Bureau of Emigration & Overseas Employment - Government of Pakistan

Bureau of Emigration & Overseas Employment

Government of Pakistan

Medical Centers

Approved Medical Centers for Karachi Region
  GAMCA OFFICE KARACHI
M. 1. Mezzanine-2, Al Karam Center. Adj. Hotel Faran. P.E.C.H.S.B lock-6, Nursery
Main Shahrah –e-Faisal, Karachi
Tel: (021) 4315380-4316536
Fax: (021) 4315381
E-mail: [email protected]
1 Al Hilal Medical Diagnostic Center
D-9. P.E.C.H.S. Block -6, Near Hotel  Faran, Nursery, Shahrah –e-Faisal, Karachi
Tel: (021) 4537331-2 Fax: No. (021) 4585193
2 Hilal Medical Diagnostic Center
Suite No. 1. Mezzanine Floor, Hamdard University Hospital, ( Taj Medical Complex)
M.A . Jinnah Road, Karachi- 74400
Tel: (021)2780111-2787778 Fax: No. (021) 2787417
3 Taj Medical Center
22-C Khayaban- e- Shahbaz, Near Sultan Masjid , Phase VI, D.H.A Karachi
Tel: No (021) 5342793-4, 5342967
Fax: No (021) 5342790
E-mail: [email protected]
Approved Medical Centers for Islamabad / Rawalpindi Region
  GAMCA RAWALPINDI/ ISLAMABAD
House No. 4. Ist Floor, Shalvez Center, Plot No 8-C, F-8, Markaz Islamabad
Tel: 051-2852117-2281736 Fax: 051-2852116
e-mail: [email protected]
1 G.C.C DIAGNOSTIC CENTER
522.A, Margalla Road, F-10/2, Near Saudi Consulate Islamabad.
Tel: 051-2298512-3 Fax: 051-2298666
2 GULF MEDICALCENTER
63/C2, Sadiqabad Chowk, Satellite Town, Rawlapindi.
Tel: 051-4454662 Fax: 051-4449241
3 KHALEEJ DIAGNOSTIC CENTER
283/6,Main Peshawar Road, Near Race Course Road, Rawalpindi.
Tel: 0-51-5516612-5525448 Fax: 051-5586601
4 URGENT MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC CENTER
101A, Main 6th Road, Satellite Town, Murree Road , Rawalpindi
Tel: 0-51-4414784-4582001 Fax: 051-4582011
e-mail: [email protected]
5 SHIFA INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL
H-8/4, Islamabad.
Tel: +92-514446801
Approved Medical Centers for Lahore Region
  GAMCA OFFICE LAHORE
2nd Floor, Main Estates 11-Main Wahdat Road, Lahore.
Tel: 042-5836627,5847174, 8559764 Fax: 042- 5867185
E.mail.gamca_ [email protected]
1 ADVANCE MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC CENTER
86-Shadman (Behind Bank Al-Flalah Before Shadman Market), Lahore.
Tel: (042) 7554259 Fax: (042)7554260
2 IQRAA MEDICAL COMPLEX
5.A . Johar Town, Akbar Chowk, Lahore.
Tel: (042) 5173800-5173600, 5173500 Fax: (042) 5175400
3 CANAL VIEW DIAGNOSTIC CENTER
4. A/l. Noor Avenue, Muslim Town, Lahore
Tel: (042) 5865932-5863341 fax: (042) 5866971
4 TAJ MEDICAL TRAVELLERS CLINIC
