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Other Health Professionals / Govt forms task force for health sector
« Last post by ayeshanoor on September 26, 2018, 03:13:27 PM »
The government has notified the health task force to evaluate the current status of healthcare in Pakistan and submit its findings to the government.
According to an official notification, around 13 experts both from the private and public sector, from Pakistan and abroad will evaluate all aspects with statistical analysis including but not limited to medical, dental, nursing and ancillary health care.
The force constitutes renowned health experts including from Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC).
Prof Nausherwan Burki of University of Connecticut, USA, is leading the task force who was the key member of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa (K-P) team that brought reforms in the health care system of the province.
He had already visited both the major public sector hospitals in the federal capital earlier this month along with the health minister.
The other members include SKMCH&RC CEO Dr Faisal Sultan, Indus Hospital CEO Prof Abdul Bari Khan, SKMCH&RC CMO Dr Asim Yusuf, Prof M Hamid Zaman from Dept of Biomed Engr and International Health at Boston University USA.
The Ex-director of Pharmacy Services at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) Latif Sheikh, and Prof Zulfiqar A Bhutta from Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health at AKUH are also in the team.
The nursing section include Prof Dr Rasia Gul, Prof Dean FNM at Shifa College of Nursing, Shaheen Ghani, President of Pakistan Nursing Association K-P and Director Nursing at Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar, Professor Rafat Jan, President of Pakistan Nursing Council and Dean School of Nursing and Midwifery, Rawalpindi, and Rehana Elahi, Director at Nursing SKMCH&RC.
National Health Services Regulations and Coordination Secretary Captain (retd) Zahid Saeed is part of both the teams.
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Advertise / 8 ways 'ghee' can benefit you
« Last post by ayeshanoor on September 25, 2018, 02:35:54 PM »
Nowadays, jars of ghee are shoved to the side in a bid to be healthier. However, did you know that this neglected product has a remarkable spectrum of health and beauty benefits?
Made from milk, it contains omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A and much more. So it comes as no surprise that ghee has been a valued food product for decades. From aiding the digestive system to conditioning frizzy hair, here are eight ways ghee can benefit you, as compiled from The Indian Express.

1. Rids you of dark circles

Lack of sleep, stress and too much work seem to be issues for everyone these days. Times like this call for ghee application to aid in the reduction of dark circles. Apply a small amount, lightly around the eyes before getting your beauty sleep and you’ll get rid of them in no time!

2. Tames frizzy hair

Ghee is full of fatty acids and antioxidants, making for a tremendous hair conditioner for dry and frizzy hair. Mixing a little olive oil and ghee together will help condition your hair – making it soft and shiny. Mixing lemon juice with ghee will sort out your dandruff issues too.

3. Conditions chapped lips

With winter soon approaching, chapped lips will be every girl’s problem. Applying warm ghee before bedtime will result in soft, supple lips.

4. Helps in getting glowing skin

Ghee has long been an essential part of various beauty care rituals. Its essential fatty acids act as a nourishing agent that can do wonders on dull, tired skin.

5. Reduces belly fat

Ghee comes packed with essential amino acids that could reduce belly fat. The omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids aid in losing body fat.

6. Has anti-inflammatory properties

Not only is ghee great for naturally treating burns on the body, it is also widely used for swelling. The fat is known to ease both inflammation and burns on the skin when applied to the affected area.

7. Aids the digestive system

Ghee can improve the digestive system as it is quite rich in butaric acid. It also helps with the stimulation of stomach acid secretion.

8. Strengthens the immune system


Loaded with a high content of rich antioxidants, ghee improves the body’s ability to absorb vitamins and minerals better, keeping the immune system strong.

