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Death toll reaches 61 as two more die of dengue

Dengue fever claimed two more lives in Peshawar, raising the toll from the victor borne disease to 61 as routine patients continued to suffer for want of beds at the medical teaching institutions of the provincial capital. Haseena Bibi, 30, a resident of Achini village, and 50-year-old Liaquat Ali of …

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KP to expand family care centres in province

As a new surveillance report revealed that there are over 100,000 people infected with HIV across the country, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to establish Family Care Centres at divisional headquarters across the province. The Integrated Behavioral and Biological Surveillance report had revealed that 123,000 people were infected with the …

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Medics urged to ensure infection-free environment

Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) Principal Prof Ghiasun Nabi Tayyab has urged doctors and paramedical staff to follow all the laid down standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure maximum hygienic at hospitals. Addressing a ceremony regarding ‘Infection Prevention’ at the Lahore General on Saturday, he said that infection prevention was …

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Hay fever hits capital with weather change

‘Allergic Rhinitis or Hay Fever is the most common form of allergy in Pakistan, affecting 24.62 per cent Pakistanis. This was revealed by health experts at a press briefing to mark the start of allergy season in Pakistan. We should come together to increase the level of awareness about Allergic …

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Pakistan to significantly reduce hepatitis by 2021

The federal health ministry on Sunday launched a fiveyear plan and a set of guidelines to significantly reduce the prevalence of hepatitis in the country by 2021. The National Hepatitis Strategic Framework 2017-21 plans to reduce chronic cases of Hepatitis B and C by 10 per cent and new cases …

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Toll from dengue virus outbreak rises to 50 in K-P

Toll from the ongoing dengue virus outbreak rose to 50 in the provincial on Sunday, officials said. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) health department has already devised a six-month-long plan to respond to the viral infection with a focus on vector surveillance. Four more people died of the dengue virus in …

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DRAP launches campaign against sale of unregistered, spurious drugs

Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has launched operation against sellers of unregistered and spurious drugs in different cities. A team of drug inspectors of DRAP raided a distributor Madina Medicine Co. in Multan for selling unregistered and spurious drugs, DRAP’s press release said. A DRAP team also recovered unregistered drugs, Leena Tablets, manufactured …

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World running out of antibiotics, WHO report confirms

A new report launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO) shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. According to the report, “most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only …

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Unhealthy diets, inactivity chief reasons for heart diseases

Unhealthy diets and physical inactivity are among the top factors which lead to the prevalence of major non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and diabetes. This was stated by Shifa International Hospital (SIH) Consultant Cardiologist Dr Asad Saleem at a hike organised by the hospital to mark World Heart …

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