May 24, 2019 Bilawal Warns Federal Govt Over Taking Control of 3 Sindh Hospitals

KARACHI-   Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned the taking over of Sindh’s three major hospitals by the federal government and termed it as an attack on provincial autonomy. In a statement, the PPP Chairman said, “The people of Sindh have invested billions of rupees on revolutionary improvements in Jinnah...

May 24, 2019 Federal Govt Takes Over 3 Major Hospitals of Sindh

KARACHI- Federal government has taken over administrative control of three major hospitals of Sindh province, which include Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), and National Institute of Child Health (NICH). The notification issued by Federal Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Control said: “In pursuance of Supreme Court of...

May 23, 2019 Sindh nominates 29 focal persons for anti-quackery

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Department has notified 29 focal persons in all districts of the Sindh province who will coordinate with the Anti-Quackery Directorate of the Sindh Health Care Commission in the drive against illegal medical practitioners across the Sindh province. According to the notification issued by the Director General Health Services Sindh, Dr Masood...

May 23, 2019 Darul Sehat Hospital, family of Nashwa reach settlement

Agreement signed; Baba Nashwa PICU to be established at hospital KARACHI- Darul Sehat Hospital’s management and the grieving family of nine month-old baby Nashwa, who died due to administering of wrong injection by the hospital personnel, have reached a settlement; the deceased’s family has accepted apology of DUSH administration. This was announced by Qaisar Ali, the father...

May 22, 2019 Searle announces the acquisition of OBS Pakistan

KARACHI: One of Pakistan’s leading pharmaceutical companies, the Searle company Ltd., recently announced that it is acquiring OBS Pakistan Ltd. A recently issued statement said that Searle had been a US-based multinational company as it was acquired by IBL Group in 1993 and listed in the Pakistan Stock Exchange. The latest acquisition will strengthen Searle’s...

May 22, 2019 PMA appreciates Senate’s Standing Committee bold stance against PMDC

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) praised the Chairman of the Senate’s Standing Committee on National Health Services and the members of the Standing Committee for their bold stance against the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) Ordinance 2019. An emergent meeting of the PMA Centre was held at the PMA House, Karachi to discuss...

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No-Tobacco Day observed in Pakistan
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No-Tobacco Day observed in Pakistan

  KARACHI: On the 1st of Ramadan, National No-Tobacco Day was observed across the country, urging all Muslims to abandon tobacco use during the holy month. The Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA), Pakistan Chest Society and other medical organizations arranged programs and lectures in different places and distributed anti-tobacco literature as well. Social media was…

Quack Plays Havoc in Larkana
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Quack Plays Havoc in Larkana

128, including children & adults, catch HIV at the hands of vengeful quack KARACHI: Health Minister Azra Pechuho informed the house that a quack impersonating as a doctor had been arrested after a case registered against him for using used syringes in Larkana district that caused the lethal Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. The number…

Reopening of Darul Sehat Hospital ordered by SHC   
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Reopening of Darul Sehat Hospital ordered by SHC  

The Sindh High Court has ordered to re-open Darul Sehat Hospital, which was sealed on April 24 after a minor girl, Nashwa Ali, passed away on April 22 due to negligence. The nine-month old Nashwa passed away after being administered an incorrect dose of drugs at the hospital on April 7th. She suffered brain damage…

PDA demands immediate reopening of Darul Sehat Hospital
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PDA demands immediate reopening of Darul Sehat Hospital

Karachi- The Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) has condemned the closure of Darul Sehat Hospital in Karachi. In a statement issued here, the PDA said that closure of the Darul Sehat hospital had rendered jobless and redundant over 1,000 doctors, post-graduate students, house officers, para-medical staff associated with the privately run hospital for no fault of…

Pakistani cricketer contracts Hep C at a dental clinic
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Pakistani cricketer contracts Hep C at a dental clinic

Shadab Khan, a Pakistani cricketer who plays for the national team tested positive for Hepatitis C, prior to his departure for England for an ODI series. The team’s blood samples were sent to the lab for routine tests, after which Shadab received the unfortunate news. According to sources close to Shadab, the cricketer contracted the Hepatitis…

Is Polio Vaccine against Islamic Values?
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Is Polio Vaccine against Islamic Values?

Throughout history many misconceptions have circulated regarding the inoculation of polio vaccine. Apart from the paranoia that OPV can cause the recipient to fall sick, many people are of the belief that OPV can make girls infertile; several other believe that it’s a western plot to introduce diseases in the Muslim population. A research paper…

Dr Tariq Bhutta elected new PMDC president
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Dr Tariq Bhutta elected new PMDC president

ISLAMABAD- On March 31, first meeting of the newly-constituted Council constituted under the 2019 Ordinance was held to elect the president and vice president. Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has elected new president and vice president after running on ad-hoc basis for 13 months. The 17-member new council notified by Ministry of National Health Services,…


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