Civil Hospital Burns Ward Get a New ICU

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The Civil hospital’s Burns Centre will soon start treating children, but that would depend on whether it is able to hire the relevant staff. The Burns Centre, which has separate ICUs for men and women, recently got a six-bed ICU for children too. Children with burn injuries previously had to be referred to the National Institute of Child Health (NICH), according to Burns Centre in charge Dr Ehmer Alibran. “We were only able to treat children with 10 to 15 per cent burns.” The centre also treated children with minor burns who came to its outpatient department, but had to turn away those with thoracic burns. “We referred nearly four to five patients every week,”…

Sindh Medical College has Become University

The Sindh Medical College (SMC) was granted university status on Friday after the Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan signed the ordinance at Bilawal House, making it the third medical university in Karachi. The college formed in 1973, now the Sindh Medical University (SMU), started under the Sindh Health Department and was affiliated with the Karachi University and Dow Medical College. In December 2003, almost 30 years after its establishment, the college came under the Dow University. More than 10,000 students have reportedly graduated to this date from the SMC. The signing ceremony of the ordinance was attended by President Asif Ali Zardari, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Science’s vice chancellor Naushad Shaikh, Health…

Doctors trying to Save Six legged Baby Life

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On Friday, Imran Sheikh and his wife became the proud parents of a baby boy with six legs. As the news of this baby and his legs spread like wildfire, a large crowd lined outside the hospital in Sukkur to catch a glimpse. As the frenzy increased, the anxious parents decided to take their son home. With a little help from the family and the Baitul Mal, Sheikh brought his son to Karachi on Monday for a check-up at the National Institute of Child Health (NICH). After an initial physical assessment, the doctors felt that the baby was a conjoined twin with a case of parasitic conjunction, also known as unequal conjoined twins when a…

Family Fell Unconscious After Eating Poisoned Biscuits

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For Aleem Azad, his wife and three children, the ice cream and biscuits they shared with a stranger after dinner on Wednesday could have been their last. After dessert, the family fell unconscious. They were found the next day by their neighbours who took them to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). Doctors announced that the family had been poisoned. So far no one knows who did it or why. As Azad and his wife Shamim were under observation, Shamim’s sister Ruby claimed that the couple had spoken to her before the incident. “Azad had met a man on the street who started conversation by asking for water and manipulated my brother-in-law into bringing him…

Cardiac Specialists Running their Private Clinics inside the National Institute of Cardio-Vascular Diseases

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Cardiac specialists are fleecing poor patients by running their private clinics inside the National Institute of Cardio-Vascular Diseases (NICVD) using the public-run hospital’s premises and facilities, including operation theatres, for their private practice. The doctors are charging exorbitant fees for their unauthorised practice which the NICVD management terms its evening OPD. The Sindh Health Department, however, is helpless in nipping this practice as a group of doctors has reportedly refused to accept the authority of the Sindh government despite the fact that the NICVD, the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) and the National Institute of Child Health stand devolved to the Sindh government under the 18th Amendment. After receiving a number of complaints that doctors,…

Conjoined Twin Babies, Born With one Heart Died in Karachi

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The conjoined twin babies, born with one heart in Larkana, have died here today. The conjoined twin babies, earlier were shifted to National Institute of Child Health (NICH) Karachi where decision of their surgery was under process. Director NICH Professor Jamal told that their survival chances were very low. They were kept in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the hospital. Sindh Health Minister Dr Sagheer Ahmed had issued directives to shift the conjoined twin babies to Karachi after the news of their birth at Shaikh Zaid Hospital Larkana. Wajida wife of Mazhar Ali Lakhair, resident of Nau Goth of Mehar Taluka had given birth to conjoined twin babies at Shaikh Zaid Hospital for Women…