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Rs1 Billion Spent on Sehat Insaf Programme
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Rs1 Billion Spent on Sehat Insaf Programme

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department has spent over Rs1 billion on the free treatment of the people under the Sehat Insaf Card programme launched in Jan 2017. The mega project was launched early this year to provide free treatment for all major diseases to the poor people at a cost of Rs5.2 billion in…

PMA Show Concern on Favouritism in LUMHS’ VC Selection
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PMA Show Concern on Favouritism in LUMHS’ VC Selection

KARACHI-Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) expressed concern on violation of merit in selection for Vice Chancellor of Liaquat University of Medical Health Sciences (LUMHS), Jamshoro by the Sindh government.  Secretary General, PMA Centre, Dr SM Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement, said once again the Sindh Government has ignored the merit list in appointing Vice Chancellor at…

K-Electric Ask to Reduce Load-shedding Hours to Avoid Heatstroke
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K-Electric Ask to Reduce Load-shedding Hours to Avoid Heatstroke

KARACHI-Executive Director, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC), Dr Seemin Jamali, asked the K-Electric administration for minimum power outage during day hours and also enhances coordination with KWSB to supply of fresh water without any hindrance to prevent citizens from heatstroke. Dr Seemin Jamali, said Meteorological Department has predicated new spell of heat-wave in Karachi from…

Elective Surgeries to Resume at PIMS from Today
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Elective Surgeries to Resume at PIMS from Today

ISLAMABAD – Elective surgeries, which had remained suspended at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) for six days due to the ongoing protest of the All Employees’ Movement for Restoration of PIMS, will resume from today (Monday, 9th October, 2017). Softening their stance in view of the inconvenience being faced by patients,  the protesters observed…

Rotavirus Vaccine to Be Introduced in Sindh by Dec
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Rotavirus Vaccine to Be Introduced in Sindh by Dec

KARACHI- The Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), Sindh has decided to introduce rotavirus vaccine in the routine immunisation schedule of the EPI to reduce diarrhea-related mortality in children below five in Sindh province. Eminent Pediatrician, Prof Dr Jamal Raza, said rotavirus vaccine would be included in routine vaccination immunization in the end of 2017 and…

Deadly dengue claims lives of two more people
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Deadly dengue claims lives of two more people

KARACHI- The dengue viral fever claimed two more lives in Karachi at private hospital of Karachi on Saturday, taking the death toll to 11 in the city since 1st January 2017. A 27-year old woman, Nasish,  resident of Landhi area of Karachi. The patient was brought in private hospital where she was diagnosed dengue. She was…

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…

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