28-Kamran Bloc, Main /wahdat Road, Allama Iqbal Town, Lahore.
Tel: 042-5425003-5414414, 5410019 Fax: 042-5410990
E-mail: [email protected]
Approved Medical Centers for Gujranwala Region
1 HEALTH CARE DIAGNOSTIC CENTER
House No. 1 Mouazzam Colony, Sialkot Road,
Opp. Session Court, Gujranwala
Tel: 055-3711908, 3734894 Fax: 055-3733709
2 ARSH DIAGNOSTIC CENTRE
Gujranwala Sialkot Bypass, Pepli Chowk, Kangnl Wala Main Road, Opp.
Sanitary Market, Gujranwala
Phone: +92 55 4551413 Fax: +92 55 4271413
Email: [email protected]
3 ALAQ MEDICAL & DIAGNOSTIC CENTRE
Green House, Allah Bakhsh Colony, Kashmir Road, Gujranwala
Phone: +92 55 4244393 Fax: +92 55 4244394
Email: [email protected]
4 ROYAL DIAGNOSTIC CENTRE
H.No. 202, Sui Gas Road, Near Regional Sui Gas Office, Gujranwala
Phone: +92 55 3891500 Fax: +92 55 3891010
Email: [email protected]
Approved Medical Centers for Multan Region
  GAMCA OFFICE  MULTAN
Noor Plaza, Near Daewoo Terminal. Khanewal Road, Multan
Tel: 061—6781170 Fax: 061-6562627
1 AL BARKAAT DIAGNOSTIC CENTER
677E. Shah Rukn-e-Alam Colony, Multan
Tel: 061-6770549 Fax: 061-6551873
2 THAGFAN DIAGNOSTIC CENTER
17/B, Y-Block, Madni Chowk, Near Fatmeed Blood Bank, New Multan,
Tel: 061-6778861-2 Fax: 061-6551873
3 MULTAN DIAGNOSTIC CLINIC
123-124, Nishtar Chowk, Old Bahawalpur Road, Multan
Tel: 061-4782521 Fax: 061-4782520
Approved Medical Centers for Peshawar Region
  GAMCA OFFICE PESHAWAR
Office No. 13-14-15 Ground Floor, Khair Muhammad Plaza.
Opp.State Bank, Peshawar Cantt. Peshawar.
Tel: 091-5279010-5279025-5279035-5279064
Fax:091—5279058
e-mail: gamcapeshawer @yahoo.com
1 CARING& CURING CENTER
11, Saddar Road, Peshawar Cantt.
Tel: 091-5286229-5260179 Fax:091-5286230
2 FRONTIER MEDICAL & DIAGNOSTIC CETER
Jannesar Plaza, Near Old GST Bus Stand, Hashtngari. Peshawar City.
Tel: 091-2565333 Fax: 091-2219471
3 MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC CENTER
Bobe Plaza, Arbab Road, Near PIA Building , Peshawar  Cantt.
Tel: 091-5260177 Fax: 091-5260176
4 AL KHAIR MEDICAL CENTER
8-A 1st Floor , Khair  Muhammad Plaza, saddar Road,
Opp. State Bank of Pakistan Peshawar Cantt.
Tel: 091-5260222-5260239-5260256 Fax :091-5285001
e-mail: [email protected]
5 PESHAWAR MEDICAL CHECKUP CENTER
C-1, C-4, Lamsy Arcade, Fakhar-e-Am Road,
Peshawar Cantt. Tel: 091-5277451-5277454
Fax: 091-5277323
Approved Medical Centers for Quetta Region
1 AL HASEEB DIAGNOSTIC CENTER (02/08/01)
Zarghoom Road, Quetta.
Tel: 081- 2822959 Fax: 081-2839936
Mobile: +92-300-4171009 (Imran Jamil. Director )

