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NICVD converts waiting area into car parking 
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NICVD converts waiting area into car parking 

KARACHI: The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases’ (NICVD) management has transformed the attendants’ waiting area into a car stand for its VVIP visitors, causing grave inconvenience to the patients’ attendants. The security officials at the NICVD have introduced valet parking for VVIPs and turned the waiting area into a car stand, which is a great…

PMA rejects PMDC advisory committee
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PMA rejects PMDC advisory committee

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) condemned the Federal Government for constituting an eight-member advisory committee to run the affairs of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement, said that this is unconstitutional, illegal, and we outrightly reject the formation of this…

5th All Pakistan DUHS-DICE Exhibition in October
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5th All Pakistan DUHS-DICE Exhibition in October

KARACHI: Vice-Chancellor, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Prof Mohammed Saeed Quraishy, recently announced that the 5th DUHS-DICE exhibition is scheduled to be held in the mid of October 2019. The exhibition will support science and research projects from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Swat, Azad Kashmir, and all over Pakistan. He said this while presiding the…

WHO Facts on Patient Safety
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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…

PMA demands strict monitoring of DRAP
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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…

Congo claims another life in Karachi
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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…

SHCC forms Institutional Research Board to promote research
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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…

Pechuho allocates eight ambulances to PPHI Sindh Health Facilities
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Pechuho allocates eight ambulances to PPHI Sindh Health Facilities

KARACHI: The Minister for Health and Population Welfare, Sindh, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, distributed eight ambulances to health facilities operating under the Sindh People’s Primary Healthcare Initiative’s (PPHI) management in a ceremony held recently at the PPHI Sindh Head Office in Karachi. Dr Pechuho gave the keys to the medical officers and drivers of the…

Vaping causes 6 deaths in US; admin on feet
International News

Vaping causes 6 deaths in US; admin on feet

Washington Post: Alarmed by the deaths being linked to vaping- a hip trend- Trump’s administration is moving to ban the practice in the States. E-cigarettes and Vapes entered the market with the claim of being the healthier alternative to tobacco smoking. Targets- mainly adolescents- were drawn in with flashy innovations like an expansive range of…

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