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50-bed Infectious Disease Hospital to be operational soon
Regional News

50-bed Infectious Disease Hospital to be operational soon

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, said that the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) established at the University Road, opposite the NED University, would start operations shortly. He issued these directives to the Health Minister, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, and VC, Dow University, during a recent visit to the hospital. Minister Health, Dr Azra…

PMA and civil society demands random testing for coronavirus
National News

PMA and civil society demands random testing for coronavirus

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) and representatives of the civil society recently expressed concern on the confused policies of the federal and provincial governments regarding the COVID-19 in Pakistan. These reservations were expressed by Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, Secretary-General, PMA Centre, Faisal Edhi, Head of the Edhi Foundation, Dr Qazi M Wasiq, Treasurer,…

Specialized cadre doctor given additional charge of MS CHK
National News

Specialized cadre doctor given additional charge of MS CHK

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Department has posted a specialized cadre, Dr Noor Muhammad Soomro, as the Medical Superintendent of the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi and transferred general cadre, Dr Khadim Hussain Qureshi, from his post. According to the notification, on the recommendation of the Sindh Health Department, Dr Khadim Hussain Qureshi, Senior Medical…

Coronavirus: Worst could be yet to come, WHO warns
International News

Coronavirus: Worst could be yet to come, WHO warns

The worst could be still to come in the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, six months on from when the outbreak began. WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the virus would infect many more people if governments did not start to implement the right policies. His message remained “Test, Trace, Isolate…

Contract nurses stage protest for regularization and stipend
National News

Contract nurses stage protest for regularization and stipend

KARACHI: The Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) written test passed contract nurses recently staged a protest demonstration demanding job regularization and the payment of three months’ worth of stipend. The SPSC written test passed 2382 nurses, who were hired by the Sindh Health Department for a period of 89 days on a contractual basis as…

YNA Lyari demands security for nurses
Regional News

YNA Lyari demands security for nurses

KARACHI: The Young Nurses Association (YNA) Lyari Chapter has demanded the protection of nurses working in the Sindh Government Lyari General Hospital and the removal of OPS officials from their posts. The YNA Lyari Chapter Karachi staged a protest demonstration at the Karachi Press Club. The protesters said incidents of harassment with staff nurses had…

CHK in need of a skilled workforce for HDUs and ICUs 
Regional News

CHK in need of a skilled workforce for HDUs and ICUs 

KARACHI: The Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK ) administration urgently needs more skilled manpower for its High-Dependency Units (HDUs) and Intensive Care Units (ICUs) to cater to the rising number of coronavirus patients. A Senior Anesthetist at the CHK noted an acute shortage of critical care doctors, trained nurses, ICU technicians, and other…

Dialysis Unit to be soon opened in Larkana
Regional News

Dialysis Unit to be soon opened in Larkana

KARACHI: The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) will start providing dialysis facilities to kidney patients at its Larkana Unit, an extended part of the SIUT Chablani Medical Centre of Sukkur. Once this unit is operational, by the mid of August this year, it is expected that it would carry out 100,000 dialysis sessions…

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