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Why is there a shortage of female doctors in Pakistan?

More than half don’t practise after graduation, says PMDC

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July 22, 2019


Police on standby at Peshawar hospital to stop protesting doctors

The govt wants FIRs to be registered against them

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May 2, 2019


Toba Tek Singh woman gives birth in a car

Family says the DHQ hospital doctors refused to admit her

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April 5, 2019


Police find bodies of two missing doctors in Attock

Court remands three suspects into police custody for four days

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March 18, 2019


What happens when you don’t vaccinate your child?

In Pakistan, the polio vaccine has come under fire in the past several years

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March 9, 2019


Another family accuses protesting doctors of negligence after two more infants die at Karachi’s NICH

Doctors at public hospitals across Sindh have been on strike for the last four days

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February 16, 2019


Family accuses protesting doctors of negligence after infant dies at Sukkur’s Civil hospital

Sindh’s doctors have been on strike for the last three days

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February 15, 2019


Patients suffer in Karachi as some JPMC doctors protest while others gobble down halwa puri

Public hospitals across Sindh remained closed on Wednesday as doctors went on strike

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February 13, 2019


China’s doctor shortage prompts rush for AI health care

Good doctors in China are highly sought-after, but the supply is low

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September 20, 2018


Robot wars: China shows off automated doctors, teachers and combat stars

Robots that can diagnose diseases, play badminton and wow audiences with their musical skills are among the machines China hopes could revolutionise its economy, with visitors to a Beijing exhibition offered a glimpse of an automated future

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August 19, 2018


After ER scuffle, doctors boycott OPDs at Jinnah hospital

KARACHI: Medics associated with the Young Doctors Association boycotted out-patient clinics at Jinnah hospital, Samaa reported Tuesday. The doctors refused to work in protest against the registration of an FIR against a doctor, according to YDA chairman Omer Sultan. The FIR was recently registered by a patient’s attendant after a clash with the staff of…

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April 24, 2018


Body of teenager found in Ghotki

GHOTKI: Body of a teenage girl was found in Ghotki on Friday night. The body of the 13-year-old woman was recovered from a village named Mitthu Bhutto, which is located in Ghotki suburbs. The initial investigation by the police concluded that the girl was strangulated to death. The body was shifted to a hospital for…

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April 21, 2018


Patients in Quetta suffer as YDA strike enters third day

Reported by: Zainuddin Cameraman: Abdul Waheed QUETTA: A province-wide strike by Young Doctors Association and Paramedics Association across government hospitals in Quetta and other cities of Balochistan caused patients to suffer.  Out-patient departments across government hospitals in Quetta and other cities of Balochistan were shut due to the Young Doctors Association’s strike. Patients from Balochistan’s…

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March 14, 2018


Video: Nurses thrash doctor who allegedly harassed them

MIRPURKHAS: Nurses subjected a doctor to intense thrashing on Monday after he allegedly sexually harassed them at a hospital in Mirpurkhas.  According to details, senior doctor Ramesh Kumar was beaten severely by female nurses at the Civil Hospital in Mirpurkhas after he allegedly harassed them. Taking notice of the incident, Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal…

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February 20, 2018


Doctors want President Trump’s head examined

NEWS DESK: President Donald Trump is “in excellent health,” White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, said following his physical Friday, reported CNN. But it’s not clear whether any mental health tests were conducted, despite urging from mental health professionals. Jackson received an urgent letter from dozens of doctors and health professionals Thursday urging him to…

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January 15, 2018


Woman whose brain slipped out of her skull surprises doctors

NEWS DESK: A woman whose brain was falling out of her skull has astonished doctors by living past Christmas, thanks to money that’s been raised for life-saving surgery, reported The Independent. Sarah Gearing suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a genetic condition that causes the connective tissues in her body to collapse. This sometimes causes her joints…

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December 31, 2017


Medical colleges asked to stop admitting students before time

ISLAMABAD: President Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) Prof Dr Shabir Lehri Tuesday expressed serious concerns over admitting the students in medical and dental colleges prior to the time frame announced by the council. In a statement, he said that the council in its 156th session meeting unanimously decided that no medical and dental college can…

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November 14, 2017


Ishaq Dar extends stay in London for medical reasons

LONDON: Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has decided to extend his stay in London due to medical reasons, Samaa reported. According to details, Dar is in London due to treatment of his heart problem and will undergo a medical checkup on Friday. The initial medical tests have taken place and the doctors have advised him…

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November 2, 2017


The Informed Choice

By: Zara Maqbool Last week I took my 10 years old to Shifa Hospital Islamabad to consult with a gastroenterologist.  He had been suffering from some vomiting and stomach issues.  I normally take reference from some trusted source when consulting with a doctor I don’t know about but this time checking his credentials I took…

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October 21, 2017


Dengue epidemic grips KP as cases surge to 3090 with 10 deaths reported

PESHAWAR: The dengue epidemic has tightened its noose in Peshawar as the cases were surged to 3090 including 127 new cases with at least 10 deaths were officially reported from different hospitals of the province. Provincial Minister for Health, Shahram Khan Tarkai while talking to APP here on Monday has confirmed the death of 10…

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August 28, 2017