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Balochistan: Covid-19 has made female patients even more vulnerable

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Aug. 6, 2020: Emergency calls to Habib Ullah Rind who runs the Saiban Welfare Trust have hit a dramatic rise in the blistering heat of Sibi. He is busy in giving first aid to a hermit (darvesh), who has been badly struck by a heat wave, when ...
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Balochistan Dependent On 350 Beds And 50 Ventilators

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Jun 15, 2020: Hospitals in Balochistan have reached their full capacity despite the fact that an estimated 97 percent of patients have quarantined themselves at home. DG Health Balochistan Dr Saleem Abro warned over the surge of ...
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DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR: Millions in Pakistan continue to toil

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Jun 12, 2020: Child labour is a social ill still rampant in Pakistan despite several laws outlawing the practice. Pakistan’s first set of laws prohibiting child labour were not passed until early 1990 after push from activists – the most important of which ...
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Sindh’s private hospitals run out of COVID-19 beds

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Jun 11, 2020: The surge in Sindh’s coronavirus cases has put citizens in peril as private hospitals across the province run out of dedicated COVID-19 beds. Healthcare experts in Sindh have termed the pandemic situation alarming, citing incidents where patients ..
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KP hospitals forced to turn away patients due to lack of facilities

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Jun 5, 2020: In addition to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, hospitals in the province are now struggling to tend to an increasing number of patients due to an acute shortage of necessary equipment, space, and medicines. As a ...
Faulty Policy at the Core of Pakistan's Medicine Crisis

Faulty policy at the core of Pakistan’s medicine crisis

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In light of all this, it seems the recent critical shortage of essential medicines reported this month is not a new development, rather it is one part of a national crisis that has lasted since 2012. The disappearance of some 60 essential medicines this month was, however, unpredictable in the severity of its effect on the population and healthcare units.