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NICVD converts waiting area into car parking 
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NICVD converts waiting area into car parking 

KARACHI: The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases’ (NICVD) management has transformed the attendants’ waiting area into a car stand for its VVIP visitors, causing grave inconvenience to the patients’ attendants. The security officials at the NICVD have introduced valet parking for VVIPs and turned the waiting area into a car stand, which is a great…

Congo claims another life in Karachi
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Congo claims another life in Karachi

KARACHI: The Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) patient died in a private hospital of Karachi. The death toll from the tick-borne viral disease has now climbed to 17 in the megacity. The Sindh Health Department confirmed the death of 52-year old, Habib Khan, a resident of the Lyari area of Karachi, who died in a private…

Pechuho allocates eight ambulances to PPHI Sindh Health Facilities
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Pechuho allocates eight ambulances to PPHI Sindh Health Facilities

KARACHI: The Minister for Health and Population Welfare, Sindh, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, distributed eight ambulances to health facilities operating under the Sindh People’s Primary Healthcare Initiative’s (PPHI) management in a ceremony held recently at the PPHI Sindh Head Office in Karachi. Dr Pechuho gave the keys to the medical officers and drivers of the…

SHCC to dictate study on infection prevention and control
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SHCC to dictate study on infection prevention and control

KARACHI- Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) held a meeting with Sindh Infection Prevention & Control Task Force, where experts decided to conduct a study on infection prevention and control. The meeting was attended by CEO SHCC Dr Minhaj Qidwai, Dr Rehana, Dr Aziz Ullah Dhillo, Dr Ayaz Mustafa, Dr Raza Kazmi and Dr Faiza Bhutto. It was…

Personalized m-health messages enhance immunization coverage
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Personalized m-health messages enhance immunization coverage

KARACHI: The results from a randomized controlled trial spanning over 3300 households in the rural and urban areas of Sindh have highlighted the effectiveness of SMS and voice campaigns, targeted at parents and caregivers of infants, in increasing vaccine coverage in underserved areas. Sindh has one of the lowest rates of routine immunization in Pakistan…

PMA expresses concern over shifting of PMDC office
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PMA expresses concern over shifting of PMDC office

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has expressed its concern over the shifting of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) Office from Saddar, Karachi, to a far-flung area of Clifton. The news of the shift was conveyed through a letter No.018/PMAC/2019, addressed to the then Acting Registrar of the PMDC. The PMA reiterates its…

Dengue Program identifies mosquito pockets in Karachi
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Dengue Program identifies mosquito pockets in Karachi

KARACHI: The Prevention and Control Program of Dengue (PCPD), Sindh, has identified several mosquito pockets in the city and also launched fumigation in these areas. The PCPD Sindh has identified mosquito-breeding points in Karachi using the help of surveys, DIMAS software, environmental experts, and entomologists. The PCPD has started fumigation, awareness programs, and larvicidal activities…

Restructuring of healthcare system underway: Azra Pechuho
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Restructuring of healthcare system underway: Azra Pechuho

KARACHI: The Provincial Minister of Sindh for Health and Population Welfare, Azra Fazal Pechuho, recently stated that the restructuring of the healthcare system is currently underway in the Sindh province and is likely to reach completion by June 2020. She shared these views during a question and answer session with health reporters at the New…

MCAT’19 Sindh likely to be postponed
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MCAT’19 Sindh likely to be postponed

KARACHI- September 8th will most probably fall on 8th Muharram-ul-Harraam. Realizing the clash of dates, Sindh Government has requested for Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) to change the announced date for Medical and Dental College Aptitude Test 2019. Owing to the predicted situation of order in the province, commute will be of major challenge…

Diarrhea and gastroenteritis cases reach new heights in Karachi
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Diarrhea and gastroenteritis cases reach new heights in Karachi

KARACHI: The cases of water and foodborne diseases marked a surge across Karachi following the heavy monsoon rains. Approximately, 15,000 adults and children reported with diarrhea, typhoid, gastroenteritis, and waterborne diseases in public sector health facilities in the last ten days. According to a survey of government hospitals, cases of gastroenteritis, including adults and children,…

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