Shortage of Zakat Fund: Poor patients at CHK face hardship

KARACHI :  Poor people visiting out-patients department as well as admitted in different wards of Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) have not being provided medicine and treatment facilities since the month of February owing to the delay in release [...]

CDTL to be up-graded soon: Dr Aslam

KARACHI : Chief Executive Drug Regulatory Authority (DRA) Pakistan Dr Muhammad Aslam on Tuesday said Central Drug Testing Laboratory (CDTL) would be up-graded soon as par international standards and his step will open door for Pakistani medicines [...]

36th Ophthalmic Conference from 6th

KARACHI : Renowned Ophthalmologist and President Ophthalmological Society of Pakistan Karachi chapter Dr Misbha-ul-Aziz on Monday said all the advance facilities are available in Karachi to cater eye diseases. He shared these views while addressing [...]

1.1 billion people at risk of hearing loss

KARACHI,  Some 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at noisy entertainment venues such as nightclubs, [...]

New researches to help improve health situation in Pakistan

KARACHI : State Minister for National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar on Saturday said Pakistan is the country which has high mortality and morbidity rate. She expressed these views while addressing the ?Annual [...]

SIUT signs MoU with Baskent University Turkey

KARACHI : Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) on Saturday signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Baskent University of Turkey for exploring new avenue of training, teaching and research between the two institutions [...]

Fund crunch delays construction of five medical colleges

KARACHI :  The construction work on five new medical colleges could not completed as yet in Sindh province due to shortage of funds despite the passage of over two years, PPI learned on Saturday. An official of Health Department Sindh on condition [...]

Coastal pollution serious food security, health risk

Karachi : The 13th meeting of National Coordinating Body of Mangroves for the Future Programme (MFF) Pakistan was held in Karachi Friday. The meeting was chaired by the Secretary, Ministry of Climate Change, Arif Ahmed Khan and attended by [...]

Hemoglobin Disorders Center starts functioning

KARACHI :  First time in history of Pakistan, Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation (AMTF) established state-of-the-art Hemoglobin disorders center to cater to patients with thalassemia and other blood disorders under one roof, said Head [...]

Experts urge coordinated efforts to prevent rare diseases

KARACHI : Renowned Hematologist Dr Saqib Hussain Ansari on Wednesday said incidence of rare disease Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSDs) is more common in country like Pakistan as compared to developed countries owing to inter-family marriages. He [...]

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