PPH: a major risk caused by mishandling of deliveries

By Muhammad Shahid Ayesha Khan cannot forget her first child whom she lost as her in-laws were unwilling to provide her maternity care treatment at a health facility for delivery of her first child. Ayesha, an assumed name, suffered excessive bleeding while her child’s arm got fractured due to mishandling of her delivery case by […]

Chitta: losing health to win peace of mind

PESHAWAR: The moment night falls, Niaz Gul whispers to a colleague on duty and leaves for a few minutes of seclusion while carrying a bottle of water. Gul, 57, has been serving as a security guard in a private company for the last several years and “going into seclusion” at the time of Ish’a prayers […]

Ray of hope: thalassemia patient leading happy life after marriage

By Muhammad Shahid PESHAWAR: Life has changed dramatically for Zahid, a 22-year-old patient of thalassemia, after he entered into wedlock last weekend. “Compared to my unmarried life, I feel more satisfied now,” he says, “Even my physical symptoms have improved. Previously I suffered body aches but now the condition has improved a little bit.” Zahid, […]

Cloud of uncertainty hangs over future of PIA, employees

There has been much debate in recent months over the proposed privatisation of the national flag-carrier, the Pakistan International Airlines. The PIA employees staged protests in recent weeks and it resulted in casualties in Karachi too, when the security personnel resorted to violence at demonstrations. However, the PIA employees resumed duty and ended protests after […]