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NICVD Establishes Chest Pain Unit Under Nagan Chowrangi Flyover
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NICVD Establishes Chest Pain Unit Under Nagan Chowrangi Flyover

KARACHI: National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases – (NICVD) in collaboration with the Government of Sindh and Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, has launched its 5th “Chest Pain Unit” in Karachi under Nagan Chowrangi Flyover, to facilitate patients with chest pain with easy access and free of cost services. Professor Nadeem Qamar (Executive Director, NICVD) stated that after…

Govt Hospitals Face Acute Shortage of Mortuary Attendants
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Govt Hospitals Face Acute Shortage of Mortuary Attendants

KARACHI- Pakistan’s most populous city with the highest crime ratio, is facing acute shortage of male and female mortuary attendants in government sector hospitals. An official posted at Dr Ruth Pfau, Civil Hospital Karachi’s Mortuary, informed that there was an acute shortage of mortuary attendants in public sector hospitals, which is affecting medico-legal procedures as…

Standard Chartered Inaugurates Diabetic Retinopathy Ward
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Standard Chartered Inaugurates Diabetic Retinopathy Ward

KARACHI- As part of the Seeing is Believing programme, Standard Chartered Bank recently inaugurated a Diabetic Retinopathy Ward at Al-Ibrahim Eye Hospital Karachi. The ward was inaugurated by Shazad Dada, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Pakistan. Dr. Saleh Memon, who is a respected authority on eye health made a brief presentation on the progress of…

Five-Day Polio Vaccination Drive Conducted in Sindh
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Five-Day Polio Vaccination Drive Conducted in Sindh

KARACHI- The Emergency Operation Centre for Polio Sindh launched an anti-polio campaign in 21 districts of Sindh province. The total target for this campaign was 7,127,711 children under 5 years of age out of which 1,748,244 were vaccinated in 162 union councils of Karachi. The drive was launched in 21 districts of Sindh including Karachi, Dadu,…

Karachi’s 20m Population Has Access to Only Four PET Scanners
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Karachi’s 20m Population Has Access to Only Four PET Scanners

KARACHI: International Radiology Day was observed across the globe on November 8, including in Pakistan, but the country lacks adequate facilities and machines. The invention of the positron emission tomography (PET) was a major advancement but these scan machines are almost non-existent in Pakistan. These are advanced machines that use nuclear imaging to create detailed,…

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…

DUHS to Launch Bone Marrow Transplant Facility By 2018
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DUHS to Launch Bone Marrow Transplant Facility By 2018

KARACHI – Vice Chancellor, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Dr Mohammad Saeed Quraishy on Saturday congratulated the faculty and students of Dow Institute of Medical Education (DIME) over completion of twenty-five cases of Renal Transplant during last seven months at ojha campus of DUHS. He said bone marrow transplant procedures will starts from next…

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