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‘1 in 8 Pakistani women have breast cancer’
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‘1 in 8 Pakistani women have breast cancer’

KARACHI: The Directorate of Health Karachi recently organized a breast cancer awareness program in collaboration with the Kash Welfare Trust at the Director Health’s Office in Karachi. The event was attended by District health officers (DHOs) and focal persons from six districts of the Karachi division attended the awareness session. Experts briefed the participants about…

Health Ministry issues alert regarding coronavirus threat
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Health Ministry issues alert regarding coronavirus threat

Islamabad: The Ministry of National Health Services (NHS), Regulations and Coordination recently notified the Disease Surveillance Division and Central Health Establishment to stay alert about the possible spread of coronavirus in Pakistan. According to the NHS, the notification has been issued in response to the international alert on the virus, which has spread from seafood…

PMA demands virology lab, amid Corona threat
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PMA demands virology lab, amid Corona threat

KARACHI: The Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) (Centre), Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, held a recent meeting where he reiterated that the Sindh province urgently needed a state-of-the-art Virology Laboratory. The laboratory would be able to cater various types of viral diseases like the bird flu, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), Chikungunya, Coronavirus, Zika virus, Influenza,…

Breast cancer ward setup at SIUT
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Breast cancer ward setup at SIUT

KARACHI: The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) recently set up a breast cancer ward as a part of its clinical ambit. The ward was inaugurated by Provincial Health Minister, Dr Azra Pechuho. The event was attended by Prof Adib Rizvi, Director, SIUT and Dr Bushra Sheerazi, in-charge of breast cancer ward. The Minister…

President Alvi disappointed over NICH affairs
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President Alvi disappointed over NICH affairs

KARACHI: President Dr Arif Alvi recently paid a surprise visit to the National Institute of Child Health (NICH). He expressed disappointment over the state of healthcare affairs in the province and called his stroll around the largest health facility for children in the province “a painful experience.” While addressing to press, Dr Arif Alvi vowed…

PMC approves new Medical and Dental Academic Board
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PMC approves new Medical and Dental Academic Board

ISLAMABAD: According to a recent notification, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) had constituted an 18-member National Medical and Dental Academic Board (NMDAB). The board would look into the standard of education being followed by the undergraduate/post-graduate medical and dental institutions across the country. The notification was signed by NHS secretary Dr Allah Bakhsh…

Two polio workers killed in road mishap
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Two polio workers killed in road mishap

KHUZDAR: Two polio workers were killed in an accident in Mastung recently. Levies officials said that polio worker, Haji Nizamuddin Qambrani was returning to Mastung along with the lady worker in a vehicle after administrating polio drops to children in the Killi Khud-Kocha area. Their vehicle was hit with a truck on the Quetta-Karachi Highway….

SHC summons health secretary over medical negligence case
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SHC summons health secretary over medical negligence case

KARACHI: The details on the medical board’s meetings were recently sought by the Sindh High Court. The medical board was formed over the alleged negligence of doctors at a private hospital, Razia Medical Centre (RMC) leading to the amputation of the arm of a 12-year-old boy, Hamza Rehan. The court also summoned the health secretary…

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