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SC directs re-opening of Bone Marrow Transplant Centre at PIMS

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court has directed the authorities concerned to re-open Bone Marrow Transplant Centre (BMTC) at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad and restoration of its dismissed employees and payment of the arrears to them. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the suo moto notice of reported closing down of BMTC at PIMS, Islamabad on Monday. During the course of proceedings, the Chief Justice remarked that the apex court has to interfere if the peoples’ problems…

Gang involved in extracting, selling girls’ bone marrow busted in Hafizabad

HAFIZABAD: A gang involved in extracting and selling bone marrow of girls has been busted by police in Hafizabad. According to police officials, the gang was extracting the bone marrow from the spine of girls after luring them to a residential house in Hafizabad under pretext of conducting a medical test. The girls, mainly belonging to poor families, were tricked into going for medical test against an offer of attractive packages for dowry, officials said. Receiving information about the gang involved in the illegal…

Pakistan infant becomes youngest bone marrow donor in India

BENGALURU: A Pakistani infant has become the youngest bone marrow donor in India after donating healthy bone marrow stem cells to his elder sister, who underwent successful transplant at a hospital in Bengaluru. Eight-month-old Rayan donated to his two-and-a-half-year-old  sister Zeenia, who was suffering from a rare disease in which the bone marrow produces some abnormal cells which eat away the normal cells, resulting in high fever, low blood counts, liver and spleen enlargement. Zeenia was suffering from…