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Dengue totally under control, says minister of Punjab

Dengue totally under control, says minister of Punjab LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Labour and Manpower, Raja Ashfaq Sarwar has said that despite favorable temperature and unexpected rains dengue is totally under control. He said for this achievement government departments deserve praise who worked on a comprehensive anti dengue strategy with close coordination and efficiency with […]

Dengue website of Punjab gets 67,800 hits

Dengue website of Punjab gets 67,800 hits LAHORE: Around 67,800 people have visited the website about dengue that was launched by the LGH administration to sensitise public about preventive measures against the disease, and this number is increasing continuously. Post Graduate Medical Institute and Lahore General Hospital Principal Prof Anjum Habib Vohra said that the […]

All Pakistan Women’s Association (APWA) condemns stoning of pregnant woman

All Pakistan Women’s Association (APWA) condemns stoning of pregnant woman LAHORE: The All Pakistan Women’s Association (APWA) has strongly condemned the stoning of pregnant woman, Farzana, outside the Lahore High Court (LHC) on May 27. In a statement on Saturday, the executive committee of APWA’s Punjab chapter urged the Punjab government to take exemplary steps […]

Smoking kills 100,000 Pakistanis every year: Health experts for increased taxes on tobacco in budget 2014-15

Smoking kills 100,000 Pakistanis every year: Health experts for increased taxes on tobacco in budget 2014-15 ISLAMABAD: Highlighting the alarming number of deaths tobacco use causes every year, health experts demanded the government to raise taxes on tobacco and its products in the upcoming budget 2014.They were addressing a public awareness seminar organised by Shifa […]

Mentally challenged patients abandoned by heirs – PIMH DMS says relatives do not follow up after admitting patient

Mentally challenged patients abandoned by heirs – PIMH DMS says relatives do not follow up after admitting patient LAHORE: Over 30 percent mentally ill patients in the Punjab Institute of Mental Health (PIMH) are suffering due to apathy of their heirs. Talking to APP on Sunday, Punjab Institute of Mental Health DMS Dr Asfaq Pervez said […]

SMS service launched for dengue awareness

SMS service launched for dengue awareness LAHORE: The administration of the General Hospital has launched a website and SMS service for maximum public awareness and sensitisation against dengue. This was stated by Prof Dr Anjum Habib Vohra while presiding over a meeting on different issues at the LGH, on Sunday. The meeting was attended by […]

Teachers refuse to become polio workers

Teachers refuse to become polio workers LAHORE: Teachers of government schools under the banner of Punjab Teachers Union (PTU) have refused to work as polio workers across the province, claiming that the additional task will prevent them from discharging their normal teaching duties. In a statement on Wednesday, PTU President Sajjad Kazmi said that it […]

Sixty cleft lip, palate children treated at week-long camp

Sixty cleft lip, palate children treated at week-long camp ISLAMABAD: A United Kingdom-based plastic surgeon, AmanUllah Raja, has treated 60 cleft lip and palate children at a week-long camp.Parents brought their kids from far-flung areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Azad Kashmir, and Punjab at the medical camp held by the Islamabad Cleft Lip and Palate […]

Pakistan shares 81 percent of global TB burden

Pakistan shares 81 percent of global TB burden ISLAMABAD: Pakistan ranks fifth among the 22 high tuberculosis burden countries in the world, sharing 81 percent of the global disease burden. According to available data, around 420,000 people develop active tuberculosis each year in Pakistan, and the country has a 65 percent case detection rate. It […]

Congo virus kills three patients

Congo virus kills three patients ISLAMABAD: Three citizens have died due to Congo virus in Islamabad. National Health Department has confirmed the casualties, all the three patients died in PIMS hospital. The patients were admitted in the hospital due to high temperature and bleeding from the body. Hospital administration sent their blood samples to National […]

15 million Pakistan suffering from hepatitis

15 million Pakistan suffering from hepatitis ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is dealing with a huge pool of hepatitis patients which is these days touching around 15 million, says Prof Muzaffar Latif Gill, as country observes the ‘World Hepatitis Testing Day’ on Monday (today). “We are dealing with a huge pool of chronic hepatitis patients. Because of lack […]

5 centres set up in govt hospitals for polio vaccine, certificates

5 centres set up in govt hospitals for polio vaccine, certificates ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Capital and Development Division has set up five centres in Islamabad for administration of polio drops to children and issuance of polio certificates on the spot. These centres have been set up in five major hospitals of the capital. CADD […]

Hookah users are exposed to carcinogens

Hookah users are exposed to carcinogens ISLAMABAD: People may think hookah is a safe alternative to cigarettes, but a new study shows hookah users are still exposed to cancer-causing compounds.Laboratory tests have suggested risks from hookah, also known as water pipes. But the new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention is the first […]

Special counter set up for polio vaccination, issuance of polio certificates

Special counter set up for polio vaccination, issuance of polio certificates RAWALPINDI: A special counter has been set up in the District Health Office (DHO) for administration of polio drops and issuance of polio certificate to the citizens travelling abroad. Over one thousand citizens have been administered polio drops and issued polio certificate in DHO […]

Wrong labelling on children’s drugs: Pharmacists call for lifting entire stock of Phenergan, Flagyl

Wrong labelling on children’s drugs: Pharmacists call for lifting entire stock of Phenergan, Flagyl LAHORE: The Pakistan Pharmacists Association (PPA) has urged the government to control prices of drugs, which have registered an increase of about 200 percent apparently in connivance with the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), and also to take strict action […]

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