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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…

Govt hospitals asked to set up gastro wards
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Govt hospitals asked to set up gastro wards

MN Report KARACHI- Sindh health department has directed heads of public sector hospitals to establish gastro wards in their respective institutions so as to provide best possible treatment to diarrhoea and gastro patients free of cost.   A decision to this effect was taken by Sindh Secretary (Health) Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo in the wake of increasing…

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