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Thalasemia awareness campaign launched from 1st May

MN Report Karachi: Omair Sana Foundation (OSF), is going to launch a week long Thalasemia awareness campaign from 1st May 2016 during campaign awareness walks, candle light vigil and other programmes would be held across the city. This was announced by Secretary Omair Sana Foundation Dr Saqib Hussain Ansari while addressing a press conference at…

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Concern voiced over increasing cases of TB in Pakistan

MN Report KARACHI – Voicing concern over increasing cases of tuberculosis in the country, health expert Dr Abdul Baqi attributed it to lack of awareness about the disease in the society. Dr Baqi, who is associated with Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center’s (JPMC) department of chest diseases, said that though the TB is a potentially deadly…

Clubfoot is treated easily & without surgery: Prof Bhatti
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Clubfoot is treated easily & without surgery: Prof Bhatti

MN Report KARACHI – Experts said here that around 8,000 children are born with clubfoot, also called congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV), each year in Pakistan. Clubfoot is a congenital deformity involving one foot or both and the affected foot appears to have been rotated internally at the ankle and without treatment, people with this deformity…

COPD may become 3rd leading cause of death by 2020 globally: experts
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COPD may become 3rd leading cause of death by 2020 globally: experts

MN Report Karachi: Head of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre’s (JPMC) chest medicine department Prof Dr Nadeem Ahmed Rizvi said here that the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is likely to be the 3rd leading cause of death by 2020 worldwide. Speaking at a news conference organized in connection with the World COPD Day campaign at Karachi…

Change in weather poses risk of contracting viral diseases: expert
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Change in weather poses risk of contracting viral diseases: expert

MN Report Karachi: A slight change in weather and environmental pollution has increased the risk of contracting various bacterial and viral diseases among people in the current winter season, said prominent Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Consultant Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad. “Burning of garbage at open places, smoke being emitted by vehicles and industrialist…

Most of measles cases go unreported, says Prof Memon
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Most of measles cases go unreported, says Prof Memon

MN Report Karachi: Prominent pediatrician Prof Dr Iqbal Memon has said about 300 to 400 measles cases are reported every day in Pakistan, while most of such cases go unreported owing to flaws in the system. “Between 10,000 and 15,000 measles cases are reported annually in the country, while 100 to 150 children die from…

CM lauds services of Prof Adib Rizvi, Dr Bhatti
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CM lauds services of Prof Adib Rizvi, Dr Bhatti

MN Report KHAIRPUR- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah said here that his government has accorded priority to health and education by increasing budget of both the sectors. He was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of two newly-built blocks of Khairpur Civil Hospital. The CM on this occasion also laid the foundation stones of…

Dr Imtiaz named VP at Mercy Hospital Ada
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Dr Imtiaz named VP at Mercy Hospital Ada

Mercy Hospital Ada has named pulmonologist and critical care specialist Dr Imtiaz Ahmed as its vice president (Medical Affairs). Dr Ahmed, who took up his new assignment on April 1, will join the hospital’s senior management and provide leadership to clinical staff and administrators. He will focus on implementing new initiatives for the hospital and…

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