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  • Light to Pakistan's lepers, Dr Ruth Pfau passes away in Karachi

    August 10, 2017 5:05 AM 5

    Dr Ruth had been undergoing treatment at the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre for two weeks and passed away during surgery at 12:30am on Wednesday night, said the centre. The late Dr Ruth had come to Pakistan from Germany in 1960, and was granted Pakistani citizenship in 1988. In 1979, she was awarded the Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the second highest civilian award

  • Pakistani lepers' messiah Dr Ruth Pfau passes away

    August 10, 2017 4:53 AM 19 1

    Pakistani lepers’ messiah Dr Ruth Pfau passed away early Thursday morning at the age of 87 in Karachi. The founder of the National Leprosy Control Programme in Pakistan, Dr Pfau passed away around 4am today. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, August 19, at 11am at St Patrick’s Cathedral, and thereafter will be laid to rest in the Christian Cemetery

  • Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Papayas Sickens More Than 100 People

    August 9, 2017 2:42 PM 5

    More than 100 cases of illness linked to papayas have been reported across 16 states. The source is believed to be Maradol papayas imported from Mexico. More than 100 people in 16 states have been sickened by strains of salmonella that U.S. health officials say are linked to the papayas. Authorities are recommending that "consumers not eat, restaurants

  • Third dengue death reported in K-P

    August 8, 2017 4:36 AM 10

    PESHAWAR: A third patient affected by dengue virus passed away here in MTI of Khyber Teaching Hospital, hospital sources informed. According to sources, a patient, Imran Khan (22), resident of Mohalla Gujran Charanda Tehkal Payan died on Monday due to haemorrhagic dengue fever and encephalitis. During the current season it was the third death at the hospital

  • YDA plans to crash Nawaz’s homecoming

    August 8, 2017 4:35 AM 13

    LAHORE: The Young Doctors Association is all set to crash Nawaz Sharif’s homecoming to Lahore as it plans to hold a protest during his rally which has been scheduled for Wednesday. According to YDA Jinnah Hospital Chapter General Secretary Dr Asad Ali, the leadership of the medics has called all of its factions to chalk out a strategy to protest against

  • UVAS organised seminar on breastfeeding

    August 8, 2017 1:10 AM 6

    The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore arranged a seminar on “Sustaining breastfeeding together”as part of ‘World Breastfeeding Week’ in city campus Lahore. Vice-Chancellor Meritorious Prof Dr TalatNaseer Pasha chaired the concluding session of the seminar, while Dean Faculty

  • Mass drug administration launched against trachoma

    August 6, 2017 1:38 AM 5

    LAHORE: A survey conducted by the National Trachoma Task Force has revealed that trachoma was the major cause of blindness in 54 districts of Pakistan, said Ophthalmologist Professor Asad Aslam Khan of the King Edward Medical College while addressing the launching ceremony of the Mass Drug Administration for elimination of trachoma here on Saturday

  • DHA medical centre’s renovation plan approved

    August 2, 2017 12:58 AM 4

    KARACHI - Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Administrator Brig Shahid Hassan Ali has approved a plan for the renovation and revamping of DHA Medical Centre to provide better treatment facilities to patients. The DHA administrator visited the DHA Medical Centre and met doctors and para-medical staff, an official said here on Tuesday. This modern and well-equipped

  • 9,000 intending pilgrims vaccinated

    August 2, 2017 12:36 AM 23

    PESHAWAR: Around 9,000 pilgrims were vaccinated against polio, meningitis and other infectious diseases at the Haji Camp in Hayatabad on Tuesday, an official said.Deputy Director Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) Dr Akram Shah said that 30,000 pilgrims would be immunised during the process.The vaccination of the pilgrims was launched on July 24 last to vaccinate

  • First bone marrow transplant facility at Children's Hospital likely in August

    July 30, 2017 11:40 PM 5

    * Health secretary says transplant centre completed with total outlay of Rs 240 million The secretary was briefing a special team of the Punjab Human Organs Transplant Authority (PHOTA), which visited the centre and inspected the transplant centre. The team expressed its satisfaction over the newly established facility. It was told that qualified and trained