Category Archives: General Medical and Health News

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 […]

Our health delivery system

Our health delivery system Courtesy: Dr. Khurshid Alam The basic necessities of humans are food, shelter, education and health. This is the duty of the state to provide. Unfortunately our state is not capable of providing any of these. The legendary Mr. Nelson Mandela said poverty is a man-made disease. The conditions in Pakistan are […]

Safe drinking water important to control vector-borne diseases

Safe drinking water important to control vector-borne diseases ISLAMABAD: National Health Services Minister Saira Afzal Tarrar has said that clean drinking water is very important to prevent diseases such as malaria, dengue and fever.She was addressing the participants of a seminar at a free medical camp organised for the journalists and their families by the […]

Elections for Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) president on 5th

Elections for Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) president on 5th ISLAMABAD: The election for the new central president of the Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) for the next two years will be held during a two-day international convention from April 5 at the Convention Centre. The Central Executive Council has appointed former central president Wali Mujahid […]

Country needs nutrition and dietetic council

Country needs nutrition and dietetic council LAHORE: Several institutions are offering degree programmes in the field of human nutrition in the country, but there is no body or council in the country, which can regulate the important subject at the national level. This was stated by University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Vice Chancellor […]

Senate Chairman Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari for coordinated efforts to eradicate polio

Senate Chairman Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari for coordinated efforts to eradicate polio ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari on Saturday stressed the need for coordinated efforts to eradicate the crippling disease of polio from the country.Addressing at the annual convention of Rotary International (RI), he appreciated the remarkable work done by the RI in eradicating […]

International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) to launch photo exhibition from April 1

International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC)  to launch photo exhibition from April 1 KARACHI: The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) has completed 150 years of its foundation. To celebrate this hallmark the ICRC and Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) are organising a two-day photo exhibition on 150 Years of Humanitarian Action from 1st April, […]

Doctors to ‘get’ service structure in two weeks

Doctors to ‘get’ service structure in two weeks LAHORE: The Young Doctors Association (YDA) Punjab on Tuesday called off their protest and sit-in at all the teaching hospitals across the province after the assurance of the Punjab government to fulfil their demands, including provision of a service structure within the next two weeks. This was […]

Germany to give Rs 140 million for Gilgit Baltistan health scheme

Germany to give Rs 140 million for Gilgit Baltistan health scheme ISLAMABAD: Germany is supporting social health protection scheme with additional Rs 140 million for Gilgit Baltistan. Pakistan Office of German Development Bank Anna Christine Head Janke, Gilgit Baltistan Health Secretary Ali Rizvi, and Joint Secretary Ali Reza Bhutta signed the agreement to this effect on […]

Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar calls for raising awareness about TB

Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar  calls for raising awareness about TB ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar reiterated that TB is a curable disease and the government of Pakistan is providing free of cost treatment services throughout the country. “I […]

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