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Latest modular OT made functional at NICVD
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Latest modular OT made functional at NICVD

KARACHI: According to sources, a world-class Modular Operation Theatre has been made operational at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), which will help in minimizing the risk of contracting infections during surgery. The NIVCD’s management has completed the up-gradation work of two operation theaters on modern lines to protect patients from contracting infectious diseases…

Father of six succumbs to rabies in Karachi
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Father of six succumbs to rabies in Karachi

KARACHI: Another dog-bite victim lost his battle against rabies at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), taking the death toll from this deadly disease to 20 in the Sindh province since the start of the year. A 45-year-old man, Saleem, son of Allah Ditta, resident of Surjani Town, was brought in the Emergency Department of…

Experts call for protection of family from diabetes
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Experts call for protection of family from diabetes

KARACHI: The Diabetic Association of Pakistan (DAP) and the World Health Collaborating Centre Karachi recently organized a scientific session for doctors at a local hotel in Karachi. The session began with a welcome address by Prof A Samad Shera, Secretary-General, Diabetic Association of Pakistan (DAP), Founding President, Diabetes in Asia Study Group (DASG), and Director,…

Experts urge parents to vaccinate their children against XDR typhoid
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Experts urge parents to vaccinate their children against XDR typhoid

KARACHI: Ex-President, Pakistan Pediatric Association (PPA), Sindh, Prof Dr Jamal Raza, stated that the upcoming typhoid campaign is extremely important, and the PPA urges parents to get their children vaccinated against this drug-resistant form of typhoid. He said this during a recent health reporters’ orientation session on Polio and the upcoming Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine (TCV)…

SHCC issues final public notice to unregistered HCEs
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SHCC issues final public notice to unregistered HCEs

KARACHI: The Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) recently issued a final public notice for the registration of all healthcare establishments (HCEs). The SHCC inspection team will start inspecting these HCEs shortly. In the case of any particular findings, the SHCC may impose a fine, extending to Rs500000, on the healthcare service provider or any other person…

XDR typhoid presents new dilemma for citizens
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XDR typhoid presents new dilemma for citizens

KARACHI: Health officials of the Sindh Health Department and UNICEF have expressed serious concerns over the increasing number of ‘extensively-drug resistant’ (XDR) typhoid cases in the province. Typhoid infects around 21.6 million people every year, while the severity of the disease kills two to six thousand people each year. In Asia, Pakistan and India are…

Ilm Festival ends with promises of more literary activities
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Ilm Festival ends with promises of more literary activities

KARACHI: People from different walks of life, including health professionals, intellectuals, educationists, art critics, and students called the two-day Ilm Festival as an encouraging sign for reviving literary activities in the city, which suffered significant setback amid years of violence and vulnerable peace situation. Expressing their thoughts while visiting the Expo Center Karachi on the Ilm…

‘Hidden hunger’ present in over half of Pakistani children
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‘Hidden hunger’ present in over half of Pakistani children

KARACHI: The alarming prevalence of vitamin and mineral deficiencies in children across the country is undermining Pakistan’s ability to achieve its development potential, said speakers at the Aga Khan University’s Conference on Nutrition and Early Human Development. Vitamins and minerals, or micronutrients, are vital components of good nutrition and health, which promote physical and intellectual…

PMA condemns the formation of PMC, demands reinstating of PMDC
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PMA condemns the formation of PMC, demands reinstating of PMDC

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) is gravely concerned about the dissolution of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), which has now been replaced by a new institution called the “Pakistan Medical Commission,” through a controversial Presidential ordinance. President, PMA Centre, Dr Ikram Ahmed Tunio, and Secretary-General, PMA Centre, Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad,…

PMC Ordinance was an undemocratic and hasty decision; PIMA
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PMC Ordinance was an undemocratic and hasty decision; PIMA

KARACHI: The Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) has rejected the formation of the recently announced Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) ordinance by the government and the subsequent dissolution of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). In a statement, President PIMA, Prof Muhammad Afzal Mian, noted the decision to be undemocratic and hastily taken with far-reaching…

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