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  • National guidelines on hepatitis treatment on the anvil

    PESHAWAR: For the first time in the history, the federal government is preparing national guidelines to ensure provision of uniform treatment to hepatitis patients across the country...

    According to officials in the know, the guidelines are being prepared in light of the growing hepatitis incidence in the country...

  • Hepatitis treatment to cost Rs60,000

    ISLAMABAD: After a long controversy and delay, the drug pricing committee (DPC) of Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) on Friday finalised the price for hepatitis medicine...

    On December 22, the Supreme Court took a suo motu notice of the issue of the hepatitis drug pricing after which a meeting of the committee was convened on Dec 31...

  • Hepatitis treatment

    AMONG recent medical breakthroughs, few have created the kind of stir as has Sovaldi, the ‘miracle’ cure for hepatitis C which infects between 170-200 million people worldwide...

    In Pakistan, there are an estimated 10-15 million sufferers, which translates into a considerable burden on the health and economic sectors...

  • Families not availing free child cancer treatment for lack of hostel facility

    KARACHI: The absence of a hostel facility in the city to provide temporary residence to poor patients’ attendants is a major reason that forces a large number of families not to avail free life-saving treatment for their children suffering from cancer, it emerged on Sunday...

    Health experts working at health units offering free cancer treatment told Dawn that the rate of treatment abandonment in cancer patients was very high and it...

  • Markhor set free in Chitral after treatment

    CHITRAL: A Kashmir markhor was released back into the Gahiret-Golen conservancy here on Tuesday after it recuperated as a result of treatment in a local veterinary hospital where it was brought by the wildlife department four days ago...

    Sub-divisional forest officer of wildlife department, Altaf Ali Shah, set free the animal into the game reserve in the presence of village conservancy committee’s (VCC) office-bearers of the adjoining...

  • Major hospitals attracting people for free treatment

    PESHAWAR: More and more people are turning to the government’s medical teaching institutions of the provincial capital to avail themselves of free treatment under the Sehat Sahulat Programme...

    The programme was launched by the government to provide free treatment to 1...

  • Health card scheme: Only 3,901 get free treatment in private hospitals

    NAROWAL: Only 3,901 people got the facility of free treatment from private hospitals under Prime Minister’s Health Card Scheme during the last six months, showing lack of public interest in the scheme...

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had launched the project in Narowal on Jan 12, 2017 in order to provide free treatment facilities to the deserving and low-income people...

  • Free-of-charge treatment at army heatstroke centres across Sindh

    HYDERABAD: The army has set up two heatstroke centres in Hyderabad and one each in Jamshoro, Badin, Chhore and Sehwan Sharif to provide treatment to the victims of the harsh heatwave that has killed several hundred people and sent thousands more to various health facilities in the province over the past few days...

    It said the army doctors along with paramedics were providing treatment to heatstroke victims at the basic health units...

  • No funds in budget for free treatment of cancer patients

    PESHAWAR: Non-allocation of funds for the free cancer treatment programme in the provincial budget for fiscal 2015-16 is likely to affect and even cause suspension of treatment of patients due to their inability to undergo expensive medication, sources said...

    The government has been providing free of cost treatment to the patients under the programme since April 2014...

  • Underprivileged to get free treatment at private hospitals as govt launches health insurance

    ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Health Saira Afzal Tarar at the launch of the National Health Programme here on Thursday announced the issuance of health cards which will enable the underprivileged to receive treatment at private and public hospitals free of charge...

    Tarar said those who earn daily wages of less than Rs200 qualify for the programme, and that treatment would be provided without discrimination "whatever your religion,...

  • Rs120m approved for free treatment of KP's cancer patients

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has approved a special grant of Rs120 million for the free blood cancer treatment programme at Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar...

    The chief minister, who chaired a meeting on Thursday, vowed to provide all facilities to patients of the province, saying all required financial resources and other necessary facilities would be provided soon to HMC to enable it to continue...

  • NICVD gets govt nod for its ‘totally free’ treatment plan

    KARACHI: The Sindh government has ‘almost’ agreed to provide Rs380 million to the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases to enable the NICVD to provide totally free treatment to its patients, officials said on Saturday...

    The officials added that the provincial government had accepted the NICVD request for the grant to enable the hospital to provide free primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to its patients...

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