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Shortage Of Trained Vascular Surgeons In Karachi’s Government Hospitals –
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Shortage Of Trained Vascular Surgeons In Karachi’s Government Hospitals –

KARACHI–   Major hospitals of Karachi’s public sector, have currently been facing acute shortage of Vascular Surgeons; patients in need of vascular surgeries are being referred to private hospitals. Sindh Government and Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s (KMC) hospitals, include Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Dr. Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi and other health facilities in…

24/7 pharmacy at JPMC
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24/7 pharmacy at JPMC

KARACHI– Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre’s (JPMC) administration is in plans to introduce, 24 hours Pharmacy services for admitted and emergency patients, in order to not cause any inconvenience for the patients; and also to control the drug influx from private medical stores, during evening and night shifts. Executive Director, JPMC, Dr. Seemin Jamali, stated that…

HIV, Thalassemia be made part of Syllabus; Secretary Health Sindh Advocates
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HIV, Thalassemia be made part of Syllabus; Secretary Health Sindh Advocates

KARACHI– Secretary Health Sindh Dr. Fazlullah Pechuho, greatly stressed upon the need of including subject matter regarding diseases like, HIV and thalassemia in textbooks, to spread awareness amongst the general public of Sindh. Addressing the Thalassemia Awareness Program as Chief Guest, organized by Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority (SBTA), Dr. Fazlullah stated that, collective efforts are…

NICVD’s Chest Pain Unit at Lyari General Hospital
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NICVD’s Chest Pain Unit at Lyari General Hospital

KARACHI– The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) in collaboration with the Government of Sindh has established its 7th Chest Pain Unit (CPU) in Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Institute of Cardiology at Sindh Government Lyari General and Teaching Hospital Karachi, in order to facilitate patients with chest pain and to provide them with easy access to…

Consistent Screening, Vaccination can reduce Hepatitis B & C burden in Pakistan – Medical Experts
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Consistent Screening, Vaccination can reduce Hepatitis B & C burden in Pakistan – Medical Experts

KARACHI–  Cases of Hepatitis B and C, their complications, and number of deaths occurring from it have significantly increased. Approximately, 20 to 25 percent population is infected with this deadly viral disease, while in some areas of the province including Gadap, Kathore, coastal areas of Sindh, around 30 to 35 percent people have been found…

AI to assist Medicine in New Innovations linked to EED
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AI to assist Medicine in New Innovations linked to EED

KARACHI– Researchers at Aga Khan University and the University of Virginia collaborated on an innovative project, harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, in order to assess a particularly complex disorder of the intestine, Environmental Enteric Dysfunction (EED). EED; a neglected disease of poverty, is widespread among children in low-income countries such as Pakistan, where the…

Drug Inspector Accused Of Taking Bribe
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Drug Inspector Accused Of Taking Bribe

KARACHI– A medical store owner launched a written complaint, addressed to the Director Health Services, Karachi against Deputy Director Health and Drug Inspector, for allegedly persuading him into bribery. However, Director Health Dr. Tahir Aziz Sheikh said that, strict action would be taken against the official if someone found the involved person guilty of the…

Brain Eating Amoeba: Claims Yet Another Life
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Brain Eating Amoeba: Claims Yet Another Life

Naegleria fowleri, commonly known as the brain-eating amoeba, took away the life of a patient, who passed away in Karachi’s private hospital, on May 7th’2018. This is said to be this year’s first death due to the deadly organism. Focal Person for the Naegleria Control Committee, Dr. Syed Zafar Mehdi, confirmed that a 40-year-old man,…

Anti-Polio Drive Starts Across Sindh
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Anti-Polio Drive Starts Across Sindh

KARACHI– The Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) for Polio in Sindh, has launched its 5th Polio Campaign of year 2018, covering all districts of  Sindh including Karachi. The polio drive will cover approximately 8 million children across the province of Sindh, including about 2 million children of Karachi. More than 50,000 frontline workers (teams and area…

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