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PMA rejects DRAP notification about prescription of generic name of medicines
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PMA rejects DRAP notification about prescription of generic name of medicines

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) expressed grave concern over the notification issued by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP). As per the notification, the DRAP has directed the health departments to ensure that doctors prescribe generic medicine names rather than their brand names. Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad,…

Major Cities Will Be Mull If The COVID Situation Worsens
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Major Cities Will Be Mull If The COVID Situation Worsens

ISLAMABAD: With the national positivity ratio of COVID-19 surpassing 11 per cent, Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Wednesday said more restrictions could be announced on Friday, hinting at closing down major cities if the current trend continued. On the other hand, the decision to place more countries on the category…

Life after COVID Vaccination
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Life after COVID Vaccination

Wearing masks, social distancing, and carrying hand sanitisers has become the new normal over the past year. Many countries worldwide have been trying their best to combat COVID. However, only some were successful. Nonetheless, vaccines have become available now, which seems promising for the future. -by Areeba Mahmood

DRAP Wants Chemical Names In Prescriptions
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DRAP Wants Chemical Names In Prescriptions

ISLAMABAD: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has directed health departments to ensure that doctors prescribe chemicals rather than brand names of medicines. In a letter addressed to health departments across the country, it was mentioned that a number of complaints had been received in which citizens raised concerns over company influenced brand-based prescriptions…

SHCC ready to resolve PMA grievances
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SHCC ready to resolve PMA grievances

KARACHI: The Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) is actively playing its role in improving healthcare services and eradicating quackery in the Sindh province. Chairman, Board of Commissioner, Sindh Healthcare Commission, Anisul Husnnain Musavi, said that the SHCC is actively playing its role for quality improvement in healthcare services and eradicating quackery in the province. He said…

Health experts say diabetes growing amongst teenagers
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Health experts say diabetes growing amongst teenagers

KARACHI: Healthcare professionals and medical science experts have warned that teenagers as young as13 to 15 years had now started developing type 2 diabetes in Pakistan and advised people to revert to an active lifestyle by staying away from screens. They also suggested that people resort to 40-50 minutes of daily exercise and eat a…

PMA warns SHCC to revise its anti-doctor policies
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PMA warns SHCC to revise its anti-doctor policies

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association(PMA) said that the Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) has failed to introduce a comprehensive strategy to eradicate quackery from the Sindh province, and the SHCC is not playing its role effectively. These expressed by President, PMA Sindh, Dr Mirza Ali Azhar, and General Secretary, PMA Karachi, Abdul Ghafoor Shoro, in a…

Balanced diet required for diabetic patients in Ramadan
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Balanced diet required for diabetic patients in Ramadan

KARACHI: “About 50 million people with diabetes fast during Ramadan worldwide. Recent advancements give us the opportunity to offer diabetic patients a normal or near-normal life. Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic disease. People, fasting with diabetes, are required to have a balanced diet with plenty of fruit, vegetables, and salads, and minimise foods that are…

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