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Patients Complaint Cell establish at JPMC
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Patients Complaint Cell establish at JPMC

KARACHI: The Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) has established a patients’ complaint cell in the hospital to resolve patients and their attendant’s complaints concerning the hospital’s functioning. Executive Director, JPMC, Dr Seemin Jamali, said the complaints cell had been set up in the institution. Additionally, 16 complaints and suggestions boxes are also being installed in…

NICVD team performs Focal Cryoablation
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NICVD team performs Focal Cryoablation

KARACHI: The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) created history in cardiac healthcare by performing its first “Focal Cryoablation” procedure on a 60-year-old lady, a resident of Lahore. The team was led by Dr Azam Shafqat, Professor of Cardiac Electrophysiology, NICVD. Talking to the media, Dr Azam Shafqat stated that the procedure was performed successfully…

Compulsory Vaccination Bill passed in Senate
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Compulsory Vaccination Bill passed in Senate

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on National Health Services (NHS) has unanimously approved the Compulsory Vaccination and Protection of Health Workers Bill 2019. The bill was moved by PML-N Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq. If passed, it would declare the immunisation of children compulsory, and protect health workers designated for immunisation programmes. Immunisation has been recognized…

Azra Pechuho launches family planning helpline ‘Poocho’
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Azra Pechuho launches family planning helpline ‘Poocho’

KARACHI: Sindh’s Minister of Health, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, recently launched the Sindh FP2020 Helpline called ‘Poocho.’ This helpline is a reliable source of 24/7 family planning, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information, and counseling services, especially for adolescents and youth. Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, along with the Costed Implementation Plan (CIP) Secretariat, Population Welfare…

SIOHS introduces integrated Curriculum
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SIOHS introduces integrated Curriculum

KARACHI: The Health Services Department of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) recently decided to make the Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Sarfaraz Rafiqui Shaheed (SRS) Hospital operational soon. According to the notification, there is a severe shortage of surgical professionals primarily in the specialty of Maxillofacial Surgery in KMC-run health facilities. It was decided that groups…

Health Allowance suspended not abolished; PM&DC
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Health Allowance suspended not abolished; PM&DC

By H. Hasan ISLAMABAD-The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council employees stopped their work and staged a protest after alleging that the council has announced abolishing the health allowance. The PMDC official, Ali Raza, while talking to Medical News explained that the allowance has not been abolished, it is suspended after receiving an audit objection para…

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