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Fundraising exhibition to combat blindness

Fundraising exhibition to combat blindness LAHORE: The Standard Chartered Bank held an art exhibition titled ‘The Artists’ Vision: Seeing is Believing’ at its MM Alam Road Branch on Saturday. According to a statement, the exhibition of drawing, paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics and music was organised in line with the bank’s philosophy of understanding and celebrating […]

Preventive measures urged to reduce malaria

Preventive measures urged to reduce malaria ISLAMABAD: The health experts on Monday said that serious measures are essential to reduce malaria in the country. According to them, malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes, particularly in the coming high-risk season.They said that non-immune […]

16 dental surgeons promoted to BPS-18

16 dental surgeons promoted to BPS-18 RATODERO: Sindh Health Department has promoted 16 dental surgeons from BPS-17 to BPS-18 on the recommendation of Departmental Promotion Committee and posted them as senior dental surgeons. Those who promoted include Dr Syed Taqi Hyder, Dr Muhammad Imran Khan, Dr Fareeda Memon, Dr Kamran Ahmed Qureshi, Dr Kashu Das, […]

Non-functional depts of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) to be privatised

Non-functional depts of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) to be privatised Karachi: The administration of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) is considering privatisation of all non-functional departments of hospital for improvement of hospitals performance. The biggest Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) run teaching hospital of Karachi city has been facing serious problems since long like shortage of medicines […]

Punjab Healthcare Commission (PHC) to ensure healthcare quality with experts’ cooperation

Punjab Healthcare Commission (PHC) to ensure healthcare quality with experts’ cooperation LAHORE: Punjab Healthcare Commission (PHC) Chairperson Justice (r) Aamer Raza Khan has said that quality of healthcare would be ensured with cooperation of experts from medical profession. He said this while inaugurating a consultative workshop on ‘Minimum Service Delivery Standards (MSDS)’ for category II […]

Punjab Infant Feeding Board maiden meeting: Experts call for raising awareness on breastfeeding

Punjab Infant Feeding Board maiden meeting: Experts call for raising awareness on breastfeeding LAHORE: The Health Department, in collaboration with Health, Education and Literacy Programme (HELP) and Save the Children Pakistan Programme, organised the maiden meeting of the Punjab Infant Feeding Board (PIFB) on Thursday. Health Parliamentary Secretary Khawaja Imran Nazir, who was the chief […]

Medicine prices up by 30% with DRAP ‘connivance’

Medicine prices up by 30% with DRAP ‘connivance’ LAHORE: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has surreptitiously allowed medicines prices to go up by 30 percent despite strict orders of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to reduce the prices five months ago. Pakistan Young Pharmacists Association (PYPA) President Dr Nabeela Latif, General Sectary Dr Haroon […]

Christian Blind Mission (CBM), Germany to build 25 Patty’s Child Clinics

Christian Blind Mission (CBM), Germany to build 25 Patty’s Child Clinics ISLAMABAD: The Bavarian Honorary Consulate of Pakistan, the Christian Blind Mission (CBM) and the Lions Club Germany have signed a framework agreement to build 25 clinics for women and children in Pakistan in the next five years.The Patty’s Child Clinics project will expand the […]

Public support urged to curb dengue

Public support urged to curb dengue RAWALPINDI: A one-day seminar on dengue and its prevention was organised on Wednesday by the Women Development Centre. The seminar was attended by the students of the Social Welfare Department and representatives of various organisations.Environment District Officer Mian Nawaz spoke on the occasion and said that public support is […]

Awards ceremony honours ‘unsung heroines

Awards ceremony honours ‘unsung heroines LAHORE: The Save the Children, in collaboration with Punjab chapter of Integrated Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child Health and Nutrition Programme, organised the 2nd Health Worker Awards on Wednesday to honour best performing lady health workers (LHWs) and community midwives (CMWs), who go above and beyond the call of duty under […]

Ad hoc doctors hired during YDA strike want regularisation

Ad hoc doctors hired during YDA strike want regularisation LAHORE: Around 250 ad hoc doctors, who were recruited during the strike of Young Doctors Association (YDA) in 2012, have asked the government to issue them next contracts or regularisation notices within next 10 days; otherwise, they will hold demonstrations till the acceptance of their demands. […]

Kidney and liver institute planned for Lahore CM seeks financial model, design in six weeks

Kidney and liver institute planned for Lahore CM seeks financial model, design in six weeks LAHORE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that establishment of a state-of-the-art institute for treatment of kidney and liver diseases in Lahore has been planned. He said that satellite centres of the institute would also be set up in the […]

Health secretary gets notice on nurses’ contempt plea

Health secretary gets notice on nurses’ contempt plea LAHORE: Justice Muhammad Khalid Mehmood Khan of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday issued notice to the health secretary on a contempt of court petition filed by several nurses for not regularising their services in the light of a court verdict. Remarking that it appears that […]

Punjab hospitals’ ICUs in bad shape

Punjab hospitals’ ICUs in bad shape LAHORE: Muhammad Usman Khan is a relationship manager at a bank in Sahiwal. He recently went looking for something as basic as a bed in an intensive care unit (ICU) in a hospital and a ventilator to save the life of his 54-year-old mother who was suffering from acute […]

In a diseased state

In a diseased state Credit: ZUBEIDA MUSTAFA THE health sector in Pakistan is in a crisis. Various reports and surveys paint a bleak picture which is not surprising given the breakdown in the healthcare infrastructure. If the country has a high infant mortality rate, if polio cases have taken an upwards turn and the state […]

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