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  • Saudi 'optimistic' on MERS-free hajj

    November 26, 2013 11:40 PM 38

    RIYADH: Saudi authorities are optimistic that October's hajj pilgrimage to the kingdom, one of the world's annual largest gatherings, will pass without outbreaks of the deadly MERS coronavirus, the health minister said Saturday. The virus, which appeared first in the kingdom last year, has killed 58 people worldwide, 49 of them in Saudi Arabia, according

  • Doctors continue protest in Hayat Medical Complex  

    November 26, 2013 12:59 PM 23

    PESHAWAR: Doctors continued their protest in Hayat Medical Complex Peshawar Tuesday, demanding the recovery of two doctors, who were kidnapped two months ago. The OPDs were remain shut in Hayat Medical Complex in a protest for the recovery of abducted doctor Kamran Amir and agency surgeon of FR Peshawar Mujahid Bangash. Various private clinics in Dabgrai

  • Sindh dengue deaths reach 30

    November 26, 2013 1:36 AM 23

    KARACHI - The Provincial Dengue Surveillance Cell of Sindh Health Department confirmed death of another dengue patient in Thatta, taking the toll to 30 in the province. Another 10 dengue cases have also been reported in Karachi during the last 48 hours, taking the total number of cases to 4,236. In Punjab, 27 more were tested positive for the deadly

  • Dengue fever: Why it’s becoming more common in the U.S. and what Americans should know

    November 25, 2013 9:29 PM 23

    Last week, health officials announced that a New York man had contracted dengue fever – an infectious disease found predominantly in tropical climates – from a local mosquito, raising questions about the prevalence of the disease in the United States. Based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), numerous cases of dengue have cropped

  • A Pakistan free of disease

    November 25, 2013 5:43 PM 14

    Privat­e sector instit­utions should be taken on board for the accomp­lishme­nt of the immuni­sation goals set by the EPI. LAHORE: Low immunisation coverage is the reason why many vaccine-preventable diseases persist in Pakistan. The Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) was initiated in Pakistan in 1978 with the collaboration of the WHO and Unicef

  • Who will bell the dengue?

    November 25, 2013 5:06 PM 20

    RAWALPINDI - The epidemic of dengue fever has gone out of control in the city as the strength of affected patients has risen to three thousand, while 12 people have lost their lives. As per details, the action against responsible officials for spreading of dengue in the city has stopped after Rawalpindi incident, while general shopkeepers are being arrested

  • One dengue fever patient dies in Thatta | HEALTH

    November 25, 2013 3:34 PM 18

    KARACHI: Fatal dengue viral fever claimed yet another life in Sindh province on Monday increasing the death toll to 30 in 2013, said Dr M Shakeel Aamir Mullick Focal Person for Dengue Surveillance Cell Sindh. Dr Mullick said 77 years old man, resident of Thatta expired on 23rd of November and the case was reported to Dengue Surveillance Cell on Monday

  • Condolence: Former nursing head remembered

    November 25, 2013 4:52 AM 50

    Refere­nce to pay tribut­e to servic­es of former nursin­g head Nisab Akhtar was held at Postgr­aduate Nursin­g Colleg­e. The participants included Nursing Director General Rukhsana Kamal, Nursing College Principal Ishrat Ishaq, Services Hospital Chief Nursing Superintendent Sajida Farsheed, Punjab Institute of Cardiology Deputy Chief Nursing Superintendent

  • Anti-polio drive begins in twin cities today

    November 25, 2013 2:56 AM 19

    RAWALPINDI, Nov 24: The anti-polio campaign, which could not be launched due to the Ashura violence and curfew in Rawalpindi last week, will start in the twin cities on Monday. The district health department Rawalpindi had completed the campaign in Murree, Gujar Khan, Taxila, Kotli Sattian, Kalar Syedan and Kahuta. “After the curfew, it was not possible

  • US group seeks to block Gilead drug patent in India | HEALTH

    November 24, 2013 7:04 PM 37

    NEW DELHI:A US-based patient rights group said Saturday it has sought to block a bid by California-based Gilead Sciences to obtain an Indian patent for a potentially blockbuster drug to treat hepatitis C. New York's Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge (I-MAK), which works to ensure affordable access to drugs, said it opposed the patent for the drug sofosbuvir