Foiza Azam

  • TISLAMABAD Despite the growing number of dengue patients in the country, the city administration is not bother to carry out fumigation drive in the suburban areas of the Capital. The authorities have failed to control the endemic as they did not played their due role as far as the preventive ...

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  • TISLAMABAD Bringing smile to the hopeless faces of children who are suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate, the Pakistan Cleft Lip and Palate Association (PCLAPA) held a reception at the Islamabad Club on Saturday to acknowledge services of the surgeons, doctors and paramedics who come to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The dengue fever has killed two more people and the death toll has reached 29 besides affecting over 5,000 others across the country. According to the recent updates regarding the fast spread of dengue fever the number of infected patients is continuously rising steadily and during the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD The dengue fever endemic has killed at least 27 people and affected over 3,000 others across the country. According to the recent updates regarding the fast spreading dengue fever the number of infected patients is continuously raising all over the country as around 3,664 patients have ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Level of concern has risen sharply in the country, as during the last few months as many as 2,936 cases have been diagnosed dengue positive with 21 reported deaths. According to the statistics, blood samples of as many as 5,399 suspected dengue fever patients have been received, out of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Owing to bureaucratic inertia on the part of the concerned quarters seven major government hospitals in Pakistan are running without the permanent Executive Directors. The hospitals include Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Federal Government Polyclinic, National Institute ...

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  • TISLAMABAD Cervical cancer is the third leading cause of deaths among women globally after breast and lung caner and in terms of prevalence it is the second most common cancer in women. Health experts expressed these views here on Wednesday while addressing a media briefing on Cervical Cancer is ...

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  • TISLAMABAD During the dengue fever spree in the country this year, the National Institute of Health (NIH) has tested as many as 1141 cases positive and of them eight patients had reported died. Total 167 suspected cases were reported in the Capital and out of which 38 were tested positive whereas ...

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  • TISLAMABAD The Ministry of Healths proposed Healthcare Waste Management Action Plan with an estimated cost of Rs1.6b is lying pending with the Planning Commission (PC) for approval since last one-year, TheNation has learnt. The action was taken due to lack of proper hospital waste management ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Victimisation of foreign qualified doctors by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) continues as the Council has kept the students who had failed in the Registered Medical practitioners examinations held in June 2010 in the dark about the next examination datasheet. Earlier in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The fate of Traditional Drugs Act is still hanging in the balance, as the Law Ministry has sent back the Draft Bill to the Ministry of Health by raising objections that it could not be taken up because the issue had become a provincial subject after passage of the 18th Amendment, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD Despite the orders of the Prime Minister with regard to regularisation of the contractual doctors working in the public sector hospitals of Islamabad Territory Capital (ICT), the Ministry of Health has not taken any action in this regard. Almost a year ago, the Prime Minister while ...

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  • TISLAMABAD After getting in-principle approval from the Premier, the Federal Government Services Hospital (Polyclinic) has asked the Capital Development Authority in writing to hand over the legal possession of Argentina Park adjacent to the hospital. Almost six years ago the Polyclinic ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Killing as many as 184 people, displacing another 85,000 and destroying roads infrastructure of 947 kilometres, the unprecedented floods have caused Rs 12 billion loss the exchequer of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). Chief Minister GB Syed Mehdi Shah disclosed this while addressing a joint press ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - In the backdrop of the devastation caused by the floods in Pakistan, the World Health Organistion (WHO) has urged all donor partners to intensify efforts to provide the resources needed to deliver emergency health and humanitarian assistance to the flood-affected communities. According ...

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  • TISLAMABAD In the backdrop of flood situation posing a serious health challenge in the country, a meeting of the senior health officials and partner agencies, here on Wednesday, reviewed the situation and discussed the arrangements to deal with a possible outbreak of diseases. In this connection, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The two-member team constituted by the Ministry of Health to probe into the deaths of three children allegedly caused by expired polio vaccination has reached Faisalabad to further investigate the issue. While talking to TheNation Dr Altaf Bosan, head of Pakistans Polio Eradication ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The deceptive attitude of the administration of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has not only deprived hundreds of students of having access to their results but has also raised questions regarding the transparency in RMP examination held last month. Earlier, Dr Nadeem Akbar, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD With the start of Monsoon season and the recent rain spell this week, the fear of outbreak of seasonal diseases, especially water-borne, in twin cities has increased manifolds. Especially, people living in the low lying areas and those living in slums are more vulnerable to fall prey to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD Rejecting reservations of the Federal Cabinet over the enhanced child criminal age limit proposed in the National Child Protection Bill, the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has endorsed the said Bill saying that it does not conflict with the Islamic teachings. Earlier the Cabinet sent ...

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  • TISLAMABAD After several years, the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has surprisingly waken up to cancel registration of the candidates who appeared in the National Examination Board (NEB) examination during the year 2001-06, submitted fake degrees, and started medical practice. After internal ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council while talking action on the news item published in TheNation has decided to upload result of the Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP) exam on its website. Earlier, depriving the students of their due rights, the Council was reluctant to provide ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Depriving the students of their due rights, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council is reluctant to provide the mark sheet to the candidates who had failed the recent Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP) exam, creating further suspicion about the transparency of the exam. This unjustified ...

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  • TISLAMABAD As a consequence of longstanding grudges against students, the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) found 'ample opportunity to victimise hundreds of students only to settle some 'old scores. Of the 507 students who appeared in the Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP) exams, only ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Ministry of Social Welfare and Special Education, this year too observed the 'World Day Against Child Labour without any compressive legislation to provide protection to millions of children involved in worst forms of child labour in the country. Despite extensive efforts of many ...

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  • TISLAMABAD Moving at the snails pace and after missing the repeatedly set deadline, the Health Ministry has finally tabled draft of the much-awaited National Health Policy before the cabinet. Soon after announcing to formulate the third policy document of the country, the Ministry established a ...

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  • TISLAMABAD Contrary to tall claims of the present Government with regard to putting Health Sector on its top priority agenda, this important sector got a meagre share of Rs 23.94 billion in the budgetary allocation for the fiscal year 2010-11. Under the Public Sector Development Programmes (PSDP), ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The National Assembly Standing Committee on Health here on Tuesday strongly reacted to the Governments bizarre move to by pass the Parliament in finalising the new Health Policy. The Committee that met under the chairmanship of Dr Nadeem Ehsan was surprised to know that the Ministry had ...

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  • TISLAMABAD Chairperson Defence of Human Rights (DHR) Amina Janjua on Sunday along with families of three missing persons, recently adducted by law enforcement agencies for allegedly having links with Faisal Shahzad, accused of Times Square terror plot, announced to hold a 7-day sit-in and hunger ...

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  • TISLAMABAD Under the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), poverty survey has been completed in 16 districts of Balochistan and process of distribution of 'Benazir Smart Cards among six million identified families of these areas will be initiated shortly. Chairperson BISP, Farzana Raja made ...

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