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Punjab bans Polio travel from KPK & sindh
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Punjab bans Polio travel from KPK & sindh

LAHORE : In response to WHO’s travel restrictions on Pakistan to control Polio spread, the provincial government of Punjab has devised it’s own safety measures to protect the province from Polio. Punjab has made it mandatory for everyone to show an authentic certification of polio vaccination before entering Punjab from Sindh or Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. This year,…

Glaxo and Sanofi work against new polio crisis
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Glaxo and Sanofi work against new polio crisis

Responding to the re-emergence of Polio as a public health emergency, vaccinemakers GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Sanofi (SNY) are preparing to fight the menace. These pharma giants are manufacturers of the two most popular and effective polio vaccines, PediarixTM and IPOL, respectively.Glaxo is committed to WHO’s target of eradicating polio by 2018. A spokesperson stated recently;…

New VC at Benazir Bhutto University Larkana
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New VC at Benazir Bhutto University Larkana

Larkana: Prof. Ghulam Asghar Channa was recently appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto University in Larkana. Before this appointment, the university was being headed by an Acting Vice Chancellor – Prof. Asadullah Mahar. The registrar of the University – Dr. Amanullah Jokhio has also been replaced by a new registrar…

MRI at Civil Hospital Karachi awaits repair since 7 months
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MRI at Civil Hospital Karachi awaits repair since 7 months

Karachi: The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine installed one year ago, at Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), is not operational since the past seven months, due to delay in repair work, involving Helium gas inputs. Helium gas is apparently not available due to its shortage in the market. With this malfunction and long-delayed repair work, the…

Red Crescent Society suffers due to financial constraints.
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Red Crescent Society suffers due to financial constraints.

KARACHI: Pakistan Red Crescent Society’s (PRCS) Sindh chapter is suffering from serious financial constraints, with are causing operational stoppages and suspension of critical humanitarian services like it’s blood bank facilities. Currenty, the remaining services of PRCS are being barely funded by donations from some generous philanthropistsAccording to the treasurer of PRCS Sindh- Shaikh Jalaluddin; the…

Rising Controversy around MDTF Project in KPK
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Rising Controversy around MDTF Project in KPK

PESHAWAR: In a surprising unfolding of events, the multi-million project initiated by the World Bank for enabling health-reforms in KPK province (MDTF) – has caused the dismissal of Shaukat Yousuf Zai – the Health Minister and Arbab Shehzad – the Chief Secretary. The project has now been surprisingly awarded to two well-known NGOs. According to…

Singer Abrar Ul Haq’s hospital
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Singer Abrar Ul Haq’s hospital

Renowned Pakistani singer and philanthropist Abrar ul Haq had been working towards the noble mission of building a hospital and medical college in his hometown Narowal in Punjab. Abrar’s manager – Waseem Ilyass recently revealed the good news that the college has now reached its final stage of completion and almost 90 per cent work…

Medical Editors’ Conference held at UHS
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Medical Editors’ Conference held at UHS

Medical Experts attending the 2nd National Conference, held recently on – “Challenges and Opportunities in Scientific Publishing” held extensive discussions to reach the conclusion that; A dire need exists for improving the; networking, understanding and learning for medical editors and reviewers in Pakistan. This will ensure standardization of research and quality of publications. Pakistan Association…

Health minister receives “Contempt” notice from SHC.
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Health minister receives “Contempt” notice from SHC.

Karachi: The State Minister for National Health Service along with the Director General NHS and other Members of the Managing Committee of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC), have all received notices from the Sindh High Court, in response to a “Contempt of Court” application. These high officials have been accused of defying the Sindh…

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