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‘1 in 8 Pakistani women have breast cancer’
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‘1 in 8 Pakistani women have breast cancer’

KARACHI: The Directorate of Health Karachi recently organized a breast cancer awareness program in collaboration with the Kash Welfare Trust at the Director Health’s Office in Karachi. The event was attended by District health officers (DHOs) and focal persons from six districts of the Karachi division attended the awareness session. Experts briefed the participants about…

Breast cancer ward setup at SIUT
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Breast cancer ward setup at SIUT

KARACHI: The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) recently set up a breast cancer ward as a part of its clinical ambit. The ward was inaugurated by Provincial Health Minister, Dr Azra Pechuho. The event was attended by Prof Adib Rizvi, Director, SIUT and Dr Bushra Sheerazi, in-charge of breast cancer ward. The Minister…

Two polio workers killed in road mishap
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Two polio workers killed in road mishap

KHUZDAR: Two polio workers were killed in an accident in Mastung recently. Levies officials said that polio worker, Haji Nizamuddin Qambrani was returning to Mastung along with the lady worker in a vehicle after administrating polio drops to children in the Killi Khud-Kocha area. Their vehicle was hit with a truck on the Quetta-Karachi Highway….

Paramedical staff protest as they step up calls for reforms
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Paramedical staff protest as they step up calls for reforms

KARACHI: The paramedical staff under the banner of Paramedical Staff Joint Action Committee, had continued their protest demonstration and sit-in outside the Karachi Press Club for the regularization of Gavi-vaccinators, restoration of paramedical staff service structure, cancellation of recovery letter, and approval of 30% of the health professional allowance summary. Later, the protesting paramedics tried…

Awareness drive to educate about burn injuries
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Awareness drive to educate about burn injuries

KARACHI: A burn awareness drive has been recently launched in educational institutes in collaboration with Friends of Burns Centre and Essa Laboratories. The drive was supervised by Dr Ehmer-Al-Ibran, Associate Professor, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) and In-Charge, Burns Centre, Dr K M Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK). The drive was a comprehensive…

A year on, Burns Emergency Center still not operational
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A year on, Burns Emergency Center still not operational

KARACHI: According to sources, The Burns Emergency Centre at the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto (SMBB) Institute of Trauma has not been made functional as yet. The hiring of specialist doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other staff was yet to start despite its inauguration by PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. The SMBB Institute of Trauma’s management, allocated…

POLIO RESURGENCE: CM Sindh to crack whip on Provincial Task Force
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POLIO RESURGENCE: CM Sindh to crack whip on Provincial Task Force

KARACHI: A meeting was recently held on Polio Eradication at the Chief Minister House. The meeting was presided by Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah. the event was attended by Provincial Ministers, Dr Azra Pechuho and Syed Nasir Shah, PSCM, Sajid Jamal Abro, Commissioner Karachi, Iftikhar Shahlwani, Secretary LG, Roshan Shaikh, Secretary Health, Zahid…

Fire at NICH kills new born baby
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Fire at NICH kills new born baby

KARACHI- A new-born baby admits in National Institute of Child Health (NICH) died due to accidental fire occurred recently. Director NICH, Prof Dr Jamal Raza confirmed the incident and said that incubator caught fire in Surgical Ward suited in second floor. He said new born baby girl, daughter of Iqra, died after serious burn injuries…

CT scan machines turn faulty at SMBB Trauma Institute
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CT scan machines turn faulty at SMBB Trauma Institute

KARACHI: According to sources at the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto (SMBB) Institute of Trauma, the CT (Computed tomography) scan machines developed faults a couple of weeks back and have not been repaired as yet. Patients continued to face grave hardship at the SMBB Institute of Trauma as two CT scan machines lie out of order…

Newborn Care Clinic established at CHK 
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Newborn Care Clinic established at CHK 

KARACHI: The Child Survival Program (CSP) in Sindh recently established a Newborn Care Clinic in the Paediatric OPD (Out Patient Departement) of the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK). Medical Superintendent, CHK, Dr Khadim Qureshi, and Director, Child Survival Program, Dr M N Lal, inaugurated the clinic. This clinic was established as per the…

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