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President donates Rs 5 million for Indus Hospital
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President donates Rs 5 million for Indus Hospital

KARACHI- President Mamnoon Hussain recently donated an amount of Rs 5 million for the Indus Hospital. The President donated this money during a meeting with the Chief Executive of Indus Hospital – Prof. Dr. Abdul Bari Khan at State Guest House, Karachi, said a press release issued by the President’s Office here. Mamnoon Hussain expressed…

Ministry, PMDC truce
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Ministry, PMDC truce

By Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD-The ongoing tussle between the federal health and the medical and dental regulatory body finally came to an end both sides agreed to form a reforms committee to streamline the functioning of the PMDC. According to the press release PMDC President Prof Dr Masood Hameed and Vice President Dr Syed Muhammad…

Doctors devise a plan against security threats and negligence in law enforcement
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Doctors devise a plan against security threats and negligence in law enforcement

  KARACHI- Taking great exception to apathy of provincial government and law enforcement agencies to provide protection to doctors in Karachi, the different organizations of doctors jointly unveiled the future plan for protests recently. The plan of action  and  protest plans jointly unveiled by Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Center & Karachi, Sindh Doctors’ Welfare Association…

Rs 148.8 billion for development projects issued
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Rs 148.8 billion for development projects issued

ISLAMABAD – Funds of over Rs 148.837 billion have been released, under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) to complete various projects, against the total allocations of Rs 525 billion for the fiscal year 2014-15. According media reports; the latest data of the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms, Rs 23,735 million have been released…

Almost 38,000 malaria cases in Sindh during 2014
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Almost 38,000 malaria cases in Sindh during 2014

KARACHI- As many as 37,737 malaria cases have been reported throughout the Sindh province in 2014 and the Malaria Control Program Sindh has successfully brought the number of cases down by 50 percent, as compared to last year, claimed the Director, Malaria Control Program Sindh – Dr Naheed Jamali. Dr Naheed Jamali said; Malaria is…

Paramedical staff stages a protest rally and sit in
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Paramedical staff stages a protest rally and sit in

KARACHI- Pakistan Paramedical Staff Association (PPMSA) Sindh Chapter organized a protest rally and stage sit-in favor of their demands. The protest rally was started from Civil Hospital Karachi and culminated at Karachi Press Club. A large number of paramedic staff of different districts like Hyderabad, Sukkur, Umer Kot, Badin, Jamshoro, Larkana and Mirpurkhas participated in…

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…

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