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Day: November 7, 2020

HIV-infected boy dies in Ratodero as cases continue to rise

LARKANA:A four-year-old boy, Ghulamullah, son of Muhammad Ibrahim Marfani, died of HIV in Ratodero on Saturday.   He was residing near the waterlogging drain of Nadir Shah Muhalla. His father told Neesmen that his son's viral disease was detected one and half years ago and local doctors referred him to Children Hospital and HIV/AIDS Treatment Centre in Larkana for treatment, where doctors only registered him and gave a few syrups for fever and cough and then asked to leave.   He questioned: "If treatment centres have been established then why HIV affected children are dying? Why their viral load is increasing and why CD-4 count is decreasing? He said the National AIDS Control Program and Sindh's Health Department should investigate this issue forthwith and save childr...

(Health): Call to launch state-run health channel to educate public

KARACHI:Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society (PNDS) organized the 17th annual general body meeting and panel discussion on topic “Promotion of Good Nutrition and Health by media professionals” at local hotel on Saturday.   Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), Dr Qaisar Sajjad, TV Anchor Sana Hashmi, social activist Shehryar Qureshi, Dr Naveed Bhutto, cooking expert Naheed Ansari, senior journalist Yasmin and others attended the event. President, PNDA, Fayaza Khan and General Secretary Mozamila Saeed were mediators of the panel discussion.   Speaking to the participants, Dr Qaisar Sajjad said health and education sectors had been badly neglected by the federal and provincial governments in the past. He lamented that there was no space for health aw...

National conference on drug abuse

QUETTA:The 5th National Conference against Drug Abuse under the aegis of Civil Society Network Pakistan and Anti Narcotics Force, Balochistan will be held on 19-20 November 2020 in Quetta. Commander Fazal Muhammad Noorzai, Chief Organizer, Civil Society Network Pakistan in a statement issued here on Saturday said that Research Scholars from Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan including Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan and FATA are going to attend mentioned conference scheduled to be held in Quetta.   He said that scholars will focus on research covering the drug addiction prevention challenges faced by Pakistan today. He said Poster Competition amongst the students of public sector and private sector universities will also be arranged on November 20...

Sindh appoints seven doctors at JPMC; decision opposed

Medical/Health Care
KARACHI:Sindh Health Department has posted seven doctors in Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). However, JPMC doctors association has demanded withdrawal of notification about the posting of the doctors.   The following doctors Dr Shazia Shahnawaz, Dr Erum Ilahi, Dr Raja Mummed M Ussab, Dr Abdul Kaleem Khooso, Dr Sajjad Ali Bughio, and Dr Farrukh Hussain were posted in JPMC on vacant posts from different hospitals of Sindh.   President JPMC’s Doctors Association Dr Naeem Khan and Senior Vice-President Dr Ghulam Shabbir have expressed their reservation over posting of doctors in the hospital and added that JPMC is a federal healthcare entity, so Sindh government could not post doctors in it.   They informed that uncertainty was prevalent among doctors...

SBP urges ongoing dialogue between business community and policy makers

KARACHI:Governor State Bank of Pakistan, Dr. Reza Baqir, paid a visit Saturday to the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) on the invitation of its President, Mr. Qaisar Iqbal Baryal. The purpose of his visit was to seek firsthand knowledge from the businesses community, particularly the exporters, on the economic challenges faced by them in the face of global slowdown amid covid-19 pandemic.   At the outset of his visit, the Governor thanked the President of SCCI saying that an ongoing dialogue between the policy makers and business community on the economic measures and their effectiveness is key to combat the prevalent domestic as well as global economic challenges. In this regard, the Governor acknowledged the proactive role played by SCCI in raising awareness abo...

(CITY): Int’l Kashmir Convention in Islamabad on Nov 10

KARACHI:The International Kashmir Convention against Indian atrocities in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir will be held on November 10 at a local hotel in Islamabad.   The event is being hosted by Chairman World Kashmir Forum (WKF). Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will be the chief guest while Azad Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan will preside over the convention.   Other prominent guests include Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, former Defence Minister Lt. Gen. (Retd) Naeem Khalid Lodhi, former High Commissioner Abdul Basit, former ambassador and analyst Javed Hafeez, Chairperson Jammu and Kashmir Solidarity Movement and Pak-Kashmir Women's Alliance Uzma Gul, event host prominent businessman and Chairman WKF Haji Mohammad Rafiq Pardesi, Secretary General WKF and forme...