Health

Lady Reading Hospital staff learn new emergency life-saving techniques

Lady Reading Hospital staff learn new emergency life-saving techniques

Doctors, nurses, paramedics and other hospital staff, who are already well versed in treating the victims of terrorist attacks, have updated their knowledge of life-saving emergency techniques.


KP health officials prevent spread of hepatitis B with vaccines

KP health officials prevent spread of hepatitis B with vaccines

The provincial government has started vaccinating infants at birth, knocking down infection rates.


Awareness campaign tells Pakistani drivers to 'Give Way to Ambulances'

Awareness campaign tells Pakistani drivers to 'Give Way to Ambulances'

The nationwide campaign, supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross, will run until the end of the year.


E-Ilaj to provide health care in remote parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

E-Ilaj to provide health care in remote parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Residents of rural areas can now be connected with specialist doctors in urban hospitals via the internet.


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa deploys Mobile Emergency Medical Response Unit

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa deploys Mobile Emergency Medical Response Unit

The unit is the first of its kind in the province and is run by Rescue 1122, officials told Pakistan Forward.


Pakistan asks medical aid group to stop working in Kurram Agency

Pakistan asks medical aid group to stop working in Kurram Agency

The government refused to renew a No Objection Certificate (NOC) required for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to continue working in the tribal areas.


Improved security prompts Pakistani doctors to return from abroad

Improved security prompts Pakistani doctors to return from abroad

Doctors say better working conditions, salaries and improved law and order in Pakistan are the main reasons they quit their jobs abroad.


FATA polio free for over 1 year

FATA polio free for over 1 year

On-going military operations and the diligence of vaccination teams have resulted in no new polio cases in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) since July 27, 2016.


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa turns up the heat on 'ice' drugs

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa turns up the heat on 'ice' drugs

The KP government plans to enact a law to curb the use of 'ice', a potent form of methamphetamine.


Militants hamper efforts to fight HIV/AIDs among Afghans

Militants hamper efforts to fight HIV/AIDs among Afghans

Militancy is the biggest obstacle to health care in Afghanistan and to Pakistan's efforts to help Afghan HIV/AIDS patients.


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