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High alert declared in KMC hospitals 
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High alert declared in KMC hospitals 

KARACHI: The Medical & Health Services Department of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has declared a high alert in all hospitals/medical institutions run by the KMC due to heavy rains. All heads of institutions are directed to make the necessary arrangement, prepare duty rosters, and ensure the staff’s presence on duty as per their duty…

Bilawal Bhutto holds meeting with doctors
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Bilawal Bhutto holds meeting with doctors

KARACHI: The Pakistan People’s Party Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, said that the people of Pakistan could not pardon Imran Khan for negligence during a pandemic. Imran Khan should be ashamed that he did not hold a meeting with doctors and ask for their recommendations even once. Chairman PPP, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, held a meeting with…

PMA and civil society demands random testing for coronavirus
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PMA and civil society demands random testing for coronavirus

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) and representatives of the civil society recently expressed concern on the confused policies of the federal and provincial governments regarding the COVID-19 in Pakistan. These reservations were expressed by Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, Secretary-General, PMA Centre, Faisal Edhi, Head of the Edhi Foundation, Dr Qazi M Wasiq, Treasurer,…

Specialized cadre doctor given additional charge of MS CHK
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Specialized cadre doctor given additional charge of MS CHK

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Department has posted a specialized cadre, Dr Noor Muhammad Soomro, as the Medical Superintendent of the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi and transferred general cadre, Dr Khadim Hussain Qureshi, from his post. According to the notification, on the recommendation of the Sindh Health Department, Dr Khadim Hussain Qureshi, Senior Medical…

Contract nurses stage protest for regularization and stipend
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Contract nurses stage protest for regularization and stipend

KARACHI: The Sindh Public Service Commission (SPSC) written test passed contract nurses recently staged a protest demonstration demanding job regularization and the payment of three months’ worth of stipend. The SPSC written test passed 2382 nurses, who were hired by the Sindh Health Department for a period of 89 days on a contractual basis as…

Oxygen cylinders disappear from Karachi markets
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Oxygen cylinders disappear from Karachi markets

KARACHI: The public and private sector hospitals of Karachi have been facing an acute shortage of oxygen cylinders after a sharp increase in coronavirus cases and its related complications, sources at hospitals recently noted. Oxygen cylinders have disappeared from Karachi’s markets that have added to the miseries of patients suffering from COVID-19. Corona patients need…

GHA peacefully ends protest after government assurance
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GHA peacefully ends protest after government assurance

KARACHI: The Grand Health Alliance (GHA) ended its two-week-long peaceful protest and boycott of OPDs after assurance from Sindh provincial ministers. A delegation of the GHA comprising of Dr Mehbob Noonari, Dr Waris Jakhrani, Akhlaq Ahmed Khan, Aijaz Kaleri, Atta Rajper, Asad Samtio, Heera Lal, and others met with Sindh Provincial Minister for Education and…

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