The mother of five-year-old Kashan Ahmad is a protester and seeks justice from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan against those doctors of a government hospital in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa who according to her did something wrong during an appendix operation and made her child abnormal.
She came with her husband and two children from Mianwali in . . . → Read More: Woman blames KPK government for child’s misshaped appendix operation
Despite the low risk of Ebola outbreak in Pakistan, the federal government has chalked out a comprehensive plan in coordination with the provinces, UN agencies and the Pakistan Army to tackle the disease if any case emerges in the country.
“Although not a single case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has been reported in Pakistan, . . . → Read More: Pakistan takes Ebola threat very seriously, prepared
University of the Punjab turned 133 on Sunday.
Dr Mujahid Kamran, the 43rd vice chancellor of the university expressed his resolve to improve the PU’s worldwide ranking by promoting research and to depoliticise the campus.
He said no pressure tactics by a political group, whether from among teachers or students, would be allowed to . . . → Read More: 133 years old Punjab University to be further improved
The Polio Virology Laboratory at the National Institute of Health confirmed another three wild Type 1 polio cases in Pakistan, taking the country’s national case count to 187 so far this year.
All the three children affected by polio are from Khyber Agency. Aliya (9), daughter of Gulab Khan from area Aka Khel, village Kalanga, . . . → Read More: Polio count reaches 187
Nearly one in every four births is unplanned in Pakistan, while 25 per cent of married women have an unmet need of family planning. This unmet need is reflected in the large number of abortions (890,000 per year) and women hospitalised with complications every year.
Pakistani women are having more children than they actually want, . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s family planning deficit
(By Arif Mahmood) The most shamefully neglected health field in Pakistan, mental illness afflicts 10 – 16 per cent of the population; with a large majority of those affected being women.
According to the WHO, only 400 psychiatrists and 5 psychiatric hospitals exist within the entire country for a population exceeding 180 million. This roughly . . . → Read More: Mental health: The white elephant in Pakistan