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Pakistan: Emergency Room: Magazine Awards Doctors for Saving Lives


Karachi: Many of those present at the Sindh Scouts Auditorium had seen Dr Meredith Grey save lives on the small screen. On April 15 Tuesday, they had gathered at the auditorium, just around the corner from the Sindh Secretariat, to appreciate the work of doctors and paramedics in the field of medicine at an event organised by Life Magazine. Amjadi started his speech by saying a few words about Dr SaleemKharal who was shot dead in December, 2011. He said that the late doctor’s contributions, his work, voice and services, would not be forgotten. Dr Kharal’s wife and son had been invited by the organisers to accept the award for th
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Pakistan: Trauma Centre, Blood Bank to be Set Up at Police Hospital


Karachi: The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh, Iqbal Mahmood on April 20 Sunday issued directives for establishing a well-equipped Trauma Centre and a Blood Bank at Police Hospital as early as possible. The directives were issued by the IGP during his surprise visit to Police Hospital here. He also instructed to move a summary for the posting of specialists/consultants immediately in the hospital. Medical Superintendent Police Hospital,Dr Muhammad Yunis Chachar briefed the IGP about the functioning and problems being faced by the hospital management. He said that there were 41&nb
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Pakistan: Kids Are Being Given Codeine in the ER regardless of the Risks


Although there are strict recommendations regarding codeine and children, it seems as if this painkiller is being used rather frequently within emergency rooms. Half a million children are being prescribed the drug every single year, even though there are strict guidelines regarding the painkiller, all of this is coming fresh to us from a new study. The use of the drug isn’t really out there, as only 3 percent of kids who had visited the ER were given codeine in the year 2010. This is on the tails of a study conducted regarding the matter. Although that was the case then, seeing as there are more than 25 million children going to the E
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Pakistan: Healing Hands: A doctor, with Camel Ambulance, Among the Dunes


Khipro: If you’re a resident of Achhro Thar, the vast ‘white desert’ that connects Pakistan to India’s Rajasthan, and you feel unwell, who’re you going to call? Well, owing to patchy signals in the area, you may be unable to give someone a phone call, but if you climb atop the nearest sand dune and call out for Dr Haathi Singh, the good doctor will reach you as soon as he hears your cry. Dr Singh, the only MBBS doctor in the area, and his emergency medical kit has been traversing the desert on a ‘camel ambulance’ for ten years now. “It is not possible for me to cover the entire Achhro Thar area
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Pakistan: Responding to Medical Emergencies: Sindh to get Rescue 1122 Emergency Service Soon


Karachi: Sindh will soon have a Rescue 1122 service and will be able to deal with medical emergencies professionally, the government promised on April 30 Wednesday. According to the Sindh secretary for relief and rehabilitation, Roshan Shaikh, all the staff in this new rescue service will be well-trained and well-equipped to deal with medical emergencies. “The service will be launched in 10 districts in the first phase, most likely in the next few weeks,” he said. “The rest of the districts will be covered in the second phase.” Shaikh was speaking at a seminar, titled ‘Management of Medical Emergencies in Karac
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