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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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طب کا نوبیل انعام دو امریکی، ایک برطانوی ڈاکٹر کے نام

ویب ڈیسک —  آکسیجن اور خلیوں کے تعلق پر تحقیق کرنے والے تین سائنس دانوں نے طب کا نوبیل انعام جیت لیا ہے۔ نوبیل انعام حاصل کرنے والوں میں دو امریکی ڈاکٹروں کے علاوہ برطانیہ کے ایک ڈاکٹر بھی شامل ہیں۔ ولیم کیلن امریکہ میں ایک کینسر انسٹی ٹیوٹ اور …

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Another polio case surfaces in Balochistan

QUETTA: Another Case of Polio has been reported from Balochistan, taking the total number of cases to six this year. According to Health Department of Balochistan, a 15 month old boy from Jaffarabad was identified as polio victim. According to the child parents, 15 year old minor was feeling fine …

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2,823 dengue cases reported from Balochistan this year

QUETTA: In Balochistan, the number of dengue cases has reached up to 2,823 in this year so far, as per the provincial department of health. According to the report, 2,823 were confirmed cases of dengue virus while the test results of 1,898 people were awaited. Three people lost their lives …

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Number of dengue cases in Balochistan rises to 2,527

Ninety-one cases of dengue were reported in three districts of Balochistan in September, according to Balochistan’s Health Director-General Dr Kamalan Ghichki.  The affected districts are Lasbela, Gwadar and Kech. Lasbela has been the worst affected with 43 cases this month, said Dr Ghichki. No cases have been reported from Quetta …

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