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SACP accused of mishandling HIV outbreak
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SACP accused of mishandling HIV outbreak

LARKANA: The Sindh Government and it’s initiative, the Sindh AIDS Control Program (SACP) have been charged with mishandling the HIV outbreak in Ratodero. Since the beginning, till even now, the SACP is not taking a keen interest in resolving the issue permanently, said Dr Aziz Soomro, a paediatrician from Larkana, who is settled in New…

SHCC organizing consultative meeting of regulatory bodies on June 18th
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SHCC organizing consultative meeting of regulatory bodies on June 18th

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Care Commission is organizing a consultative meeting of regulatory authorities on June 18th, 2019, in Karachi to devise a comprehensive strategy to improve health services delivery standards and eliminate quackery from Pakistan. The representatives of the Punjab Health Care Commission, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Care Commission, Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan, Pakistan…

SHCC establish regional offices in Larkana 
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SHCC establish regional offices in Larkana 

KARACHI- Sindh Healthcare Commission has established regional offices in Larkana while another regional office is being setup in Sukkur to improve health delivery standards and eradicate quackery in these two regions. The Chief Executive Officer SHCC in compliance of Sindh High Court Sukkur Bench, visited Sukkur to identify the office and also met with Commissioner…

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…

800 posts are lying vacant in Civil Hospital Karachi
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800 posts are lying vacant in Civil Hospital Karachi

About 800 posts are lying vacant at Sindh’s largest teaching institution, Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), which has badly affected the smooth functioning of this major provincial government-run healthcare facility. There are 3,000 sanctioned posts in 1900 bedded CHK out of which 800 are lying vacant. These posts include that of doctors, nurses,…

Fed govt urged to build new hospitals instead of controlling others 
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Fed govt urged to build new hospitals instead of controlling others 

KARACHI- Civil society, human rights and medical and legal profession activists have urged the federal government to construct new hospitals in Karachi city instead taking administrative control of Sindh government hospitals. They expressed their serious concern over the federal government’s action to take over the control of three major medical facilities of Sindh, including Jinnah…

Ratodero HIV outbreak first of its kind; WHO experts
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Ratodero HIV outbreak first of its kind; WHO experts

Karachi: Top international health experts from all over the world have resolved to find answers regarding the HIV outbreak in Ratodero, which has largely affected children of Larkana. The outbreak has been deemed ‘something new and strange’ and the first of its kind. “So far investigation by the local health authorities are only based on…

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…

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