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Surgeons in India to Mend ‘Pakistani Hearts’ by treating 70 Childrn

Mumbai, Sep 18 India and Pakistan maybe daggers drawn on many issues, however one issue that is likely// to win many friends include the treatment in India of 70 poor Pakistani children later this month for heart treatment. ....This one gesture is likely to pave path towards many more similar gestures and result in a harmony between the two countries that politician on both sides of the border h...

Pakistani Quake Survivors Face Outbreak Of Diarrhea

The UN has warned of serious outbreaks of acute watery diarrhoea among quake survivors in Pakistani Kashmir and urged the need to scale up efforts to provide safe water supply and sanitation in the makeshift camps//. ..Several hundred cases of acute diarrhea have been recorded among earthquake survivors in the tent camps in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani Kashmir and other areas devastated...

Dengue Fever Claims Five Lives In Pakistan

As many as 5 people have lost their lives in Pakistan due to the outbreak of dengue, more familiarly known as the Congo fever.// Another 40 people are reported to have been infected by the disease. ..'Five patients suspected of having contracted Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) are dead, including a lady doctor, while 40 others are infected and are under observation in hospitals,' a spokesm...

Fear Of Dengue Epidemic Looms Large: Fever Kills Five in Pakistan

Even as the Pakistani government struggles to prevent dengue from taking on epidemic proportions, health officials in Pakistan have confirmed that the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) // has killed at least 5 people, including a woman doctor, and infected around 45 people in the country's biggest city of Karachi. ....Dengue, commonly known as Congo fever, is spread through the bite of an...

Pneumonia Claims 30 Lives In Pakistan

Over 30 people are reported to have succumbed to pneumonia in the earthquake affected areas of Pakistan. Most of the casualties are children.// The severe cold in the earthquake-hit areas is reported to have triggered the pneumonia which has affected several hundred people. The inadequate medical facilities in the quake-hit areas may result in many more people succumbing to pneumonia. ..'More tha...

Measles Vaccination Drive Intensified In Quake-Hit Pakistan

The UNICEF is intensifying its battle against measles outbreaks in the quake-hit Pakistan as the harsh Himalayan winter is closing in, with plummeting temperatures//... ..Pakistan-administered Kashmir has now seen half a million children vaccinated against the disease, with nearly 200,000 under-five receiving vitamin A supplements as well. An extra dose of oral polio vaccine was also administered...

Pakistan On Alert After Cases Of Fatal Fever

Islamabad and Rawalpindi in Pakistan are on high alert following two suspected cases of the deadly Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF).// ....While a woman died of suspected CCHF at the Rawalpindi General Hospital (RGH) Sunday evening, another suspected case was admitted to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) here. ....Health authorities early Monday put all the hospitals in the...

Pakistani Boy Undergoes Liver Transplant In India

A liver transplant operation has been conducted on a six-year-old Pakistani boy at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi. Hamza who underwent the surgery celebrates his birthday on 19 December 2005. //..Anupam Sibal, Medical Director of the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, said: 'The kid is still in ICU but is responding well to medication. Doctors are keeping a close watch and we hope his conditi...

Pakistan drug companies seek trade ties with India

After an unhappy experience with China, Pakistani pharmaceutical companies are keen to enhance business with India, and have asked the Indian government // to relax the stringent visa norms. ..Pakistani firms are dissatisfied with the machinery and raw materials provided by the Chinese, apart from the language barrier. .."We face a lot of problems with the Chinese, though their rates are cheape...

Flu Vaccine’s Destination Changed From Illinois To Pakistan

The Government rejected the flu vaccines that were manufactured and sent to Illinois. Blagojevich was prevented // from getting the 250,000 vials of unapproved flu vaccines from Europe to Illinois but sent to Pakistan instead. ..These vaccines worth $2.5 million were sent to the people affected by the recent earthquake, which plundered the joys from the South East Asians. ....At Illinois the st...

