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DUHS sends scientists to Bangkok for Training in Bio Safety
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DUHS sends scientists to Bangkok for Training in Bio Safety

Karachi: Three members team of scientists from Molecular Pathology Department, Dow University of Health Sciences received international training on biosafety, recently organized in Bangkok, Thailand According to the vision of honorable Vice Chancellor – Professor Masood Hameed Khan, the Department of Molecular Pathology, Dow University of Health Sciences has been successfully providing high quality Molecular…

JPMC’s nephrology dept on the verge of closure
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JPMC’s nephrology dept on the verge of closure

KARACHI- The nephrology department at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) has been closed for emergency and OPD services due to the unavailability qualified doctors, sources at the JPMC told the media recently. Sources said all the new patients with kidney problems, treatment of kidney problems and renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation) surgery…

Dr Rafia Khanum Malik Passes Away
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Dr Rafia Khanum Malik Passes Away

It was sad to know that Dr Rafia Khanum Malik died on 18th January, where her funeral was held to days later on 20th of January, 2015 in London.  Dr Rafia Malik graduated from deMontmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore. In 1970, She got the license to practice in England where she got the diploma in…

600 children receive cancer treatment at NICH in 2014
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600 children receive cancer treatment at NICH in 2014

KARACHI- President, Child Aid Association (CAA), National Institute of Child Health (NICH), Karachi- Prof. Nizam-ul-Hasan recently said; About 600 children with various kinds of cancer ailment received treatment in Oncology Unit of NICH in 2014 and such cases are increasing day by day in Pakistan. Prof Nizam said here that; Child Aid Association (CAA) has…

Anti Polio drive in High risk areas of Karachi
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Anti Polio drive in High risk areas of Karachi

KARACHI– Director Health Karachi Dr Zafar Ejaz recently said; A four-day anti-polio vaccination drive and medical camps were held in nine super high-risk Union Council of Karachi, where 87,000 children were administrated vaccination and other health facilities were provided to area people in the camps.  He said children and general public of nine super high-risk…

Fire breaking out at ASH controlled soon
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Fire breaking out at ASH controlled soon

KARACHI- Fire broke out in Gynecology Ward of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital on Saturday partially suspended water supply and damage cables of major equipments in hospital. According to an official of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, fire in the hospital’s 4th floor erupted because of a short circuit spreading panic among patients and their attendants. The rescue teams…

NICH protests against privatization of public hospitals
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NICH protests against privatization of public hospitals

KARACHI – A complete strike was observed in National Institute of Child Health (NICH) and all major departments remained close against the provincial government’s plan to privatize the public hospitals and give them autonomous status. The strike was observed on call of Sindh Health Employees Joint Action Committee and the employees completely boycotted the OPDs…

Substandard blood banks sealed in Sindh
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Substandard blood banks sealed in Sindh

KARACHI – About 48 blood banks had been seized across the Sindh province in 2014 due to sub standard blood supply, commercial blood banking and various other irregularities. Provincial Program Manager & Secretary Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority (SBTA) Dr Zahid Hasan Ansari told a news agency that 48 blood bank have been closed across the…

Doctor killed in Karachi
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Doctor killed in Karachi

KARACHI – Dr Ahsan Ali, a 50-year-old paediatrician belonging to the Shia community, was recently targeted right outside his clinic near Bismillah Chowk in Saeedabad. Police said the victim had locked the clinic for the night and just boarded his regular taxicab when two attackers shot him twice. The driver, Abdur Rasheed Tanoli, was fortunate…

Polio campaign in Karachi to cover 73000 children
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Polio campaign in Karachi to cover 73000 children

  KARACHI – Deputy Project Manager, Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) Sindh Dr Dur e Naaz Jamal recently announced that; polio campaign would begin in nine high-risk union councils of Karachi, where over 73,000 children would be injected with inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV).  She said EPI administration has decided to establish medical camps in high-risk…

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