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Health Dept forms commission to prevent HIV/AIDS in Sindh
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Health Dept forms commission to prevent HIV/AIDS in Sindh

KARACHI- Sindh Health Department has notified Sindh HIV/AIDS Control, Treatment and Protection Commission to prevent and control HIV prevalence throughout the Sindh province. The commission comprises five governing body members and ten working body members, including doctors, HIV/AIDS experts, social workers, retired judges lawyers and others. According to Sindh Health Department’s notification, Ms. Majida Rizvi…

Unsafe injection practice, a huge contributor to Hep B & C Spread
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Unsafe injection practice, a huge contributor to Hep B & C Spread

KARACHI- “Unsafe injections accounted for most of the infections rampant in our society. Unsafe injection practices put patients and healthcare providers at risk of infectious and non-infectious adverse events”, said Dr Nida Hussain, Pro-Chancellor of Ziauddin University. She also stressed upon the need to educate masses regarding the hazards of unsafe injections. She was speaking…

Import of life-saving drugs from India to resume
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Import of life-saving drugs from India to resume

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has finally allowed resuming of import of life-saving drugs from India, which was earlier banned. The Nation Security Committee had decided to suspend trade with India on account of the brutality in occupied Kashmir. The decision to recommence trade became essential considering the much needed relief for the patients, and a statutory regulatory order (SRO)…

Medical fraternity rejects PRA sales tax
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Medical fraternity rejects PRA sales tax

LAHORE: Different doctors’ organizations have rejected the sales tax imposed by the Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) on the services provided by medical practitioners and medical specialists, terming the decision as an injustice towards patients. Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, informed that the Punjab Revenue Authority had imposed a 5% sales…

PMDC Ordinance 2019 withdrawn: Senate’s decision
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PMDC Ordinance 2019 withdrawn: Senate’s decision

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to withdraw the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) Ordinance from the Senate to introduce an improved law free from any conflict of interest. According to a representative of the Ministry of National Health Services, it is a matter of grave concern that the standard of medical education and practice…

Darul Sehat holds walk a cause for Kashmir Solidarity
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Darul Sehat holds walk a cause for Kashmir Solidarity

Karachi: The management of Darul Sehat Hospital & Liaquat College of Medicine & Dentistry has organized a Walk a cause to show Solidarity for the cause of Kashmir in recent announcement by the honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Imran Khan. All Hospital & College Staff members including Doctors & Nurses along with Students of…

PMA condemns Indian Govt for not allowing doctors to see patients  
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PMA condemns Indian Govt for not allowing doctors to see patients  

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) strongly condemned the Indian Government for their inhuman act of prohibiting doctors from providing treatment to Kashmiri patients. Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr S MQaisar Sajjad, said that this is a shameful act of brutality against the ailing people of Kashmir. Doctors have been arrested in Kashmir under…

SCFHS’s decision against Pakistani doctors draws flak from NA
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SCFHS’s decision against Pakistani doctors draws flak from NA

National Assembly’s Standing Committee on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination has strongly condemned the decision of Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) of terminating services of Pakistani doctors, holding MS/MD degree, working in Saudi Arabia. Presiding over the fifth meeting of the committee, its chairman Khalid Hussain Magsi from Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) termed…

DRAP seeks international accreditation to raise credibility
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DRAP seeks international accreditation to raise credibility

To improve the standard and credibility of their structure and procedures, Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has sought accreditation from SGS United Kingdom Ltd. According to a DRAP spokesperson, International Standards Organisation (ISO) certified Quality Management Systems (QMS) is one of the many steps for acquiring international accreditations such as World Health Organisation (WHO)…

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