Daily Archives: August 30th, 2012

Woman dies in hospital awaiting doctors

Woman dies in hospital awaiting doctors LAKKI MARWAT: A heavily pregnant woman died at a local government hospital on Wednesday morning due to absence of doctors and paramedics. Javed Ahmad, a resident of Abakhel area, told reporters here that he took a member of his family to the City Hospital, Lakki Marwat at around 5am […]

Endowment Fund to be used for free dialysis

Endowment Fund to be used for free dialysis PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is likely to utilise the income generated from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Medical Relief) Endowment Fund exclusively for free dialysis of the patients suffering from chronic kidney ailments, official sources say. The fund, established in 2004, was being used for free treatment of hepatitis, […]

Higher Education Commission (HEC) extensions questioned

Higher Education Commission (HEC) extensions questioned ISLAMABAD: Establishment Division has taken notice of extensions of Executive Director (ED) Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Advisor HRD and instructed to provide a copy of the summery to assure that prime minister’s approval was obtained for the appointment, in the capacity of controlling authority. According to a document available […]

Poster exhibition on dengue virus

Poster exhibition on dengue virus RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) on Wednesday arranged poster exhibition to create awareness among people of dengue virus. More than 50 students from government schools and colleges participated in the exhibition and displayed their posters that informed people about the precautionary measures. In all the posters, the students emphasised on […]

Pharma Bureau Pakistan for simple regulatory dose

Pharma Bureau Pakistan for simple regulatory dose LAHORE: The Pharma Bureau Pakistan has appealed to the government to simplify the registration of molecules as years of delay deprive patients of benefiting from new drugs and technologies. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the bureau said it was strong proponent of prudent regulation of the pharmaceutical industry […]

Elimination of vector mosquitoes Health dept again buys ‘substandard’ insecticide

Elimination of vector mosquitoes Health dept again buys ‘substandard’ insecticide LAHORE: Health authorities have again bought a ‘low quality’ insecticide to eliminate vector mosquitoes, it is learnt. Last year, officials bought 3,500 litres of Permetherine 2.5 EC worth Rs1.575 million even after a drug testing laboratory declared it substandard. An inquiry was ordered into the […]

JPMC to be new varsity’s hospital

JPMC to be new varsity’s hospital KARACHI: Participants in a meeting held at the Governor’s House on Wednesday decided that the newly established Sindh Medical University would be named Jinnah-Sindh Medical University and the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) would be its constituent hospital. Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad chaired the meeting. It was decided […]

Organ, tissue donation Sindh body set up to regulate transplants

Organ, tissue donation Sindh body set up to regulate transplants KARACHI,: Responding to a Supreme Court order issued on August 27, the Sindh health department on Wednesday finally notified the establishment of a monitoring authority under “The Sindh Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues Ordinance-2012”, which was promulgated by the Sindh governor late Tuesday night, […]

Urdu on the internet

Urdu on the internet It is often speculated that the internet is a new and efficient form of imperialism that controls people’s minds and perceptions without physically invading their homes. As a result, many people believe that the internet is, essentially, an attempt to Anglicise the world. However, it should be noted that linguistic globalisation […]

Medical staff absent: Alleged negligence kills mother, two newborns

Medical staff absent: Alleged negligence kills mother, two newborns LAKKI MARWAT: A mother and her two newborn babies died due to absence of medical staff in a labour room at Government City Hospital on Wednesday. Haji Javaid Ahmad Khan and Mufti Matiullah, relatives of the deceased woman, told The Express Tribune that around 5am they […]

Integrated efforts: Govt seeks proposals for nutrition policy

Integrated efforts: Govt seeks proposals for nutrition policy PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government has sought proposals to devise a much-needed nutrition policy for the province and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). In a two-day workshop that begun on Wednesday, experts gathered from government departments and various institutions, including UN agencies, to develop a common understanding […]

Fatal outbreak: Measles kills 2 infants in North Waziristan

Fatal outbreak: Measles kills 2 infants in North Waziristan MIRANSHAH: Measles claimed the lives of two more infants in North Waziristan on Tuesday, increasing the number of people killed by the disease to 18 since April. An 18-month-old girl and one-year-old boy died of measles pneumonitis in Darpa Khel area of tehsil Miranshah, said Agency […]

Efficiency: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), IFAD discuss improving dairy farming

Efficiency: University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), IFAD discuss improving dairy farming LAHORE:  The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) at a meeting on Wednesday discussed how modern dairy farming on a public-private partnership model can be evolved. The meeting was chaired by UVAS VC […]

Dengue: Punjab doctors in the dark about new diagnosis criteria

Dengue: Punjab doctors in the dark about new diagnosis criteria LAHORE:  A majority of doctors remain unaware about a revised diagnostic criterion for dengue fever, leading to misdiagnosis, The Express Tribune has learnt. The diagnostic criteria was revised by the Dengue Expert Advisory Group (DEAG), which is responsible for advising the Punjab chief minister on […]

In Hub, diabetic tendencies doubled in eight years: Study

In Hub, diabetic tendencies doubled in eight years: Study KARACHI: The prevalence of diabetes and the people at risk of getting the disease in Pakistan have doubled in the age group of 15 to 25 during eight years, according to a study. The research involved 16 villages of Hub, Balochistan, where researchers carried out survey […]