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Sindh’s hospitals face an acute shortage of medicines
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Sindh’s hospitals face an acute shortage of medicines

KARACHI: Sindh government-run hospitals have been facing a critical shortage of life-saving drugs and disposal surgical items for the past five months due to the negligence of the Sindh Health Department. Patients in Sindh’s hospitals, including the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), Sindh Government Lyari General Hospital, Sindh…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

About 6000 snake bite cases reported in Sindh
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About 6000 snake bite cases reported in Sindh

KARACHI: According to a recent report, about 6000 snake-bite cases have been reported from multiple Sindh government-run health facilities this year from January till the end of August, out of which 700 were recorded in Karachi. As per the statistics issued by the Sindh Health Department, around 6000 snake-bite cases were recorded across the province….

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