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Increasing hepatitis cases a huge worry for Punjab

Punjab has become home to seven million hepatitis patients and medics have suggested that the government combat the disease through education, awareness and proper legislation, The Express Tribune has learnt. Dr Salman Kazmi, who recently wrote a book called Health by Education, which examines 36 different diseases, said the main purpose was …

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Turkey comes to the rescue of Pakistani liver patients

After India recently imposed visa restrictions, the Turkish government on Tuesday extended special packages to Pakistani patients seeking liver transplants. A high-level Turkish delegation led by Health Director General Oner Guner met with the Health Minister Saira Afzal Tarar in Islamabad on Tuesday. Tarar told the Turkish delegation that each …

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What is mental health?

As part of a yearlong series, the Petoskey News-Review, sister paper to the Herald Times, will consider a number of different issues relating to mental health and mental illness in Northern Michigan. This is the first installment in the monthly series on mental health in the community. Mental health and …

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Rs20.4bn allocated for free medicines

The Punjab government has allocated huge funds to provide free medicines to patients in the public sector hospitals, said spokesperson for the Punjab Health Department on Wednesday. PM’s health project now covers 26 districts He said an amount of Rs20.4 billion had been allocated for provision of free medicine in …

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GLOBAL DISEASE: NEARLY 13 MILLION INFANTS WERE NOT VACCINATED IN 2016

New estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have found that 12.9 million infants, or nearly 1 in 10, around the world didn’t receive any vaccinations in 2016. Consequently, these infants missed the first dose of the combined vaccine against diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP3), which are potentially deadly diseases. Related: …

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RCB discovers dengue larvae at 48 spots

Sanitation staff of the Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) on Wednesday recovered dengue larvae from 48 separate locations around the cantonment and registered criminal cases against six people. According to available details, the RCB authorities checked 2,104 houses and discovered larvae from 48 places. Ten places where larvae were found were …

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Dialysis unit starts functioning at THQ hospital

In a bid to provide free dialysis facility to kidney patients, the dialysis unit at Tehsil Headquarters Hospital, Samundri started functioning on Sunday. The unit was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Salman Ghani and Parliamentarians Shahbaz Baber, Rao Kashif Rahim and Arif Mehmood Gill. The dialysis unit had been established at …

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Pakistani Doctors caught mid way doing illegal kidney transplants

Bhalwal: When Pakistani authorities burst into a makeshift hospital in Lahore this year, doctors were caught mid-way through two illegal kidney transplants, the local donors and Omani clients still unconscious on the tables. The doctors were allowed to finish the operation then arrested, along with their assistants and the Omanis, …

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Rain puts dengue control officials on alert in Rawalpindi

The recent spell of rain has put dengue control officials on alert. The threat of dengue mosquito larvae multiplying in stagnant rain water has exacerbated calling for immediate action. District Officer(DO) Health Dr Amir Sheikh on Monday said that all out resources were being utilised for dealing with dengue spread …

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IBTA ‘fails to upgrade’ blood banks of public sector hospitals

Islamabad Blood Transfusion Authority (IBTA) has remained unsuccessful in up-grading the blood banks of public sector hospitals despite the fact that its role has been revived since 2011, an official told The Nation on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the legal role of IBTA and Safe Blood Transfusion Program (SBTP) is also a …

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