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Nursing students stage protest against PNC Registrar

Karachi: All Nursing Students of Lyari General and Korangi Hospital Karachi on Monday staged protests against the biased standards of Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC) officials with, outside Karachi Press Club. The protesters were carrying placards and banners inscribed with different slogans such as ‘Go Nighat Durrani Go’, ‘Stop injustice with nursing students’, ‘Re-conducting test is…

Lack of equipment at CHK Physiotherapy department affecting treatments and training
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Lack of equipment at CHK Physiotherapy department affecting treatments and training

Karachi: Shortage of latest equipments and skilled instructors has added to the miseries of visiting patients, and under-training technicians in Physiotherapy Department of Civil Hospital Karachi. An official of Physiotherapy Department CHK on condition of anonymity said that visiting patients were facing problems due to lack of equipment that helps patients recover efficiently from injures…

Drug shortage at Sindh’s largest maternity care facility
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Drug shortage at Sindh’s largest maternity care facility

Karachi: Sobhraj Maternity Hospital is facing an acute shortage of medicine since several months due to which patients have been forced to purchase medicines from private medical stores.  The largest maternity healthcare center of Sindh being run under Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has been facing an acute shortage of medicines for months and patients have…

3-day Polio campaign successfully completed in Karachi
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3-day Polio campaign successfully completed in Karachi

  KARACHI: Director Health Karachi, Dr Zafar Ejaz on Monday said that anti-polio campaign has successfully been completed in 11 high-risk Union Councils of Karachi. Dr Zafar explained that the drive had started on 15th November and ended on 18th November, and over 243,000 children were administrated polio vaccine during campaign. He said that the…

Relief activities initiated to help Thar famine victims
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Relief activities initiated to help Thar famine victims

Karachi: Omair Sana Foundation has initiated relief activities to help drought/famine victims of Thar.  Chief Operating Officer, Obaid Hashmi said that the Foundation is trying to help the famine affected families and children of Thar within its limited resources. He explained that the Foundation has started relief activities including distribution of water and ration, and…

‘Negligence will not be tolerated in Anti-Polio campaigns’ – Minister
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‘Negligence will not be tolerated in Anti-Polio campaigns’ – Minister

Karachi: Federal Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar said the reputation and economy of the country is currently at stake with Polio cases still present in Sindh. She said that Government has decided to take merciless action against those who will show negligence in anti-polio campaign. Addressing a…

Restrictions imposed on Pakistanis travelling abroad sans official Polio Certificate
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Restrictions imposed on Pakistanis travelling abroad sans official Polio Certificate

Geneva: Restrictions were imposed on Pakistanis travelling to other countries without an official Polio certificate during a meeting of the International Health Committee held in Geneva. Based on recent statistics, Pakistan was declared as a country responsible for spreading Polio worldwide, and was also held responsible for the 3 Polio cases reported in Afghanistan since…

Deceased organ donations can save thousands of lives: Experts
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Deceased organ donations can save thousands of lives: Experts

Karachi: As many as 150,000 patients die in Pakistan each year due to organ failure and majority of these deaths can be prevented if organs are available for transplantation. This was stated by experts during a  pre 11th-CRITICON Critical Care Medicine Congress’ workshop on ‘Deceased organ donor for transplantation’ organized by Centre for Organ Donation,…

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