National News / February 22, 2020 ‘22,000 children die every year due to poor sanitation’

ISLAMABAD: Salman Sufi of SS Foundation, owner of ‘Saff Bath Project’, recently had a meeting with Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change headed by Senator Sitara Ayaz. The meeting was held at at the Parliament House. While addressing the meeting, Salman Sufi briefed that Over 22,000 children die annually because of preventable diarrhea with 79...

Research / February 22, 2020 ‘Low cost intervention can effectively reduce blood pressure’

KARACHI: A multi-country research study in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, has found that a low-cost, multi-component intervention helped deliver a clinically meaningful reduction in blood pressure levels among patients living with high blood pressure, or hypertension, as well as better control of the condition. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the multi-country...

Regional News / February 22, 2020 WHO pledge to support HIV affected population

KARACHI: Dr Palitha Mahipala, the WHO representative in Pakistan, recently paid a visit to Larkana and Ratodera, Sindh. The visit began with Dr Palitha Mahipala administrating polio drops to children at the Sukkur airport as a part of the ongoing National Immunization Days (NIDs) campaign in the country. Dr Palitha emphasized on vaccinating children to...

National News / February 21, 2020 Fresh row erupts over Medical Journals’ degradation

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) expressed its concern over the degradation of all of Pakistan’s index medical journals by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and demanded the early withdrawal of this unwise decision. Secretary-General, PMA Centre, Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, Chairman, Editorial Board, JPMA, Dr Sarwar Jamil Siddiqui, Editor-in-Chief, JPMA, Dr Fatema Jawad,...

Regional News / February 21, 2020 SAASC rejects cargo handling as source of ‘gas deaths’

KARACHI: The Ship Agents Association & Stevedoring Conference (SAASC) strongly condemned the rumors targeting the soybean cargo, which was being discharged partly at the Karachi Port Trust at Berth No. 10/11 East Wharf. In a recently issued press release, the association noted that more than 600 laborers worked on the ship, and none of them...

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‘22,000 children die every year due to poor sanitation’

ISLAMABAD: Salman Sufi of SS Foundation, owner of ‘Saff Bath Project’, recently had a meeting with Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change headed by Senator Sitara Ayaz. The meeting was held at at the Parliament House. While addressing the meeting, Salman Sufi briefed that Over 22,000 children die annually because of preventable diarrhea with 79...

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WHO pledge to support HIV affected population

KARACHI: Dr Palitha Mahipala, the WHO representative in Pakistan, recently paid a visit to Larkana and Ratodera, Sindh. The visit began with Dr Palitha Mahipala administrating polio drops to children at the Sukkur airport as a part of the ongoing National Immunization Days (NIDs) campaign in the country. Dr Palitha emphasized on vaccinating children to...
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LHC stays the purchase of Insulin in public hospitals

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) recently issued a stay on a petition by the Getz Pharmaceutical Company, challenging the change of conditions for the tender after shortlisting process. The order passed by Justice Ayesha A. Malik restrained the Punjab government from proceeding further on a purchase order for supply of insulin to public hospitals...

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‘Cancer is not a death sentence’

KARACHI: The 56th Public Awareness Seminar on “Breast Cancer” was recently held at the Dr Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), University of Karachi. The Dr Panjwani Center and the Virtual Education Project Pakistan (VEPP) jointly organized the seminar. Dr Rufina Soomro, a professor of Surgery at the Liaquat National Hospital spoke...

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