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Health Ministry issues alert regarding coronavirus threat
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Health Ministry issues alert regarding coronavirus threat

Islamabad: The Ministry of National Health Services (NHS), Regulations and Coordination recently notified the Disease Surveillance Division and Central Health Establishment to stay alert about the possible spread of coronavirus in Pakistan. According to the NHS, the notification has been issued in response to the international alert on the virus, which has spread from seafood…

PMA demands virology lab, amid Corona threat
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PMA demands virology lab, amid Corona threat

KARACHI: The Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) (Centre), Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, held a recent meeting where he reiterated that the Sindh province urgently needed a state-of-the-art Virology Laboratory. The laboratory would be able to cater various types of viral diseases like the bird flu, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), Chikungunya, Coronavirus, Zika virus, Influenza,…

President Alvi disappointed over NICH affairs
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President Alvi disappointed over NICH affairs

KARACHI: President Dr Arif Alvi recently paid a surprise visit to the National Institute of Child Health (NICH). He expressed disappointment over the state of healthcare affairs in the province and called his stroll around the largest health facility for children in the province “a painful experience.” While addressing to press, Dr Arif Alvi vowed…

PMC approves new Medical and Dental Academic Board
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PMC approves new Medical and Dental Academic Board

ISLAMABAD: According to a recent notification, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) had constituted an 18-member National Medical and Dental Academic Board (NMDAB). The board would look into the standard of education being followed by the undergraduate/post-graduate medical and dental institutions across the country. The notification was signed by NHS secretary Dr Allah Bakhsh…

SHC summons health secretary over medical negligence case
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SHC summons health secretary over medical negligence case

KARACHI: The details on the medical board’s meetings were recently sought by the Sindh High Court. The medical board was formed over the alleged negligence of doctors at a private hospital, Razia Medical Centre (RMC) leading to the amputation of the arm of a 12-year-old boy, Hamza Rehan. The court also summoned the health secretary…

PMA finds ‘failure points’ in Polio Eradication Program
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PMA finds ‘failure points’ in Polio Eradication Program

Karachi: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), recently released a statement, noting that polio program has deteriorated in the country, despite carrying out over 100 rounds of vaccinations in the past decade. The report noted that in 2018, with only 12 cases detected all year, the polio program seemed to be on the brink of eradicating…

H1N1 flu: Five cases reported in Karachi
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H1N1 flu: Five cases reported in Karachi

KARACHI: According to sources, five patients, who had reported at a private hospital in Clifton over the past few weeks, were tested positive for H1N1 flu, recently. One of these patients, identified as a 35-year-old man admitted to the same hospital and was treated in its infectious diseases’ ward, but died within a week. The…

No need of new civic laws but strict enforcement :PMA
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No need of new civic laws but strict enforcement :PMA

Karachi: A roundtable conference on the topic of “A public-private partnership for a clean Karachi” was recently organized by the Karachi Citizens Forum at the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) House in Karachi. The program was conducted by Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, Secretary-General, PMA. The event was attended by Nargis Rahman, Chairperson, Pakistan Women’s Foundation…

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