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College of American Pathologists Accredits the First Laboratory in Pakistan
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College of American Pathologists Accredits the First Laboratory in Pakistan

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), an internationally recognized standard for clinical laboratories, has accredited the Aga Khan University Hospital’s Clinical Laboratories – the first laboratory in Pakistan. CAP has 3000 requirements, making accreditation a severe procedure. A team of nine CAP trained inspectors visited Pakistan last year to audit the laboratory’s quality records, staff…

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Latest Laser Tech at AKU

Karachi: The Aga Khan University Hospital will inaugurate an advanced refractive surgery suite on September 8, which is equipped with the latest laser technology for vision-correcting surgeries. The event will include Dr Irfan Jeeva, Service Line Chief, Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery and Dr Sharmeen Akram, Assistant Professor and…

Hospital lit with solar energy
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Hospital lit with solar energy

MN Report KARACHI – HUB-Reon Energy Limited, the leading solar energy company in Pakistan, has successfully delivered a 5.5kWp off-Grid Solar Solution to Jam Ghulam Qadir Hospital at Hub. The project sponsored by HUBCO will provide 24-hour power access to the emergency and labour rooms of the hospital. “The emergency room of the hospital caters to…

V T System to revolutionize cancer treatment: experts
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V T System to revolutionize cancer treatment: experts

MN Report KARACHI- With the introduction of the world’s most advanced linear accelerator, called `The Varian Trilogy System’, at Dr Ziauddin Hospital’s Oncology department, every physician hopes cancer transform from a terminal disease to a more manageable one, and hopefully, the dream will come true soon. Highlighting the importance and effectiveness of the Varian Trilogy…

Robotic surgeries less painful, says Shalwani
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Robotic surgeries less painful, says Shalwani

MN Report KARACHI- “Invention of Robotic surgery is a revolution in the field of surgery as it has less bleeding and less stitches,” opined Sindh secretary health, Iftikhar Ahmed Shalwani shortly after witnessing a Robotic surgery performed at Sindh government Qatar Hospital. “Robotic surgeries are less painful and their recovery time is far better than…

WHO’s new policy on injection safety and Smart syringes
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WHO’s new policy on injection safety and Smart syringes

The World Health Organization (WHO) is launching a new policy on injection safety and recommending the exclusive use of “smart” syringes for medical injections. Use of the same syringe or needle to give injections to more than one person is driving the spread of a number of deadly infectious diseases worldwide.  Millions of people could…

European Market Could Facilitate Prosthetic Heart Valve Advancements
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European Market Could Facilitate Prosthetic Heart Valve Advancements

LONDON – UK (GlobalData) – In light of a recent American Heart Association report stating that US mitral valve regurgitation prevalence was 1.7% in 2014, a significant opportunity exists for prosthetic heart valve manufacturers to develop an effective transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) device as an alternative treatment to surgery for inoperable patients, says an…

Aga Khan University commissions the Neonatal intensive care unit
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Aga Khan University commissions the Neonatal intensive care unit

KARACHI- Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), the teaching hospital of Aga Khan University, held an inauguration ceremony for its newly commissioned Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with comprehensive facilities on January 28 2015. In Pakistan, neonatal mortality remains a major cause for all infant deaths with 1 in 19 babies dying in the first month of…

Advances in health Sciences- Ziauddin University holds three-day national conference
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Advances in health Sciences- Ziauddin University holds three-day national conference

KARACHI- The Research Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ziauddin University, held a three-day National Conference on Advances in Health Sciences with the theme of “Research and Innovation for Better Health”, and Clinical Proteomics Workshop in collaboration with Pakistan Science Foundation. The inaugural session was opened with the welcome address by the Vice Chancellor Prof Dr…

Free plastic surgeries held at Civil Hospital Karachi
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Free plastic surgeries held at Civil Hospital Karachi

  KARACHI – Renowned Plastic Surgeon of Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), Dr Asad Awan said: Two-day, free of cost, plastic surgery sessions of patients were held on 31st December 2014 and 1st January 2015, in the hospital. Dr Asad Awan said a United Kingdom-based team led by Prof Rizwan Alvi arrived in Karachi and examined…

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