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SHCC establish regional offices in Larkana 
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SHCC establish regional offices in Larkana 

KARACHI- Sindh Healthcare Commission has established regional offices in Larkana while another regional office is being setup in Sukkur to improve health delivery standards and eradicate quackery in these two regions. The Chief Executive Officer SHCC in compliance of Sindh High Court Sukkur Bench, visited Sukkur to identify the office and also met with Commissioner…

Upcoming budget to witness rise in tax on cigarettes
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Upcoming budget to witness rise in tax on cigarettes

ISLAMABAD: The prime minister has given the go-ahead for imposing health tax of Rs10 per pack of cigarette, earnings from which would be used by the health ministry on welfare projects. PM Khan approved a plan to increase taxes on the cigarette manufacturing industry in the upcoming budget for 2019-20 in a bid to enhance revenue…

Fed govt urged to build new hospitals instead of controlling others 
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Fed govt urged to build new hospitals instead of controlling others 

KARACHI- Civil society, human rights and medical and legal profession activists have urged the federal government to construct new hospitals in Karachi city instead taking administrative control of Sindh government hospitals. They expressed their serious concern over the federal government’s action to take over the control of three major medical facilities of Sindh, including Jinnah…

Sindh Govt halts handover of hospitals till SCP’s decision on the review petition
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Sindh Govt halts handover of hospitals till SCP’s decision on the review petition

Karachi: The Sindh government has decided to arrest the transfer of three key Karachi hospitals including the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) and the National Institute of Child Health (NICH) to the federal government until the Supreme Court of Pakistan decides on a review petition filed by the…

Saeed Mangnejo takes additional charge of Secretary Health 
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Saeed Mangnejo takes additional charge of Secretary Health 

KARACHI-Sindh Health Departmental has given Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo as additional charge of Secretary Health Sindh. According to a notification, in pursuance of Services General Administration and Coordination Department Government of Sindh notification No. SOI (SGA&CD)-3/29/2002), dated May 24th, 2019.  Saeed Mangnejo have been taken over the Additional Charge of the office of the Secretary Health Department…

Johnson & Johnson faces a multi-billion dollar lawsuit over opioid crisis
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Johnson & Johnson faces a multi-billion dollar lawsuit over opioid crisis

Johnson and Johnson, one of the world’s largest drug manufacturers, recently came under fire for promoting the ‘opioid epidemic’. Prosecutors have accused Johnson & Johnson for misleading the public by deceptively marketing their painkillers while completely downplaying its negative dependence traits. The company is now on trial in a multi-billion dollar lawsuit by the Oklahoma…

SHCC forms squads to tackle quackery
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SHCC forms squads to tackle quackery

KARACHI: The Chief Executive Officer, Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC), Dr Minhaj Qidwai, and the Director Anti-Quackery Directorate, SHCC, Dr Ayaz Mustafa, recently held a meeting with the newly notified focal persons of anti-quackery to deal with the menace of quackery in the Sindh province. Qidwai and Mustafa also attended a meeting chaired by the Prime…

Jinnah Sindh Medical University expands to nine institutes
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Jinnah Sindh Medical University expands to nine institutes

KARACHI: “With the start of the latest Institute of Medical Education, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) now has nine constituent units imparting undergraduate and postgraduate level education in medicine and allied health sciences,” said Prof Tariq Rafi, Vice Chancellor JSMU, at an iftar dinner hosted for media representatives. He recounted the university’s journey from its…

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