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PM Imran expresses gratitude to donors of Shaukat Khanum


January 16, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday expressed his gratitude to all the donors for their help in achieving the financial targets of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) for the year 2018. On his twitter account, he expressed his confidence that the people would continue their support in the mission to save lives of the poor cancer patients in Pakistan …

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WHO to help KP govt in devising uniform plan for free healthcare


January 14, 2019

PESHAWAR: The World Health Organisation, which is providing technical assistance to the authorities to streamline healthcare financing in all provinces and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, will help them to put in place a uniform programme of free healthcare across the country. A mission of WHO including Prof Soonman, Dr Faraz Khalid and Dr Mohammad Saeed Akbar Khan held discussions with …

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CJP appreciates performance of Dr Yasmin Rashid


January 13, 2019

LAHORE: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Saturday, during hearing of a case, appreciated Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid’s performance. The bench headed by the CJP was hearing a case regarding private universities at the Supreme Court Lahore Registry. The chief justice made the observations after Dr Yasmin Rashid told that the opposition was demanding her resignation over his remarks …

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Pakistan Medical Association says hike in drug prices ‘unacceptable’, calls for its reversal


January 13, 2019

KARACHI: Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) on Saturday stated that it was “extremely concerned” over the “unacceptable” increase in the prices of medicines by the federal government. “The announcement of 15 per cent hike in medicine prices by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan with the consent of the federal government is highly disappointing and unacceptable,” said Dr S.M. Qaisar Sajjad, …

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Paediatric liver transplantation at PKLI to start by June, SC told


January 13, 2019

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Health Dr Yasmin Rashid on Saturday told the Supreme Court that the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI) would start conducting paediatric liver transplant within six months. The minister also informed a two-judge SC bench that the Punjab cabinet had approved a draft legislation to abolish the trust of the PKLI which would be run by …

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Govt urged to go an extra mile for eradication of polio


January 13, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Polio Chairman Dr Jean Marc Olivé on Saturday urged the government to go extra mile to free Pakistan from the crippling disease. Chairing the concluding session of TAG here, he said Pakistan was in a good position to stop polio in the very near future with the exceptional political commitment, strong coordination under the …

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Polio case reported in Lakki Marwat


January 11, 2019

ISLAMABAD: A polio case has been reported in Lakki Marwat district of Khyber Pakhtunhwa, an official Twitter handle reported. “Polio case has been reported from Lakki Marwat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Total number of polio cases in Pakistan in 2018 is at 9. Vaccinating all children in every campaign is critical to attain full immunity against the virus and to #endpolio in …

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New app gives throat cancer patients their voice back


January 11, 2019

Vlastimil Gular’s life took an unwelcome turn a year ago: minor surgery on his vocal cords revealed throat cancer, which led to the loss of his larynx and with it, his voice. But the 51-year-old father of four is still chatting away using his own voice rather than the tinny timbre of a robot, thanks to an innovative app developed …

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Nine polio cases confirmed in 2018


January 11, 2019

ISLAMABAD: With the confirmation of another case, the total count of polio cases in the country reached nine in 2018. The confirmation of the ninth case came two days after the departure of World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who was on a visit from Jan 6 to 8. Mr Ghebreyesus had said that the missing …

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WHO says refusals key challenge to eradicating polio in Pakistan


January 9, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Missing children and refusals by parents are the key challenges facing the eradication of polio in Pakistan, World Health Organisation Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference at the WHO head office on his last day in the country, Dr Ghebreyesus said: “Pakistan also needs to stop transmission of virus of crippling disease …

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