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  • Water-borne diseases on the rise

    TAXILA: The water-borne diseases like gastroenteritis, dysentery and diarrhea on the rise in Taxila and adjoining areas as district health authorities have failed to chlorinate water wells...

     With the onset of hot weather, the health experts had warned that water and food-borne diseases might spread like epidemic which proved as the increase in cases of gastroenteritis, dysentery and diarrhea has been reported from the public as...

  • Water-borne diseases cause 40pc deaths in KP, Fata annually

    PESHAWAR: People are getting stomach related as well as other ailments like cancer and teeth diseases due to consumption of contaminated water in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas, according to Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research...

    “In hospitals, schools, colleges, offices and houses the quality of drinking water isn’t up to the standard which causes health problems,” Jehangir...

  • Every minute a child dies of water-related disease: report

    WASHINGTON: “Every minute a child dies of a water-related disease” somewhere in the world, warns a report published by the International Monetary Fund...

    The report by three senior IMF staffers, and published in the latest issue of its Finance and Development magazine, says that people throughout the world face rising constraints on their ability to obtain water in a usable form, when and where it is needed...

  • Pakistan’s Sania Nishtar to head WHO’s commission to tackle non-communicable diseases

    The United Nations health agency has announced the establishment of a high-level global commission on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which will be led by Pakistan’s Dr Sania Nishtar...

    Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said in a statement that new approaches and action are needed urgently to prevent people dying unnecessarily from non-communicable diseases...

  • Wasa workers threaten to stop water supply to Hyderabad today

    HYDERABAD: Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa), Hyderabad, employees on Monday threatened to disrupt water supply to the city in protest against non-payment of their salaries and dues and the relevant authorities’ indifference towards their other issues...

    Organised by Hyderabad Development Authority’s Mehran Workers Union, a demonstration was held by Wasa employees outside the local press club where participants carrying banners and...

  • SC sacks KWSB MD after report reveals substandard water supply in Karachi, Hyderabad

    The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the removal of Karachi Water and Sewage Board Managing Director Misbahuddin during hearing of a case on the government’s failure to provide safe drinking water and sanitation facilities to the people of Sindh...

    A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim, Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Faisal Arab were hearing the case pertaining to the lack of provision of safe...

  • 60pc of water being supplied to Hyderabad is unchlorinated

    HYDERABAD: About 60 per cent of the water being supplied currently to the city does not go through chlo­rination process of Wat­er and Sanitation Agency’s (Wasa) filtration plants as the civic body is in so deep a financial crisis that it cannot even pay salary to emp­loyees...

    Sindh government, on the other hand, is yet to take a decision on how to ensure payment of accumulating water and sewerage charges of the provincial...

  • 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...

  • Ways to contain deaths from cardiac diseases discussed

    HYDERABAD: The three-day conference organised by the Pakistan Cardiac Society (PCS) in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology and European Society of Cardiology concluded in a local hotel on Sunday...

    Rizvi from the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases and several other specialists presented their papers...

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