Patients continue to suffer at JPMC due to protest

KARACHI :  The visiting patients at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) continued to suffer on third day due to protest demonstration by employees and boycotts of OPDs in Sindh’s largest tertiary-care hospital. The protesters refused [...]

Free medical camp at commissioner office

KARACHI :  Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has said inauguration of free medical camp were a mean to provide free and quality healthcare facilities to people on their doorstep. ?The government wishes to provide all basic necessities [...]

Ebola tragedy has taught world, says new WHO report

GENEVA : The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in parts of West Africa is the largest, longest, most severe, and most complex in the nearly four-decade history of this disease. This was West Africa?s first experience with the virus, and it delivered [...]

OPD at JPMC remains closed in protest

KARACHI : The outpatient department of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) remained closed for two hours on Saturday due to protest demonstration held by medical staff in favor of their demands. The paramedical staff and nurses under [...]

Training workshops for SBTA officials

KARACHI : Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority (SBTA) administration has decided to train its inspectors and other officials for strict enforcement of blood banks, ensuring screening as per international standards and also to make sure blood transfusion [...]

More nurses needed to meet workload at CHK

KARACHI : At least one thousand more staff nurses are badly needed in Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) to cater rising the number of patients, but the provincial health department is yet to devise any plan to meet the shortage of nurses in the hospital, [...]

Neonatal ICU at AKUH

KARACHI  :   Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), the teaching hospital of Aga Khan University, will be holding an inauguration ceremony for its newly commissioned Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with comprehensive facilities on January 28, [...]

Ebola Impact on Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone remains crippling

WASHINGTON : The Ebola epidemic will continue to cripple the economies of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone even as transmission rates in the three countries show significant signs of slowing, according to a World Bank Group analysis on the [...]

41,531 hepatitis cases reported in 2014

KARACHI : Provincial Program Manager, Hepatitis Prevention and Control Program Sindh, Dr Kazim Raza Memon, has said about 41,531 hepatitis cases were reported across the Sindh province in year 2014 at 55 diagnostic centers operating in province [...]

Babies born to adolescent face higher risk of dying

KARACHI : About 16 million girls aged 15 to 19 and some 1 million girls under 15 give birth every year?most in low- and middle-income countries. Complications during pregnancy and childbirth are the second cause of death for 15-19 year-old girls [...]




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