Another 100 patients diagnosed with Chikungunya virus in Karachi

KARACHI : Chikungunya virus has continued to affect Karachiites as another 100 people have been diagnosed with the disease in past 24 hours. According to Saudabad Hospital’s Dr Fakhar, the disease should be eliminated by destroying its root. He said Chikungunya is different from dengue but is being caused by mosquitoes. He advised the people to [...]

By | December 24th, 2016|Breaking News, Health, Pakistan, PTIF, Sindh|0 Comments

Chikungunya virus cases spark fears of outbreak in Karachi

A mosquito-borne disease has reared its head in Karachi, affecting thousands of people in Malir, Saudabad and Shah Faisal neighborhoods of the city. World Health Organization (WHO) says it’s Chikungunya virus that can become epidemic in the country. Key facts Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. It causes fever and [...]

By | December 18th, 2016|Breaking News, Health, PTIF|0 Comments

World Disability Day: Goals for future

BY Abid Lashari The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been commemorated since 1992 to promote awareness and mobilize support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development. The Day works to promote action to raise awareness about disability issues and draw attention to the benefits [...]

Various cooking oil, ghee brands declared unfit for consumption

LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA), in its crackdown against substandard cooking oils, declared various brands of cooking oil and ghee unsafe and unfit for consumption. The brands were declared substandard due to absences of Vitamin A and rancidity, artificial flavour addition and other acid values, according to a public notice issued by the authority. [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|Breaking News, Health, Miscellaneous, News In Pictures, PTIF|0 Comments

New Japans’ aid to Support Polio Eradication in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD -UNS -The Government of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) signed Tuesday an agreement of Japanese Yen 404 million (US$ 4 million) grant for “the Project for the Control and Eradication of Poliomyelitis”. This latest grant will support the procurement of 3.9 million doses of the Inactivated [...]

Seven projects of worth Rs 36 billion approved by CDWP

ISLAMABAD -UNS – The Central Development Working Party has prioritized health sector by approving five health projects worth Rs 22.7 billion. The meeting was chaired by Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Prof Ahsan Iqbal, and was attended by senior officers of the provincial governments and ministries concerned. Overall, the CDWP approved seven projects worth [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Breaking News, Economics, Health, Hot News, News In Pictures, PTIF|0 Comments

Pakistan’s candidate Dr Sania favourite for WHO chief

ISLAMABAD - UNS : Dr Sania Nishtar  is favourite for the Director General World Health Organization (WHO). Pakistan’s candidate  Dr. Sania Nishtar presented her vision and plan for the Organization at a forum hosted by the Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, in London. Sania Nishtar is contending for the slot of Director [...]

By | November 6th, 2016|Asia, Breaking News, Health, Hot News, Miscellaneous, News In Pictures, PTIF|0 Comments

Pakistan to stay away from tobacco conference in India

Pakistan will not attend a global tobacco-control conference in India next week, a government minister said on Friday, in the latest fallout of strained diplomatic ties between the South Asian neighbours. India is hosting the biennial conference of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the only global treaty to deter tobacco consumption. Delegates [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|Health, PTIF|0 Comments

Cancer ‘to kill 5.5 million women a year by 2030’

Paris (AFP) - Two reports have warned of an explosion in cancer deaths among women, with a toll, mainly from breast cancer, of some 5.5 million per year by 2030 -- roughly the population of Denmark. This represented a near 60-percent increase in less than two decades, said an analysis conducted by the American Cancer [...]

By | November 2nd, 2016|Breaking News, Health, Hot News, News In Pictures, PTIF|0 Comments

Anti-polio campaign begins as big with supervision of DC Badin

By Sawan Khaskheli BADIN: Anti-polio campaign has been begun today under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner Badin and all arrangements has been finalized to maintain polio free status of district Badin & decided to take stern action against if negligence occurred. According to reports, after surfacing out the polio case in neighboring district Sujawal, and [...]

By | October 23rd, 2016|Breaking News, Health, News In Pictures, PTIF|0 Comments