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‘Full preparedness needed to fight coronavirus’

By Mukhtar Alam KARACHI: At a time when the Sindh government has moved for a partial lockdown in the province in the wake of fast spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), experts have stressed the need for invigorating available healthcare facilities in the public sector as well

Winner team of AKU Golf Tournament 2020 in Karachi

Teeing up for health cause

By Mukhtar Alam KARACHI: Over a hundred members of civil society took part in a golf tournament in Karachi recently to support the Aga Khan University Hospital’s (AKUH’s) efforts to expand access to surgeries and procedures for children born with congenital heart defects (CHD) commonly

SIUT centre

SIUT opens breast cancer ward

By Our Correspondent KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Health Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho recently performed the inauguration of a breast cancer ward at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) while showing concern over the rising number of breast cancer patients in the country. “By

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

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