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Obesity: A serious health threat in Pakistan
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Obesity: A serious health threat in Pakistan

Karachi: As per the statistics provided by National Health Survey and World Health Organization, 20% of Pakistan’s population is overweight or obese. Obesity is rapidly increasing in nearly all parts of the world. These facts were shared by the Vice Chancellor, Dow University of Health Science (DUHS), Prof Masood Hameed Khan during a press conference…

Leading NGOs gather to share national Schizophrenia statistics
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Leading NGOs gather to share national Schizophrenia statistics

Karachi: According to World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH) an estimated 26 million people are living with schizophrenia globally, approximately 0.7-1% of the population is affected by this condition, excluding those that belong to broader schizophrenia spectrum. These facts were shared by representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) during a press conference held at Karachi Press…

PMDC to take measures against unauthorized institutes
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PMDC to take measures against unauthorized institutes

Islamabad: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has decided to take strict action against a number of unauthorized dental and medical colleges across the country. According to the Council officials, it is henceforth mandatory for all doctors to display official registration certificates issued by the PMDC at their hospitals and clinics. It was further…

PMDC issues public notice for the payment of House Job stipends
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PMDC issues public notice for the payment of House Job stipends

Karachi: The President of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has issued a public notice for all House Officers serving at private institutions regarding the non-payment of their stipends. According to the notice, all house officers of private medical and dental collages who are not receiving monthly stipends from their institutions must immediately contact PMDC…

Physical verification of health practitioners started
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Physical verification of health practitioners started

Karachi: Director Health Karachi, Dr Zafar Ejaz said that physical verification of health practitioners has been initiated across the city to identify ghost employees and to promote better utilization of the resources. Dr Zafar Ejaz said that approximately 1300 doctors from Grade-17 to 19 are working in all the Union Councils of Karachi. He said…

Ebola, a potential threat: Prevention is better than cure
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Ebola, a potential threat: Prevention is better than cure

Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) is growing increasingly concerned regarding the probable spread of Ebola Viral Infection Pakistan.Ebola is an extremely dangerous, virulent virus that has recently claimed thousands of lives in Africa. As of now, the disease has been contained in a part of Africa with strict monitoring and surveillance by World Health Organization (WHO)….

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