One In Seven Babies Born With Low Birthweight: Study

PARIS: More than 20 million newborns in 2015 — one in seven — came into the world weighing too little, according to a global assessment of birthweight, published Thursday. Over 90 percent of babies tipping the scale at less than 2.5 kilos (5.5 pounds) when born were in low- and middle-income countries, researchers reported in […]

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4 Pakistani students in China diagnosed with coronavirus

Four Pakistani students in China tested positive for the coronavirus, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza said on Wednesday. Addressing a press conference, Dr Mirza said that a large proportion of the Pakistanis living in China were students of which over 500 students were based in the central city of Wuhan, […]

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Over 600 people test HIV positive in Pakistan village

ISLAMABAD: Special Health Advisor Zafar Mirza said on Sunday over 600 people, most of them children, had tested HIV positive in a village in Sindh. Concern grew after hundreds of people were allegedly infected by a doctor using a contaminated syringe in Rato Dero and surrounding villages of Larkana district. “Some 681 people, of which […]

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WHO team arrives in Pakistan to investigate HIV outbreak

ISLAMABAD: An international team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday to support the response to an outbreak of HIV in Larkana in Sindh province. According to an official of WHO, the team has arrived at the request of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination. He […]

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One in seven babies born with low birthweight: study

PARIS: More than 20 million newborns in 2015 — one in seven — came into the world weighing too little, according to a global assessment of birthweight, published Thursday. Over 90 percent of babies tipping the scale at less than 2.5 kilos (5.5 pounds) when born were in low- and middle-income countries, researchers reported in […]

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PM tells CDA to ensure facilities for disabled citizens

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday directed the Capital Administration Authority (CDA) to ensure that people with special needs are provided necessary facilities. A written order from the Prime Minister’s Office stated: “In order to ensure safe and easy access to persons with disabilities, the prime minister has been pleased to desire that Capital […]

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Up to 15pc hike in prices of medicines, 9pc for life-saving drugs approved

The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) on Friday, with the approval of the federal government, announced up to 15 per cent hike in the prices of medicines, apart from life-saving drugs. Notification for increase in price of medicines. According to a notification by Drap, available with DawnNewsTV, nine per cent hike has been approved in the […]

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PMDC lifts embargo on Baqai Dental college

KARACHI: After the detailed and comprehensive re-inspection of Baqai University dental section on 19 December 2018, the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council Executive committee has allowed it to start admission for the session of 2019. In this regard a letter have been received by the authorities of dental collage from PMDC which mentions that in […]

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Pakistan is high child mortality country says survey

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is one of the resilient place for the children to survive till touching the age of five years due to delays in receiving appropriate care from a skilled health worker, as per the Pakistan Demographic and health survey (PDHS). According to Survey, one from every 14 children dies before reaching the age of […]

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