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Moving forward: Healthcare apps come to the fore in Pakistan

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KARACHI: It had been a year since Faraz Shamsi lost a loved one to a heart attack, but the memory was still raw. Perhaps, the cardiac arrest wasn’t as fatal as failure to receive timely treatment was. Shamsi isn’t the only one who has lost someone due to the absence of information. In a mega […]

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The myth of healthcare: SC expresses dissatisfaction with health facilities in Sindh

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KARACHI: Dissatisfied with the Sindh government’s report on efforts to prevent infants’ deaths in the drought-hit Tharparkar district, the Supreme Court (SC) called on Thursday complete details about the availability of medicines at government-run hospitals across the province. A three-member bench, headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim, was conducting suomotu proceedings regarding the deaths since […]

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Affordable healthcare is a priority: Shahbaz

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LAHORE: The government is spending billions of rupees to provide quality healthcare to people, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Tuesday. He was addressing a meeting held to review steps to improve public healthcare. “The government has devised a comprehensive programme to activate rural and basic health centres. Such health facilities will be improved in […]

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Agreement signed for online medical education

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Karachi: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) of Lahore and PharmEvo, a private pharmaceutical company, have signed a Memorandum of Understating (MoU) for Online Continuing Medical Education (CME) portal to initiate CME/CDE courses for the healthcare professionals to build up their professional capacity. This public-private partnership in the field of medical education is the first […]

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Internet applications transform economy

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LAHORE: Internet applications have transformed the economy through the use of sensors, which collect and transmit accurate information in real time, said analysts on Wednesday. “The information is used to improve products, services and operations,” said IT expert Saad Bin Tahir. He added that a more common and earliest use is in energy optimisation. Power […]

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