Strikes may prove futile but public-sector doctors in Sindh feel they have no other option but to resort to them,...
KARACHI, April 13: A critically slow pace of work at the Sindh labour department can be imagined from the fact that its inspectors and field officers could register, or detect, only 82 factories under The Factory Act,
KARACHI, April 1: The Sindh education department on Friday notified the names of registration and controlling...
KARACHI, March 24: While waiting for issuance of a notification of relevant rules, the Sindh welfare department expects to make the Sindh Child Protection Authority (SCPA) — a legal body aimed at monitoring
Mukhtar Alam exposes the inadequacies and flaws of our drug regulatory procedures. Drug associated mishaps or deaths...
KARACHI, Dec 9: After a pause of a few weeks, work at Civil Hospital Karachi’s new trauma centre began anew after around Rs184 million was diverted to the project over a week ago, Dawn has learnt.
KARACHI, Nov 23: The Sindh health department may take three more weeks to include the much-awaited pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) in its routine free immunisation service for children across the province, it emerged on Friday.
KARACHI, Nov 21: Karachi reported its first polio case of the year on Wednesday, when the national health authorities confirmed poliovirus in an 18-month-old boy living in UC 11 of Liaquatabad, bringing the total
KARACHI, Nov 20: Several doctors’ bodies on Tuesday announced their plans for province-wide and country-wide protests, including suspension of duties, if the protesting doctors of Balochistan were not released and cases against them were not withdrawn
KARACHI, Nov 11: The Civil Hospital Karachi burns centre — the only referral health unit for burn injuries across the province — has witnessed an alarming increase in the number of admissions of electrical burn cases in recent years.
KARACHI, Nov 10: While assessing the knowledge and perception of parents in Karachi about polio vaccine during two sub-national immunisation drives in Sept to Oct 2011, researchers found that the refusals were
KARACHI, Oct 26: Recent heavy rains and the ensuing flood in five districts of the upper region of the province have damaged 86 health facilities, it emerged on Friday.
KARACHI, Oct 19: The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board and the provincial health department decided on Friday that the final report about the quality of water would be issued by the KWSB laboratory and district health offices will stop
KARACHI, Oct 13: Two days ahead of the launch of a three-day nationwide polio vaccination campaign, set to begin on Oct 15, area supervisors of the drive in Gulberg Town have threatened to boycott all anti-polio activities if the son of one of their colle
With the two newly reported deaths, the total number of patients died due to the brain-eating amoeba reached 10 since May.
KARACHI, Oct 3: The death of a young man caused by waterborne Naegleria meningitis has heightened concerns about the quality of water people consume in the city.
KARACHI, Sept 23: While the situation in Karachi demands the immediate establishment of state-of-the-art emergency treatment facilities, a much-needed trauma and accident and emergency centre at the Civil
KARACHI, Sept 16: After remaining a part of the convoys of VVIPs for many months, the new ventilator-fitted ambulance bought for over Rs6 million has now returned to the parking lot of the Civil Hospital Karachi after it developed a major fault, it emerge
KARACHI, Sept 13: With bodies of 82 victims of the Baldia factory blaze still unidentified, the Sindh health department collected around 65 blood samples from the victims’ relatives for DNA analysis on Thursday.
KARACHI, Sept 10: A three-day anti-polio campaign under the sub-national immunisation days (SNIDs) began in Karachi on Monday amid security concerns for front-line polio eradication workers and non-payment of their dues