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Call for comprehensive approach to early childhood development policy
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Call for comprehensive approach to early childhood development policy

Karachi: Policymakers and academics in early childhood development (ECD) have called on Pakistan’s government to adopt a more comprehensive approach to the field in order to enhance its far-reaching impact on human and social development. Speakers at AKU’s International Conference on Nutrition and Early Human Development noted that ECD explores how a child’s early years…

7 out of 9 MDC members to be nominated by PM
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7 out of 9 MDC members to be nominated by PM

An Economist, a Lawyer and an Accountant Nominated in Medical and Dental Council along with CPSP, Surgeon General, 3 doctors and a general dentist. ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Health Services notified that nine new members of the Medical and Dental Council (MDC) have been appointed and were recently summoned for their first meeting. Special…

Universities to regulate medical colleges, no cap on fee & feared NLE
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Universities to regulate medical colleges, no cap on fee & feared NLE

PAKISTAN MEDICAL COMMISSION ORDINANCE’19 ISLAMABAD: The advent of ‘Pakistan Medical Commission Ordinance, 2019’ has given private medical and dental colleges’ unlimited autonomy. As per the new ordinance, which took the medical and dental fraternity by storm with its shocking takeover on a Sunday, colleges will now be able to appoint faculty members on the directions…

FDA finds cancer causing asbestos in J&J baby powder   
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FDA finds cancer causing asbestos in J&J baby powder  

Reuters- Facing off against a plaintiff’s lawyer for the first time about Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, the company’s Chief Executive Alex Gorsky earlier this month insisted that the company’s iconic brand was safe. “We unequivocally believe that our talc and our baby powder does not contain asbestos,” Gorsky testified in a deposition in a…

Deaf, blind people deserve care and respect from society
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Deaf, blind people deserve care and respect from society

KARACHI: “A deaf-blind child uniquely experiences the world. Deaf-blind people need respect and care from society. Signing is essentially visual communication and was initially designed for hearing-impaired individuals as a mode of self-expression. Frequent high-quality communication will help advance his or her healthy development. This study reveals that the introduction of a manual system for…

Public health facilities require image building to gain patients’ trust: Commissioner Karachi
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Public health facilities require image building to gain patients’ trust: Commissioner Karachi

KARACHI: Public health institutions like the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) Karachi are among the world’s best medical institutions as they offer the services of top of the line medical professionals and state-of-the-art equipment like Cyberknife, PET Scan, and other facilities. However, there is also a need to further improve their image by creating awareness…

One person kills himself every 40 seconds globally
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One person kills himself every 40 seconds globally

KARACHI: According to recent statistics, one person completes suicide every 40 seconds around the globe due to various factors. There are seven warning signs, which indicate whether a person is feeling suicidal. If a person is withdrawing from friends and family, talking about feelings of hopelessness, persistently angry or sad, increasingly using drugs and alcohol,…

Graduates will have to pass NLE to qualify for house job: PMC
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Graduates will have to pass NLE to qualify for house job: PMC

By HM K As per subsection 2 of section 21 of the new Pakistan Medical Commission, promulgated by President Dr Arif Alvi, after March 2020, students after clearing the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) will have to clear the National licensing Exam (NLE) to start practice….

Nationwide crackdown by DRAP, overpriced medicines confiscated
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Nationwide crackdown by DRAP, overpriced medicines confiscated

ISLAMABAD: According to recent reports, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) recently seized the stocks of overpriced medicines in various cities during a nationwide crackdown. According to details, a team of federal drug inspectors raided the drug line pharma wholesale market in Multan and sealed the wholesale pharma on overpricing. In the drug line pharma…

Ongoing doctors’ strike defers 5500 operations in Lahore
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Ongoing doctors’ strike defers 5500 operations in Lahore

LAHORE: Amidst the ongoing doctors’ strike, around 5500 operations were postponed in the city’s major public sector hospitals, as stated by the Young Doctors Association (YDA), Punjab General Secretary, Dr Nadir. Unfortunately, around 40,000 patients attending the OPDs of the city’s hospitals had been suffering since the start of the strike, noted Dr Nadir. In…

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