Diarrhoea, gastro cases on the rise in Karachi

KARACHI: After heavy rainfall and Eid-ul-Azha, Karachi has witnessed a sudden rise in the number of gastroenteritis and diarrhoea patients, ARY News reported on Tuesday. As per the provincial health department, the... Read more »

1,800 dead as malaria ‘epidemic’ rages in Burundi: UN

Malaria has killed more than 1,800 people in Burundi this year, the UN’s humanitarian agency says, a death toll rivaling a deadly Ebola outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. In its... Read more »

Seven in DR Congo Ebola scare placed under surveillance: WHO

Seven relatives of a gold miner who died of Ebola in eastern DR Congo have been placed under surveillance as a precaution, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. The seven... Read more »

DR Congo health minister resigns after replaced as Ebola spearhead

DR Congo’s health minister resigned Monday, citing his removal as the head of his country’s Ebola response and concerns over a proposed “experiment” with a new, unlicensed vaccine. “As a result of your... Read more »

DRAP to launch crackdown against illegal advertising of medicines

ISLAMABAD: Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has decided to take action against illegal advertisement of medicines by Pharmaceuticals companies, ARY News reported on Sunday. According to details, the DRAP had issued... Read more »

Centre hands over control of three Karachi hospitals back to Sindh govt

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Saturday has decided to hand over the control of three major hospitals of Karachi back to Sindh government, ARY News reported. The decision by the centre said... Read more »

Six more infants die of malnutrition in drought-hit Tharparkar

MITHI: At least six more children died on Tuesday at the Civil Hospital Mithi, Tharparkar, due to malnutrition and other diseases, citing sources, ARY News reported. According to the district administration, the... Read more »

Govt to establish three maternity hospitals in South Punjab: Yasmin

MULTAN: Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid on Sunday said that three new maternity hospitals would be set up in Southern Punjab. Talking to media in Multan on Sunday, Provincial health minister... Read more »

WHO panel decides not to declare international Ebola emergency

GENEVA: A World Health Organization panel decided not to declare an international emergency over Congo’s Ebola outbreak despite its spread to Uganda this week, concluding such a declaration could cause too much... Read more »

Three more HIV cases surface in Shikarpur

SHIKARPUR: The number of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases in Shikarpur soared to 104 as three more tested positive, ARY News reported on Saturday. According to local health officials, 80 people were... Read more »