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Balochistan health official arrested over Rs100m fraud
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Balochistan health official arrested over Rs100m fraud

BALOCHISTAN – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) announced the arrests of a government official and two officials of a private company after unearthing alleged embezzlement of over Rs100 million in the Health Department of Balochistan. Dr Muhammad Yousaf Bizenjo, the provincial additional director of health responsible for the purchase of medicines, and Dr Muhammad Nosherwan…

Illegal kidney trade thriving in Punjab
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Illegal kidney trade thriving in Punjab

PUNJAB – Fuelled by a cycle of poverty and debt, this black market has flourished for years with traffickers preying on the poorest. In Pakistan’s Punjab, the illegal kidney trade is cashing in on the debt of the poor The decision to sell her kidney was easy for Ismat Bibi, a housewife in Pakistan’s Punjab…

Pakistan kicks out medical charity MSF from tribal area
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Pakistan kicks out medical charity MSF from tribal area

PESHAWAR: Pakistan told medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres’ (MSF) to stop work and leave its impoverished tribal areas that border Afghanistan, the health organisation said, ending its 14-year stay in the volatile region. MSF works out of two health facilities in the Kurram district of Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) region, which has been plagued…

HIV Treatment Centre about to open in Lyari Hospital
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HIV Treatment Centre about to open in Lyari Hospital

KARACHI-The Sindh AIDS Control Program (SACP) has decided to open HIV Treatment Centre in Sindh Government Lyari General Hospital, Karachi and formal inauguration ceremony of new centre would be held next week. Program Manager, Sindh AIDS Control Program (SACP), Dr Muhammad Younis Chachar, said three rooms had been acquired from Lyari General Hospital administration for establishment…

Nurse Aides working against their posts at CHK
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Nurse Aides working against their posts at CHK

KARACHI-The mismanagement and irregularities are on the rise in Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), as around two dozen nurse aides are working against their posts in the health facility.   The following Nurse Aides are backed by political parties working in different administrative posts in hospital, causing inconvenience for patients. The actual responsibilities of Nurse Aides…

PPMSA demands hard-area allowance for non-technical medical staff of Thar
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PPMSA demands hard-area allowance for non-technical medical staff of Thar

KARACHI: President, Pakistan Paramedical Staff Association (PPMSA), Sindh, Muhammad Ismail Jiskani demanded the government of Sindh to give hard-area allowance to health support staff or non-technical medical staff of Thar District which was announced by CM Sindh, earlier. He expressed these views while addressing a press conference held at Karachi Press Club (KPC). General Secretary…

SUICIDE: Mental Health Session at RMC Conference
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SUICIDE: Mental Health Session at RMC Conference

Suicide happens to be the second most common cause of death in individuals aged 15-29. Annual statistics have reported an estimate of 800,000 deaths every year from suicide. Distressingly enough, it is said that every 40 seconds, a person ends his or her life. 75% of these individuals belong to countries with middle to low…

Hepatitis Clinics Being Setup at DHQ Hospitals
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Hepatitis Clinics Being Setup at DHQ Hospitals

Hepatitis Prevention and Treatment Clinics (HPTC) are being set up at the district headquarters hospitals, under the directions of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, says Salman Rafique, Punjab Minister for Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education. In a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Health Reforms at Civil Secretariat, Salman Rafique explained that HPTC will be established in…

CME on ECG held in Baqai Medical University
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CME on ECG held in Baqai Medical University

Karachi, November 14 2016, (PR). The Department of Continuing Medical Education (CME) organized lecture on “EKG or ECG Interpretation”. An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of heart. An EKG shows the heart’s electrical activity as line tracings on paper. The spikes and dips in the tracings are called waves. The heart…

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