Health

Gwadar’s doctors skip duty leaving patients in pain

By: Suleman Hashim GWADAR: District Headquarter Hospital, (DHQ) Gawadar is visited by more than three hundred patients daily for treatment, according to the record of the hospital. As there are not enough hospitals in the Makran region, therefore the load of patients increases as hundreds of people come here from distant areas as well. By 1:30 in the afternoon, a ...

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Lack of facilities and doctors create difficulties for patients at Civil Hospital Turbat

By: Sana Samad TURBAT: Civil hospital Turbat is the only governmental hospital in the city but it is having several problems. Every day, hundreds of people visit the hospital but most of them are deprived of facilities to have for better treatment. These patients belong to poor families and come from the rural areas of Turbat, traveling a long distance. ...

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UNHCR’s Project Benefited 120,000 People from water borne and vector diseases

QUETTA: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in collaboration with its implementing partner Society of Collective Interest Orientation (SOCIO-PAKISTAN) and Government of Balochistan completed the 10 months project of “Improving Health & Hygiene Status of Refugees & Host Communities in Quetta”. The key objective of the project is to bring long term improvement to the general health of ...

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National Survey Reports 3000 HIV AIDS Patients in Balochistan

 QUETTA: HIV AIDS is spreading in Balochistan at alarming rates as the number of patients has exceeded 3000 causing embarrassment among the citizens. According to the details Survey Aids Control Program has accomplished national survey on HIV AIDS in collaboration with UN and the survey has revealed that HIV AIDS patients all over the country have increased by 39000. Dr ...

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Drug Abuse Spirals Up Alarmingly in Kalat

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Ghulam Sarwar, 21, a young boy with a disability and untidy dress is always seen begging in Kalat Market. He does not beg to feed his family members but to buy packet of cigarette and most importantly the packs of Heroin which he needs twice a day. “I was addicted to Hashish in the school age ...

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Balochistan Province Formally Launch Working Group To Achieve Family Planning Goals

QUETTA: The Provincial Government formally launched FP2020 working group on Friday, August 11, 2017 at Quetta to gauge the progress on family planning goals in the province. In his welcome remarks the secretary Population Welfare Department thanksMs. Rahila Hameed Khan Durrani, Speaker Balochistan Assembly for her support to chair the Balochistan FP2020 Working Group. He also appreciated the efforts of ...

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200,000 Patients to benefit from the improved healthcare facilities under UNHCR Program

 QUETTA: Department of Health, Government of Balochistan and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) marked the Handover Ceremony of the Project ‘Strengthening of health services at tertiary hospitals of Quetta’ for improvement and strengthening the health services at public hospitals of Quetta. About 200,000 patients including Pakistani citizens and Afghan refugees will benefit from the upgraded health facilities. The Representative of ...

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Cancer Hospital in Balochistan: Cancer to be fought not to be faced

By: Afsa Hidayat Jaam It is estimated that about 150,000 cancer cases are reported in Pakistan each year. Shaukat Khanum Memorial cancer hospital and research centre was built with the mission of providing state-of-the art diagnostic and therapeutic facilities for cancer patients irrespective of their ability to pay. Four provinces of Pakistan have cancer hospitals but not a single one ...

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QUETTA: Doctors banned from private practice during duty hours

Staff Reporter QUETTA: Government employed doctors have been banned from private practice during duty hours. A notification issued today states that Health department government of Balochistan has imposed ban on private practice of public sector in private hospitals across the province of Balochistan in morning time from 0800 to 1400 in best public interest. Read also: Health sector accountability—whose domain? ...

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Parliamentarians in Balochistan Vow to Eliminate Hidden Hunger and Nutrition Challenges

QUETTA: Mishal Pakistan, Australian High Commission and World Food Program briefed the parliamentarians in the Balochistan assembly on the alarming situation in the province. The key focus is to capacitate policy makers for a more harmonized mechanism to ensure service delivery to the citizens. The initiative aims to facilitate the knowledge flow among key stakeholders to “Eliminate Hidden Hunger and ...

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