Drug & Poison Information Centre set up at KMDC

KARACHI: The first Drug and Poison Information Centre of the country has been established at the KMC’s Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC). Doctors and paramedical staff at the centre will provide information to patients about medicines and for this purpose a helpline having telephone numbers: 0213-6678803, 0213-6678802 has been set up, said a handout issued here on Sunday. The centre has been established on the directive of Administrator Karachi Rauf Akhtar Farooqui, who had instructed the Health Department to set up a department where patients could be assisted about drug prescription and diet. This centre has been linked with medical libraries and equipped with latest software to assist patients, as adequate and safe use of medicines is necessary for effective treatment.

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