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    Major Health Issues Of Pakistan

  • Maddinson out of Pakistan tour fixture with mental health issues

    PERTH: Nic Maddinson on Saturday pulled out of Australia ‘A’s clash against Pakistan in Perth on mental health grounds, all-but ruling him out of contention for a berth in the Test squad...

    The middle-order batsman’s decision comes barely a week after Glenn Maxwell withdrew from Australia’s Twenty20 team to deal with similar issues...

  • Analysis: Major NAP issues prompted military’s reaction

    PESHAWAR: While progress on nearly half of the 20-point National Action Plan is showing a downward trend, reforms in Fata, the return of Afghan refugees and issues associated with the operation in Karachi were the factors that prompted the last week’s call from military commanders for “matching governance initiatives”, officials say...

    Senior officials privy to the deliberations say that after an all embracing enthusiasm by the...

  • Major issues, poor response

    These reports cover a wide variety of themes, from sexual abuse of children in Kasur, the threats to the identity and culture of the Kalash people, to the killing of the Hazaras of Quetta, recognition of the right to health, and to possible changes in the blasphemy law and procedure (the last one at the request of the Senate Committee on Human Rights...

    Or take this matter of the whole of Pakistan waking up to the incidence of...

  • Basic health facilities failure major reason behind recurring newborn deaths in Thar

    HYDERABAD: One of the major reasons behind recurrence of newborn deaths in Tharparkar is the failure of dispensaries and basic health units to provide adequate treatment to the ailing mothers and their babies, compelling them to rush to Mithi civil hospital, and thereby stretching its already scarce resources to the limit...

    The arid region is again in the eyes of media because of newborns’ death which have risen to 13 to date,...

  • Major reshuffle in KP health department

    PESHAWAR: In less than two weeks after it got a new minister, the health department carried out a major shakeup of its administrative machinery by assigning new duties to 28 senior officers, including director general (health services)...

    Shahram Khan Tarakai took over as the health minister on Jan 4...

  • Health sector to get major chunk in next ADP: KP CM

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Sunday said a major chunk of the development funds would be allocated to the health sector in the next Annual Development Programme to help it cater to the situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic...

    In view of the Covid-19 outbreak, it was agreed that health, relief, social welfare, construction and maximum employment generating sectors would be the first priorities of...

  • 'Major' mental health crisis looming from pandemic: UN

    The coronavirus outbreak risks sparking a major global mental health crisis, the United Nations warned on Thursday, calling for urgent action to address the psychological suffering brought on by the pandemic...

    While protecting physical health has been the main concern during the first months of the crisis, it is also placing huge mental strains on large swathes of the global population, the UN said in policy brief...

  • National health vision identifies critical issues

    ISLAMABAD: The rec­ently launched document of the National Health Vision (NHV) has identified several major issues confronting the health sector and claimed that they will be addressed by 2025...

    But some health experts believe that not a single goal can be achieved unless funds are allocated...

  • Drama writers asked to tackle women’s health issues

    ISLAMABAD: Renowned writer Haseena Moeen on Friday called upon the drama writers to also touch the issue of reproductive health as now there is more space for dramas in the society...

    Two-week- long workshop was organised by Centre for Communication Programmes Pakistan affiliated with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, US...

  • PM orders health ministry to resolve drugs-related issues

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, taking notice of backlog in the registration and price fixation of various drugs, ordered the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) on Friday to present a roadmap within 24 hours with specified timelines for clearing the backlog...

    He also directed for expanding the outreach of the PM’s National Health Programme (PMNHP) to all parts of the country to provide maximum relief to the...

  • ‘One-third of footballers have mental health issues’

    LONDON: Depression and anxiety issues affect over a third of current professional footballers, according to a study published by world players’ union FIFPro on Tuesday...

    The study also produced evidence of a correlation between serious injury and depression, with players who had sustained three or more such injuries found to be between two and four times more likely to report mental health issues...

  • Governor calls for research on local health issues

    PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on Thursday called upon the higher education institutions to accord top priority to research on local health issues for better patient care...

    “Doctors should strive for the betterment of patients as health is the basic requirement for the development of a nation,” he told participants of the second convocation of the Khyber Medical University here...

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