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Balochistan is unprepared for the worst of COVID-19

Panic is setting in, as the number of coronavirus cases spikes in Balochistan and the provincial government comes under heavy criticism for its handling of the pilgrims returning from Iran. As of March 30, there are 144 cases of the virus in the province, which is Pakistan’s poorest and most …

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As virus cases spike, hospitals worry about supply of safety kits

Shortage of protective gear is now being felt in many hospitals around the country as the number of patients testing positive for the potentially deadly coronavirus continues to increase. So far, four doctors are being tested for the virus after developing symptoms, including the one who took a swab from …

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The spread of COVID-19 in Balochistan and Government’s incompetence

Yassir Baloch The mysterious COVID-19 also commonly known as Coronavirus, which originated in a vet market of the central Chinese city of Wuhan last year, has since then spread to more than 154 countries of the world, killing over 6000 and infecting over 162,674 people as of today. The World Health …

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بلوچستان میں 52 فیصد بچے غذائی قلت کا شکار ہیں،ڈاکٹر لیاقت رند

کوئٹہ: بلوچستان کے ضلع کچھی میں یونیسف کے تعاون سے صوبائی نیوٹریشن پروگرام کی جانب سے ماں اور بچے میں غزائی کمی سے متعلق آگاہی کے لئے ایک روزہ سیمینار کا اہتمام ضلع کچھی کے ہیڈ کوارٹر ڈھاڈر کے بوائز ماڈل ہائی اسکول ڈھاڈر میں کیا گیا۔ سیمینار میں ڈسٹرکٹ ہیلتھ …

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Balochistan doesn’t want people consuming, selling gutka

The Balochistan Food Authority has imposed a ban on gutka (chewing tobacco) consumption in the province.  The consumption of gutka is a health risk, said BFA Director-General Ibrahim Baloch. People who consume it regularly are at risk of being diagnosed with mouth, tongue or throat cancer, he said. “We won’t …

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Two more polio cases surface in Balochistan

QUETTA: Two more polio cases have been reported in Balochistan on Wednesday, taking the tally of such cases across the country to 106 this year, ARY News reported. According to the Health Ministry, the polio cases were reported from the Mastung district and Dera Murad Jamali area of Balochistan. The …

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Concern over low immunisation coverage in Balochistan

QUETTA: The issue of low immunisation coverage in Balochistan was raised by a mission of Gavi the Vaccine Alliance during meetings with Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani and the officials concerned. “Balochistan is the province with the lowest vaccination coverage in Pakistan,” Thabani Maphosa, the head of the mission …

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Record-high 44,000 dengue cases reported in Pakistan

Mosquito-borne infections soar to record-high number in the country this year with 66 deaths so far. A record-breaking 44,000 people have been infected with mosquito-borne dengue in Pakistan this year, a senior health official said, as increased outbreaks linked to rising temperatures and erratic rainfall ravage other parts of Asia. Rana Safdar, a …

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پاکستان: 25 سال سے انسدادِ پولیو مہم جاری لیکن وائرس بدستور موجود

پشاور —  دنیا بھر میں 24 اکتوبر کو انسداد پولیو کا عالمی دن منایا جاتا ہے۔ پاکستان میں گزشتہ تین دہائیوں سے اس مرض نے ایسے پنجے گاڑے ہیں کہ ختم ہونے کے بجائے مسلسل اضافہ ديکھا جا رہا ہے۔ پاکستان کے علاوہ افغانستان اور نائیجیریا میں بھی پولیو پایا …

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‘سندھ میں پابندی کے بعد گٹکا مافیا بلوچستان منتقل ہو رہا ہے’

کراچی —  “میں 14 سال کا تھا جب پہلی مرتبہ گٹکا کھایا۔ اس کے بعد تقریباً چھ ماہ تک گھر والوں سے چھپ کر یہ کھاتا رہا اور اسی کے ساتھ چھالیہ کا بھی استعمال کیا تاکہ کسی کو شک نہ ہو۔ ابو کے گزر جانے کے بعد رشتہ دار …

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