Outbreak of congo virus in Hazara

KP asked to take concrete steps to control epidemic
PESHAWAR: Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javaid Abbasi has expressed deep concern and sorrow over the outbreak of congo virus and deaths from the disease in Hazara division and demanded of the provincial government to take concrete steps to control the epidemic.
He expressed these views during his visit to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on Thursday to inquire about the health of two congo virus patients namely Muhammad Yousuf and Muhammad Asif belonging to Abbottabad district.
The deputy speaker expressed resentment on negligence and carelessness towards congo virus patients on the part of staff of Ayub Teaching Hospital Abbottabad and lack of diagnostic and treatment facilities in the hospital for the victims of virus. - INP

Pink Ribbon to mark October as breast cancer awareness month

PESHAWAR: The Pink Ribbon will mark October as the breast cancer awareness month, during which it will sensitise the people regarding the breast cancer and inform them about the devastating effect it can have not only on the individual but on the family and community if it is not identified and treated at an early stage.

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PMDC to launch awareness campaign against quackery

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) will launch an awareness campaign against quackery to educate people keeping in view the threats of spreading of contagious diseases through quacks.
According to a PMDC official, during the campaign, people will be educated about the hazardous effects on their health by treatment from the quacks.
He said the campaign was being launched keeping in view widely spreading quackery in the country due to which health of the common man was at stake. - APP

Health Minister lays foundation stone of bio-safety laboratory

PESHAWAR: Minister for Health, Shaukat Ali Yousafzai here Monday laid the foundation stone of state of the art Bio Safety Level III Laboratory and Blood Centre at Hayatabad Medical Complex.
Speaking on the occasion, provincial minister said that high tech modern facilities are need of the hour for improving health service standards and proper identification of diseases.
He said that blood centre would meet the requirements of six hospitals and would be completed in 2014. He said that the facility would guarantee safe and secure transfusion of blood.

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Pharma cos flayed for hike in tetanus medicine price

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday asked the Prime Minister and Chief Justice of Pakistan to take notice of illegal hike in the price of tetanus medicine by a local pharmaceutical company.
The immoral upward revision in the price of medicine by an Islamabad based company with the help of officials concerned of health ministry amounts to exploitation of masses, it said.

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