Health Stories

The second wave is here… should we worry?

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October 28th, 2020; By Asra Haque and Adina Shahid; LAHORE; SAPM on Health Faisal Sultan formally announced today that the Second Wave is here. How serious is it compared to the first wave?

Mental Health- An Ignored Illness

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October 10th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; On World Mental Health Day, Voicepk.net speaks to Dr. Syed Imran Murtaza, Medical Superintendent of Fountain House in Lahore who says due to the taboo attached to mental health, patients are never treated. Dr Murtaza says suicides in youth are caused by usage of drugs and loneliness.

‘This place will never be safe for us: Killing of lady...

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September 23rd, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; PTM, North Waziristan, held a protest today demanding Justice For Nahida, a female healthcare worker who was shot & killed on her way back from work, 2 days ago. Her death has raised concerns about the Security of Polio workers operating in KPK, under the recently launched "Polio Eradication Drive"

Health authorities struggle to plug polio immunization gap in Qilla Abdullah

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2 children in Qilla Abdullah, Balochistan, have contracted polio since the beginning of the year. Authorities are racing to close the immunity gap before more children fall prey to the disabling & deadly disease

Health Experts concerned over early lifting of lockdown

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Aug. 11, 2020: Doctors, public health experts, and epidemiologists have voiced their concerns over what they say may be a premature lifting of restrictions by the government. Experts believe that a premature return to normalization ...

Effects of the pandemic on routine immunization could lead to a...

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Jul 19, 2020: Pakistan will resume its routine immunization campaign under the Polio Eradication program on July 20, after nearly a five-month hiatus. Around 800,000 children will receive essential vaccines through a door-to-door campaign ...

Balochistan govt spends only Rs90 per person on health: YDA

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Jul 04, 2020: In Balochistan, there has been an increase of about 32 percent in the health budget as compared to last year’s spending on health. This fiscal year 2020-21, the Balochistan government has allocated over Rs31billion for the health ...

Punjab Minister of Health Dr. Yasmin Rashid: Announced Strict Lockdown In...

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Jun 15, 2020: Lockdown to be imposed in parts of Shahdrah, the Walled City, Iqbal Town, Cantonment, Mozang, Shadbagh, Harbanspura, Gulberg, and the entirety of Nishtar Town. Lockdown to be enforced officially at 12:00 am, June 16, lockdown ...

Pakistan’s Mental Health Affliction

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S* believes that she was seriously depressed when she was 9 years old when her grandmother, whom she was very close to, passed away. Her parents had assumed that her erratic behavior were part of her growing up, and her ...

Will The Upcoming Budget Increase Its Focus On Healthcare?

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The healthcare crisis has hit Pakistan hard, and part of the reason for this has been the negligible quota of the budget that the healthcare sector is given. According to the federal budget in the last fiscal year (2019-20), the ...

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کیا شہری ہوا بازی کے وفاقی وزیر غلام سرور خان نے پی آئی اے پر خود کش حملہ کیا؟

Jul 05. 2020: کپٹین خالد تنویر ہیں جنہوں نے اپنی زندگی کے 25 بہترین سال پی آئی اے میں بطور پائلٹ کے گزارے تھے مگر اب انکا نام بھی مشکوک یا جعلی لایسنس رکھنے والے پائلٹس کی لسٹ میں آ گیا ہے جو وفاقی وزیر شہری ہوا بازی غلام سرور خان نے قومی اسمبلی میں پیش کی تھی ...

PALPA terms list about dubious licenses as ‘fake’

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International Stories

Was there a lone survivor in the Machh incident?

January 9th, 2021; By Ahmad Saeed & Asim Ahmad Khan; QUETTA/LAHORE; By Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; A statement by the Afghan Embassy revealed that a person named Rasul had survived the Mach Incident and is currently being held by the Balochistan Police.

‘German sister’ gets top award for work on leprosy

Dr. Chris Schmotzer, has been awarded the top German civil award, Order of Merit, for outstanding contribution to the treatment of leprosy in Pakistan.

APS ATTACK: 6 years on, parents still await justice

“They are gone and can't come back," says one of the parents. "But we will strive till the end of our days to see that they get justice." Most of the parents of the children martyred during APS massacre have not reached any closure even after the passage of six years. The only times where they have an opportunity for empathy, is when they all collect to remember their lost children. It is only them who can understand the depth of the grief that consumes them.