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International Standard Blood Banks Lying Unused in Sindh
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International Standard Blood Banks Lying Unused in Sindh

KARACHI- The Sindh Health Department has failed to operationalization four Regional Blood Transfusion Centers (RBTC) despite lapse of one and half year, it was learned via sources recently. The four regional blood banks had been constructed in Karachi, Jamshoro, Nawabshah and Sukkur with the financial assistance of German Development Bank, which were still non-functional despite…

Govt Yet To Review Reserved Seats in KPK Medical Colleges
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Govt Yet To Review Reserved Seats in KPK Medical Colleges

PESHAWAR: The government is yet to review the allocation of reserved seats for the students of Federally Administered Tribal Areas and backward areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the public sector medical and dental colleges in the light of the decision of the Supreme Court ofPakistan. The apex court had abolished all reserved seats in medical schools…

Family Medicine Center inaugurated at DUHS
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Family Medicine Center inaugurated at DUHS

KARACHI- Provincial Minister for Sindh Dr Sikandar Ali Mandhro said involvement of civil society and elected representatives was necessary for timely completion of projects. This he said while speaking as chief guest during inaugural ceremony of Family Clinic established by Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) at Chanesar Goth. Dr Sikandar Mandhro said education and health…

Gutka BANNED in Sindh
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Gutka BANNED in Sindh

KARACHI- Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) appreciated Sindh Assembly for introducing bill in the house to ban manufacture, promotion and sale of Gutka and Mainpuri whose violator would be liable to imprisonment or a fine, or to both. Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr SM Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement, said it was need of…

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…

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