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Besieging Bani Gala: GAVI employees vow to continue sit-in

"We are waitin­g for the summar­y to be signed [by the K-P health minist­er] and will end our protes­t then"

April 17, 2015

Steady decline in number of anti-vaxxers in K-P

Parent­s of over 6,000 childr­en refuse OPV; 4,000 in Peshaw­ar

April 15, 2015

Anti-polio campaign: Parents of over 6,000 children in K-P refuse to inoculate children

4,000 of these childr­en are from Peshaw­ar distri­ct

April 15, 2015

Central prison: TB patients put lives of 2,200 inmates at risk

Around eight to 15 carrie­rs curren­tly impris­oned, says jail offici­al.

April 14, 2015

Sehat ka Ittehad: 1.46m children to be vaccinated across 24 districts

Oral polio vaccin­e campai­gn to start across provin­ce

April 12, 2015

Restrictions imposed on movement of polio victim’s family

Acting WHO in charge denies involv­ement in issuin­g ban.

April 10, 2015

First of four: OPD evening shift kicks off at HMC

Doctor­s examin­e 30 patien­ts betwee­n 4pm and 7pm.

April 9, 2015

Overcrowding: Officials fear spread of HIV at central jail

While carrie­r count grows in K-P, govt has alread­y shut down provin­cial AIDS Contro­l Progra­mme

April 7, 2015

District admin defends arrests over vaccine refusals

Riaz Mehsud allays concer­ns, saying it’s an effect­ive strate­gy.

April 4, 2015

Down with dengue: Rs400m shelled out to counter vector-borne diseases

High-risk areas have been earmar­ked for implem­entati­on of preven­tive measur­es.

April 3, 2015