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Two cases of Congo virus confirmed in Civil Hospital Karachi
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Two cases of Congo virus confirmed in Civil Hospital Karachi

Karachi: Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) was confirmed in two under-treatment patients in Civil Hospital Karachi, recently. An official of Civil Hospital Karachi confirmed that two patients with high-fever were brought in the general ward of the hospital for treatment and their blood sample was sent to the National Institute of Health (NIH), Islamabad. He said;…

DRAP-Prices – No monitoring of drug prices due to absence of DRAP head
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DRAP-Prices – No monitoring of drug prices due to absence of DRAP head

LAHORE- Drug Regulation Authority Pakistan(DRAP) which is an autonomous body and symbol of control, regulation, enforcement and implementation of legal framework, besides registration of drugs, has been running without a Chief executive since its establishment in February 16, 2012. This has resulted in improper monitoring of drugs prices, health source said. The aims and objectives…

PMDC urged to register 3,000 CPSP specialist doctors
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PMDC urged to register 3,000 CPSP specialist doctors

KARACHI– Over 3000 graduates of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) remain jobless since they could not get their registration from the PMDC. A senate standing committee has been informed and urged to expedite their registrations. According to media reports, the members were informed that after the 18th Amendment, it had become mandatory…

Government pledges health for all
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Government pledges health for all

LAHORE-The provincial minister for Law, Finance, Excise and Taxation – Mr. Mujtaba Shujaur Rehmanhas recently stated that; The provision of modern health facilities to all segments of the society was a top priority of the government.  He further stated that; The budget for health sector has been gradually increased. According to media reports; The minister…

PMA condemns Doctors’ kidnappings in Balochistan
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PMA condemns Doctors’ kidnappings in Balochistan

KARACHI- Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Center has strongly condemned the kidnapping of doctors in the Balochistan province. An emergent meeting of Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Center was held at PMA House, Karachi. President PMA Centre – Dr Aziz Ahmed Lehri participated in the meeting from Quetta through video link, while President Elect PMA Centre Dr…

PDA holds the 32nd National Dental Congress in Karachi
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PDA holds the 32nd National Dental Congress in Karachi

KARACHI- The Governor of Sindh Dr Ishrat ul Ebad Khan  inaugurated the 12th International and 32nd National Dental Congress at the Expo Centre, Karachi is being jointly organized by Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) Sindh and Karachi in collaboration with the Dental Trade & Manufacturers Association (DTMA). Commenting on the theme of “Multi-disciplinary Approach in Dentistry”…

Politicization of Health Department Sindh
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Politicization of Health Department Sindh

KARACHI – Health Department Sindh has once again started favoritism and politically motivated postings, as a woman pharmacist has been appointed on the post of drug inspector in Hyderabad, it was learned recently. Sources in the Sindh Health Department on condition of anonymity said; Health department started favoritism and nepotism on recommendations from influential politicians,…

NICVD served 414,921 patients during 2014
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NICVD served 414,921 patients during 2014

KARACHI – Dr Hameed Ullah Malik,Executive Administrative Officer, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), revealed that 5,492 angiography and 1,560 angioplasty procedures were performed in Sindh’s largest heart diseases care hospital NICVD, during 2014. Dr Hameed Ullah stated that; Over 414,921 patients visited various Outpatient Departments during this year, while 132,997 were brought in the…

Shortage of Doctors and staff at Burns Center-CHK
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Shortage of Doctors and staff at Burns Center-CHK

KARACHI– The Burns Center at Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), is facing acute shortage of doctors, nurses and paramedical staff, since the last six months, putting dozens of patients’ lives on stake.   An official of Burns Center, Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), on condition of anonymity said; There is an acute shortage of doctors, nurses and para-medical…

Sindh Epidemic Disease Act 2014 to protect public health
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Sindh Epidemic Disease Act 2014 to protect public health

KARACHI – Governor Sindh- Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad has assented to the Sindh Epidemic Diseases Act 2014 aimed at consolidating the law for the prevention of epidemics of diseases in the province, said a handout issued recently. According to the act, when the government suspects that the province is threatened with an outbreak of any disease, it…

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