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Ban imposed on sale and use of soft drinks in Gilgit’s educational institutions

Ban imposed on sale and use of soft drinks in Gilgit’s educational institutions

Gilgit: Sub-division administration of Gilgit District has banned the sale of soft drinks and ‘energy drinks’ inside schools. The decision was announced by Assistant Commissioner Naveed Ahmad, who said that the ban was necessitated by the fact that the soft drinks, and energy drinks, are hazardous for health of the...

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Reham Khan to open maternal and child health center in Diamer

Reham Khan to open maternal and child health center in Diamer

Chilas: Chairperson of Rehman Khan Foundation and famous TV anchor, Reham Khan has said that the she plans to open a maternal and child health center in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan, to increase women and children’s access to quality health care. She made the announcement while addressing a gathering in...

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Infant and under-five mortality rates in Gilgit-Baltistan are high

Infant and under-five mortality rates in Gilgit-Baltistan are high

Gilgit: Infant and Child Mortality rates in Pakistan are among the highest in the world. The situation in Gilgit-Baltistan is not much different. According to the latest (2016-17) Planning and Development Department/UNICEF research, on average 92 children under five years of age are likely to die in the Gilgit-Baltistan region per...

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PKR 2.3bn approved for  Gilgit Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Oncology & Radiotherapy

PKR 2.3bn approved for Gilgit Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Oncology & Radiotherapy

Islamabad: The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Monday approved 15 development projects with an estimated cost of Rs99.4 billion. Establishment of  the Gilgit Institute of Nuclear Medicine, Oncology and Radiotherapy will cost Rs2.3 billion. A similar institute will also be established in Gujranwala.  

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145 community members in Ishkoman sensitized about rights and issues of vulnerable children

145 community members in Ishkoman sensitized about rights and issues of vulnerable children

Gilgit, June 18: (PR) CEENA Health & Welfare Services conducted awareness raising sessions for communities in Ishkomen and Gulodas in the second phase of its campaign in district Ghizer under its project ‘Orphan Care Support’, supported by the USAID Small Grants & Ambassador’s Fund Program. Around 145 Community members were sensitized...

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