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PRCS and JSMU sign MoU for quality health services in Sindh
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PRCS and JSMU sign MoU for quality health services in Sindh

KARACHI- The inadequate health care infrastructure, lack of trained professionals and costly diagnostic services in Sindh are the source of the ongoing health crisis in Sindh. In an attempt to address these concerns, the Pakistan Red Crescent(PRC) Sindh and Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) has signed a memorandum of understanding for providing quality health and…

Typhoid Outbreak; Watch Out, Karachi!
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Typhoid Outbreak; Watch Out, Karachi!

Karachi- There has been an alarming rise in XDR Typhoid cases in Karachi. This has put the health experts in great distress as they try to figure out a solution for this antibiotic-resistant typhoid strain. So far the outbreak has cost Sindh, 4 lives. The Sindh he­a­lth ministry has asked all its drug inspectors, and…

YDA announces strike across Sindh
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YDA announces strike across Sindh

KARACHI: The Joint Action Committee of Doctors on Saturday gave another ultimatum to Sindh Health Department to issue a notification addressing the increase in salaries and allowances otherwise the doctors of Sindh will go on a strike again from February 13 across the Sindh province. The strike was announced by Chairman, Young Doctors Association, Sindh,…

Drug-Resistant Superbug behind Typhoid Outbreak in Pakistan
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Drug-Resistant Superbug behind Typhoid Outbreak in Pakistan

Typhoid outbreak in Pakistan that began in November 2016, first detected in Hyderabad is caused by superbug, a mutated strain of Typhoid pathogen. Scientists have warned of the limited treatment options Research by the Wellcome Sanger Institute has shown that the typhoid strain behind the outbreak has acquired an extra piece of DNA that renders…

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Urgent Need for Faculty at KIHD to Improve Patient Care

KARACHI: Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases (KIHD) has an immediate need for a proper operational faculty to help improve patient care provided in the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) run cardiovascular diseases hospital. KIHD currently requires ten professors and ten consultants to cater to heart disease patients. Only two full-time consultants are working at the facility…

Fate of Sindh Mental Health Authority Bill Still Uncertain
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Fate of Sindh Mental Health Authority Bill Still Uncertain

KARACHI – Mental disorders are the second largest prevalent disorder in society after cardiovascular diseases. It has been more than five years since the provincial assembly passed the Sindh Mental Health Act Bill in September 2013, but the impending future of this bill continues to be clouded by uncertainty. The Sindh government had notified the…

PIMA Announces 16th Biennial Provincial Conventions
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PIMA Announces 16th Biennial Provincial Conventions

KARACHI – The Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) has announced the 16th Biennial Provincial Conventions which are scheduled to be held in Sukkur (March 22-23), Peshawar (March 23-24), Multan (March 30-31), Muzaffarabad (April 13-14) and Quetta (April 28) respectively. The conventions are to feature debates and dialogs between various experts from the medical fraternity along…

Show Cause Notices Issued to 8 WMOs for Missing Training
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Show Cause Notices Issued to 8 WMOs for Missing Training

KARACHI- On the directives of Sindh Minister for Health and Population Welfare Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, eight women medical officers of Sindh health department have given show cause notices for not attending crash training on post pregnancy family planning. Those who have been given show cause notices included Dr Abida, Dr Shaida, Dr Anum Naz…

PMA Condemns PMDC Over Discriminating Attitude   
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PMA Condemns PMDC Over Discriminating Attitude   

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has condemned the discriminating attitude of the PMDC towards local Pakistani universities and their bias towards foreign universities. The PMA criticized the PMDC’s dismissal of local Pakistani Ph.D., M-Phil, and MDS degrees while unreservedly accepting foreign degrees. In his statement, the Secretary-General of the Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr…

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