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Fowleri’s first kill of the year from Karachi
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Fowleri’s first kill of the year from Karachi

Karachi: Naegleria fowleri, a.k.a brain-eating bug, recently claimed the first life of the year in Karachi. According to medics, a 21-year old student from Orangi Town area passed away at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) due to infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). “A 21-year old student from Orangi Town, Anas Aslam, was…

Pharma industry forced to slash prices
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Pharma industry forced to slash prices

KARACHI: Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA) announced to decrease the prices of 395 essential medicines along with 464 medicines voluntarily by 10 to 15 per cent in order to provide due economic relief to masses. Zahid Saeed, Chairman PPMA announcing the decision of the industry said that prices of 395 essential medicines are being reduced from…

Pharma Industry may collapse
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Pharma Industry may collapse

PM Khan orders reversal of medicine prices Lahore: After public outcry, Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered investigation and immediate reversal of medicine prices all over Pakistan. This is a big set-back to the pharma industry which managed to get this price increase after a prolonged price freeze. According to news, Imran Khan has ordered…

   Hiked drug prices. Who belled the cat?
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  Hiked drug prices. Who belled the cat?

 Rise in drug prices must to ensure survival of the pharma industry The rise in drug prices including approved 15% has drawn palpable hue and cry from the masses. Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan through SRO 34(I)/2019 issued in January 2019 notified an increase of 9% over and above maximum retail price (MRP) of medicines…

Remuneration of Sindh doctors revised
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Remuneration of Sindh doctors revised

Karachi- Finance Department, Government of Sindh, recently issued a notification addressing the raise in allowances of the doctors of Sindh Province. The decision was made by the Sindh Cabinet in a meeting held on February 25th’19. The remunerations have been revised for doctors from BS-17 to BS-20/House officers and Postgraduate trainees. According to the notification…

23rd Hamdard University Convocation 2019
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23rd Hamdard University Convocation 2019

The 23rd Hamdard University Convocation 2019 was held at the Abdul Moueed Hall in the main campus, Bait-ul Hikma, Hamdard University. All the students and their parents were seated in their allocated area. The convocation began with the entrance of the academic procession. The ceremony began with the recitation of the Holy Quran followed by an annual…

YDA welcomes new MS Civil Hospital Karachi
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YDA welcomes new MS Civil Hospital Karachi

Karachi- Reps from Young Doctors Association Civil Hospital Karachi met with Dr Khadim Hussain Qureshi, today, who is the newly appointed Medical Superintendent of CHK. The YDA members congratulated Dr Qureshi, and discussed issues related to patient and doctor welfare. The meeting was held in a friendly environment. The new MS assured that all the…

HOs and PGs of Abbasi Shaheed demand their due salaries
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HOs and PGs of Abbasi Shaheed demand their due salaries

The house officers and postgraduate doctors at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital Karachi continue their protest over non-payment of stipends for several months. The protesters were carrying banners and placards inscribed with different slogans. Some doctors forcibly closed the OPD doors. Later, the protesting doctors blocked the main entrance of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and chanted slogans against…

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