15 06, 2019

Governor Sindh inaugurates CT Scanner at Kidney Centre


Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail inaugurated newly installed CT Scanner- Ultra Low Dose Radiation in the Radiology Department at The Kidney Centre (TKC), Karachi. The inclusion of ultra-low dose radiation CT scanner (164 Slices) will enhance the quality of results and enable us for Coronary CT Angiography and Calcium Scoring for early detection of heart diseases. [...]

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 12, 2018

Developing national transplant programme urged


International Transplant Surgeons, Academicians and policy makers across the world at Seminar on Update in Organ Transplantation held recently at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) underscored the need for every single country to develop national transplant programme based on ethical practices, transparency and well-being of the patients. The Seminar was attended by Dr. [...]

15 07, 2018

AKUH and Media collaborate to improve public health


To develop greater collaboration between healthcare experts and the media, The Agha Khan University Hospital organised Health Media Conference in Partnership with the Agha Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications in Kenya and the Centre for Innovation in Medical Education. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Asim Belgaumi spoke about the role of the institution in raising healthcare [...]

16 01, 2018

Restructuring of Blood Transfusion Services in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Dr. Noor-e-Saba, Manager, Regional Blood Centre, Peshawar Blood transfusion services are an integral part of the health-care system. Millions of lives are saved each year through blood transfusions. Provision of safe blood and blood components is the responsibility of the national health care system. Safety of blood has assumed greater importance and relevance in developing [...]

15 02, 2016

NIMRA marks World Cancer Day Modern lifestyle helps cancer rates rise worldwide


The Nuclear Institute of Medicine & Radiotherapy (NIMRA) Jamshoro in collaboration with Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences arranged a "Cancer Awareness Walk" followed by a Seminar, to observe the World Cancer day on Thursday. Addressing the participants, Director NIMRA Dr Naeem Ahmad Laghari said that the latest cancer statistics from the World Health [...]

15 12, 2014

Mortality from tetanus falls in Pakistan, more lives are lost to chronic kidney disease


In Pakistan, average life expectancy for men increased to 64.4 years. Women's average life expectancy increased to 67.3 years Today, fewer people are dying from tetanus and diarrheal diseases in Pakistan, according to a new, comprehensive analysis of trend data from 188 countries. Mortality from tetanus dropped 93% between 1990 and 2013. At the same [...]

15 09, 2014

The Bloody Assassin – EBOLA VIRUS


By Muneeba Azmat, Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad Ebola virus disease or Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a lethal infectious disease that has become the topic of many tabloids and papers after the March 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The outbreak that was first reported from Guinea, has now spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria and [...]

15 02, 2014

How much do you know about Kidney Cancer!


By Dr. Chaudhry Qasim Mahmood Buttar, Oncologist, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad Kidney cancer, of which the most common type is Renal Cell Carcinoma, is a type of cancer that starts in the kidneys. It is among the ten most common cancers in the world, although the risk is higher in men than in [...]

15 11, 2013

Re-Emergence of Avian influenza A(H7N9) virus: Another Pandemic Threat


Dr. Muhammad Najeeb Durrani, Epidemiologist, District Surveillance Coordinator, District TB Coordinator (DTC), In-charge Dengue Fever Surveillance Cell, Member Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) Health Department ICT, Islamabad After 2004 when Influenza appeared at global horizon it was initially localized in the migratory birds and appeared as H5N1 called the Avian Influenza later it [...]

15 04, 2013

World Kidney Day shows alarming rise of obesity and hypertension in general population


The world kidney day is celebrated each year to bring awareness about chronic kidney disease. People from all walks of life are screened for kidney disease. This year kidney day was observed by SIUT at three centers - Karachi, Sukkur and Kathore. In all 982 people underwent physical examination, blood and urine tests and ultrasound [...]

15 01, 2012

Supreme Court takes up petition on organ trade


Supreme Court took up the direct Petition on organ trade filed under Article 184 of the Constitution. The Petitioners have claimed violation of Fundamental Rights in relation to organ trade and illegal kidney transplants in the country. According to the Petitioners intervention by the Supreme Court was necessary as the Federal and provincial governments and [...]

15 10, 2011

Govt. should provide clean drinking water to minimize burden of water borne diseases – Dr. Amir Jogezai


On a special visit to Quetta, Muhammad Fareed, Publisher & Managing Editor, Medical Review interviewed Dr. Amir Mohammad Khan Jogezai, Professor of Paediatric, Bolan Medical College, Quetta. Following are the excerpts of the interview. Q – Tell us something about yourself. Ans – I am Dr. Amir Mohammad Khan Jogezai, Professor of Paediatric, Bolan Medical [...]

15 04, 2011

Aster Life Sciences Participated in 8th Biennial Conference of Pakistan Society of Nephrology 2011


The 8th Biennial Conference of Pakistan Society of Nephrology on “Prevention of Kidney Disease” was held at Agha Hasan Abedi Auditrium, Dewan Farooq Medical Centre, SIUT in Karachi from March 4 – 6, 2011. During the conference Aster Life Sciences extensively participated by organizing a Hospitality suite. Aster Life Sciences also contributed in [...]