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DG Khan Files: Innumerable women commit suicide by consuming Kala Pathar!

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DERA GHAZI KHAN: Sources privy to Newspakistan.tv have been informed that suicide cases are on the rise here in this district of Punjab.

According to details, women from deprived background are taking their lives by consuming a common poison known as Kala Pathar*.

As per the estimates, around 156 females committed suicide in the said locality last annum (2017) by taking up the lethal poison. Whereas, some five women have been reported dead following consuming the said poison in the ongoing year so far.

Talking to Newspakistan.tv, a source revealed that women living in tribal and rural districts often end up taking their lives (particularly by consuming noxious substance) owing to domestic violence.

The poison results into renal failure, multi-organ collapse and cardiogenic shocks. Moreover, it has further been learnt that such pills are easily available at departmental stores around the city for just Rs15 or 20.

Keeping this in view, concerned members of civil society reiterate that the poisonous prescriptions should be banned in the locality at once so as to keep women off from attempting suicide.

As a matter of fact, local government should take immediate actions and impose a ban on the public sale of Kala Pathar and insecticide tablets.

*Kala Pathar is a chemical namely Paraphenylenediamine used in hair dye, wheat pill and an insecticide.  It is a tasteless stuff, which loses its color when mixed with water.

 

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Chaman: 800 patients treated gratis

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QUETTA: Local administration & Health Dept. have set up a day-long free medical camp here at Tuba Achakzai Dobandi, Killa Abdulla District today. 

Some 800 women, children, and men also received free medicines in the camp that was held on special directive of CM Balochistan Mir Jam Kamal and Health Minister Naseebullah Marri. Deputy Commissioner Chaman Shafqat Shahwani visited the camp and also monitored facilities of the free medical camp and inquire after the patients.
Local people including tribal leader and patients appreciated the health department on arranging free medical camp for needy patients and hoped that free services of treatments would be continued in other respective areas of the province by Health sector for the betterment of common people’s health.

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Big achievement in Robotic Surgery workshop

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KARACHI: A successful robotic surgical procedure was performed for the first time in Pakistan on a female patient hailing from Baluchistan carried out with the removing of her uterus on the concluding day of international multi-disciplinary “robotic surgery” workshop here today. 
She had intractable bleeding acquiring multiple transfusion. The procedure called “hysterectomy in medical parlance was performed at, a 55-year-old lady patient. The patient will be discharged after 24 hours. The benefit of this new type of surgery Robotic surgeons team comprising Prof.Shamim Khan of King’s College London and Dr.Kankipati Shanti Raju from Guys and St Thomas Hospitals London performed the procedure along with a team of highly trained support staff. The robotic technique used during surgery was the first of its kind in the country.
Medical experts have described the successful procedure as a major breakthrough in the field of robotic surgery in Pakistan particularly in the field of gynecology. They said this success will open new vistas of robotic surgery in the country. SIUT had arranged here three-day international workshop discussing the impact and benefit of robotic surgery in the field of urology, general surgery, and gynecology. The three fields were exclusively discussed during the workshop in which live surgery was also conducted for three days and live telecast from OT Complex, Civil Hospital Karachi. The workshop was participated by a team of visiting surgeons from Britain along with surgeons from SIUT and Civil Hospital Karachi.
Surgeons during the workshop also discussed the initial high cost this state of art surgery but were of the opinion that keeping in view parameters of less pain, less loss of blood and a faster recovery as  compared to traditional surgery which became cost effective in long run underscores the need for greater use of robotic surgery in the highly selected centers in Pakistan shared amongst several specialties.

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International Pharmaceutical symposium to be held on Jan 30

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FAISALABAD: Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) will organize one-day 2nd International Symposium on Pharmaceutical Sciences here on January 30.

A spokesman of university told APP here Saturday that GCUF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nasir Amin will grace the occasion as chief guest whereas foreigner speaker Associate Prof Dr. Pharkphoom Panichayupakaranant Director Phytomedicine & Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Excellence Center Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Prince of Songkla University of Thailand will deliver keynote lecture, he added.

 

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