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Pneumonia Claims 92,000 Children’s Lives Annually
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Pneumonia Claims 92,000 Children’s Lives Annually

KARACHI: Despite the fact that free vaccination is available in Pakistan, pneumonia is killing as many as 92,000 children under the age of five annually, health experts revealed on Tuesday during a press briefing to mark the upcoming World Pneumonia Day on November 12. According to the World Health Organisation estimates, pneumonia accounts for 16% of…

DRAP Responds to Bribe Accusations By Pointing Fingers
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DRAP Responds to Bribe Accusations By Pointing Fingers

LAHORE – Allegations in response to allegations. Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has responded to the allegations made by representatives of Pakistan Drug Lawyers Forum (PDLF) and Pakistan Young Pharmacist Association (PYPA). PDLF and PYPA accused the regulatory authority of making false promotions and illegal hiring. DRAP has rejected all claims of PDLF and…

Expert Calls For Safeguarding Patients’ Interests In Pak
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Expert Calls For Safeguarding Patients’ Interests In Pak

Karachi: A top US patient safety expert Dr. Paul Barach has called for setting up a Patient Safety Association of Pakistan to safeguard the interests of the Pakistani patients, saying this association can help in keeping an eye over illegal and unethical medical practices by the healthcare organizations and professionals in the country. “There should…

Seven Ambulances Out Of Order at Ruth Pafau CHK
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Seven Ambulances Out Of Order at Ruth Pafau CHK

About seven ambulances of the Dr Ruth Pfau, Civil Hospital Karachi, have gone out of order for several months and no attempt has been made so far by the hospital administration to get them repaired, sources from CHK have reported. Due to negligence in repair and maintenance has resulted in the absence of this essential…

Murshid Hospital Offers Free Camp For Diagnosis & Testing
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Murshid Hospital Offers Free Camp For Diagnosis & Testing

KARACHI – A medical camp was very recently arranged at Murshid Hospital and Health Care Center involving all Medical Specialities. The camp was not only a medical check-up camp but also a disease awareness program for the general public regarding common diseases. The Chief Medical Officer welcomed all the consultants and introduced them as well….

Rheumatoid Arthritis Unit Being Established at DUHS
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Rheumatoid Arthritis Unit Being Established at DUHS

KARACHI- Keeping in view the growing burden of arthritis, bone and joints diseases, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has decided to establish a new department tilted ‘Rheumatoid Arthritis’ (RA) within the ‘Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (IPM&R) by the start of next year. This was announced by Director Finance, Dow University of Health Sciences…

No TB Diagnosis Van Available in KP, Balochistan
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No TB Diagnosis Van Available in KP, Balochistan

KPK – Out of 95 mobile TB diagnosis vans, not a single van is operating in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa or Balochistan, the sub-committee of Senate Standing Committee on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination learnt on Friday. However, 70 mobile TB diagnosis vans are operating in Sindh and 16 in Punjab. The meeting was chaired by…

AIDS Control Programme has No Fund to Continue Work
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AIDS Control Programme has No Fund to Continue Work

ISLAMABAD: Despite alarming increase in HIV cases, the cash-starved National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) is struggling to reverse the rising tide since the government did not spend a single penny on the programme. During the last three decades, the HIV pandemic has introduced as an incomprehensible calamity. HIV and AIDS have already taken a terrible human…

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