Chennai Hospital Treats Pakistani Blue Baby

A blue baby from Pakistan was given a new lease of life by doctors in the Indian city of Chennai at the Sri M.G. Ramachandra Medical College and Hospital.// Fifteen-month-old Maxwell Qayyum was suffering from a restricted flow of oxygenated blood. He was operated upon in Chennai, and he is reported to be recovering. Dr. K.R. Balakrishnan, a cardiologist, along with a team of pediatricians conduct...

Pakistani Gays Land Themselves In Trouble

The Gay community in Pakistan appears to be in serious trouble with regard to a trip made to Nepal by three transgenders from the country, bringing to a halt, an eight-year-old health program for meant for the country’s homosexuals. The three gays belonged to the Lahore-based // NGO Vision that operates the Nayab Health Services project for masseurs who have sex with male clients and transgenders...

India, Pakistan Teams To Inaugurate Inzy's Hospital

The Bakhtawar Amin Memorial Trust Hospital, built by Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq would be inaugurated by the Pakistani and Indian teams at Multan// (home town of the skipper). The fourth one-day international cricket match would also be held at the same place. .......

Valentine's Day Theme Overshadows Cricket in Pakistan

For once, cricket took a backseat as youngsters in Pakistan celebrated Valentine's Day with chocolates, flowers and gifts and the media too joined in by hosting special programmes for the day.// ....Even as the Indian and Pakistani cricket teams arrived here for the fourth one-day international to be played on thursday, the focus was on the Valentine's Day celebrations. India lead the five-match...

UN Formulates Action Plan for Relief to Recovery in Quake-hit Areas of Pakistan

The humanitarian community in Pakistan is preparing an Action Plan for Relief to Recovery in order to ensure that there is no gap between relief and reconstruction. //The main aim of this plan form the remaining winter month is to improve sanitation and to prevent the outbreaks of diseases in the spring. ..Commenting on this plan, the UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) in Pakistan, Mr....

Pakistan Enforces Strict Bird Flu Measures, Poultry Import Banned

Import of poultry products and live birds from Austria, Slovakia, Germany and Bosnia-Herzegovina has been banned by the Pakistan’s Ministry of Commerce// following reports of bird flu infection in these areas. An amendment has been made in the Import Policy Order 2005 following issue of the notification by the Pakistan government. ....The decision was taken at a high level meeting conducted by t...

Quake-Hit Pakistan Receives 30 Field Hospitals From Cuba

More than 30 field hospitals have been donated by Cuba to help Pakistan recover from the devastating earthquake that claimed nearly 75, 000 valuable human lives, in October last year//. ....'Two more field-medical facilities run by the Cuban paramedics have been donated to the government of Pakistan-administered Kashmir,' Col. Muhammad Usman clarified. ....Cuba's First Deputy Minister of Foreig...

Poultry Industry Of Pakistan Stresses On Need Of Relief Package

The Pakistani Prime Minister, Shaukat Aziz has been urged by the Poultry Association of Pakistan to announce a compensatory relief package for the poultry industry//. The industry is under crisis over the past several days due to wedding meal ban, the bird flu scare and the earthquake that hit the country on the 8th of October. ....Abdul Basit, Senior Vice President of the Lahore Chamber of Comm...

Pakistan’s Public Health System On Downward Tren

Nearly 10 percent of Pakistan's 155 million population carries the deadly hepatitis virus, a group of medical professionals said Monday. // ...."Hepatitis B and C is a time bomb waiting to explode unless the government takes drastic measures to control it," said the president of the Pakistan Medical Association, Dr Omar Ayub, quoting the organisation's annual 2006 report. ....The association re...

Dentistry Practiced 9,000 Years Ago In Western Pakistan

Neolithic skulls excavated recently in western Pakistan have been found to have holes drilled into their molars. This evidence for the first time highlights that// Dentistry may have been practiced in the region as early as 7,000 BC. ....According to the British journal Nature, at least nine people living in a Neolithic village in Mehrgarh, near the Bolan river in Balochistan, had holes drilled...

