Iqtidar Gilani

  • LAHORE -  The mega scandal involving stent has not made any difference as all the cardiac centres including Punjab Institute of Cardiology continued treating patients needing Angioplasty as per the normal routine. After FIA confiscated huge quantity of unregistered stents of four companies at ...

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  • LAHORE - Three committees have been constituted at different levels to probe the incident of implanting unregistered stents at hospitals and devising a plan for registration of different brands with Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) though with little or no progress. The committee headed ...

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  • LAHORE - Dysfunctional equipment, shortage of life saving medicines and trained cardiologists are hampering service delivery at Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC), TheNation has learnt. People coming from across the province are getting long dates due to extraordinary rush, dysfunctional ...

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  • LAHORE - Death of a Kasur woman on the Jinnah Hospital’s floor is not the first case as such sorry stories are a routine because of lack of government interest in improving health sector. Inadequate number of beds the resultant sharing of one bed by two and even three patients, dysfunctional ...

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  • LAHORE - People manufacturing and selling spurious and substandard drugs would be put behind the bars, said Minister Primary and Secondary Healthcare Kh Imran Nazir while speaking at a sitting arranged by Nawa-i-Waqt and The Nation yesterday. Office bearer of Pakistan Pharmnaceutical Manufacturers ...

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  • LAHORE - Lacunas in existing law, improper mechanism for implementation, shortage of manpower and untrained staff are altogether contributing to the sheer failure of Punjab Food Authority in curbing the menace of adulteration and unwholesome eatables in the province. Established under the Punjab ...

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  • LAHORE - After a wait for seven long years, the local government institutions in Punjab got their political heads yesterday. Lord mayor, mayors, deputy mayors, chairmen and the vice chairmen of one metropolitan corporation, 10 municipal corporations and 182 municipal committees took oath of their ...

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  • Like the previous years, the health department has nothing to boast of in the outgoing year except gradual improvement in routine immunization coverage and introduction of central induction policy for PG trainees. Issues like protests by young doctors, nurses and paramedical staff, failed attempt ...

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  • LAHORE - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday inaugurated the Greater Iqbal Park in Lahore, calling it a symbol of development. But the PM, whose ongoing third stint in power has seen crippling protests by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, warned that it was not a place to stage sit-ins and suggested ...

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  • LAHORE - It was a cold December evening in Multan when I heard the tragic news of Fall of Dhaka. The City was in darkness under curfew. The news caused me to bursts into tears screaming on the big national loss. We were helpless and could not keep Eastern Pakistan with us. This was a great tragedy ...

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  • LAHORE - The nation celebrated Eid Miladun Nabi with fervor and enthusiasm yesterday amid elaborate security arrangements. The day dawned with a 31-gun salute in Islamabad and 21-gun salutes in provincial capitals including Lahore. Special prayers were offered for the security, solidarity and ...

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  • LAHORE -  The story of Nirala Sweets is akin to a Shakespearean tragedy of sorts - where fame, money and success simply disappeared overnight. What was once the great ‘Taj’ of local sweets, without a single real competitor in sight, dismantled in a matter of days. But what happened ...

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  • LAHORE -  Below average rains/snowfall this winter is not a good omen for agriculture as major reservoirs are unlikely to get enough water for irrigation, experts say. Persistent dryness has caused considerable increase in weather related diseases, especially among children and elderly people, ...

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  • LAHORE - Giving 48 hours ultimatum for withdrawal of central induction policy for PG trainees, the Young Doctors Association Punjab yesterday announced complete strike at Out Patients Department (OPD) across the province. YDA warned closure of OPDs from December 10 (Saturday) onward till acceptance ...

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  •  LAHORE - The Young Doctors Association will take it to the streets across the province including Lahore today (Wednesday) to press for their old demands. The protest, announced by YDA leadership, would continue during the peak hours to convey a strong message to the government. Unlike the ...

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  • LAHORE - Inordinate delay in start of proceedings and that too for a brief period on most of the days remained the hallmark of Punjab Assembly session that prorogued yesterday due to the same reason of lack of quorum. The Assembly failed to complete agenda on six out of eight days including on ...

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  • LAHORE - Instead of filing vacant posts through fresh recruitment, the primary and secondary healthcare department has come up with the unique idea of overcoming the shortage of drug inspectors by giving additional charge to pharmacists at DHQ/THQ hospitals. Where both drug inspectors and ...

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  • LAHORE - Political circles are shocked over election of Masroor Nawaz Jhangvi, a son of Haq Nawaz Jhangvi who had founded Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan – a sectarian organistion that was later banned in the country. Questions have been raised as to how his candidature was allowed despite that the ...

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  • LAHORE - Punjab Assembly yesterday passed four bills with majority, rejecting all the amendments proposed by the opposition legislators. The PA passed Punjab Criminal Prosecution Service (Constitution, Functions and Powers) (Amendment) Bill 2016, Parks and Horticulture Authority (Amendment) Bill ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab Assembly yesterday passed three bills with majority vote, rejecting all cut motions moved by the Opposition legislators. The House passed three bills - Punjab Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2016, Punjab Local Government (Sixth Amendment) Bill 2016 and Forman Christian College ...

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  • LAHORE - Opposition in Punjab Assembly yesterday raised voice on the long standing issue of delayed starting of proceedings. The proceedings started two hours and 15 minutes beyond the scheduled time with Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal in the chair. Reminding the chair of the warning given to the ...

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  • LAHORE -  Inordinate delay in release of funds for procurement of equipment is hindering making the Punjab Institute of Neurosciences (PINS) fully functional. In the first phase, construction of 10-storey building was completed last year on the premises of Lahore General Hospital with ...

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  • LAHORE - Countries in the eastern hemisphere including Pakistan witnessed rare happening of supermoon, bigger and brighter moon yesterday, causing excitement among people to gather on rooftop to grab once in a lifetime opportunity. The last time supermoon was seen way back in 1948 and the next ...

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  • LAHORE - Pakistan is all set to observe yet another World Diabetes Day tomorrow with usual rituals to mark the day and no practical steps to reduce the ever increasing burden of silent killer. A usual, diabetic camps, seminars and walks have been planned by different public sector and private ...

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  •  LAHORE - The Punjab chief secretary has turned down the summary of the Environment Protection Department regarding proposed amendments to service rules relating to posting of Director General Environment Protection Agency, The Nation has learnt. The EPD was seeking certain amendments that ...

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  • LAHORE - As paramedics’ sit-in in front of Chief Minister’s Secretariat entered the fourth day, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif yesterday expressed his displeasure over poor traffic system in Lahore. Last month, the Lahore High Court took suo moto notice of holding protest on The ...

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  • LAHORE - The Environment Protection Department has sought amendments in service rules relating to posting of Director General Environment Protection Agency, adding certain clauses that suit the officer recently removed from the office. Dr Javed Iqbal, Technical Advisor of Housing Department having ...

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  • LAHORE - Paramedics in uniforms marched on The Mall yesterday, before besieging the CM Secretariat for reinstatement of their colleagues. The protest left hundreds of patients in the lurch and caused a traffic mess for hours. The young doctors have been on strike at OPD of Mayo Hospital for the ...

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  •  LAHORE - Burning of solid waste continued unabated at almost all illegal dumping sites in Lahore despite clear instructions to the local government to check such factors adding to the intensity of smog. Punjab Environment Department has approached City District Government a couple of days ...

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  • LAHORE - The Punjab government is planning to set up Preventive Healthcare Authority to oversee areas of public health including working of vertical programs, sources told The Nation yesterday. The authority will be an advisory body for all matters relating to public health and healthcare ...

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