Major hospitals face acute shortage of life-saving drugs

KARACHI ): The shortage of medicines have further deepened in government hospitals in Sindh due to non-clearance of contractors and suppliers bill, putting thousands of lives at stake. The last year stock of medicines has already ended in hospitals [...]

Rs 45.270m funds released for five CMCH projects

  LARKANA, Sindh health department has released 25% of 2014-15 funds for five major development projects of Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH), Larkana. The funds release came three months after the announcement of 2014-15 annual budget. [...]

Shah lays foundation stone of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Unit

KARACHI,  Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah has laid down foundation stone of construction of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Unit in National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) Karachi at a ceremony held in a local hotel here on [...]

Applying chemically manufactured henna has increased risk

KARACHI,  Applying chemically manufactured henna has increased risk of developing skin dermatitis among women and girls in marriage season due to sensitivity of skin.     Talking to PPI, renowned skin specialist, Institute of Skin [...]

Polio vaccination under new method begins in October

  KARACHI :  National Technical Focal Person of Polio Monitoring Cell, Dr Altaf Bosan, said on Saturday that polio vaccination would be administrated through new injectable method in high-risk Union Councils of three big cities of Pakistan [...]

Ebola Threat to ‘Regional, Global Security’

Continuing White House efforts to combat the outbreak of Ebola in Africa, U.S. President Barack Obama warned a summit of world leaders in New York on Thursday that the disease is becoming “a growing threat to regional and global security.” Addressing [...]

Yemen’s President Warns of Civil War as Factions Collide

SANAA — President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has warned Yemenis their country is heading towards civil war after the takeover of the capital by Shi’ite Muslim rebels, a move that has allowed the insurgents to dictate terms to a weakened, [...]

Health Conditions in Iraq Become Alarming

GENEVA— The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders reports the health situation in Iraq is alarming. The group, known by its French initials MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières), says conditions are particularly dire for hundreds of thousands [...]

PPA call for protecting people from drug side-effects

KARACHI :  Central President, Pakistan Pharmacists Association (PPA), Syed Qalb-e-Hasan Rizvi on Wednesday stressed the need of a comprehensive policy at national level in collaboration of private sector to protect and prevent people from side-effects [...]

KMDC staff salaries likely to be released soon

  KARACHI :  The staff of Karachi Medical & Dental College (KMDC) on Wednesday called off their strike after getting assurance from Financial Advisor of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Afaq Saeed that salaries of employees [...]

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