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PHCA expresses concern over inadequate health facilities in government hospitals
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PHCA expresses concern over inadequate health facilities in government hospitals

KARACHI: Former Health Minister and President of the Private Hospitals and Clinics Association (PHCA),  Dr Syed Junaid Ali Shah, has suggested the suspension of all non-essential services and demanded the government to improve patient handling. He urged the government to increase government hospitals’ capacity, given the recent increase in coronavirus patients in Karachi. Alternatively, they…

South City Hospital remains open for business
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South City Hospital remains open for business

KARACHI: The South City Hospital is open for business, and a new emergency room with an isolation unit is accepting patients round the clock. A recent press release noted that doctors are also available for consultation in their fully functional OPDs. Diagnostic services, namely Laboratory, Pharmacy, Radiology, and Blood Bank, also remain open. The South…

Polio vaccinators demand reinstatement
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Polio vaccinators demand reinstatement

KARACHI: The frustrated vaccinators recently held another protest over the termination of their services under the national polio programme, at the press club here recently. According to officials, 4,900 community-based vaccinators employed in 89 union councils of the city have been removed from service with effect from June 1. The decision, they said, had been…

Dr Seemin Jamali admitted in a private hospital
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Dr Seemin Jamali admitted in a private hospital

KARACHI: Executive Director, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) and Head of the Emergency Department, Dr. Seemin Jamali, has been admitted to a private hospital of Karachi. Sources in the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center confirmed that Dr. Seemin Jamali was admitted to a private hospital a day before Eid. He was suffering from intestinal obstruction. She…

AKU open and admitting all patients
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AKU open and admitting all patients

KARACHI: The Aga Khan University Hospitals (AKUH) and its nationwide network of services remain open for all patients. The main hospital at Stadium Road is open for all patients with all illnesses. Their clinics, admissions for planned surgeries, and other services are open, continue uninterrupted, and their doctors in all specialties are seeing patients. Additional…

Eminent pediatrician Dr Yasmin Akbani dies in plane crash
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Eminent pediatrician Dr Yasmin Akbani dies in plane crash

KARACHI: Eminent pediatrician Dr. Yasmeen Akbani was one of the victims of the Karachi plane crash. She was traveling in the plane that crashed near the Model Colony area of Karachi. Dr. Yasmeen Akbani served duties as a pediatrician at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) and, after retirement from KMC, offered voluntary services at a…

Police plans to conduct massive coronavirus testing
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Police plans to conduct massive coronavirus testing

RAWALPINDI: Following a surge in coronavirus cases in the district police, the city police officer (CPO) has decided to conduct testing of personnel on a massive scale, recently. CPO Mohammad Ahsan Younas said 12 police officials had so far tested positive and a majority of them had been deployed at quarantine centers during the lockdown….

Trial to test a possible treatment option for COVID patients
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Trial to test a possible treatment option for COVID patients

KARACHI: A new clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of plasma therapy, an emerging form of treatment for the coronavirus, in Pakistani COVID patients is underway at the Aga Khan University. Convalescent plasma therapy involves separating blood donated by previous COVID patients into plasma: a clear straw-colored liquid that contains antibodies and proteins that…

JPMC demands Police and Rangers pickets at COVID-19 ward
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JPMC demands Police and Rangers pickets at COVID-19 ward

KARACHI: The Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) administration has demanded the Sindh government to establish Police and Rangers pickets outside the Coronavirus Ward to avoid incidents of violence in the future. As per the report sent to the Secretary Health Sindh by the Executive Director of the JPMC, a patient named Abdul Salam was admitted…

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