15 03, 2019

Increasing drug resistance is limiting the options to treat infections- Moving back towards pre-antibiotic era?


Professor Dr.  Saeed Khan, Department of Pathology, Dow International Medical College,  Dow University of Health Sciences,, When the most groundbreaking discoveries of the 20th century are discussed, it is unanimously agreed upon to consider antibiotics as being one of them. A Scottish scientist named Alexander Fleming introduced us to this miracle at St. [...]

15 03, 2019

Construction of Pakistan’s third largest Cancer Hospital and Research Centre endures


The construction of a comprehensive cancer centre in Karachi will not only provide state-of-the-art cancer care facilities to the people of Sindh and Balochistan, but it will also help to enhance healthcare standards and to develop training and employment opportunities in the wider region as a whole. These views were expressed by Director Marketing, SKMCH&RC, [...]

15 01, 2019

First kidney transplant centre launched


The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) has launched its first kidney transplant centre in Karachi for which an awareness event was organised attended by different nephrologists, dialysis centre managers of Karachi, general physicians and endocrinologists of as well as recently treated patients of the kidney transplant centre. The purpose of the event was to increase [...]

15 07, 2018

Experts stress the need for safe blood transfusion practices


Clinicians and blood banking experts at a Seminar in Gilgit stressed the need for safe blood transfusion practices, haemovigilance and rational use of blood. The speakers also called for the introduction and promotion of blood safety standards, particularly in tertiary care hospitals, to pave the way for an adequate, efficient and cost-effective blood supply. The [...]

15 07, 2018

Children Emergency Block at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital inaugurated


Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar inaugurated the Children Emergency Block at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. The block has been established in collaboration with the Child Life Foundation. On the occasion, Metropolitan Commissioner Dr. Saifur Rehman, CEO of Children Life Foundation Dr. Ahsan, Chairman of DMC Central Rehan Hashmi, Vice Chairman Shakir Ali, Director of Medical Services Dr. [...]

15 04, 2018

International hospital inaugurated in Bahria Town Karachi


A 120-bed state of the art Bahria Town International Hospital has been inaugurated in the Bahria Town, Karachi. The inauguration ceremony was carried out by CEO Bahria Town, Ahmad Ali Riaz Malik by unveiling its plaque. He was accompanied by Vice CEO of Bahria Town Zain Malik, Mrs. Ali Riaz Malik, Chief Operating Officer of [...]

15 08, 2016

Pak Pharma & Health Care Expo : Pharmaceuticals stresses to link prices with inflation


Pharmaceuticals have demanded government to link drug prices with inflation and allow at least 50 percent of inflation rates to be increased. They also urged Drug Regulatory Authority Pakistan (DRAP) to help domestic pharmaceutical industry to tap big international markets for exports. This was said by former Chairman Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) and Chairman [...]

15 08, 2016

Introducing innovation into the Emergency Room


AKU’s first-ever Hackathon brings together a variety of experts to solve pressing problems in the city’s emergency room facilities. A hospital’s Emergency Room (ER) is often the first point of call for citizens when a terrorist attack, disaster or public health outbreak hits Karachi. Hence the challenges arising from the city and even the country’s [...]

15 03, 2016

Patients’ Behbud Society for AKUH – 15 years of changing lives


The Patients’ Behbud Society for Aga Khan University Hospital (PBS) celebrated 15 years of support to needy patients and the generosity of its donors at a ceremony today. Since 2001, PBS has provided Rs 829 million in financial support for the care of over 28,000 deserving patients. “PBS is an independent, charitable society, which disburses zakat to [...]

15 01, 2016

Chief Minister Sindh inaugurated Jacobabad Institute of Medical Science


Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Sindh Chief Minister and David Hale US Ambassador inaugurated the Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences (JIMS) recently. The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provided $18 million to build the 133-bed hospital complex and supply it with medical equipment and a solar energy system. Dr. Jam [...]

15 05, 2015

Admin block of Kharadar General Hospital inaugurated


Inauguration of Admin Block of Kharadar General Hospital and commencement of new batch of Institute of Health Sciences was held at a Ceremony held recently at Kharadar General Hospital. Zafar Hilaly, former Ambassador and Analyst speaking on the occasion said that investment on mankind is key factor for the better future of society. He further [...]

15 08, 2014

USAID to fund construction of new 120-bed maternity ward at JPMC


Consul General of the United States of America in Karachi Michael J Dodman and Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah jointly performed the ground breaking ceremony of construction of a new 120-bed maternity ward at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $6 million to fund [...]

15 02, 2014

Minimal Invasive Surgery moot at SIUT


Leading surgeons from within the country and abroad have stressed the importance of adopting the minimal invasive surgical procedure called “laparoscopy” as it is cost effective, scar free and above all shortest hospital stay in major surgeries. The surgeons expressed their opinion on the opening day of 3-day “Minimal Invasive Surgery Conference" in the field [...]

15 02, 2014

Dow University celebrates its Tenth Anniversary


A Ceremony was organized by Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) to mark its Tenth Anniversary at Governor House, Karachi. It was attended by Dr. Asim Hussain, Founder Ziauddin University, Ahmed Chennoy, Chief CPLC, Syndicate & Academic Council Members, Seniors Professors, Doctors and students. The Ceremony was presided over by Governor Sindh & Chancellor DUHS, Dr. Ishrat Ul [...]

15 11, 2013

Geneticists map human resistance to AIDS


The key to future HIV treatment could be hidden right in our own genes. Everyone who becomes infected deploys defense strategies, and some even manage to hold the virus at bay without any therapy at all. This immune system struggle leaves its mark within the pathogen itself - genetic mutations that indicate how the virus reacted to [...]