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PMDC Chief for Action Against Colleges Acting Like ‘Extortionists’
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PMDC Chief for Action Against Colleges Acting Like ‘Extortionists’

KARACHI – National investigation agencies should probe private medical colleges in the country who are behaving like “the worst type of extortionists” by collecting “bhatta” from parents of aspiring medical students, said Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) President Professor Dr Shabbir Ahmed Lehri. Speaking to the media at the International Conference on Patient Safety at Aga Khan University Hospitals,…

Agitated Health Workers: 200 Protests, & the Year’s Not Even Over
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Agitated Health Workers: 200 Protests, & the Year’s Not Even Over

LAHORE: The provincial capital has been besieged by protests from health workers in 2017 as 200 different demonstrations have taken place since January 2017. In most cases, the protests were against public medical institutes being privatised. Despite repeated assurances from the government, the continued demonstrations showed that health department employees were far from convinced. Records showed…

Pneumonia Claims 92,000 Children’s Lives Annually
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Pneumonia Claims 92,000 Children’s Lives Annually

KARACHI: Despite the fact that free vaccination is available in Pakistan, pneumonia is killing as many as 92,000 children under the age of five annually, health experts revealed on Tuesday during a press briefing to mark the upcoming World Pneumonia Day on November 12. According to the World Health Organisation estimates, pneumonia accounts for 16% of…

DRAP Responds to Bribe Accusations By Pointing Fingers
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DRAP Responds to Bribe Accusations By Pointing Fingers

LAHORE – Allegations in response to allegations. Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has responded to the allegations made by representatives of Pakistan Drug Lawyers Forum (PDLF) and Pakistan Young Pharmacist Association (PYPA). PDLF and PYPA accused the regulatory authority of making false promotions and illegal hiring. DRAP has rejected all claims of PDLF and…

Expert Calls For Safeguarding Patients’ Interests In Pak
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Expert Calls For Safeguarding Patients’ Interests In Pak

Karachi: A top US patient safety expert Dr. Paul Barach has called for setting up a Patient Safety Association of Pakistan to safeguard the interests of the Pakistani patients, saying this association can help in keeping an eye over illegal and unethical medical practices by the healthcare organizations and professionals in the country. “There should…

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…

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