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Advertise / Anti-polio campaign: 5.7 million children to be immunized across K-P
« Last post by ayeshanoor on September 24, 2018, 12:50:23 PM »
With the first polio virus case recorded in the province in over a year, officials involved in the anti-polio campaigns have decided to further focus their activities to get rid of the crippling virus.
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) health officials have stated that while only one such case has been reported in 2018 so far, they will not be taking it lightly as the case poses a serious threat to the entire programmed, adding that since the virus is circulating in the environment, activities will be further expanded to curb the virus’ movement.
So far in 2018, as many as four polio virus cases have been reported across the country. Hence, a comprehensive campaign is being launched from Monday (today) where over 5.7 million children under five-years-of-age will be vaccinated against the virus.
Apart from anti-polio drops, children will also be administered vitamin-A drops.
The decision was taken after preparedness reports were received from districts.
A review meeting was held at the K-P Emergency Operations Center (EOC) with EOC Coordinator Abid Wazir in the chair. It was attended by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Technical Focal Person Dr Imtiaz Ali Shah, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Team Leader Dr Johar Khan, World Health Organisation (WHO) Team Leader Dr Abdi Nasir, and N-Stop Provincial Team Lead Dr Ijaz Ali Shah.
The meeting was told that all necessary logistical and security arrangements have been made and training of the teams have been completed to build their capacity with the required information and skills, necessary for carrying out a successful campaign.
Moreover, it was disclosed that around 21,948 teams have been constituted to carry out the campaign. Of these, 19,251 are mobile teams who will conduct the door-to-door vaccination campaign. Moreover, there will be 1,620 fixed, 895 transit and 182 roaming teams.
These teams will be managed by 5,060 area in-charges who have been deputed to ensure the quality of the campaign.
To guard the vaccination, as many as 30,000 security personnel have been deployed across the province, the meeting was told.
According to a statement issued by the EOC on Sunday, Wazir said that K-P has made tremendous progress and emphasized on the need for immunization in every round of anti-polio drive until the circulation was curbed and all children are protected from lifelong paralysis.
“The virus continues to circulate in Pakistan and Afghanistan and it will not stop unless every child is reached and vaccinated against the crippling virus in every campaign,” the statement quoted Wazir as saying, adding that the media has played an important role in educating people about the significance of the vaccination which was the only solution to defeating the virus.
Referring to the recent positive polio case discovered in Charsadda, the EOC coordinator for K-P stated that the case only served to prove that the virus remains in the environment in the province.
But, at the same time, it also suggests the success of the vaccination campaign as the infection could have left the child paralysed had she not been vaccinated multiple times.
Four poliovirus cases have been confirmed across the country in 2018. One has been confirmed in K-P and three others from Dukki area of Balochistan.
Earlier in September, the first polio positive case of the province in over a year was confirmed in Charsadda district. While stool samples from the toddler tested positive for the virus, the boy showed none of the physical symptoms which accompany infection. It was only the second such case to ever surface in the province in as many years.
In the first such case, two-year-old Zunaira hailing from Lakki Marwat had tested positive for the virus in September last year. Having received seven doses of vaccine as well as the inactivated polio vaccine, her body managed to fight off the virus and did not show any of the physical symptoms of the infection — i.e. physical crippling.
Health officials believe that the reason behind children resisting the virus is the repeated doses administered to them. Like Zunaira, Arsalan too had received multiple doses of the vaccine. Not only the oral polio vaccine (OPV) but the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) as well which further boosts the immunity of children against the virus.
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Advertise / Yemen faces worsening threat of famine
« Last post by ayeshanoor on September 22, 2018, 02:54:59 PM »
International aid agencies are losing the fight against famine in Yemen, where 3.5 million people may soon be added to the eight million Yemenis already facing starvation, the UN aid chief warned Friday.

A sharp drop in the value of Yemen’s currency that has sent fuel prices spiraling compounded with renewed fighting has led to a worsening of what the United Nations already considers the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

