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  • New health service delivery system within a month: minister

    PESHAWAR: The provincial government is set to implement the new system for improvement of health services delivery at the four teaching hospitals within a month in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to give efficient care to the patients...

    “The current system has failed to deliver, therefore, we are bringing about a paradigm change in the health delivery system to provide diagnostic and treatment facilities to the patients as desired,” provincial KP...

  • Health delivery system flawed, say activists

    KARACHI: Highlighting major gaps in the provincial health delivery system, speakers at a programme held on Wednesday urged the government to make health facilities functional by ensuring the presence of adequate medical staff, equipment and medicines at their respective centres...

    Health and population welfare departments, they pointed out, should be integrated and basic health units (BHUs) should also offer family planning...

  • Nurses’ protest hits health delivery system across Sindh

    KARACHI: Nurses from various hospitals in the city and elsewhere in Sindh on Monday stopped working in medical facilities across the province, paralysing work in many health facilities and causing delays in surgeries...

    Sindh Health Minister Azra Pechuho, meanwhile, said the government would accept some of the “legitimate” demands of the protesting nurses...

  • 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...

  • Delivery of ‘health messages’ to women at home stressed

    KARACHI: A recent report based on an analysis of available media, channels and communication tools relating to five districts of Sindh shows that though television has a strong presence in rural areas and can be effectively used to improve poor maternal and neonatal outcomes, most women rely on doctors for maternal and child health information...

    Titled 360° Media Report, the report is part of a United States Agency for International...

  • Patient care improving with biometric attendance system

    PESHAWAR: The installation of biometric attendance system has been benefiting the patients visiting the teaching hospitals for treatment in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

    “The new attendance system installed some three months ago at the teaching hospitals of the province has ensured presence of doctors and support staff...

  • Referral system to reduce burden on tertiary care hospitals

    PESHAWAR: The government is introducing referral system to reduce burden of patients on the tertiary care hospitals and provide better treatment to those, who are suffering from chronic diseases and critical injuries, according to officials...

    The measure is being taken in line with the Medical Teaching Institution Law implemented by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to improve patients’ care at the state-run hospitals...

  • 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...

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