Bird Flu Outbreak Confirmed Near Islamabad In Pakistan

A second outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu strain was reported in a poultry farm near Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Sunday. // ...."During an ongoing surveillance for avian influenza, a suspect outbreak was reported at a small poultry farm in Sihala, some 25 km from Islamabad on Friday," livestock and animal husbandry commissioner Muhammad Afzal said. ...."Clinically, the disease was sugg...

Pakistan experiences an increase in Aids cases : WHO

The estimates by United Nations are alarming that the actual number of HIV/Aids unreported cases in Pakistan could be around 70,000-80,000 (ranges are from 24,000 to 150,000).// ..Of the reported cases, causes, the most dominant during the quarter ending June 2004 was injecting drug use (73.72 per cent). Close second was heterosexual relations (22.18 per cent), men who have sex with men (4.0 per...

Sihala in bird flu net threat in Pakistan

According to a Pakistani local newspaper three persons with a history of fever were admitted Monday night at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). //The patients are currently under observation on suspicion of being hit by the avian influenza virus. ..According to The News, 22-year-old Syed Wali, his 8-year-old sister Haleema and a 44-year-old woman named Khadija were brought to the...

Pakistan Scared By Fresh Bird Flu Case

Pakistan Thursday ordered the culling of over 16,000 chickens in the vicinity of a poultry farm near Islamabad following reports of a poultry death due to suspected avian flu.// ....The food and agriculture ministry ordered the culling around Tarlai after reports that a bird had died at a poultry farm there Wednesday night. ...."Yes, we have ordered slaughter of over 16,000 chickens", a food min...

Pakistan and UN Agree On New Quake Recovery Plan

Resident Coordinator Jan Vandemoortele and Lt. Gen. Nadeem Ahmed, deputy chairman, Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority (ERRA) has announced a new plan// that would enable Pakistan recover from the devastating earthquake. The new plan for quake survivors would be completed within a year, covering some reconstruction work as well. ..Improvement of the distribution system, water...

40,000 Chickens Culled In Pakistan

Pakistan has culled around 40,000 chickens at six farms near the national capital, where confirmed cases of bird flu have come to fore, officials// said Sunday. ..Pakistan reported its first case of the deadly H5N1 bird flu at two farms in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) in February and found the virus at other farms near here last week. ..Scientists detected a mild strain of bird flu,...

Chicken Dishes Were Off The Menu At Pakistan President's House

Pakistan Friday imposed a ban on chicken dishes in the menu of the Aiwan-e-Sadar, President's House, and important state functions//. ....Health Minister Naseer Khan told the National Assembly that chicken dishes have been excluded from the menu of Aiwan-e-Sadr and important celebrations where foreigners and diplomats are invited. This is part of precautionary measures against possible outbreak o...

‘Family Honour’ Hinder Pakistani Girls In Getting Educatin

Many girls in Pakistan, especially in rural areas, cannot go to school because their parents fear that sending them outside their neighborhoods// would go against their 'family honour', states a World Bank report. ...."The net primary enrolment rate for girls in Pakistan is only about 42 to 45 percent. As the girls transit to middle school, there are a high number of dropouts. So virtually, very,...

Pakistan’s Literacy On The Downward Tren

A recent survey has found that among the developing countries of the Asia Pacific region, Pakistan is at the rock bottom of the literacy rate as two out of three Pakistanis are illiterate. // ..The Asian South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education's findings contradicts claims that the Education Sector Reforms Programme (ESRP) has improved the literacy situation in the country. ....Confirming the...

Contaminated Water Hits Thousands In Pakistan City

Nearly 30,000 people in the Pakistani city of Faisalabad have been affected by contaminated water, an official said recently. // ....The number of victims of water-borne diseases, which broke out as a result of supply of contaminated water in Ghulam Muhammad Abad, seems to further increase as more people are being hospitalized... ..The work for replacing the old water pipeline in the affected a...

