Foiza Azam

  • TISLAMABAD - The dengue fever has killed two more people and the death toll has reached 29 besides affecting over 5,000 others across the country. According to the recent updates regarding the fast spread of dengue fever the number of infected patients is continuously rising steadily and during the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD The dengue fever endemic has killed at least 27 people and affected over 3,000 others across the country. According to the recent updates regarding the fast spreading dengue fever the number of infected patients is continuously raising all over the country as around 3,664 patients have ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Level of concern has risen sharply in the country, as during the last few months as many as 2,936 cases have been diagnosed dengue positive with 21 reported deaths. According to the statistics, blood samples of as many as 5,399 suspected dengue fever patients have been received, out of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Victimisation of foreign qualified doctors by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) continues as the Council has kept the students who had failed in the Registered Medical practitioners examinations held in June 2010 in the dark about the next examination datasheet. Earlier in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - In the backdrop of the devastation caused by the floods in Pakistan, the World Health Organistion (WHO) has urged all donor partners to intensify efforts to provide the resources needed to deliver emergency health and humanitarian assistance to the flood-affected communities. According ...

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  • TISLAMABAD In the backdrop of flood situation posing a serious health challenge in the country, a meeting of the senior health officials and partner agencies, here on Wednesday, reviewed the situation and discussed the arrangements to deal with a possible outbreak of diseases. In this connection, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD Rejecting reservations of the Federal Cabinet over the enhanced child criminal age limit proposed in the National Child Protection Bill, the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has endorsed the said Bill saying that it does not conflict with the Islamic teachings. Earlier the Cabinet sent ...

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  • TISLAMABAD After several years, the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has surprisingly waken up to cancel registration of the candidates who appeared in the National Examination Board (NEB) examination during the year 2001-06, submitted fake degrees, and started medical practice. After internal ...

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  • TISLAMABAD Moving at the snails pace and after missing the repeatedly set deadline, the Health Ministry has finally tabled draft of the much-awaited National Health Policy before the cabinet. Soon after announcing to formulate the third policy document of the country, the Ministry established a ...

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  • TISLAMABAD Contrary to tall claims of the present Government with regard to putting Health Sector on its top priority agenda, this important sector got a meagre share of Rs 23.94 billion in the budgetary allocation for the fiscal year 2010-11. Under the Public Sector Development Programmes (PSDP), ...

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  • TISLAMABAD Chairperson Defence of Human Rights (DHR) Amina Janjua on Sunday along with families of three missing persons, recently adducted by law enforcement agencies for allegedly having links with Faisal Shahzad, accused of Times Square terror plot, announced to hold a 7-day sit-in and hunger ...

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  • TISLAMABAD Two student nurses that were reportedly injured when the former Executive Director PIMS Dr Ghazala car hit them during a protest last week, refused to appear before the medical board on Monday. According to sources, parents of the injured students have also arrived and they did not let ...

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  • TISLAMABAD Despite tall claims of according top priority to the health sector, the PPP-led Government is likely to allocate Rs 19.3 billion for the Ministry of Health under the Public Sector Development Programmes (PSDP) for the fiscal year 2010-11, which is 17 percent less than the budgetary ...

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  • TISLAMABAD Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal(PBM) in collaboration with singer Adnan Sami Khan has launched a campaign to persuade philanthropists to bear monthly expenses of orphans and to set precedent Adnan Sami Khan and Faryal Gohar announced to sponsor one child each. Under the campaign 'One philanthropist ...

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  • TISLAMABAD The greater disease burden in Pakistan is generally regarded as that of non-communicable diseases (NCD), so the governments plan was to establish a Commission on NCD. But this has hit snags owiing to lack of political will. According to Pakistan Demographic Survey, the burden of NCDs ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - While the World Water Day was marked across the country on Monday, the government has failed in coming up with a plan to effectively implement the approved National Water Policy. Last year, the National Water Policy was approved with an aim to improve the quality of life of the people ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Twin girls born with conjoined head, a rare medical condition, were admitted at the Children Hospital, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Monday morning to be evaluated for separation surgery. Doctors at Children Hospital (PIMS) are planning to attempt to separate the 5-month ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - National Assembly Standing Committee on Social Welfare and Special Education has stressed the need of implementing the juvenile justice system in the country so that institutional mechanism could be established for dispensation of justice to the juvenile offenders. The committee also ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - National Assembly Standing Committee on Health has directed the Ministry of Health to conduct an inquiry into the death of a nine-month girl, died at the Children Hospital of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences over a week back. Meanwhile, the case of the unfortunate death has ...

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  • TISLAMABAD The inquiry committee constituted by the administration of the PIMS to probe into the alleged medical negligence on part of a child specialist that caused death to a nine-month old girl has submitted the preliminary report to the authorities concerned. The incident took place in last ...

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  • TISLAMABAD As part of its Total Volunteer Blood Donation Campaign, Pakistan Institute of medical Sciences (PIMS), is holding a blood registration camp tomorrow (Wednesday) at the International Islamic University. PIMS is on the way to become the first total volunteer blood donation hospital in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Despite granting approval for the expansion of the Polyclinic Hospital (Federal Government Services Hospital) on the one-third part of the Argentina Park, the CDA bosses are still hindering the expansion of the hospital, it is reliably learnt. Though the CDA Board is authorised to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Parliamentarians efforts to introduce a bill for making blood test compulsory before marriage to detect genetic and sexually transmitted diseases finally bore fruit, as after lapse of two years the Bill titled Pre-Marital Compulsory Blood Testing was tabled before the National Assembly ...

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  • TISLAMABAD After a lapse of seven long years since the promulgation of Breast-feeding and Child Nutrition Ordinance 2002, Ministry of Health has finally notified the rules and regulations necessary for effective implementation of the said law. Earlier due to the mounting pressure of the formula ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Alleged nepotism coupled with administrative irregularities was witnessed during induction process of the house-job officers held two weeks back at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), blatantly ignoring the deserving candidates, TheNation has learnt. According to the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The continuous mismanagement on part of the administration of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) has left a number of important medical equipments in different departments out of order including closure of two operation theatres since a long time back. PIMS, the major ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Various projects of the Ministry of Health under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2009-10 are likely to hit snag as in the first half (July-December) of the current fiscal year, the Finance Ministry released only Rs6 billion against the demand of Rs11 billion. According to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), the largest public sector hospital of the capital despite being allocated hefty amount of Rs 600 million for cleanliness purpose is being run into shabby condition. The hospital seriously needed utmost attention of the authorities ...

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  • TISLAMABAD The scam of spurious drugs worth over Rs70 million in Lady Health Workers Programme has taken a new turn after revelation that the Central Drugs Laboratorys (CDL) officials received threats during the course of examination. According to sources, the supplier company threatened the CDL ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - President Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) Dr Sibt-ul-Hassan has said that practice licenses of doctors accused in Huma Wasims death case cannot be cancelled as it required another in-depth inquiry. He stated this while speaking at the National Assembly Standing Committee on ...

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