15 02, 2024

Chest Pain Unit inaugurated at SHC Bar


Caretaker Sindh Chief Minister Justice (R) Maqbool Baqar has said that due to easy access to emergency care and quick response, the Chest Pain Units entertained over 1.2 million people in seven years and saved over 30,000 lives. Due to success and apprecia­tion, the demand has grown, and we are planning more units in different [...]

15 06, 2019

IPC Acute Malnutrition Training and Analysis Workshop held


The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in close collaboration with the IPC Technical Working Group, UNICEF/Nutrition Working Group, as well as relevant government organizations organized the IPC Acute Malnutrition Training and Analysis Workshop for Drought Affected Areas of Sindh and Balochistan that took place in Karachi from 20 – 26 May 2019. Pakistan faces the [...]

15 03, 2019

Partnership between Government of Sindh and Greenstar Social Marketing


Greenstar Social Marketing (GSM), in a historic event signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the Government of Sindh under the umbrella of Costed Implementation Plan (CIP) Sindh. In this ceremony, two MoUs were signed with CIP Sindh, Population Welfare Department (PWD) and Department of Health (DoH) which includes MoU for adopting Greenstar’s POOCHO Helpline [...]

15 03, 2019

Electrophysiology Lab and Cath Lab inaugurated at NICVD’s Sukkur


National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) established an Electrophysiology Lab and second Catheterization (cath) Lab at the NICVD’s Sukkur Satellite Centre. To mark the first anniversary of NICVD Sukkur, Prof. Nadeem Qamar, Executive Director, NICVD inaugurated Electrophysiology Lab and second Catheterization (cath) lab. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Nadeem Qamar said that these new facilities [...]

15 03, 2019

Steps for women’s empowerment highlighted


Sindh Minister for Women Development Department, Syed Shela Raza has said that the Government of Sindh is taking practical steps for social, economic and political empowerment of women so that they could contribute to the development of society. She was addressing the distribution ceremony of health insurance cards and launching of e-shops for home-based workers [...]

15 01, 2019

UNDP Pakistan & Kashf Foundation partner to train youth on entrepreneurship


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Pakistan and Kashf Foundation have partnered to train and mentor 8,000 young men and women in entrepreneurship skills in targeted areas of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The aim of the partnership is to support entrepreneurship and self-employment for the youth, ensuring that they are increasingly built on lessons [...]

15 12, 2018

Awareness Walk to mark World AIDS Day


To mark the World AIDS Day, Sindh AIDS Control Programme (SACP) organised an HIV/AIDS Awareness walk from Kabootar Chowrangi to Karachi Press Club. The walk was led by Dr. Muhammad Younus Chachar, Programme Manager SACP along with renowned Allama Ahsan Siddiqui. The officials of health department, lady health workers, representatives of civil society and NGOs, [...]

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 11, 2018

Dispensaries to be established soon to improve healthcare facilities in Thar


Sindh Health Department is establishing as many as fifty dispensaries in drought hit area of Thar for safe delivery of the children and they will work round the clock to facilitate the area people, if there are complicated cases they will be referred to District Level Hospitals. This was stated by Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho, [...]

15 11, 2018

More than 1,000 children die every day in Pakistan due to absence of medical treatment


To mark World Children’s Day 2018, Childlife Foundation in collaboration with Lyari General Hospital organized at LGH, Karachi. It was attended by parents of sick children besides pediatricians, general practitioners and senior doctors of Lyari General Hospital. Dr. Ahson Rabbani, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Childlife Foundation sharing his views on the occasion said that [...]

15 11, 2018

Model dispensaries to be set up for pregnant women


Provincial Minister for Health, Dr. Azrar Fazal Pechuho has said that Sindh Health Department in collaboration with the PPHI is planning to establish 50 model dispensaries for institutional deliveries instead of home deliveries and to encourage pregnant women to come to these dispensaries. They will be given incentives and food packages as well. She said [...]

15 11, 2018

Polio Campaign in Karachi and interior Sindh launched


The Emergency Operation Centre for Polio in Sindh launched a Polio Campaign in all districts of Karachi and 18 districts of interior Sindh. The total target population for this campaign is above seven million children under five years of age out of which approximately 2.3 million children reside in Karachi. More than 50,000 front line [...]

15 06, 2018

Sindh’s First Youth Policy launched


Over 400 participants, including provincial ministers, government officials, international donors and members of the civil society gathered to celebrate the launch of Sindh’s first ever youth policy recently at a local hotel in Karachi. The policy drew support from Oxfam, Bargad, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Oxfam, Right Here Right Now (RHRN) and [...]

15 04, 2018

Sindh introduced Rotavirus Vaccines in EPI routine immunisation


The Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Sindh has introduced Rotavirus Vaccine in routine immunization schedule of the EPI, in a ceremony held at EPI Office on Friday, 30th March ‘2018. Sindh Secretary Health Dr. Fazlullah Pechuho, administrated the rotavirus vaccine to children and announced induction of vaccine in routine immunization. He said that Diarrhea is a leading cause of death in children. Statistics show [...]

15 03, 2018

Purpose-built building of 160th school of GCT inaugurated in Mithi


Governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair has lamented that just less than 40 per cent of Sindh government budget of previous financial year reserved for health and education sectors could be utilized as this indicates one of the major reasons Sindh has been lagging far behind rest of the country as far as provision of health and [...]