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No pay for Nurses
Regional News

No pay for Nurses

Karachi: The nursing students in the province of Sindh province are not getting their monthly stipends for the last six months and lack of budget is the reason cited for this non-payment. Ejaz Ahmed Kelri, focal person Provincial Nurses Association (PNA) Sindh talking to Medical News said that there are 20 School of Nursing established…

7500 Fellows await PMDC nod
National News

7500 Fellows await PMDC nod

Karachi: The fellows from the College of Physicians and Surgeons await a nod of approval from Pakistan Medical & Dental Council. Talking to Dental News, one of the members said that Pakistan Medical & Dental Council is of the view that they are not aware of the quality and type of training done at CPSP….

Patient Dies in Dental Surgery‏
International News

Patient Dies in Dental Surgery‏

DÜSSELDORF, Germany: A patient died after a tragic fall in a dental clinic. The 45-year-old woman, who had been treated under anesthesia because of a mental disability, woke up dizzy in the recovery room, stumbled and accidently slammed her head against an aquarium. The patient hit her head against the aquarium with such a great…

Vaccination against meningitis mandatory for all Haj pilgrims
International News

Vaccination against meningitis mandatory for all Haj pilgrims

The Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that vaccination against meningitis is mandatory for all local and international Haj pilgrims. Taking the flu shot is also recommended, in addition to quarantine requirements for foreign pilgrims depending on the country they live in, according to officials. “Vaccination should be taken at least 10 days before pilgrims…

Pregnant Woman fall victim to Naegleria fowleri
National News

Pregnant Woman fall victim to Naegleria fowleri

KARACHI- Hina Ashfaq, 32-year-old resident of Adamjee Nagar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town, died of Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba, She was admitted in the hospital in a critical condition a few days ago where she breathed her last. The patient was 8 months pregnant and was suspected to have contracted the virus while ablution. The patient was…

KP governor wants anti-polio drive resumed in Bara
Regional News

KP governor wants anti-polio drive resumed in Bara

Peshawar: Expressing serious concern over the reported polio cases in Akkakhel and Milward areas of Bara in Khyber Agency, Governor Mahtab Ahmad Khan Tuesday directed the authorities concerned to take every possible step to resume the anti-polio campaign in the affected areas. An official handout said that after taking notice of reports about four cases…

Naegleria and Dengue form new Death Clouds over Karachi
Regional News

Naegleria and Dengue form new Death Clouds over Karachi

Karachi: A middle-aged man and a young woman fell prey to two different deadly diseases in Karachi, the former to much-dreaded dengue fever and the latter to Naegleria fowleri, better known as the ‘brain-eating amoeba’. A senior health official has said that she was the eighth victim of naegleria this year in Sindh and first…

Dengue needs focused attention of health authorities in Karachi.
Regional News

Dengue needs focused attention of health authorities in Karachi.

Prevention & Control Programmes must be expanded and enriched Karachi: Peak season of malaria and dengue viral fever has begun in Sindh province with first spell of monsoon rain and will continue till December 2014, but Dengue Prevention and Control Program is still virtually non-functional, and needs up-gradation. The negligence occurs due to the internal-differences…

Sindh engages private sector to improve Government hospitals
Regional News

Sindh engages private sector to improve Government hospitals

Provincial Minister for Environment & Costal Development and the Chairman of Sindh Health Advisory Board – Dr Sikander Ali Mandhro has recently announced that; A plan has been devised to provide latest equipment and quality medical facilities at public healthcares of Sindh, by seeking coordination with well-known private institutions in the health services sector. The…

Radiology department workers at greater risk of diseases
Regional News

Radiology department workers at greater risk of diseases

Karachi:  People working in radiology departments are more likely to contract serious diseases as most of them perform their duties without adequate safety measures and protective gear. Radiation Protection Officer (RPO), Civil Hospital Karachi (CKH), Muhammad Tariq said radiation means energy which travels in the form of rays. He said safety measure and some equipment…

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