International News, News / July 2, 2021 Johnson & Johnson Reaches out of court settlement on Opioid

New York:Johnson & Johnson and its U.S.-based Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies today announced a settlement agreement with the State of New York and its participating subdivisions, including Nassau County and Suffolk County, resolving their opioid-related claims against the Company. With this agreement, the Company is removed from the trial scheduled to begin in Suffolk County on...

National News, News / June 21, 2021 Physical therapists perturbed over being bracketed with paramedics

PESHAWAR: A law recently passed by National Assembly to constitute ‘allied health council’ has perturbed members of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Physical Therapists Association and they have demanded of the government to form a separate council for them as they have completed five-year degree like medical doctors. “The National Assembly passed a bill according to which Pakistan...

National News, News / June 21, 2021 PAMI Announces Revolt Against PMC

ISLAMABAD: The General Council of the Pakistan Association of Private Medical and Dental Institutions (PAMI), an association of private medical colleges, has recently announced a boycott of the PMC, demanding suspension of Admission Regulation 2021. Prof. Dr Chaudhry Abdul Rehman, president, PAMI has said that PMC has been handed over to inexperienced people, wrong policies are...

National News, News / June 16, 2021 Sindh Health Minister chairs meeting on polio drive and COVID situation

KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Health Sindh, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, recently chaired an important meeting on the anti-polio campaign and the corona vaccine situation in the province. The meeting was attended by Health Secretary Sindh Kazim Jatoi, Parliamentary Secretary for Health Qasim Soomro, EOC Coordinator Fayyaz Abbasi, and Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners from across the...

National News, News / June 16, 2021 PAMI Sindh rejects PMC Constitution

Karachi: The Sindh Chapter of the Pakistan Association of Private Medical and Dental Institutions (PAMI) recently rejected the constitution of the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC). In an executive committee meeting of PAMI held here, all the regulations pertaining to admission and inspection and others were dismissed by the official body of PAMI. PAMI also boycotted...

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Physical therapists perturbed over being bracketed with paramedics

PESHAWAR: A law recently passed by National Assembly to constitute ‘allied health council’ has perturbed members of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Physical Therapists Association and they have demanded of the government to form a separate council for them as they have completed five-year degree like medical doctors. “The National Assembly passed a bill according to which Pakistan...

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18 nurses get jobs thru’ fake PPSC letters

LAHORE: The Punjab Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Department have unearthed a scam of posting of nurses on the fake Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) recommendation letters allegedly prepared and entertained by a network of officials within the department and hospitals. The department has initially identified that 18 charge nurses (BPS-16) serving at the Kot...
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UNICEF, Facebook collab to promote life-saving immunisation

ISLAMABAD: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Pakistan and Facebook have recently launched a campaign to promote life-saving immunisation as the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life for many, including children in need of routine immunisation, In countries like Pakistan, additional roadblocks as a result of the pandemic have been compounded by an existing hesitancy in some...

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Aga Khan University honours graduates at global convocation

Karachi: The first-ever global convocation ceremony of the Aga Khan University (AKU) was live-streamed to a worldwide audience today, as 667 students on three continents received their degrees and listened to speeches by His Highness the Aga Khan, Chief Guest Melinda French Gates and AKU President Firoz Rasul. His Highness the Aga Khan, AKU’s founder and...

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