Gastroenteritis Outbreak Feared In Pakistan

At least 30 people have died of heat and hundreds of people suffering from gastroenteritis have been admitted in hospitals in Pakistan's central Punjab province// , Daily Times newspaper reported Monday. ....At least three children have died of the disease, the newspaper said. ....Most of the deaths were reported from southern Punjab, as temperatures shot up to 47 degrees Celsius in Multan and 4...

Students in Pakistan Protest Against Dance, Music in Curriculum

Eight Pakistani student organisations have launched a campaign against Punjab University's (PU) move to introduce studies in dance, music and theatre, saying //'enlightened moderation' is sought to be injected into Islamic society at the behest of 'foreign masters'. ....Posters and handbills, announcing the campaign have been brought out in Lahore by Islami Jamaiti Talaba (IJT), the youth wing of...

Pakistani Medical Relief For Indonesia

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Army Medical contingent left for the earthquake- hit areas of Indonesia to conduct rescue and relief operations//. The contingent ,along with a 75-bed field hospital, left for Java on Friday, on a PAF C-130 aircraft.. ....Lt Col Naseer Ahmed commands the field hospital, which comprises of women doctors, general duty doctors, female nurses and 49 paramedics. .. The...

India and Pakistan Jointly to Fight Against Polio, Avian Flu

India and Pakistan Tuesday enhanced their cooperation in the crucial area of healthcare and discussed steps needed to jointly fight polio and avian flu. // ...."The two sides discussed measures for control of polio and exchanged ideas on management of avian influenza," external affairs ministry spokesperson Navtej Sarna said. ....During the first meeting of the India-Pakistan Joint Commission...

Male Students Entry in Women's College Creates Furore in Pakistan Assembly

Pakistan's women-only Fatima Jinnah University in Rawalpindi is embroiled in a controversy over the enrolment of male students. // ....Opposition members in the National Assembly protested allowing male students into the university, named after the sister of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. ....The university's vice chancellor, Najma, told the Daily Times that a portion of the camp...

Import of Paan from India and Indonesia is on rise in Pakistan

Chewing tobacco packed in attractive sachets is fast replacing the traditional paan in Pakistan, its growing import from India and Indonesia //belying government claims that both are banned, says a media report. ....In Karachi alone, 45,000 kg of chewing tobacco, commonly known as gutka, is being marketed daily. ....The government has permitted imports because the revenue from gutka sales is "t...

Gujarat Prime Target For Pakistan & Kashmir-Based Drug Cartels

Gujarat has become a prime target for drug cartels operating from Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir, warns the state's Narcotics// Control Bureau (NCB). ...."Gujarat has always been a transit point for illegal drug consignments orginating from the infamous 'Golden Crescent' countries including Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan", said Prafulsinh Sarvaiya, Superintendent of NCB... .."The concern is becau...

Pakistani Child is India's Youngest Liver Transplant Recipient

A one-year-old Pakistani boy has undergone a successful liver transplant in a New Delhi hospital, becoming the youngest ever such recipient in India// , said doctors here Wednesday. ....Shreyar, who is from Karachi, underwent the over eight-hour-long liver transplant surgery on June 19 at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here. He was discharged on July 21, doctors at the private hospital said. ...."S...

Pakistan Assures of Providing Best Medical Care to Abdul Qader Khan

Detained nuclear scientist Abdul Qader Khan, diagnosed with prostate cancer, will get the best treatment and the public would be kept informed of his health conditions, the// government has said. ....Since the health condition of Khan is of public interest, the government would like to assure that best medical care was being provided to Khan in consultation with his family and personal doctors,...

Survivors of Pakistan Earthquake Still at Risk

..A year after the devastating earthquake of 8 October 2005 in northern Pakistan tens of thousands of people are still at risk, facing a second winter without permanent shelter.// ....The earthquake had killed over 73,000 people and left around 3.5 million homeless. Estimates have shown that even today around 66,000 families are without permanent shelter, while recent landslides and flooding have...
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