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CHK faces acute shortage of employees
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CHK faces acute shortage of employees

KARACHI: According to sources, more than 850 posts were currently lying vacant in the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK). Sources confirmed that the shortage of staff had gravely affected the functioning of this provincial government-run healthcare facility. CHK is Sindh’s largest tertiary care institution.  It had 3,000 sanctioned posts, out of which 850…

IMRA organizes free ENT camps
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IMRA organizes free ENT camps

KARACHI: Free ENT camps were organized by the International Medical Relief Agency (IMRA). These camps were installed at the Hashmani Hospital in Karachi and the Bhitai Medical Hospital in Mirpurkhas. The nine-member team conducted free ENT camps and operated on 37 complicated cases. The team comprised seven surgeons of Pakistani origin and two British trainees….

54% of children are vitamin A deficient in Pakistan: Nutrition International
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54% of children are vitamin A deficient in Pakistan: Nutrition International

KARACHI: A workshop on vitamin A supplementation (VAS) was recently conducted by Nutrition International, in collaboration with the Provincial Health Department, Sindh. The event was chaired by Shehzad Afzal, National Program Manager for Child Survival and Development, Nutrition International, Dr Fatima Saad, Provincial Program Manager, Nutrition International, Muhammad Yasin, National Program Coordinator, Ms Tahira, Dr…

Three more human corneas handed over to Mayor Karachi
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Three more human corneas handed over to Mayor Karachi

KARACHI: A delegation of the Lions Club of Pakistan, led by Abu Bakar Kareem recently met Mayor Karachi, Wasim Akhter. The ceremony was held at the Mayor Karachi Secretariat. Arshad Hussain, Deputy Mayor Karachi,  Arshad Islam, Lion Club chairman, Dr Salma Kauser, Senior Director, Medical & Health Service Department, Karachi Municipal Committee (KMC), Dr Naheed…

Ride Pakistan 2020 organized by Indus Hospital
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Ride Pakistan 2020 organized by Indus Hospital

KARACHI- The Indus Hospital (TIH) organized a bike rally with Ride Pakistan to raise awareness about HIV. The event was chaired by Dr Abdul Bari Khan, CEO Indus Health Network, Dr Mah Talat, Director HIV & Malaria Program and Dr Aftab Ahmad, Monitoring & Evaluation Officer/ NGO Coordinator, Sindh AIDS Control Program (SACP). The rally…

Digitalise verification system for doctors: PMC
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Digitalise verification system for doctors: PMC

ISLAMABAD: A press conference was called by The Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) recently. They announced PMC’s plan for digitalization of the verification system of doctors and medical students. Dr Arshad Taqi, PMC President and Mohammad Ali Raza, PMC’s Vice-President presided the occasion. While addressing a press conference, Taqi said that following the formation of PMC,…

Antimicrobial resistance needs attention from Government: Experts
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Antimicrobial resistance needs attention from Government: Experts

KARACHI- A World Antibiotic Awareness Week was organized by Dow Medical College in collaboration with Dr Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, World Health Organization and National Institute of Health. The event was chaired by Prof Amjad Siraj Memon, Principal of Dow Medical College. Dr Aziz Ullah Dhallo was also among the particpants. Earlier, public…

Down syndrome needs special attention: Special Assitant to CM Sindh
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Down syndrome needs special attention: Special Assitant to CM Sindh

Karachi: Syed Qassim Naveed Qamar, Special Assistant to Chief Minister (CM) Sindh in the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DPED) , recently visited the office of the Karachi Down Syndrome Program (KDSP). Ali Allawala, Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), KDSP, Samar Naqvi, and Nadeem Baig were also present on occasion. Qassim Naveed…

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…

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