karachi need to review their security arrangements in collaboration with law enforcement agencies to protect lives of doctors, paramedics, nurses as well as general public from terrorist attacks, said Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) General Secretary Dr SM Qaiser Sajjad. Security of major government hospitals like the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Abbasi…

PMA Wants Healthcare Commission to Be Free Body
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PMA Wants Healthcare Commission to Be Free Body

KARACHI – Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has announced adopting no licensing, no registration policy till reconstitution of Punjab Healthcare Commission as an independent and vibrant regulatory body. Addressing a press conference at PMA House, PMA President Dr Ashraf Nizami said that the medics bodies would not cooperate with the PHC till acceptance of demands relating…

Meds without Cold Chain Management a Threat to Health
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Meds without Cold Chain Management a Threat to Health

KARACHI: Pakistan is one of those countries in the world where medicines are being transported without cold chain management and the government, especially the Sindh government, does not to do anything, a doctor working with Pakistan Medical Association told media. “The prime responsibility to ensure cold chain management rests with drug manufacturers, after that retailers…

Sindh’s Kids at Risk Due to Immunisation Lapses
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Sindh’s Kids at Risk Due to Immunisation Lapses

KARACHI: Due to the low rate of routine immunisation in Sindh, diseases such as measles, pneumonia and diphtheria have reared their ugly heads, said National Institute of Child Health (NICH) Director and Pakistan Paediatrics Association Sindh President Dr Syed Jamal Raza. He was speaking at an interactive session with the media recently organised by the International…

HEC Issues List of Unrecognized Pak Universities
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HEC Issues List of Unrecognized Pak Universities

ISLAMABAD – The province of Punjab has got a total of 61.81 % unrecognized higher education organizations in the country. This information was released by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC). A public advisory was also issued in this regard. It was stated that many universities, affiliated colleges, campuses, foreign incorporated setups are running illegally…

15 Million People in Pakistan Suffering from Mental Diseases
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15 Million People in Pakistan Suffering from Mental Diseases

LARKANA-  Badaruddin Junejo, Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU), Larkana  said on Monday that approximately 15 million people in Pakistan are suffering from psychiatric problems which constitute between 10% to 15% of total population of the country. This he said while talking to media on the eve of the World Mental…

Sindh Govt. Links International Hands for Major Health Projects
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Sindh Govt. Links International Hands for Major Health Projects

KARACHI- German and Chinese firms have jointly offered the Sindh government to finance and build three key health projects, including a 200-bed cancer hospital, a 200-bed hospital with the facility of organ transplantation and a 30-50 bed emergency centre on build-operate-transfer (BOT) model. This offer was made in a joint meeting of the management of the firms,…

Fungal Infections on the Rise in Karachi
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Fungal Infections on the Rise in Karachi

KARACHI- Eminent Skin Specialist,   Dr Iqbal Nabi Soomro recently said fungal infection cases are on the rise throughout the Karachi due to lack of immunity, poor personnel hygiene and improper use of drugs. Dr Iqbal Nabi, who is also Director of Institute of Skin Diseases, Sindh, Karachi, said fungal diseases (Tinea Corporis, Tinea cruris,…

Govt. Stresses Need to Banish Menace of Gutka
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Govt. Stresses Need to Banish Menace of Gutka

KARACHI- Special Assistant to Chief Minister Sindh for Human Rights & Special Education, Ms Rehana Laghari deplored that Sindh was being faced with acute health and hygiene related issues, and among others, one of those deemed critically important was the sale and purchase of smokeless tobacco (Gutka) in almost every pan shop, including street side…

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