“We are losing the fight against famine,” Mark Low cock, the under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, told the Security Council.
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Ask The Doctor ڈاکٹر سے سوال کریں / Re: neurological disorder
« Last post by ayeshanoor on September 19, 2018, 02:48:53 PM »
please if you have Dr. Muhammad Naeem contact number, send me it on urgent basis.
go there early morning you can get appointment sometimes patients did not come on time then they refer you in place of them so go there and visit hospital yourself he is indeed a best doctor i am the best example although very expensive but he is best
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Advertise / K-P health officials fret over missing family planning target
« Last post by ayeshanoor on September 18, 2018, 02:43:08 PM »
With the population growing at a ratio of 2.41 per cent, the lower spending on family planning and reproductive health besides along with a host of other issues which have yet to be resolved, the country could fail to achieve its family planning (FP) target of 2020.
Failing this major target, the country would be on track to miss its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030 for the availability of services to women on family planning and reproductive health, just as was the case for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
According to the census report for 2017, the population is growing at a rate of 2.41 per cent across the country. In Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, where the population nearly doubled from 17.7 million in 1998 to 30.52 million in 2017, the population has grown at a rate of 2.8 per cent.
Punjab clocked in a slower 2.1 per cent growth, 2.4 per cent for Sindh and 3.1 per cent for Balochistan.
Officials say that the London summit for FP2020 decided that family planning and reproductive health (FPRH) services will be provided to 120 million women in 71 countries across the world with some 7 million in Pakistan. This, however, may not be met.
Officials say some Rs 14.8 billion was allocated for family planning for a population of 220 million, or around Rs60 per individual — around Rs 250 less than international standards
“We are not even close to it,” explained National Health Services Regulation and Coordination Director General Abdul Ghaffar Khan to The Express Tribune.
During a quarterly meeting of the Country Engagement Working Group (CEWG) in the provincial capital last week, officials shared details of the programmers status in all the provinces.
The Pakistan Demographic Health Survey (PDHS) 2017 shows that 34 per cent of all married women use any method of family planning. Of these, 25 per cent opt for modern methods while nine per cent rely on traditional methods.
Among currently married women, the most popular modern family planning method is the male contraceptive and female sterilization (each used by nine per cent). Contraceptive prevalence rates (CPR) amongst married women vary with age, rising from seven per cent among women between the ages of 15-19, peaking at 48 per cent for women between the ages of 40-44, and then slightly declining to 37 per cent amongst women of 45-49 years of age.
More women in urban areas are more likely to use a contraceptive method than women in rural areas, 43 per cent versus 29 per cent respectively.
The use of contraceptive methods, both modern as well as traditional, increases with education and wealth, the PDHS report says.
For instance, 22 per cent of married women with no education used a modern method of contraception compared to 30 per cent of women with secondary or higher levels of education.
Similarly, seven per cent of currently married women with no education used a traditional method compared with 14 per cent of women who had a higher level of education.
http://www.forumpakistan.com.pk/haspatal-f34.html
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Balochistan has the highest maternal mortality rate in the country, with the nonavailability of female gynaecologists in rural parts of the province being one of the prime reasons.
Dera Bugti district is one such part of Balochistan where maternal mortality rate is on a constant rise because a large number of delivery cases are handled by untrained midwives as gynaecologists are not willing to work in rural areas.
A recent death of a pregnant woman, Mehnaz Bibi, once again brings to fore the acute shortage – in fact the absence – of gynaecologists in rural parts of the province
It was on Thursday evening when Mehnaz was taken to the District Headquarter Hospital Dera Bugti by her family members where they were assured that the delivery would go normally. “After a medical procedure spanning hours, we were informed that Mehnaz’s case had turned critical, and she must be shifted to Rahim Yar Khan,” said Badshah Maratha Bugti, Mehnaz’s cousin. “But she died on way to Rahim Yar Khan, which is more than 500km from Dera Bugti, with the baby inside her womb.”
Mehnaz’s family called upon the provincial government to appoint four to five lady doctors in Dera Bugti so that nobody else would have to face such a tragedy. “Our sister is gone due to lack of doctors and healthcare, but we don’t want any more people to suffer as she did,” Badshah said.
At least 24 maternal mortality cases were reported in Dera Bugti this year, with nine in this month alone. Local people claim the number is higher as many cases remain unreported.
The recent surge in the maternal mortality cases initiated a debate on social and mainstream media over the healthcare facilities available in Dera Bugti district, which is the country’s major producer of natural gas. The increasing number of such cases also questions the performance of the provincial government.
Nawabzada Gohram Bugti, the MPA from the district, holds previous governments responsible for failing to address the issue by appointing female gynaecologists in his constituency. “A lady doctor had been appointed in the District Headquarter Dera Bugti four days back on my directives but a single gynaecologist can’t handle all the cases,” Gohram Bugti said.
“Being a member of the provincial coalition government, I have requested CM Jam Kamal to appoint specialists in Dera Bugti for addressing such cases,” he added.
