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Election duties: staff shortage affects medical services in Karachi

KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision to engage doctors and paramedics to perform election duties appears to be taking a heavy toll on medical and health services at different hospitals in Karachi. The Abbasi Shaheed Hospital is one of the city’s several medical facilities whose staffers have been deputed on poll duties, causing acute shortage of doctors and paramedics at the hospital to run essential services smoothly. The hospital’s laboratory services remain suspended as no medical test of any…

One killed as bus overturns in Karachi

KARACHI: A man was killed whereas 10 students were injured when a private university bus overturned near Norther Bypass in Karachi, ARY News reported. Rescue sources said that the bus overturned when its driver tried to save a cyclist on the road. The bus upturned while the driver anticipating a turn. A passenger lost his life in the incident while 10 students sustained injuries. The injured students were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medical attendance. Pakistan has one of the world’s worst records for…