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Tag: Sindh health department

Emergency Control Room set up to tackle COVID-19

KARACHI:Sindh Health Department has established ‘Emergency Control Room for Novel Corona Virus’ at 6th floor of New Sindh Secretariat Building and assigned officers for emergency duties.   According to a report on Thursday, in view of the recent rise in the COVID-19 pandemic cases across Pakistan, particularly in Sindh, the following officers have been assigned the duties at Emergency Control Room for Novel Coronavirus established at Sindh Health Department.   The names of officers are: Dr Mansoor Wassan (Deputy Secretary Admn-I), Riaz Ahmed Jakhrani (Deputy Secretary (Admn-II/G), Dr Sikandar Memon (Chief Technical Officer), Dr Ashique Hussain Shah (Technical Officer), Ameet (Section Officer-VII), Dr Asad Khatri (Section Officer (Program ), Farhan Ali (Section Officer...

10 senior MLOs appointed in Karachi hospitals

Karachi, Medical/Health Care
KARACHI:Sindh Health Department has posted three female and seven male doctors as senior medico-legal officers (MLOs) at Police Surgeon Karachi office.   According a notification, Dr Nasreen Bano (BPS-18) presently working in Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre has been appointed as Senior Women Medical Legal Officer (WMLO) at JPMC. Similarly, Dr Sangeeta Kumari working in CHK has been assigned as Senior WMLO at the same hospital, while Dr Tasneem Akhter performing duty in Sindh Government Lyari General Hospital Karachi has been appointed as Senior WMLO at her own hospital.   On other hand, seven other doctors have also been assigned to work as Senior MLOs at Sindh Government Lyari General Hospital, Sindh Government New Karachi Hospital, Sindh Government Hospital Liaqu...

Karachi hospitals put on high alert

General, Karachi
KARACHI: Sindh Health Department has put Karachi hospitals on high alert after issuance of health advisory about heatwave by Pakistan Meteorological Centre Karachi. According to a DG health letter, the Directorate General Health Services Sindh has directed for implementation of 24/7 emergency in all hospitals and health facilities, besides establishment of special heatwave wards for managing heat stroke cases and launching of heatwave awareness campaign and provision of 24/7 ambulance service. The heads of hospitals have been instructed to ensure availability of all essential medicines along with I/V drips, cannulas and ORS for managing heatwave affected patients and for increasing medical and paramedical staff where needed accordingly. The leave of doctors, nurses and paramedical...

(Health): Sindh abolishes health risk allowance

KARACHI:Sindh government has abolished health risk allowance granted to the health personnel of Sindh health department. According to an order issued by Sindh Finance Department, considering the weakening severity of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Sindh province and with the approval of competent authority i.e. Chief Minister Sindh, the health risk allowance granted to the health personnel of health department Sindh vide finance department’s order date 02 June 2020 and date 09 July 2020, is hereby discontinued with effect from 01 October 2020.

Sindh Health Department increased posts of female MLOs from 9 to 29

Karachi:Keeping in mind shortage lady Medico-Legal Officers (MLOs) at Medico-Legal Department of Karachi, Sindh health department has increased posts of female MLOs from 09 to 29. Karachi Police Surgeon, Dr Qarar Abbasi, while talking to PPI, said Sindh government has raised those posts from nine to 29 in budget 2020-21 out of which eight had already joined the department. He informed that rest posts would be filled soon. He added that these lady MLOs had been posted in Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi and Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. He explained that Karachi is Pakistan's most populous city where crime ratio is high. “The number of sanctioned posts has been increased from 71 to 91 with addition of 20 new female MLOs,” he added. Dr Abbasi said t...

(Health): Sindh records 35,000 malaria cases in eight months

Karachi, Medical/Health Care
Karachi:Sindh Health Department has registered 35,000 malaria cases from 1st January to 31 August 2020 in Sindh province. According to the latest data released by Sindh Health Department, a total of 35,000 malaria cases were recorded across the Sindh province in 2020 till 31 August 2020. The most of cases were reported from Thatta, Tando Muhammad Khan, Badin, Umerkot and Sujawal. Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease and its outbreak took place after monsoon rains due to which thousands of people fell sick in whole Sindh. The malaria cases were common in rural areas of Sindh province as compared to urban areas, while dengue cases were generally reported from urban areas. More than 2,300 malaria cases were reported in Karachi in 2020 at microscopic Centers working in the city for tre...