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Johnson & Johnson Reaches out of court settlement on Opioid
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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…

PAMI Announces Revolt Against PMC
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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…

Sindh Health Minister chairs meeting on polio drive and COVID situation
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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…

PAMI Sindh rejects PMC Constitution
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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…

Chitral records highest Covid vaccination rate in KP
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Chitral records highest Covid vaccination rate in KP

PESHAWAR: As the health department scales up efforts to vaccinate more and more people against coronavirus, the far-flung Upper and Lower Chitral districts have reported the highest inoculation rate in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to a government report, the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine has been administered to Upper Chitral’s 30 per cent targeted population of…

18 nurses get jobs thru’ fake PPSC letters
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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…

K-P to increase number of vaccination centres to 1,000
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K-P to increase number of vaccination centres to 1,000

PESHAWAR: The provincial government has decided to increase the number of vaccination centers across the province from 270 to 1,000. With the increase in the vaccination centres, the target for the daily vaccination will also be increased from 30,000 to 100,000 daily. Addressing a new conference, Health Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra and Special Assistant to CM…

Lady health worker gunned down in Faisalabad
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Lady health worker gunned down in Faisalabad

FAISALABAD: A lady health worker was recently shot dead by her relatives over a domestic dispute in the area of Raza Abad police station. Police said that Kausar Bibi, wife of Zafar Abbas, resident of Street No 7, Jhang Road, was going to perform her duty when her relatives Abid and Naubahar opened fired at…

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