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Medical Emergency Response Centers commence operations at Kalat and Khuzdar

QUETTA: Medical Emergency Response Center (MERC) project, managed by PPHI Balochistan has commenced operations at Kalat and Khuzdar (N-25/RCD Highway). Trained paramedical teams are performing their duties at Emergency Response Center Baghbana Khuzdar and   Agha Kareem Khan Hospital Kalat.  Mr. Zulfiqar Sasoli Admin Manager MERC Project visited both centers and handed over the responsibility to the staff. Emergency centers are ...

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Frontier Corps Balochistan holds free medical camp in poverty-hit area

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: As a goodwill gesture to provide health services to less-privileged communities at their doorstep, Frontier Corps Balochistan (North) set up a day-long free medical camp in remote and poverty-hit area Khadozai here. On the special directives of Inspector General of Frontier Corps (North) Major General Syed Fayyaz Hussain Shah, supervised by Commandant Zhob Militia Col. Tahir Bashir, ...

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Alarming increase in drug addiction, PAC demands action against ‘influentials’

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: “The supply as well as use of drugs including hashish, heroin, opium, liquor and shisha has increased in Zhob city during the past couple of weeks, resultantly hundreds of young men got indulged in it, but the authorities concerned are reluctant to take an indiscriminate action against the ‘influential’ drug pushers,” president Pashtoon Action Committee Abdul ...

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Social Sector Development in Balochistan: A Way Forward

By: Dr Asma Hyder Baloch The economy of Balochistan is largely dependent upon livestock, agriculture, fisheries and production of natural gas, coal and minerals. Including Quetta, the infrastructure in the province presents a bleak picture of the development and stands much behind when it is compared to rest of the country. Historically, limited farming in the east as well as ...

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No negligence to be tolerated during anti-polio campaign; warns DC     

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Deputy Commissioner Abdul Jabbar Baloch inaugurated the three day anti-polio campaign by administering anti-polio drops to children under five at Castle here on Saturday. The drive will be continued till Monday in 30 union councils of the district that straddling borders with Afghanistan and South Waziristan. District Health Officer Dr. Muzafar Shah, Communication Officer UNICEF Samad ...

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Dry spell causes dust allergy, affects wheat crop in rain-fed areas

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Despite the fact that district Zhob falls in the rainy ‘monsoon’ range yet the area has not received rain since long time. The prolonged dry spell and weather change have led to a significant increase in dust allergy, cough, chest and throat infections, especially among the infants. Both the public and private hospitals are seen packed ...

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Front-line anti-polio workers render more, receive less; says N-Stop Officer

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: “Polio campaigners administering anti-polio drops to children are facing hardships fighting the crippling disease, but they are receiving less incentive,” said N-Stop Officer Dr. Muhammad Amin, who also supervises the District Polio Control Room (DPCR) in the district. Despite all challenges face by frontline anti-polio workers including cultural bearers, long distances, scattered population and lack of ...

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Killa Saifullah: Frontier Corps KSF Scout holds free medical camp                      

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail KILLA SAIFULLAH: As a goodwill gesture to provide health services to marginalized communities at their doorstep, Frontier Corps Balochistan Killa Scout set up a day-long free medical camp in far-flung Ferozi Kaan area of the district. On the special directives of Inspector General Frontier Corps Major General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum, supervised by Commandant KSF Scout, FC Medical ...

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Together we can fight against malnutrition in Balochistan: Dr. Amin Khan Mandokhail  

Zhob/ Killa Saifullah: Provincial Coordinator Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children Dr. Amin Khan Mandokhail has said that  together we can fight against Malnutrition in Balochistan.  He expressed these views during a surprise visit to District Zhob and District Killa Saifullah where visited established OTPS and checked all medicines and other materials. On the occasion respective districts, district Nutrition ...

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Oxfam in Pakistan Commemorates World Food Day Towards Zero Hunger

ISLAMABAD :  Oxfam in Pakistan along with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Program (WFP), Federal Minister NFS&R Sahibzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan, Secretary NSFR Dr. Muhammad Hashim Popalzai and the National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), celebrated World Food Day to raise awareness about food insecurity and working towards a zero hunger Pakistan by 2030. This year’s theme was “Our ...

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