International News / September 17, 2019 WHO Facts on Patient Safety

According to WHO data, every year 134 million medical cases take an adverse turn due to inadequate healthcare services, especially in low to middle-income countries; this contributes to 2.6 million deaths annually! Another stat says that 4 out of 10 patients are harmed in the primary and ambulatory settings; up to 80% of harm in...

National News / September 17, 2019 PMA demands strict monitoring of DRAP

  KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) appreciated the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) for stopping the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) from registering drugs without fixing their prices. The step has been taken in the light of the AGP’s special audit report of DRAP, which revealed many irregularities in the price-fixing by...

Regional News / September 16, 2019 Congo claims another life in Karachi

KARACHI: The Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) patient died in a private hospital of Karachi. The death toll from the tick-borne viral disease has now climbed to 17 in the megacity. The Sindh Health Department confirmed the death of 52-year old, Habib Khan, a resident of the Lyari area of Karachi, who died in a private...

National News, News / September 16, 2019 SHCC forms Institutional Research Board to promote research

KARACHI: The Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) has established its Institutional Research Board (IRB) with the aim to review the research projects for scientific and ethical values and promote responsible research culture for health in the Sindh province. The IRB will also facilitate researchers by reviewing research projects and ensuring that the rights and welfare of...

National News / September 14, 2019 Karachi declared second largest consumer of cannabis worldwide

Karachi has been declared the second largest consumer of cannabis worldwide. The city retains its position for the second time in a row even though the drug is illegal across the entire country. Statistics presented by ABCD 2018 Cannabis Price Index show Karachi as next to New York at consuming 41.95 metric tons of cannabis,...

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PMA demands strict monitoring of DRAP

  KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) appreciated the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) for stopping the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) from registering drugs without fixing their prices. The step has been taken in the light of the AGP’s special audit report of DRAP, which revealed many irregularities in the price-fixing by...

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Congo claims another life in Karachi

KARACHI: The Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) patient died in a private hospital of Karachi. The death toll from the tick-borne viral disease has now climbed to 17 in the megacity. The Sindh Health Department confirmed the death of 52-year old, Habib Khan, a resident of the Lyari area of Karachi, who died in a private...
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Searle announces the acquisition of OBS Pakistan

KARACHI: One of Pakistan’s leading pharmaceutical companies, the Searle company Ltd., recently announced that it is acquiring OBS Pakistan Ltd. A recently issued statement said that Searle had been a US-based multinational company as it was acquired by IBL Group in 1993 and listed in the Pakistan Stock Exchange. The latest acquisition will strengthen Searle’s...

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141 graduates awarded degrees at Bahria University Convocation

Karachi: The 6th Convocation of the Bahria University Medical & Dental College (BUMDC) was held to commemorate the academic accomplishments of its medical and dental students. Students were honored with medals and merit certificates for their outstanding achievements in their academic careers at the Convocation. Minister of State for Health, Dr Zafar Mirza, graced the...

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