Tag Archives: Diseases

PM orders completion of liver diseases centre

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani Monday directed the Health Ministry to make the country’s first “Liver Diseases and Transplant Centre” (LDTC) operational by the end of May. The prime minister directed the Ministry of Health to equip the centre with modern medical facilities that meet international standards. He directed that the best professionals be hired to provide quality health care to the hepatitis patients.
The directives were made by the Prime Minister

Diseases run rampant among livestock in Achhro Thar

KARACHI – The recent epidemic of viral disease among the livestock of the Thar Desert region, which killed more than 50 camels in Umerkot and Tharparkar districts and hundreds affected, has now moved to the livestock of the Achhro Thar or White Desert region in Sanghar district. The sheep, goats, cows and camels in different villages of Achhro Thar have started dying after hitting with epidemic of viral diseases.
During the visit of different remote villages of Achhro Thar, the

Improper disposal of hospital waste causing diseases

ISLAMABAD – In the absence of a proper procedure of hospital waste management across Pakistan, people are exposed to health risks from the infectious waste which can cause diseases like Hepatitis B and C and HIV AIDS.
This was stated by health experts on Monday at a training workshop on ‘safe management of biomedical waste to the health care’ workers which was attended by doctors, nurses, paramedics and sanitary workers. The workshop was organized by the National Institute of

New Sabzi Mandi area breeding ground for diseases

KARACHI – Majority of residents of the new Sabzi Mandi area are suffering from tuberculosis, skin infections, worm infestation, diarrhoea and anaemia.
Doctors discovered this at one of the health camps set up by the Aga Khan University (AKU) in different parts of the city for conducting free medical checkups.
More than 2,000 people, majority of whom were women and children, were given free medical checkups and advice at health camps setup in Karimabad, Federal B Area; Bilal

Waterborne diseases rampant in capital

ISLAMABAD – Waterborne diseases are on the rise over the years and clean drinking water is scarce, even though the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has claimed that it is providing clean water to the residents of the capital.
Water, which is then to be treated and delivered through a system of pipelines and reservoirs to the residents, is obtained from dams, head-works and tube wells. “Water, supposedly drinkable, is being polluted at three different levels, surface

Sliced fruit attracts crowds but spreads diseases

Unhygienic, flies and dust-ridden sliced fruit pieces are being sold in the streets of the capital to the complete obliviousness of the health authorities concerned.
The vendors are making a lot of money by setting up stalls without any protection from flies and dusts outside offices, schools and other crowded locations, a report by Pakistan Today revealed.
They also sprinkle spices and lemon juices on the pieces. A large number of people were seen eating the