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Punjab bans Polio travel from KPK & sindh
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Punjab bans Polio travel from KPK & sindh

LAHORE : In response to WHO’s travel restrictions on Pakistan to control Polio spread, the provincial government of Punjab has devised it’s own safety measures to protect the province from Polio. Punjab has made it mandatory for everyone to show an authentic certification of polio vaccination before entering Punjab from Sindh or Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. This year,…

Glaxo and Sanofi work against new polio crisis
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Glaxo and Sanofi work against new polio crisis

Responding to the re-emergence of Polio as a public health emergency, vaccinemakers GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Sanofi (SNY) are preparing to fight the menace. These pharma giants are manufacturers of the two most popular and effective polio vaccines, PediarixTM and IPOL, respectively.Glaxo is committed to WHO’s target of eradicating polio by 2018. A spokesperson stated recently;…

New VC at Benazir Bhutto University Larkana
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New VC at Benazir Bhutto University Larkana

Larkana: Prof. Ghulam Asghar Channa was recently appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto University in Larkana. Before this appointment, the university was being headed by an Acting Vice Chancellor – Prof. Asadullah Mahar. The registrar of the University – Dr. Amanullah Jokhio has also been replaced by a new registrar…

Confusion on POLIO travel restrictions.
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Confusion on POLIO travel restrictions.

  ISLAMABAD: Government officials are considering a plea to the World Health Organisation (WHO) against Polio travel restrictions imposed upon the Pakistanis. WHO’s International Health Regulatory Emergency Committee has recently imposed a pre-travel condition on Pakistanis to control the international spread of Polio virus. According to the federal government, Pakistan has not received any official…

MRI at Civil Hospital Karachi awaits repair since 7 months
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MRI at Civil Hospital Karachi awaits repair since 7 months

Karachi: The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine installed one year ago, at Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), is not operational since the past seven months, due to delay in repair work, involving Helium gas inputs. Helium gas is apparently not available due to its shortage in the market. With this malfunction and long-delayed repair work, the…

Pakistan likely to face International travel restrictions
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Pakistan likely to face International travel restrictions

RAWALPINDI: According to recent media reports, Pakistan might be subjected to travel restrictions, due to its poor control on the spread of polio virus, whereby 56 cases of polio were detected from different parts of the country. An independent International Health Regulations Emergency Committee comprising of 21 members, was formed as per the recommendations of…

Red Crescent Society suffers due to financial constraints.
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Red Crescent Society suffers due to financial constraints.

KARACHI: Pakistan Red Crescent Society’s (PRCS) Sindh chapter is suffering from serious financial constraints, with are causing operational stoppages and suspension of critical humanitarian services like it’s blood bank facilities. Currenty, the remaining services of PRCS are being barely funded by donations from some generous philanthropistsAccording to the treasurer of PRCS Sindh- Shaikh Jalaluddin; the…

Rising Controversy around MDTF Project in KPK
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Rising Controversy around MDTF Project in KPK

PESHAWAR: In a surprising unfolding of events, the multi-million project initiated by the World Bank for enabling health-reforms in KPK province (MDTF) – has caused the dismissal of Shaukat Yousuf Zai – the Health Minister and Arbab Shehzad – the Chief Secretary. The project has now been surprisingly awarded to two well-known NGOs. According to…

Report on Drug Abuse statistics in Pakistan
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Report on Drug Abuse statistics in Pakistan

According to a recent report on Drug-abuse statistics in Pakistan, which came as a shock for the legal and medical fraternities; More than 4.2 million people in Pakistan are addicted to narcotics and drugs. The report was titled as ‘Drug Use in Pakistan’. Most of these addicts began by seeking recreation from drugs that are…

MS of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital suspended
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MS of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital suspended

KARACHI: The Medical Superintendent of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital – Dr Nadeem Rajput was recently suspended, along with 4 other doctors on charges of professional negligence. The recent death of a male patient, suspectedly after being given wrong injections, at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, has led to the suspension of these doctors. To replace the suspended…

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