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  • Replacing rotten health care system a daunting task

    PESHAWAR: A new team of professionals is facing a daunting task of replacing the rotten health care system at the teaching hospitals with a new one, especially at the Lady Reading Hospital where the patient care network has deteriorated over the years...

    The Health Reforms Law 2015 is being implemented at the four tertiary care teaching hospitals, including the LRH, Khyber Teaching Hospital and Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar, and...

  • Republicans unveil revised health care bill

    WASHINGTON: Republican leaders unveiled a revamped health care bill on Thursday aimed at salvaging Donald Trump’s top legislative priority, after the US president warned he’ll be “very angry” if party divisions scupper his drive to dismantle Obamacare...

    The new Senate bill is intended to woo Republicans from both conservative and moderate factions, and reassure those who fear repealing Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act — a...

  • Punjab govt on a hiring spree, ignoring basic health care facilities

    LAHORE: Trained human resource and health infrastructure in Punjab is at its worst, while the government is largely focusing on expanding a ‘network of admin officials’ instead of ensuring healthcare to patients...

    After bifurcation of the health department and appointment of more top-ranking officials in senior management, the government in the first phase created 27 new positions of ‘support managers’ to monitor primary and...

  • Health care: a basic human right or plain good luck?

    In 2015 a basic human right was once again selected to be addressed in their annual exhibition, and thousands of entries from over five continents saw posters designed to depict the right to health care...

    This year’s exhibition raises awareness of the necessity of health care and the unfortunate reality of the limits of its accessibility...

  • KP govt asks Health Care Commission to suspend operations

    PESHAWAR: The provincial health department has asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Care Commission (HCC) to suspend its operations as following resignation of four private members of its board of governors (BoG) it could not take decisions due to incomplete quorum...

    In a letter on November 12, the health department has asked the HCC to suspend operations as it needs seven board members to complete the quorum and take decisions... ...

  • NHS ministry hopes community health centres will reduce burden on tertiary care hospitals

    ISLAMABAD: After inaugurating the Shah Allah Ditta Community Health Centre (CHC) last month, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) is hopeful that people will stop depending as much on tertiary care hospitals such as the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims), opting for CHCs instead...

    “We used to get a few dozen patients at the Shah Allah Ditta Basic Health Unit (BHU) in the past, but now we are getting a few hundred...

  • Illegal occupation of health staff residences affects patients’ care

    PESHAWAR: Occupation of residences meant to house the employees of health department by officials of other departments in different districts has been badly affecting the patients’ care, according to sources...

    The director-general health services of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday asked the district health officers and medical superintendents to vacate the official residences from the illegal occupants in their respective districts...

  • House call 2.0: Women GPs bring remote care to rural Pakistan

    Healthcare in rural Pakistan and the careers of women doctors are being revolutionised as internet access grows across the country, allowing people with limited mobility because of geography or culture to interact online...

    Women doctors more than 1,500 kilometres to the south in the port of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, face their own challenges, with their careers often put on ice once they marry and become mothers in the...

  • USAID to help Pakistan in public health projects

    ISLAMABAD: The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has signed three project commitment letters with the federal ministry of national health services and Sindh health department, committing budgetary support for health projects in the country...

    USAID mission director John Groarke, National Health Services secretary Muhammad Ayub Shaikh, health services academy executive director Dr Assad Hafeez and Sindh health secretary...

  • Specialised training for emergency care stressed

    KARACHI: Pakistan faces a serious shortage of emergency healthcare professionals and there is a dire need for specialised training for the staff to handle different types of emergencies...

    Titled ‘Integrating Clinical Care and Public Health in Emergency Medicine’, the conference was organised by the university’s departments of emergency medicine and continuing professional education in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University and...

  • Khloe Kardashian rocks a burqa. Should we care?

    The Kardashians are no strangers to controversy...

    It seems like Khloe Kardashian has once again come under the crossfire for cultural appropriation; The reality television star was spotted clad in a burqa during her trip to the United Arab Emirates
  • Courting China with care

    Read: Economic corridor in focus as Pakistan, China sign 51 MoUsKarot is a run-of-the-river hydropower project with a total generation capacity of 720MW...

    All debt financed by Chinese banks is subject to Sinosure fee, which is China’s official export credit insurance agency, and all projects executed using Chinese funds require that they be insured using this agency...

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