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Azra Pechuho launches family planning helpline ‘Poocho’
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Azra Pechuho launches family planning helpline ‘Poocho’

KARACHI: Sindh’s Minister of Health, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, recently launched the Sindh FP2020 Helpline called ‘Poocho.’ This helpline is a reliable source of 24/7 family planning, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information, and counseling services, especially for adolescents and youth. Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, along with the Costed Implementation Plan (CIP) Secretariat, Population Welfare…

SIOHS introduces integrated Curriculum
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SIOHS introduces integrated Curriculum

KARACHI: The Health Services Department of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) recently decided to make the Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Sarfaraz Rafiqui Shaheed (SRS) Hospital operational soon. According to the notification, there is a severe shortage of surgical professionals primarily in the specialty of Maxillofacial Surgery in KMC-run health facilities. It was decided that groups…

Health Allowance suspended not abolished; PM&DC
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Health Allowance suspended not abolished; PM&DC

By H. Hasan ISLAMABAD-The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council employees stopped their work and staged a protest after alleging that the council has announced abolishing the health allowance. The PMDC official, Ali Raza, while talking to Medical News explained that the allowance has not been abolished, it is suspended after receiving an audit objection para…

PMA objects to unconstitutional PMDC decisions
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PMA objects to unconstitutional PMDC decisions

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) recently expressed its concern over the practice of taking unconstitutional decisions by the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC). We reiterate to run the affairs of the PMDC according to its constitution. Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association, Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement said that the PMA is…

Experts discuss HIV outbreak control strategies 
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Experts discuss HIV outbreak control strategies 

KARACHI: The officials of the Sindh Health Department met with the UN partners and doctors from different institutions across the province for the Inter-Agency HIV Response Coordination meeting held at a local hotel in Karachi. During this meeting, the Sindh government HIV Outbreak Response was discussed. The HIV outbreak response plan includes multiple targets like…

FIR to be registered against those refusing Polio drops
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FIR to be registered against those refusing Polio drops

Karachi- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, while presiding over Task Force for Polio Eradication at the CM House, said that the abolition of Polio had become a huge challenge for the provincial government. He assured that the challenge will be taken on with utmost priority, with renewed and more effective strategy. CM Murad…

Experts term quackery a national issue
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Experts term quackery a national issue

KARACHI: The Chief Executive Officer of the Sindh Healthcare Commission, Dr Minhaj Qidwai, stated that quackery is a national issue and is not confined to any specific province. This he said while addressing a press conference along with the Chief Executive Officer of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Healthcare Commission (HCC), Azar Sardar, and the Director of…

Anti-polio drive launched in Karachi
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Anti-polio drive launched in Karachi

KARACHI: The Emergency Operation Center for Polio in Sindh will conduct the next polio campaign from 17th-23rd June 2019 in Karachi and from 17th-20th June in other districts of the province. The EOC for Polio in Sindh is conducting a week-long anti-polio campaign in the city from 17th June and 17th-20th June in Badin, Thatta,…

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