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Deworming campaign to help overcome malnutrition, anaemia

ISLAMABAD: First Lady Samina Alvi on Monday said the campaign to deworm 17 million children in Pakistan will not only help achieve sustainable development goals but overcome malnutrition and anaemia...

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Australian technology to be used to control dengue

Ikram Junaidi Updated December 23, ISLAMABAD: Fearing that year 2020 can be more lethal, the government has decided to get latest technology from Australia to control dengue. Moreover, it has also...

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7 new polio cases take national total to 111 this year

Mohammad Hussain Khan | Sirajuddin | December 19, 2019 Seven new cases of polio have been reported from across the country, taking the overall tally of polio cases in the country this year to 111. Of...

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Oversight panel to enforce dengue action plan in KP

Ashfaq Yusufzai Updated December 16, 2019 PESHAWAR: A high-powered committee has been formed to ensure implementation of ‘dengue action plan’ to prevent occurrence of the mosquito-borne disease,...

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KP, Punjab report more cases as polio drive begins today

Ikram Junaidi December 16, 2019 ISLAMABAD: As the National Polio Programme is set to launch this year’s last countrywide vaccination drive on Monday (today), three more infants in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

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Tally crosses 100 as new polio cases detected

Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: The tally for the number of polio cases reported this year has entered triple digits as three more children, belonging to Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, have been infected...

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Four more polio cases detected in KP

Amin Ahmed | Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: Three girls and one boy — all from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa — have been paralysed by poliovirus. With the new detections, the total number of polio cases in the...

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Chief ministers told to lead anti-polio campaigns

Ashfaq Yusufzai PESHAWAR: Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked the chief ministers to lead the anti-polio vaccination campaigns in their respective provinces to ensure a quality nationwide campaign...

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Three new cases of polio detected

Ikram Junaidi Updated December 05, 2019 ISLAMABAD: Three new poliovirus cases have been found, increasing the overall tally so far to 94 this year. The polio coordinator at National Emergency...

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Surge in polio cases this year predictable, says expert

Faiza Ilyas Updated November 30, 2019 KARACHI: The surge in polio cases the country has seen this year was not entirely unpredictable given the fact that the environmental samples collected from...

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Five more polio cases detected; three in Sindh, two in KP

Imran Ayub KARACHI: Only a day after the government assured international donors and partners of renewing efforts to eradicate polio in the country, five new cases — three in Sindh and two in Khyber...

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Sindh records year’s 10th polio case

KARACHI: Sindh’s health ministry on Friday confirmed that a two-year-old boy belonging to this city had become the year’s 10th victim of poliovirus from the province. The emergency operation centre...

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Countrywide dengue cases nearing 50,000

By Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: Dengue outbreak has set a new record with the number of reported cases surging to 49,587 in the country during the current year, taking a leap of over 5,000 cases in less...

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100pc coverage of polio refusal cases planned

LAKKI MARWAT: The administration has planned 100 per cent coverage of the polio refusal cases in Lakki Marwat district and chalked out a strategy for it. The strategy was discussed during a meeting...

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Former national coordinator for polio programme reappointed

The Newspaper's Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza has reappointed Dr Rana Safdar as the polio coordinator for National Emergency Operation Centre...

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Seven cases of extinct poliovirus detected

Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: Seven cases of the vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 — a type of the crippling disease for which vaccination in Pakistan were stopped in 2014 — have been detected in the...

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