17 per cent rise in infant mortalities: Report

PESHAWAR: Infant mortalities registered a 17% increase as the number of cases went up from 1,834 in March to 2,139 in April 2013.
Such cases were more widespread during the monitoring month (37 districts) as compared to the one before (34 districts) says a Free and Fair Election Report.
Cases of child mortalities also went up from 211 in 12 districts to 230 in 13.
However, maternal mortalities went down from 102 cases to 97 in a month.

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Governor vows to eliminate polio

PESHAWAR: Governor, Engineer Shaukatullah Friday expressed concern over continuous emergence of polio cases in different parts of the country.

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Shaukat asks hospital heads to ensure transparent use of funds

Statesman Report

PESHAWAR: Minister for Health, Shaukat Ali Yousafzai while expressing his full confidence over the Chief Executives of Lady Reading Hospital, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Hayatabad Medical Complex and Ayub Teaching Hospital Abbottabad has directed to ensure the transparent and effective use of funds released to the said hospitals and other available resources in the greater interest of the public.

Initiatives should also be taken immediately to improve the system and free medical and laboratory facilities should be provided to the poor patients, he added.

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Doctors call off strike on govt assurance

StatesmanReport

PESHAWAR: Professional Doctors Association Wednesday called off their strike on conclusion of a three-day successful dialogue with the provincial government.
The doctors’ association was on strike for last three days across the province and was not attending OPDs, hospitals and educational institutions for acceptance of their demands.
The provincial government while taking note of the strike arranged dialogue with the doctors’ association and assured pragmatic measures for resolution of their issues, reports APP.
Earlier, Minister for Health, Shaukat Ali Yousafzai on Wednesday, during a surprise visit to Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar expressed his anguish over closing of OPD by the Provincial Doctors Association (PDA) as yet and directed the administration to open it from Thursday otherwise action would be taken against violators.

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Govt ready to hold talks with protesting doctors: Minister

PESHAWAR: Minister for Health, Shaukat Ali Yousafzai here Tuesday said the Government was ready to hold negotiations with the protesting doctors regarding their demands.
He urged them to immediately end their strike in the larger interest of the ailing humanity, saying the government would shortly announce new health policy for KP.
"Strike is not a solution of any problem. we are ready to hold negotiations with protesting doctors over their demands including service structure and I hope the doctors will end their strike forthwith after this assurance," he told a press conference here at Officers Mess.

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