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Sindh Health Department planning to introduce COVID-19 screening in educational institutes 
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Sindh Health Department planning to introduce COVID-19 screening in educational institutes 

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Department is planning to introduce coronavirus screening in all educational institutes of the Sindh province and also to check the implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) set by the concerned authorities. A senior official of the Sindh Health Department said that in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 and ensure…

Sindh health department distributes chlorine tablets 
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Sindh health department distributes chlorine tablets 

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Department distributed chlorine tablets in all Karachi districts, which were provided by the World Health Organization (WHO). An official at Health Services Karachi informed that chorine tablets were distributed in the Malir District,  Korangi District, District Central, District South, District East, District West, and Kemari District, after heavy rains in the…

Medical college sealed after 16 COVID-19 cases found
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Medical college sealed after 16 COVID-19 cases found

ISLAMABAD: The district administration of Islamabad recently decided to seal the college and a hostel to avoid further spread of the virus, after the emergence of 16 COVID-19 cases among students and employees of Riphah Medical College. The district health office in a letter stated, “It has been observed with great concern that numerous cases…

Inquiry committee proposed to probe unethical activities at ASH   
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Inquiry committee proposed to probe unethical activities at ASH   

KARACHI: Medical and Health Services, Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has recently recommended for the constitution of a three-member inquiry committee to investigate the controversial interview of the Director, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH), aired by a private news channel a couple of days ago. Sources at the KMC told that a three-member inquiry committee comprised of…

Karachi doctor shot by robbers
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Karachi doctor shot by robbers

KARACHI: A 55-year-old doctor was recently shot at and wounded by alleged robbers near Hasan Square in Gulshan-i-Iqbal. As per sources, Dr Surrender Singh was wounded by robbers over putting up resistance to the robbery bid at Noman Arcade. New Town SHO Manzoor Husain Arain said that the doctor had gone there to meet his…

More dengue cases surface in Karachi
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More dengue cases surface in Karachi

KARACHI: The Prevention and Control Program for Dengue (PCPD) Sindh has recorded 751 dengue fever cases across the Sindh province since 1st January to 5th September 2020, out of which 695 emerged from Karachi alone The PCPD registered 252 dengue fever case in January, 125 in February, 80 on March, 31 in April, 49 in…

Court orders SHCC to curb malpractice
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Court orders SHCC to curb malpractice

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court directed the Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) to file a fresh report identifying the actions being taken against the healthcare establishments violating the law till Oct 13. The petition was filed last year seeking action against unlicensed and unqualified healthcare establishments in the province. The petitioners had contended that several…

HANDS conducts 3-day campaign
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HANDS conducts 3-day campaign

KARACHI: HANDS recently conducted a three-day-long “Saaf Suthra Karachi” drive from 5 to 7 September to provide relief to the people of Karachi and play its role in the betterment of the city following heavy monsoon rains. 21 heavy-duty equipment and vehicles, as well as a human workforce, have been deployed for the cleaning of…

CHK registered 200 COVID-19 deaths in six months 
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CHK registered 200 COVID-19 deaths in six months 

KARACHI: The Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) has registered 5,032 coronavirus cases from 1st March to 31st August, out of which 1432 patients got admitted to the COVID-19 wards while 200 died during treatment. As per the statistics issued by the CHK’s administration, a total of 87 COVID-19 positive patients were admitted in…

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