NICVD signs MoU for renovation and equipping of Paediatric Cardiology Ward

KARACHI: The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) on Saturday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with American Pakistan Business Development Forum and Rotary Club of Karachi Crown to support NICVD in renovating Paediatric Cardiology Ward and providing state-of-the-art facilities in the model rooms.   The MoU was signed by Professor Nadeem Qamar Executive Director, NICVD, Dr Abdul SRead More…

YDA condemns theft of doctor’s car

KARACHI:Young Doctors Association (YDA) on Wednesday strongly condemned a car theft from the premises of Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) and demanded its early recovery.   A Cultus car of Orthopedic Surgeon Dr Asif Jatoi bearing registration number AZR994 was parked in the premises of hospital which was taken away by the thefts.   Similar types of theft incidents were also reported in Read More…

Medical waste may act as a vehicle in an AIDS-affected area

KARACHI:Director General, Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), Naeem Ahmad Mughal, presided over an environmental review session held here on Tuesday for the installation and operation of four incinerators for the disposal of medical waste in an environmentally friendly manner in various hospitals of Larkana district.   In the meeting of experts after examining the environmental impact of the fourRead More…

CHK demands 400 medical staff to tackle Covid-19 cases

KARACHI:Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) administration has moved a summery to Sindh Health Department for posting of medical staff, including 48 doctors, to deal with Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency situation.   The CHK administration has demanded 200 staff nurses, 100 paramedical staff, 48 doctors (male and female) and other staff to counter COVID-19 pandemic. A summery has been moved by the heRead More…

NCOC: (Pakistan reports 2050 new COVID-19 cases, 33 deaths in last 24 hours)

ISLAMABAD:As many as 2050 people tested positive for Covid-19 and 33 more died due to the virus in the country over the last twenty four hours.   According to latest statistics of National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the figure of patients recovered from the virus has reached 324,834. There are now 29,055 active cases in the country.  Read More…

ASH faces multifarious problems due to financial crunch

KARACHI:The management of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) has been facing multiple problems in running the affairs of the hospital as high-ups at Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and Sindh government have unable to address financial problems of the healthcare, credible sources at the hospital informed PPI on Sunday.   According to these sources, the number of visiting patients and their admissions have also Read More…

Sindh appoints seven doctors at JPMC; decision opposed

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 diffRead More…

PM: (PM lays foundation stone of university and hospital in Hafizabad)

ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Imran Khan has laid foundation stones of development projects of Hafizabad University and District Headquarters Hospital in Hafizabad on Saturday.   The Hafizabad University will be constructed at the cost of 4.5 billion rupees whereas the new 400-bed facility District Headquarters Hospital building will cost two billion rupees.  Read More…

20 more Covid patients die in country with 1,502 new cases

ISLAMABAD:As many as 1502 new coronavirus cases were reported and 20 more patients died of the virus disease overnight in Pakistan. The country-wide death toll from the virus has surged to 6,408so far since the outbreak of the disease in February.   According to the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation, and Coordination’s report issued on Saturday, a total of 341753 people have been tested poRead More…

Doctors stage protest at KMC Head Office

KARACHI:The unpaid doctors of Sobhraj Maternity Hospital on Tuesday staged protest demonstration for payment of salaries.   The doctors were carrying banners and placards inscribed with different slogans. The doctors working in Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) run oldest maternity hospital of the city have not paid salaries for two months while some of them are not paid since 18 months. The protesterRead More…