Cost of four robotic surgery systems equals a year of basic healthcare for 1.15m people in rural Sindh.
They are patients, not sinners.
Globally, an estimated 5pc of adults suffer from depression.
Fundamental shifts are needed in our economic and development policies.
Primary healthcare needs serious, sincere and sustained policy and fiscal attention.
Good relationships don’t just protect our bodies, they also protect our brains and memory.
Diabetes is roaring and our healthcare system is not prepared to deal with the crisis.
The first textbook on health systems is a rich treatise on almost all aspects of the topic.
The concept of healthcare goes far beyond the narrow provision of medical relief to sick citizens.
There have been many popular leaders who proved to be not just ineffective but also destructive.
What a great loss of opportunity. In fact, was it really a true opportunity or a farce?
Zafrullah Chowdhury’s lifelong crusade focused on poor people’s health.
GPs are not part of any health policy in Pakistan.
The list of our miseries is long and tragic.
People with severe mental illness are more vulnerable and at risk from the effects of pandemic.
The higher prevalence of physical health issues among the mentally ill have been well noted.
We have had many health ministers with no education or experience in their subject.
The solution to our healthcare problem lies in strengthening primary health care, which we have ignored.
Current life expectancy in Pakistan is 67.7 years, while 149 countries have higher life expectancy than us.
We need a paradigm shift where primary healthcare is concerned...