Health Info

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What is HIV?

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).
HIV attacks the immune system's soldiers - the CD4 cells. When the immune system loses too many CD4 cells, you are less able to fight off infection and can develop serious opportunistic infections (OIs). A person is diagnosed with AIDS when he or she has less than 200 CD4 cells and/or one of 21 AIDS-defining OIs.

  • Common myth: "HIV doesn't cause AIDS."

Truth: If you don't have HIV, you can't get AIDS. If you have AIDS, you have HIV. There is 20 years of solid scientific proof on this. AIDS is not caused by party drugs, AZT, government conspiracies, or anything else but a virus.

The HIV Test

There is only one reliable way to find out your HIV status and that is to take the HIV test. The most common test is an antibody test called ELISA. A positive result means you have antibodies for HIV and you are infected with the virus.

  • Common myth: "The HIV test can't be trusted."

Truth: The HIV antibody test is one of the most reliable medical tests. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is more than 99% accurate. In addition, all positive results are confirmed with another test (called the Western Blot) to insure no mistakes are made.

Why should I get tested if there is no cure for HIV?

There is no cure for HIV. But there are drugs that can slow down the virus and protect your immune system. There are also drugs to treat and prevent OIs. If you do not know your status you cannot get the health care and treatment you may need to stay well. You are also more likely to unknowingly pass HIV to others.

  • Common myth: "It's not AIDS that kills people, it's the medicines they take!"

Truth: HIV drugs can help keep people healthy for a longer time. People died from AIDS before AZT or any other drugs came out. In fact, death rates have gone down a great deal in the U.S. since new HIV medications came out in the mid-nineties.

HIV Transmission

HIV is only spread through the following body fluids:

  • Blood
  • Semen
  • Vaginal fluids
  • Breast milk

The most common ways HIV is passed from one person to another are:

  • Reusing and sharing needles
  • Unprotected sex
  • Mother-to-child
  • During pregnancy, during birth, or through breastfeeding.

To reduce the risk of HIV transmission:

  • Do not reuse or share dirty needles: Clean needles with a bleach solution before reusing them or use fresh needles each time.
  • Do not have unprotected sex.
  • Get tested if you are pregnant or considering pregnancy: HIV+ mothers can pass the virus to their babies while pregnant, during birth, or by breastfeeding. Advances in treatments have significantly reduced the risk of a baby getting HIV from its mother when precautions are taken.
    • Common myth: "HIV can be spread through casual contact.

Truth: HIV cannot be spread through tears, sweat, and saliva. Casual contact is not risky because it does not include contact with infectious body fluids. Examples of casual contact include: social kissing, use of public facilities (pools, theaters, bathrooms), sharing drinks or eating utensils, etc. Insect bites do not transmit HIV.

Why do I need to get tested for HIV?

Many HIV+ people are unaware of their status. They may feel healthy and not think they are at risk. But anyone of any age, gender, race, sexual orientation, or social or economic class can become infected. It is what you do that puts you at risk. If you have used dirty needles or had unprotected sex, a sexually transmitted disease, or hepatitis C you should be tested.

  • Common myth: "Straight people don't get HIV."
    Truth: The majority of HIV+ people worldwide are heterosexual. "Traditional" sex (vaginal intercourse) puts both partners at risk, but the woman is more vulnerable to HIV infection.
  • Common myth: "I'm safe because I'm in a monogamous relationship (or married).
    Truth: You might have gotten infected before your relationship. If not, if your partner is unfaithful, or was already HIV+ before you met, you can still get HIV.

Women and HIV

In the U.S., the proportion of AIDS cases among women more than tripled from 7 percent in 1985 to 25 percent in 2001. African-American and Hispanic women represent over 80 percent of AIDS cases reported among American women.

If HIV+ women receive adequate care and treatment in a timely manner, they appear to benefit from HIV therapy as much as men. However, there appear to be some differences in the types of side effects and how often they occur (some less, some more) for women and men.

Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV+ women than HIV- women:

  • Herpes simplex virus (genital herpes)
  • Human papilloma virus (warts, dysplasia)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Fungal Infections (yeast infections, vaginal candidiasis)
  • Menstrual (period) Problems

HIV+ women should have regular GYN care and Pap smears since many GYN conditions do not have obvious symptoms and can get worse without your realizing it.

Conclusion

It is important to get tested for HIV on a regular basis. If you test HIV- take steps to stay that way. If you test HIV+ seek on-going medical care. By taking advantage of good health care and treatment, you increase your chances of living a longer and healthier life.