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SITE area to have a medical college
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SITE area to have a medical college

Karachi- To improve healthcare facilities for workers at the SITE area, Karachi, a medical college and teaching hospital would be opened there soon, said Sindh Labor Minister Ghulam Murtaza Baloch.   Addressing a meeting with Site Association of Industry office-bearers at the association’s office, he said, soon the approval for this medical college would be…

Unified sub-committee for medicinal supply supervision
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Unified sub-committee for medicinal supply supervision

LARKANA- A unified sub-committee has been formed by Sindh Health Department, covering every district of Sindh, in order to supervise and purchase 15 % medicines under Local Purchase (LP) for all tertiary, primary and district health facilities. Previously formed procurement committees have been notified and abolished. The new committee comprises of District and Session Judges of relevant districts as Chairmen…

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Sindh Doctors Ittehad holds protest against Corruption

KARACHI- Under the banner of Sindh Doctors Ittehad (SDI), many doctors staged a protest demonstration at Karachi Press Club (KPC) against mismanagement, irregularities and corruption within the Health Department of Sindh. The protesters carried banners and voiced out their points of concern, and urged the Government to take strict action against Health Department’s corruption. They also…

NICVD to expand its cardiac satellite network to other provinces
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NICVD to expand its cardiac satellite network to other provinces

KARACHI- Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information, Barrister Murtaza Wahab recently announced that, National Institute Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) is collectively working on spreading their network across Pakistan, by establishing a Cardiac Satellite Center in another province. He announced this news during his visit to the Chest Pain Unit of Lyari established by NICVD at Sindh…

Incinerator out of order; LGH poses threat to environment
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Incinerator out of order; LGH poses threat to environment

KARACHI- Sources at the Sindh Government Lyari General Hospital (LGH), Karachi informed that the hospital’s incinerator machine was out of order for the past several weeks. The hospital management has been disposing off the health facility’s medical waste unsafely, posing serious threat to the hospital staff, visiting patients, attendants, and the overall environment.   Large quantities…

Call for establishment of rehabilitation services in Pakistan
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Call for establishment of rehabilitation services in Pakistan

KARACHI- In light of the International Day of People with Disabilities, an awareness session was organized by the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (IPM&R) at Arag Auditorium, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS). Vice Chancellor, DUHS, Prof. Dr Saeed Quraishy, Director of IPM&R, Dr Nabila Soomro, Additional Director, Dr Syed Imran Ahmed, alongside parents of…

73 delayed health & education schemes to get back on track
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73 delayed health & education schemes to get back on track

KARACHI- A progress assessment meeting was recently held under the chairmanship of Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah. Progress of ongoing projects was reviewed, and reasons behind 73 delayed schemes were assessed. CM Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, directed both, the health and education departments, to complete their schemes within stipulated time. The meeting was…

Sin tax on tobacco and soft drinks
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Sin tax on tobacco and soft drinks

Sin tax for better healthcare Islamabad- Minister of National Health Services Aamir Mehmood Kiani  recently announced the government’s plan of imposing sin tax on cigarettes, tobacco and soft drinks. He stated that sin tax imposition was one of the routes to a higher healthcare budget. Interesting how there is no “sin” tax on liquor.

FCPS Part II exam format changed
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FCPS Part II exam format changed

In an official notice, College of Physicians and Surgeons has decided to change the format of written examination in FCPS Part – II disciplines, listed below. The change in format is applicable with effect from February  2019 session. 1. Both paper MCQs; both paper will consist 100 MCQs each, of single best variety in the following…

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