Health

KP medical authority fights unlawful organ transplants

The Medical Transplant Regulatory Authority (MTRA), which was established early this year, seeks to curb illegal organ transplants and oversee hospitals that undertake the transplants.


Yoga, laughter therapy help Dera Ismail Khan residents overcome trauma

People who have been affected by sectarian violence are finding relief from depression and mental stress through exercise and alternative therapies.


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa extends healthcare programme to tribal belt

The Sehat Sahulat Programme, a flagship health programme, covers 69% of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa population, long deprived of health care by militant groups.


Pakistan to curb infant mortality in tribal districts with awareness, training

A new emergency obstetric care facility established in August at a hospital in Bajaur District has raised hopes of tackling infant mortality, which occurs at a troubling rate.


Nationwide anti-measles campaign on track to vaccinate millions

More than 400,000 health workers will vaccinate an estimated 6 million residents of all provinces, official says.


Pakistani doctors share expertise worldwide on treating terrorism victims

Doctors at Peshawar's Lady Reading Hospital stand at the forefront of treating patients injured by terrorism and war-related violence.


Synchronised efforts along Afghan-Pakistani border raise hopes of polio eradication

Vaccination teams from both countries meet at transit points at the Torkham, Kharlachi, Ghulam Khan and Chaman border crossings and share data about child vaccination and registration.


Afghan patients find relief following Pakistan's decision to soften visa restrictions

Easing access for Afghan patients traveling across the border for treatment has allowed them to arrive for appointments on time and receive much needed health care.


KP authorities crack down on quackery, unqualified medics

The campaign aims to raise awareness about the dangers of visiting illegal clinics and doctors who work outside their qualifications or expertise.


KP Food Authority cracks down on unhygienic, unsafe food producers

The newly established Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Safety and Halal Food Authority has shuttered and fined offenders in raids across the city, officials say.


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