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Mayor Karachi insists ownership of KMC-run hospitals

KARACHI: Mayor Karachi, Waseem Akhtar urged the Sindh government to give ownership and grant to the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation run hospitals, as it had given ownership to hospitals like Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) and National Institute of Cardiovascular (NICVD) when these institutions came under Sindh government domain. He was addressing the inauguration ceremony of…

SHCC organizes awareness program for homeopathic doctors  
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SHCC organizes awareness program for homeopathic doctors  

KARACHI: A consultative meeting and awareness program was conducted with stakeholders by the Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) officials from the Directorate of Clinical Governance & Training on 13th February 2019 at Gulshan-e-Maymar, Karachi. This awareness session comprised of a brief discussion on the aims and objectives of the Sindh Healthcare Commission. It also highlighted the…

Doctor’s strike continues after failed negotiation with Sindh Health Secretariat
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Doctor’s strike continues after failed negotiation with Sindh Health Secretariat

Karachi: Negotiations between the representatives of the Joint Action Committee of Doctors and Secretary Health, Sindh, Saeed Awan, for seeking an end to the ongoing doctors’ strike throughout Sindh province failed again. The doctors refused to call off their strike until the issuance of a notification stating their promised increase in salaries. The third round…

Competency-based training of midwives
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Competency-based training of midwives

KARACHI-Sindh Minister for Health and Population Welfare, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, has stressed on the need to encourage educated girls to come forward as their service structure would be improved with opportunities for a better future. Pechuho voiced her opinion while presiding over a meeting with Principals of Midwifery Schools at her office on Thursday….

Shoaib Ansari appointed as Chief Drug Inspector
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Shoaib Ansari appointed as Chief Drug Inspector

Karachi: Services, General Administration and Coordination Department, Sindh, appointed Muhammad Shoaib Ansari as Chief Drug Inspector, Sindh, and relieved Syed Adnan Rizvi of the additional charge. According to a notification, Muhammad Shoaib Ansari, Regional Drug Inspector (BS-19), Health Department, Hyderabad, has been transferred and posted with immediate effect and until further order as Chief Drug…

Patients continue to suffer as doctors’ strike continues  
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Patients continue to suffer as doctors’ strike continues  

KARACHI: The doctors of Sindh continued their boycott of outpatient departments (OPDs) and operation theaters (OTs) into its second day in all government hospitals throughout the province demanding the authorities of the Sindh Health Department to issue a notification stating an increase in their salaries and allowance. The strike call was jointly given by the…

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Health facilities on high alert following XDR Typhoid outbreak

Karachi: The Medical & Health Services Department of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) declared a high alert in all medical institutions and hospitals to cater to the drug –resistance (XDR) typhoid fever patients. The heads of health facilities have been directed to prepare a contingency plan for the ongoing emergency. The extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid…

Sindh nurses threaten to go on strike
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Sindh nurses threaten to go on strike

The Sindh Nurses Alliance demanded the Sindh government to approve the provided summary stating their claims regarding health professional allowance, up-gradation, and promotions of nurses under the four-tier formula by February 20, 2019, otherwise, nurses from all over the Sindh will go on protest. Young Nurses Association Sindh and Provincial Nurses Association (PNA) Sindh have…

Sindh doctors observe strike again
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Sindh doctors observe strike again

KARACHI: The doctors of Sindh under the banner of the Joint Action Committee announced a complete boycott of OPDs and Operation Theaters (OTs) throughout the Sindh province on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019. Vice-President, Young Doctors Association (YDA), Sindh, Dr Waris Ali Jakhrani, stated that the doctors of Sindh would observe a complete strike across the province again…

First Congo Fever case reported at JPMC
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First Congo Fever case reported at JPMC

Karachi: First Congo fever, known as Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) has reported at the  Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). A 35-year old female resident of Orangi Town, Tazeem Faizan, was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre from a private hospital in critical condition a few days ago. She is probably the first Congo fever patient…

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