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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,…

Upcoming budget to witness rise in tax on cigarettes
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Upcoming budget to witness rise in tax on cigarettes

ISLAMABAD: The prime minister has given the go-ahead for imposing health tax of Rs10 per pack of cigarette, earnings from which would be used by the health ministry on welfare projects. PM Khan approved a plan to increase taxes on the cigarette manufacturing industry in the upcoming budget for 2019-20 in a bid to enhance revenue…

Sindh Govt halts handover of hospitals till SCP’s decision on the review petition
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Sindh Govt halts handover of hospitals till SCP’s decision on the review petition

Karachi: The Sindh government has decided to arrest the transfer of three key Karachi hospitals including the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) and the National Institute of Child Health (NICH) to the federal government until the Supreme Court of Pakistan decides on a review petition filed by the…

Federal Govt Takes Over 3 Major Hospitals of Sindh
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Federal Govt Takes Over 3 Major Hospitals of Sindh

KARACHI- Federal government has taken over administrative control of three major hospitals of Sindh province, which include Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), and National Institute of Child Health (NICH). The notification issued by Federal Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Control said: “In pursuance of Supreme Court of…

Sindh nominates 29 focal persons for anti-quackery
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Sindh nominates 29 focal persons for anti-quackery

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Department has notified 29 focal persons in all districts of the Sindh province who will coordinate with the Anti-Quackery Directorate of the Sindh Health Care Commission in the drive against illegal medical practitioners across the Sindh province. According to the notification issued by the Director General Health Services Sindh, Dr Masood…

Darul Sehat Hospital, family of Nashwa reach settlement   
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Darul Sehat Hospital, family of Nashwa reach settlement  

Agreement signed; Baba Nashwa PICU to be established at hospital KARACHI- Darul Sehat Hospital’s management and the grieving family of nine month-old baby Nashwa, who died due to administering of wrong injection by the hospital personnel, have reached a settlement; the deceased’s family has accepted apology of DUSH administration. This was announced by Qaisar Ali, the father…

Searle announces the acquisition of OBS Pakistan
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Searle announces the acquisition of OBS Pakistan

KARACHI: One of Pakistan’s leading pharmaceutical companies, the Searle company Ltd., recently announced that it is acquiring OBS Pakistan Ltd. A recently issued statement said that Searle had been a US-based multinational company as it was acquired by IBL Group in 1993 and listed in the Pakistan Stock Exchange. The latest acquisition will strengthen Searle’s…

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