Pakistan News

    Ngos In Pakistan With Infectious Disease

  • State-of-the-art labs to check infectious diseases planned

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) has decided to establish world standard laboratories to detect and check the spread of infectious diseases such as Ebola virus in the country...

    Minister for NHS Saira Afzal Tarar is currently visiting the USA to get quality laboratories and a robust disease surveillance system for Pakistan...

  • Hospitals yet to set up infectious diseases depts

    RAWALPINDI: Despite the dengue threat, two of the three government hospitals in the city are still without infectious disease departments...

    After receiving more than 1,700 dengue patients at the Holy Family Hospital, Benazir Bhutto Hospital and the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital between August and November 2014, the Rawalpindi Medical College (RMC) decided to establish infectious departments in these hospitals...

  • ‘Cheap manual kits in blood transfusion lead to infectious diseases’

    KARACHI: Use of poor quality manual kits in blood transfusion process is the leading reason behind spread of infectious diseases, such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV, apart from donors with risky behaviours...

    This was stated by Hasan Abbas Zaheer, National Coordinator of the Safe Blood Transfusion Programme (SBTP) while speaking to Dawn with respect to the World Blood Donors Day...

  • Infectious bronchitis breaks out in chickens given away by govt in KP

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s Backyard Poultry Farming project suffered a setback after the outbreak of infectious bronchitis in chickens distributed among farmers in Peshawar and other parts of the province...

    Veterinarians at the Civil Veterinary Hospital, Peshawar, have confirmed the endemic of infectious bronchitis, an acute, highly contagious upper respiratory tract disease in the Rhode Island Red chickens, which...

  • Ordinance to control infectious ailments

    LAHORE: The Punjab government has promulgated the Punjab Infectious Diseases (Prevention and Control) Ordinance 2020, allowing civil administration and health department to implement government measures to control an epidemic under the cover of law...

    Under the ordinance, fines and imprisonment can be imposed on persons failing to comply with any government direction, without any reasonable excuse, that may range for a term not...

  • Isolation hospital, infectious treatment centre to be built in 35 days

    ISLAMABAD: Constr­uction of an ‘Isolation Hospital and Infectious Treatment Centre’ would be completed in 35 days and made functional by May 5, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Wednesday...

    “FWO [Frontier Works Organisation] is constructing Isolation Hospital and Infectious Treatment Centre in Islamabad in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Authority and National Institute of Health on turnkey...

  • Pakistan’s fight against disease outbreaks recognised at world forum

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan was presented as a model to countries attending the World Health Assembly (WHA) as the first nation to conduct Joint External Evaluation of Core Capacities to respond to disease outbreaks and level of preparedness to deal with pandemics...

    Pakistan’s Joint External Evaluation exercise was presented as a model for other nations to follow...

  • In Pakistan, a disease called dark skin

    You see, I'm suffering from a disease: Kaala Rang...

    Also read: Reclaiming our bodies, redefining the 'perfect bahu'Which brings me to the question, who keeps this obsession with gori rangat (fair complexion) alive in our society? Males or females? I'm of the opinion that it's mostly the women folk...

  • Afghanistan key source of polio disease in Pakistan: Imran

    “Special arrangements are being made to monitor cross-border movement of people from Afghanistan and that will help prevent spread of poliovirus,” the prime minister was quoted as saying at a meeting with a delegation of Rotary International on Wednesday...

    According to the Prime Minister Office (PMO), Mr Khan said that Pakistan’s biggest priority was to eradicate polio from the country as the government was taking all steps in its...

  • Medical board examines children with mystery disease

    LAHORE: Perplexed by a mysterious ‘disease’ that was not even mentioned in the available medical literature world over, a board of senior medical experts on Saturday examined the three affected children from Balochistan at the Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, for diagnosis...

    Two of their siblings have already died of the same ‘disease’...

  • A stigma worse than any disease

    ISLAMABAD: Living with a disease is hard enough, but living with HIV – in a conservative country like Pakistan – can be even more problematic...

    ”But on Monday, those who have lived with the stigma of HIV and chosen to break their silence could be seen and heard at an exhibition of photo stories...

  • Punjab to get disease surveillance system

    LAHORE: The Public Health England will extend technical cooperation in establishing an Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response System in Punjab...

    This was announced in a meeting of Health Secretary Jawwad Rafique Malik with the consultant for International Public Health of Public Health Department England, Dr Annette Luker, at the Civil Secretariat here on Thursday...

  • More
Back to top