Gohram Bugti admitted that the mortality rate is higher than the official figures. “According to my information, two deaths are being reported every week in the district,” he said. “Unfortunately, untrained and negligent staff was appointed by the previous regimes, but they can’t be allowed to play with the lives of our mothers and sisters.”
“They have to be sincere towards their duties or we will take strict action against them,” he added. Gohram Bugti reiterated that he would raise the issue on all platforms and seek Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal’s immediate attention. “If the provincial government fails to appoint lady doctors in Dera Bugti, we will start a movement against it,” he added.
He said the provincial government had been giving salaries to doctors appointed in Dera Bugti but “they are not willing to work”. According to sources, the provincial government had appointed a female gynaecologist to treat the cases but she was not available when Mehnaz reached the hospital.
The sources said that one lady health worker at a hospital, that too lacking expertise to handle serious cases, cannot do the needful.
http://www.forumpakistan.com.pk/haspatal-f34.html
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Health Care System / Religious Rituals Services
« Last post by ayeshanoor on September 15, 2018, 02:41:04 PM »
All of the people of the world celebrate their festivals and they perform their religious and social rituals. They need the assistance to make perfect preparations of their religious rituals. When they celebrate some of the rituals, they have to make the arrangements to perform these rituals. Some people have to do the worship services on the particular day according to their religious belief and they invite other people to attend their religious rituals. They need the assistance of the experienced and qualified person to complete their arrangements for the religious rituals. We can provide the services of the professional and talented people, who can make the arrangements for the religious rituals and provide all necessary things, which they demand according to their religious faith.
Religious Rituals
Sadqa
Quran Khatam
Special dua arrangements
Food distribution to the poor
Qurbani
Interactive Quran lessons with an expert
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Advertise / Stigma associated with contraceptives
« Last post by ayeshanoor on September 14, 2018, 02:15:35 PM »
At just 14, Iqbal, a resident of the historic city of Bahawalpur is hard at work, helping out at his father’s shop. Since the family cannot afford to send him to school, the teenager makes himself useful at the location of his family’s bread and butter. Like most boys his age, Iqbal has realized that he has certain needs, or to put it more aptly; desires.
He likes the company of young boys and naturally gets attracted towards them. He now puts on his mother’s clothes and tries some make up whenever he is left alone in her room. He finds the action has a soothing effect on him. It has been some time since the realization that he wants to live as a woman, and not a man, dawned upon him.
One day, his brother catches and remembers that night as one of the most dreadful of his life. He was beaten by both his father and brother. Now leading a miserable existence, he has to come to terms with his inner conflict on a daily basis. However, in fear of more punishment, he confesses to his father that he wishes to live the remainder of his days as a female.
Now, the whole family turned hostile. From father to brother, from uncle to cousins, beating Iqbal is considered an everyday activity.
Their quotidian torture becomes abortive. Instead of being convinced to act straight like a man, Iqbal has decided to leave his house in search for a life free from abuse; one in which he can become the “woman” he always wanted to be. He packed his bags and ended up in Lahore and has been a Lahori ever since.
He finds shelter with Khwaja Siras near Anarkali Bazaar. Driven by his instinctive desires and economic crisis, he cross-dresses and works as a dancer and a sex worker in the city.
Iqbal is now maintaining a to-do list which is topped by a sex change operation. Unfortunately for him, the earnings are not enough for him to afford an operation anytime soon.
He is active in sexual activities and has had many partners. Most of his partners do not agree to wear condoms and prefer unsafe sex.
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One day, he experiences flu-like symptoms and ignores them, believing it’s just a bug doing the rounds. Four days later, his condition deteriorates. He goes to a doctor, who tells him to go to an infectious disease specialist.
The specialist asks about his sex life, including the number of partners and if he was using protection. He replies in the negative. The specialist then asks Iqbal to take an HIV test and provide a urine sample.
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Nearly half of the children under the age of five years suffer from stunted growth, said health and child rights experts, while expressing concern over acute food shortage across the province.

Sharing a research presentation at a meeting organised on Wednesday by Scaling Up Civil Society Alliance Pakistan (SUN-CSA, Pak) and Nutrition International with support from Health and Nutrition Development Society (Hands),  they demanded implementation of the ‘inter sectorial nutrition strategy’ made by the government around three years ago and enforcement of the Sindh Protection and Promotion of Breastfeeding Act to overcome the acute malnutrition
problem in Sindh.
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During the four-hour-long discussion on the issue, the participants pledged to play their role in prioritising nutrition at the policy level in Sindh and raise public awareness on the adverse effects of malnutrition.
Speaking on the occasion, Hands Chief Executive Officer Dr Sheikh Tanveer Ahmed said that nearly half of the children under five years of age in Sindh are stunted due to chronic malnutrition, a condition that has lifelong consequences on their physical and mental development.  He said the media, considered as the fourth pillar of the state, can play a powerful and active role through sustained focus on nutrition reporting. He urged the media to highlight the issue of malnutrition
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