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YDA’s protest in KPK supported by PML-N & ANP
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YDA’s protest in KPK supported by PML-N & ANP

PESHAWAR- The advisor to Prime Minister and Senior Vice-President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) – Amir Muqam has urged the KPK government to accept the demands of Young Doctors Association (YDA), which has been protesting at Rahman Baba Square in Peshawar. During his visit to the protest camp, Ameer Muqam expressed solidarity with the protesting…

Dow Lab Collection Point at City Court – Karachi
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Dow Lab Collection Point at City Court – Karachi

KARACHI – May, 2014: Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has established a new collection point of Dow Laboratory at Amin Lakhani Memorial Dispensary at City Court, Karachi. The Inauguration Ceremony of the Lab was held recently. Justice Aziz-ur-Rahman, Justice Farooq Ali Channa Gorar along with Prof. Dr. M. Umar Farooq, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Dr. Nadeem…

CIA repents from spying through immunization campaigns
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CIA repents from spying through immunization campaigns

CIA repents from spying through immunization drives. The Counter-terrorism and homeland security advisor of President Obama – Lisa Monaco has written a letter to the Deans of 12 public health schools, stating that; “I wanted to inform you that the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) directed in August 2013 that the agency make…

YDA opposes extension of Chairman Sh. Zayed Hospital
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YDA opposes extension of Chairman Sh. Zayed Hospital

Lahore: The Young Doctors Association (YDA) in Punjab has announced that it will oppose any possible extension given to the Chairman of Sheikh Zayed Hospital (SZH) – Professor Zafar Iqbal. As per government rules and regulations, the present chairman of SZH is expected to retire from service on the the 18th of May, 2014, since…

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…

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