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SIUT holds seminar on organ transplantation
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SIUT holds seminar on organ transplantation

KARACHI-  A seminar ‘Update in Organ Transplantation’ was recently held at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), where transplant surgeons, academicians and decision makers, from across the world came together, to emphasize the need for every country to develop a National Transplant Program, based on ethical practices, transparency and well-being of the patients. This…

Human Genetic Variations, merely different DNA Sequences, Researchers ascertain
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Human Genetic Variations, merely different DNA Sequences, Researchers ascertain

KARACHI-  The Pakistan Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PSBMB) and Dr A.Q. Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (KIBGE), KU, recently organized the four-day long 14th biennial conference on ‘Molecular Biosciences: Research and Innovation.’ The General Secretary, PSBMB, M. Waheed Akhtar, from School of Biological Sciences, University of Punjab, while delivering a memorial…

Civil Hospital Accountant under Investigation
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Civil Hospital Accountant under Investigation

KARACHI- The Health Department of Sindh recently formed an enquiry committee to investigate the allegations made against Mukhtiar Ahmed Qureshi, Accountant Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), over misappropriation of hospital budget and funds. According to an official notification, the three-member enquiry committee comprises of Mr Muhammad Younus, Section Officer (PM-1), Mr Irfan Arain,…

Up to 1,370 Students Conferred Degrees at 9th DUHS Convocation
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Up to 1,370 Students Conferred Degrees at 9th DUHS Convocation

KARACHI- More than 1,370 students were conferred  degrees in different fields including Allied Health Sciences, diploma and MPhil at the 9th convocation of  Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) on December 12th 2018. postgraduates of different fields of Allied Health Sciences, Diploma, MPhil, 26 gold medalists, 24 silver medalists and 24 bronze medalists successfully passed…

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100-day performance report on health sector

ISLAMABAD: Following suit from other ministries and departments, the federal health ministry presented its three-month performance report to Prime Minister Imran Khan, highlighting how it prepared an ordinance on the apex medical education regulator. According to sources in the health ministry, its three-month performance report states that the ministry worked to prepare an ordinance to amend…

PEMRA urges verification of doctors before TV/radio interviews
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PEMRA urges verification of doctors before TV/radio interviews

KARACHI- Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in an official letter, has issued directives to all the satellite TV channels and FM radio stations to confirm registrations of healthcare providers, before inviting them to appear on any health related programme. According to the letter issued by PEMRA, the Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) established under Sindh…

SITE area to have a medical college
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SITE area to have a medical college

Karachi- To improve healthcare facilities for workers at the SITE area, Karachi, a medical college and teaching hospital would be opened there soon, said Sindh Labor Minister Ghulam Murtaza Baloch.   Addressing a meeting with Site Association of Industry office-bearers at the association’s office, he said, soon the approval for this medical college would be…

Unified sub-committee for medicinal supply supervision
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Unified sub-committee for medicinal supply supervision

LARKANA- A unified sub-committee has been formed by Sindh Health Department, covering every district of Sindh, in order to supervise and purchase 15 % medicines under Local Purchase (LP) for all tertiary, primary and district health facilities. Previously formed procurement committees have been notified and abolished. The new committee comprises of District and Session Judges of relevant districts as Chairmen…

Call for establishment of rehabilitation services in Pakistan
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Call for establishment of rehabilitation services in Pakistan

KARACHI- In light of the International Day of People with Disabilities, an awareness session was organized by the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (IPM&R) at Arag Auditorium, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS). Vice Chancellor, DUHS, Prof. Dr Saeed Quraishy, Director of IPM&R, Dr Nabila Soomro, Additional Director, Dr Syed Imran Ahmed, alongside parents of…

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