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Karachi, Rawalpindi hit badly by dengue cases: PM’s adviser

Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza on Tuesday said that over all 11,783 cases of dengue had been reported from across the country. “However, as...

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Quake shakes AJK, Punjab & KP; 25 killed in Mirpur

Syed Irfan Raza | Tariq Naqash Over 400 injured in 5.8-magnitude earthquake Hundreds of houses, vehicles and other infrastructure damaged Cellular phone service, electricity supply in rural areas...

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Anti-dengue team beaten up, woman worker detained

Mohammad Asghar RAWALPINDI: A woman from an anti-dengue team was allegedly detained and the others were thrashed by inmates of a house in Officers’ Colony, Morgah. Shahbaz Ali Malik, in-charge of the...

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Lakki Marwat confirms two new polio cases

Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: Two new polio cases were confirmed from Lakki Marwat district which also happens to be the constituency of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Hisham Inamullah Khan. An...

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Number of dengue cases crosses 10,000 mark

ISLAMABAD: While the number of dengue cases in the country has touched the five-digit figure, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Zafar Mirza warned there will be further...

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Dengue filter clinics become operational today

Aamir Yasin RAWALPINDI: Filter clinics will begin operating in rural and urban areas affected by the dengue outbreak today (Sunday), where people will be tested for dengue and confirmed patients will...

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9,000 dengue cases reported this year

Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: As many as 8,933 dengue cases have been reported from across the country, while 16 people lost their lives during the current year. Briefing the media here on Thursday, Chief...

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Two more dengue patients die at BBH

Aamir Yasin RAWALPINDI: Two dengue patients died at the Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) on Wednesday and another 150 people with dengue visited government-run hospitals in the city. Mohammad Sagheer,...

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Two more polio cases reported

Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: The number of polio cases has reached 64 in the country this year, as another two cases were reported from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday. A 30-month-old girl and a...

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PTA allocates helpline to polio programme

Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has allocated a helpline to the National Emergency Operation Centre on Polio to report children missed in vaccination drives...

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195 new dengue cases reported in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: As many as 195 new dengue patients landed in three govt hospitals in Rawalpindi on Sunday, taking the tally to 543. There was no let-up in the dengue patients from Dhoke Munshi, Dhoke...

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Dengue claims year’s eighth life in Sindh

KARACHI: A young man residing in Karachi East district died of dengue haemorrhagic fever at a private hospital, taking the total death toll caused by the lethal disease to eight in the province this...

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KP called major barrier to efforts for polio eradication

Ikram Junaidi ISLAMABAD: The World Health Organisation’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Polio Eradication has observed that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is a major barrier to polio eradication efforts in...

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