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seminar for corona virus awareness

Coronavirus wreaks havoc across globe

WHO declares global emergency after the outbreak continued to spread outside China KARACHI: The world has set eyes on Wuhan city of China with concern and precaution for over a month due to the outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) originating from a seafood and

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Food safety imperative

National Food Safety Day was observed on Sunday (February 1) across the country with a call to prevent food adulteration and ensure safe food for all. This year’s theme of the day was ‘Sobai mile hath melai, nirapod khaddo nischit chai’ (Let us all join

discouraging smoking in effective way

Discouraging smoking in effective manner

    Last week, the federal government issued some new instructions for the tobacco industry and its marketers, banning the use of power walls and displaying posters of tobacco products at points of sale as well as prohibiting online advertisements for tobacco products. It was

NICVD opens Chest Pain Unit in Jacobabad

NICVD opens Chest Pain Unit in Jacobabad

KARACHI: The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICD) in collaboration with the Sindh government has opened its 15th “Chest Pain Unit” (CPU) at Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences (JIMS) to facilitate patients having chest pain with easy access and free of cost services. According to

Body to oversee blood business constituted

Lack of awareness causing rise in myopia cases

By Yusra Irfan KARACHI: A study carried out in the general population attending outpatient department (OPD) of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), Karachi, revealed that myopia is rapidly increasing in the country, like other parts of the world, but majority are least concerned about their

Body to oversee blood business constituted

Body to oversee blood business constituted

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Department has finally notified the constitution of the Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority (SBTA) after a long wait, obviously to streamline blood transfusion-related activities across the province, it emerged last week. According to sources in the health department, the Sindh health minister