PM launches National Health Programme

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that launching of health insurance program is fulfillment of another promise by PML-N Government.Learn all about Pakistan National...

Conjoined twin girls separated in Afghan first: doctors

Paris - Doctors in Kabul have separated 15-day-old conjoined twin sisters -- a surgical first for Afghanistan, medical charity Chain of Hope said Thursday.Five...

5,000 more ambulances needed to help Karachiites in emergency situations

Medical experts on Saturday said Karachi city urgently needs 5,000 more state-of-the-art ambulances to cater the needs of 2.5million plus population of city and...

South Korea reports 15th MERS death, seven new cases

South Korea reported Sunday its 15th death from the MERS virus as the growing outbreak that has infected 145 forced one of the nation's...

Pakistan sees major drop in polio cases

Islamabad - Pakistan has seen a major fall in polio cases this year, officials said Thursday, as a military operation has allowed vaccinators to...

Safe Wuzu practices must to avoid naegleria

Naegleria fowleri, a rare disease, has claimed its fifth victim in Karachi this year so far and the government as well as civil society...

Excessive Coffee is harmful for health

Drinking the caffeine equivalent of more than four espressos a day is harmful to health, especially for minors and pregnant women, the EU food...

Karachi braves first dengue death of year

A child suffering from dengue viral fever died in a private hospital in Karachi on Tuesday, while 25 other dengue cases were confirmed in...

Action against 45 doctors in Karachi ordered

Provincial Minister for Health Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar on Monday ordered initiating departmental action against health practitioners who have been absconding or found guilty...

50% adult population suffers from hypertension in Pakistan

Health experts said on Saturday that 50 percent adult population are living with hypertension in Pakistan and they called for concert efforts to spread...

6527 kids to be administered polio vaccines in Larkana district

As many as 6527 kids will be administered polio vaccines during activated polio vaccine campaign scheduled from 18th to 21st May, 2015 in various...

Demand for Centralized Blood Bank, Thalassemia Registry in country

Renowned hematologists, lawyers, journalists, jurists, health specialists, scientists and other members of the civil society on Thursday expressed concern on the growing ratio of...

Significant number of posts are lying vacant in various healthcares across Sindh

President Provincial Nurses Association (PNA) Karachi Division Salamati Khokhar has demanded of the high-ups of Sindh health department to fill the shortage of nurses...

Iron deficiency cases on rise in Karachi suburbs

Approximately 60 percent women and children are suffering from iron deficiency in Karachi suburbs due to poverty and low quality food, said Medical Superintendent,...

Patients suffer as gas supply of ASH suspended

Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) administration has postponed over 50 scheduled operations due to the disconnection of gas supply over non-payment.An administrative official of...

World Thalassaemia Day: OSF organizes candlelight vigil

Omair Sana Foundation (OSF) organized a candlelight vigil ceremony in Press Club and also held a walk on Shahrah-e-Faisal with Khadim Ali Shah...

Health workers race to prevent Nepal measles outbreak

Kotdanda (Nepal) - Health workers are rushing to vaccinate more than half a million children in Nepal as fears grow that last month's massive...

20 more dengue cases surface in Karachi

Provincial Manger Dengue Prevention and Control Program Sindh Dr Shakeel Aamir Mullick on Wednesday said twenty more dengue viral fever cases were reported in...

WHO issues new guidelines on mental health in humanitarian emergencies

GENEVA - Worldwide close to 80 million people are currently impacted by humanitarian emergencies arising from natural disasters and armed conflicts, such as...

More intensive care units in govt hospitals planned

Karachi - Sindh health minister Mahtab Hussain here Monday told Sindh Assembly that many new ICU and CCU facilities have been planned in government...