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Acid Related Injuries In Children; On Rise
Clinical, National News

Acid Related Injuries In Children; On Rise

KARACHI– Eminent Plastic Surgeon and Head of Burns Center, Karachi, Dr. Ehmer-Al-Ibran revealed that acid injuries in children are increasing in Pakistan, majorly across the province of  Sindh, as citric acid is being sold in cold drink’s bottles by sellers; meanwhile the concerned authorities have failed to stop the sale of acid, from within the…

No Scientific Proof That Multivitamins Promote Heart Health
Clinical

No Scientific Proof That Multivitamins Promote Heart Health

Taking multivitamin/mineral (MVM) supplements does not prevent myocardial infarction, stroke, or death from a cardiovascular cause, according to a comprehensive meta-analytic review of relevant research. “The take-home message is simple: there is no scientific evidence that MVM supplements promote cardiovascular health. We hope that our paper helps to settle the controversy on MVM use for…

KIHD’s Functionality Affected By General Election ‘18
Clinical, Regional News

KIHD’s Functionality Affected By General Election ‘18

KARACHI– The Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases (KIHD) lacked to fulfill the services provided by the hospital’s Coronary Care Unit (CCU) and patient wards, due to shortage of their nursing and paramedical staff, in light of the country’s general election’18 day. Executive Director, Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases, wrote a letter to Senior Director, Medical…

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Major Government Hospitals of Karachi, Running Sans Medical Heads

KARACHI– Two major Hospitals, belonging to Sindh Government, are currently operating without medical superintendents, resulting in hindrances in the administrative affairs of these health facilities. The medical superintendents of Sindh Government Hospital Liaquatabad and Sindh Government Lyari General Hospital had been retired from their posts since several weeks but, Sindh Government has failed to finalize…

Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan Recall VALSARTAN
Clinical

Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan Recall VALSARTAN

DRAP has issued a recall alert on the basis of information shared by European Medicine Agencies (EMA). An impurity has been detected in the “VALSARTAN” active substance supplied by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals, a company in Linhai, China. According to the Journal of Pakistan Medical Association & National Health Survey (2011), 33% of the Pakistani population…

Congo Virus Claims Yet Another Life
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Congo Virus Claims Yet Another Life

KARACHI– According to sources at JPMC, a youngster unfortunately died recently, due to deadly Congo Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre. Executive Director, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), Dr. Seemin Jamali stated that, a teenager Mubin Ahmed, resident of Korangi town, was brought in to JPMC’s emergency department with high grade fever,…

Brain Eating Amoeba: Claims Yet Another Life
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Brain Eating Amoeba: Claims Yet Another Life

Naegleria fowleri, commonly known as the brain-eating amoeba, took away the life of a patient, who passed away in Karachi’s private hospital, on May 7th’2018. This is said to be this year’s first death due to the deadly organism. Focal Person for the Naegleria Control Committee, Dr. Syed Zafar Mehdi, confirmed that a 40-year-old man,…

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