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State of the Art Drug Testing Lab launched
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State of the Art Drug Testing Lab launched

By Hashim Hasan Karachi: Prime Health (Pvt) Ltd., is recently launched in Karachi.  The facility is based in Islamabad and the facility is recognized by DRAP. Prime health is an integrated solution providing full compliance with  GMP, and 21 CFR part 11 guidelines, complies with International Standards and Quality Guidelines of  ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 9001 (Quality…

Fire Breaks out in JPMC’s Emergency Department
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Fire Breaks out in JPMC’s Emergency Department

KARACHI- Earlier, during morning hours, fire broke out at the Accident and Emergency Department of  Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), which forced the patients to evacuate the emergency department. According to the official sources of JPMC, the fire broke out in their Emergency Department due to short-circuit, which was extinguished by the rescue staff in…

Provincial Health Minister Reviews Performance Of Sindh Health Care Commission
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Provincial Health Minister Reviews Performance Of Sindh Health Care Commission

KARACHI- Provincial Caretaker Minister for Health, Education and Population Welfare Sindh Dr. Saadia Rizvi, reviewed the performance of Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) and directed the concerned officials to launch small pilot projects for the implementation of health related code of conduct, at a district level. Secretary Health Sindh, Dr. Usman Chachar, Chief Executive Officer…

Political Rallies Obstructing Major Thoroughfares Of The City; Causing Problems For Ailing Citizens
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Political Rallies Obstructing Major Thoroughfares Of The City; Causing Problems For Ailing Citizens

KARACHI– Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) recently expressed serious concerns over the problem of road blockages in Karachi, specifically at Shahrah-e-Faisal, due to a rally held by workers of a political party. Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association (PMA- Centre), Dr. S.M.Qaisar Sajjad, stated that, it is very unfortunate that Sindh’s Government has failed to provide basic…

Patients Face Problems As CHK Administration Shuts Down Their MRI Machine
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Patients Face Problems As CHK Administration Shuts Down Their MRI Machine

KARACHI– Dr. Ruth Pfau, Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) has temporarily shut down their Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine and other equipment, following the fault in the hospital’s air-conditioner plant. The administration has been unable to maintain temperature in the Radiology Department owing to technical faults in their AC plant, due to which, all costly equipment…

CHK Acquires Two More Ultrasound Machines
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CHK Acquires Two More Ultrasound Machines

KARACHI- Dr. Ruth KM Pfau, Civil Hospital Karachi’s (CHK) administration has acquired two more ultrasound machines, to facilitate their admitted and visiting patients. The Addition Medical Superintendent, CHK, Dr. Arif Niaz stated that, there were 12 ultrasound machines operating in Civil Hospital Karachi, while recently, two more were added for fulfilling  the clinical and diagnostic…

Karachi’s Commissioner Launches ‘Anti-Polio’ Drive
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Karachi’s Commissioner Launches ‘Anti-Polio’ Drive

KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi, Muhammad Sualeh Faruqui formally inaugurated the six- day ‘anti-Polio’ campaign in Karachi, at Sobheraj Hospital. Deputy Commissioner-South Muhammad Salahuddin, Commissioner Karachi Polio Task Force Coordinator Dr. Nusrat Ali, the officials of Health Departments, representatives of WHO and UNICEF were present on this occasion. Under this polio drive, approximately 1.9 million children aged 5…

Heart Diseases; Affecting More Women Than Men: A Study
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Heart Diseases; Affecting More Women Than Men: A Study

KARACHI– According to a study in The Lancet Global Health, Heart disease is considered to be the number one lethal condition, both in women and men of India, causing 2.1 million deaths across the country in 2015. Heart diseases remain undiagnosed in women, especially those living in underserved rural areas where people are seldom screened…

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