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Pakistan’s 1st Robotic Surgical procedure performed at CHK
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Pakistan’s 1st Robotic Surgical procedure performed at CHK

KARACHI- In light of the concluding ceremony of the International multidisciplinary ‘Robotic Surgery Workshop’ at the OT complex, Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) and Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation (SIUT); Pakistan’s first successful Robotic surgical procedure was performed on a 55 year old female patient, visiting from Baluchistan. The carried out procedure is called ‘Hysterectomy,’ requiring…

PMA rejects PMDC Ordinance 2019
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PMA rejects PMDC Ordinance 2019

KARACHI- During a joint press conference held at PMA House, Karachi, the PMA strongly rejected the Ordinance 2019 passed by Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), as they believe it will put Pakistan’s healthcare system and medical profession in jeopardy. Following this disagreement, PMA has demanded the concerned authorities of Federal Government to withdraw this…

50% population to be covered with health cards: Kiani meets WHO regional director
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50% population to be covered with health cards: Kiani meets WHO regional director

Islamabad- Federal Health Minister Aamir Mehmood Kiani has reaffirmed government’s resolve to make Pakistan a polio free country. World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director Dr Ahmed Salim Saif Al-Mandhari on a four day visit to Pakistan called on Federal Health Minister Aamer Mehmood Kiani along with his delegation. The regional director who heads the WHO…

Health ministry removes word ‘sin’ from newly proposed tax
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Health ministry removes word ‘sin’ from newly proposed tax

ISLAMABAD-Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) has withdrawn the word  ‘sin’ from the newly proposed tax to be imposed on tobacco and sugary beverages replacing it with ‘Health Tax’ to avoid public controversy. Earlier in December of 2018, the government had announced proposing the ‘sin tax’ on tobacco and sugary beverages to discourage the consumption of…

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PM Khan stresses over accessible quality healthcare

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked the officials concerned to spot the bottlenecks related to administrative and legislative matters in reforming the health sector. He has stressed on the need to remove those practices that have resulted in the decay of health services and have hindered the provision of quality healthcare to the ordinary…

Sindh Government issues PKR220mn for forensic DNA lab at PCMD
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Sindh Government issues PKR220mn for forensic DNA lab at PCMD

KARACHI- Government of Sindh has provided Rs 220 million to the Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (UoK), to set up a modern Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory at the Jamil-ur-Rahman Center for Genome Research, PCMD. The team of ICCBS…

Renowned Neurosurgeon from Quetta Allegedly Kidnapped
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Renowned Neurosurgeon from Quetta Allegedly Kidnapped

Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) is deeply concerned over the kidnapping of renowned neurosurgeon, Dr Shaikh Ibrahim Khalil, who worked at the Civil Hospital Quetta. He was allegedly kidnapped on Thursday night, December 13th,  when he was on his way home from work at a private hospital. This incidence of kidnapping has created uncertainties among the medical…

870 drug samples examined by SDTL
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870 drug samples examined by SDTL

KARACHI- The technical staff of Sindh Drug Testing Laboratory (SDTL) has analyzed 870 suspected drug samples from all over the province of Sindh, which took place after the upgradation of Provincial lab. Sindh Drug Testing Laboratory (SDTL) got upgraded under the directives of Sindh Health Minister, Dr Azra Pechuho and the Additional Chief Secretary for…

Unsafe use of injections may lead to chronic diseases: medical researchers
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Unsafe use of injections may lead to chronic diseases: medical researchers

KARACHI- Studies have revealed that the practice of injecting ‘unsafe’ injections has become a potential weapon for the outbreak of Hepatitis B and C, followed by other chronic diseases in Pakistan, deeming 93 % of injections as unnecessary. Healthcare practitioners across the country prescribe injections for different ailments, including for pain relief, most of which…

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