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Black Day Observed in Sindh
National News, News

Black Day Observed in Sindh

KARACHI: The Young Doctors Association (YDA) Sindh, Sindh Doctors Ittihad (SDI), and the paramedics’ organizations recently observed black day across the Sindh province. The day was observed in order to show solidarity against torture on doctors and the attack on the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) by lawyers in Lahore. The protesters were led by…

Aspirin can save you from death
International News, Research

Aspirin can save you from death

A new research founded that older adults (> 65 years) who regularly took aspirin had a significant reduction in mortality from all causes and from cancer compared with individuals who didn’t take aspirin. According to researchers, “This observation was consistent across all causes of mortality. However, the greatest reduction in risk was noted for colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality among…

NICVD mishandling hospital waste- Source
Regional News

NICVD mishandling hospital waste- Source

KARACHI: According to the sources at National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), the hospital was operating without an incinerator. The hospital’s administration were disposing of medical waste unsafely. Most of the waste were being thrown away with municipal garbage. At the NICVD, dozens of cardiac surgeries were performed daily that generate a massive amount of…

ISO Certification launched by NIH
Events, Regional News

ISO Certification launched by NIH

ISLAMABAD-National Institute of Health (NIH) organised a ceremony on launch of ISO Certification. The event aimed to highlight the achievements of various institution’s departments. The chief guest of the occasion was Dr. Nausheen Hamid, Parliamentary Secretary, National Health Services Regulations and Coordination (NHSRC). The ceremony was chaired by Maj. Gen. Prof. Aamer Ikram, The Executive…

Black against White-Lawyers attacked PIC
National News, News

Black against White-Lawyers attacked PIC

LAHORE: A large group of lawyers recently protested outside Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC). The protest was against a ‘mocking’ viral video that provoked legal fraternity. The protest however turned into chaos when several lawyers attacked the PIC, ransacked the hospital wards and operation theatres and tortured the staff and visitors. The protesters were ‘avenging’ a…

Sindh Medical and Dental Council is in making: Dr Azra Pechuho
National News, News

Sindh Medical and Dental Council is in making: Dr Azra Pechuho

Karachi: Dr Azra Pechuho, Sindh Health Minister recently addressed news conference held at the Sindh Secretariat. Azra was accompanied by Ahson Rabbani, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Child Life Foundation (CLF) as well. CLF was a partner of the Sindh government in running the children emergency rooms at public hospitals. Addressing a news conference, Azra said…

CHK faces acute shortage of employees
News, Regional News

CHK faces acute shortage of employees

KARACHI: According to sources, more than 850 posts were currently lying vacant in the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK). Sources confirmed that the shortage of staff had gravely affected the functioning of this provincial government-run healthcare facility. CHK is Sindh’s largest tertiary care institution.  It had 3,000 sanctioned posts, out of which 850…

Mother and child Health Centre inaugurated at Gadap
Events, National News

Mother and child Health Centre inaugurated at Gadap

KARACHI: Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, Minister for Health, Sindh recently inaugurated a mother and child health centre at the Basic Health Units (BHU) Laasi Goth, Gadap. The Chief of Field Office, Sindh, Ms Cristina Brugiolo, UNICEF and officers from the EPI (Expanded Program on Immunization) and the EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) Sindh were also present…

IMRA organizes free ENT camps
Events, Regional News

IMRA organizes free ENT camps

KARACHI: Free ENT camps were organized by the International Medical Relief Agency (IMRA). These camps were installed at the Hashmani Hospital in Karachi and the Bhitai Medical Hospital in Mirpurkhas. The nine-member team conducted free ENT camps and operated on 37 complicated cases. The team comprised seven surgeons of Pakistani origin and two British trainees….

54% of children are vitamin A deficient in Pakistan: Nutrition International
Events, Regional News

54% of children are vitamin A deficient in Pakistan: Nutrition International

KARACHI: A workshop on vitamin A supplementation (VAS) was recently conducted by Nutrition International, in collaboration with the Provincial Health Department, Sindh. The event was chaired by Shehzad Afzal, National Program Manager for Child Survival and Development, Nutrition International, Dr Fatima Saad, Provincial Program Manager, Nutrition International, Muhammad Yasin, National Program Coordinator, Ms Tahira, Dr…

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