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Balochistan: 750 women dying annually due to insufficient medical facilities

They have to travel hundreds of kilometres to see a doctor

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January 13, 2020


Faisalabad patients continue to suffer as doctors go on strike

Punjab government wants to privatise all hospitals

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October 10, 2019


 Mandi Bahauddin woman gives birth outside a hospital

Her family claims administration refused to admit her

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June 14, 2019


PM makes surprise visits to Sargodha, Khushab hospitals

He arrived without any security detail

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May 25, 2019


Sindh govt fires 33 ghost doctors in Tharparkar

15 paramedics were also sacked

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April 20, 2019


Quetta doctor returns home a month and a half after being kidnapped

Doctors had boycotted hospitals to protest against Dr Ibrahim Khalil’s disappearance

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January 30, 2019


KP’s emergency cab service to take people to hospitals for free

Mobility will no longer be an issue for KP patients

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January 3, 2019


KP bans use of smartphones and tablets in hospitals

Use of smartphones led to doctors neglecting their duties

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October 30, 2018


Drug-resistant superbug spreading in hospitals

A superbug resistant to all known antibiotics that can cause “severe” infections or even death is spreading undetected through hospital wards across the world, scientists in Australia warned on Monday. Researchers at the University of Melbourne discovered three variants of the multidrug-resistant bug in samples from 10 countries, including strains in Europe that cannot be…

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September 3, 2018


Hospitals scrap surgeries, Venezuelans forgo showers as taps run dry

At one of the biggest public hospitals in Caracas in Venezuela, most bathrooms are closed. Patients fill jugs from a tiny tap on the ground floor that sometimes has a trickle of water. Operations are postponed or canceled. The Central Venezuelan University hospital, once a Latin American leader, is reeling as taps run dry. “I…

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August 15, 2018


With doctors recruited for election duties, who will run Karachi’s hospitals?

Doctors at government hospitals have been assigned duties at polling stations on July 25 so who is going to treat patients? An emergency is ordinarily declared at public hospitals on polling day but the lack of doctors may pose a problem. In Karachi, the staff of the Sindh Government Lyari General Hospital, Sindh Government Hospital…

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July 21, 2018


Isolated and deprived, will Thar’s voters elect the same old faces?

It is difficult to imagine a life worse than that of the people of Sindh’s Tharparkar desert region. They live in abject poverty, perpetual hunger and do not have basic necessities. Tharparkar has become a major electoral battlefield this election. The people of Tharparkar are represented by two National Assembly constituencies — NA-221 and NA-222…

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July 19, 2018


‘You think I will survive?’ Hospital overflows after Mastung blast

Survivors of a suicide blast which killed 128 people as it ripped through a crowded election rally described scenes of panic and horror Saturday, as hospitals struggled to cope with scores of wounded. The attack in Mastung on Friday, claimed by the Islamic State group, was one of the deadliest in Pakistan’s history. More than…

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July 14, 2018


Heatstroke alert issued as hot weather predicted in KP

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority has issued a heatstroke alert after the met department predicted sweltering weather in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for next 10 days. According to heatstroke alert, people are advised to be careful and avoid unnecessary movement as hot and dry weather is expected in most parts of the country. In the next ten…

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May 29, 2018


Toxic water causing deformities to villagers in Punjab’s Kot Asadullah

Basharat Ali was 15 when his legs began to falter, a condition doctors have blamed on polluted water in a Pakistani region infamous for the deformities that afflict many of its people. Too weak to carry his own schoolbag, he was taken to hospital, where doctors said water laden with toxic levels of arsenic, fluoride,…

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May 11, 2018


Post-mortem: Punjab big on roads, small on hospitals

Punjab has been so focused on building roads that it forgot about hospitals. “Health has never been a priority,” said SAMAA’s Lahore bureau chief Ahmad Waleed. “The Orange Line and Metro projects got more attention and funds.” He was speaking during a special government post-mortem broadcast on Monday. The PML-N government set up 20 new…

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April 9, 2018


In sniffling Islamabad, pollen allergies soar as spring brings less rain

ISLAMABAD: With the approach of springtime, most residents in this capital city look forward to trading in snow and icy weather for milder temperatures and blossoming flowers and trees. But as the days grow longer, the budding trees and blooming flowers are also bearers of an unwelcome reality: the start of the allergy season. As…

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April 9, 2018


China experiments with artificial heart

CHONGQING: Three Chinese hospitals are experimenting with artificial hearts called Evaheart, a left ventricular assist system developed in Japan in 2005. Three patients had the devices implanted in Beijing’s Fuwai Hospital. The patients experienced marked improvements in their heart conditions and quality of life, the hospital said. Similar tests are under way in Wuhan Union…

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April 3, 2018


CJ rejects Sindh govt report on Thar children deaths

KARACHI: Chief Justice Saqib Nisar has lashed out at the Sindh health department for failing to provide proper health facilities to people of Tharparkar. A three-member bench header by CJ Saqib Nisar was hearing a suo motu case regarding the death of children in Thar on Saturday. Sindh Health Secretary Fazlullah Pechucu appeared before the…

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March 31, 2018


Nation not interested in why Nawaz Sharif was disqualified: Bilawal

SUKKUR: Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that nation is not even concerned about why former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was disqualified. He made the statement after inaugurating a medical facility in Sukkur. The PPP Chairman said that the nation does not care about the Panama Papers controversy and Iqama. The…

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February 25, 2018


CJP takes notice of conditions of government hospitals in Karachi

KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has taken suo moto notice on conditions of Government Hospitals in Karachi and called report from concerned departments with directions to all the Medical Superintendents to appear in Court in person on 13.01.2018 (Saturday) at Supreme Court Branch Registry, Karachi. The Supreme Court has also asked…

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January 8, 2018

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