Terms and Conditions of Use

Effective date 17/04/2020

 

  1. By accessing and using the http://yaranewatan.gov.pk/ website you accept the contents of this Agreement/Terms and Conditions of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions of Use for this service, you must not use the http://yaranewatan.gov.pk/

 

  1. Yaran e Watan, an initiative of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Government of Pakistan, may modify these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time. Any modifications made to these Terms and Conditions of Use will be effective immediately upon posting on the site. By accessing the http://yaranewatan.gov.pk/ website you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of Use posted on the site at the time of your access or use. You agree to review the Terms and Conditions of Use posted on the http://yaranewatan.gov.pk/ website each time you use the http://yaranewatan.gov.pk/ website so that you are aware of any modifications made. We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently the http://yaranewatan.gov.pk/ website, or any part thereof, with or without notice.

 

  1. The http://yaranewatan.gov.pk/ website should not be used for emergency or urgent medical issues that require immediate medical attention. In a medical emergency, call or seek care with your local emergency services provider or visit the Emergency Department/ Emergency Room of your nearby hospital.

 

  1. The website merely allows for Telehealth and Telemedicine service providers to connect with the Pakistani diaspora healthcare professionals and the Pakistani diaspora research and public healthcare experts. The http://yaranewatan.gov.pk/ platform is not by any means a platform to connect patients with any healthcare professional(s) to seek any medical advice.

 

  1. The general information provided on the http://yaranewatan.gov.pk/ website is not a substitute for the advice of your personal physician or other qualified healthcare professional. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding your medical symptoms or a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read or heard on the http://yaranewatan.gov.pk/

 

  1. The http://yaranewatan.gov.pk/ website provides and facilitates Telehealth services by connecting Telemedicine (consultations & counselling) service providers in Pakistan to Pakistani Diaspora healthcare professionals using the http://yaranewatan.gov.pk/ Yaran e Watan, an initiative of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Government of Pakistan, provides free Telemedicine services to patients in Pakistan through volunteer Pakistani Diaspora health professionals in response to COVID 19 Emergency Response.

 

  1. The Pakistani Diaspora using the http://yaranewatan.gov.pk/ website shall provide their services on voluntary basis, free of any cost and shall not use this platform for any commercial purposes.

 

  1. The Telemedicine and Telehealth companies engaging with Pakistani diaspora health professionals through the http://yaranewatan.gov.pk/ website, shall only use the services of those health professionals on voluntary basis, free of any cost and shall not use their services for any commercial purposes.

 

  1. The Pakistani diaspora healthcare and nonhealthcare professionals using this platform to connect with the Telehealth and Telemedicine members of this platform shall ensure that they follow the rules and regulations of the Telehealth and Telemedicine members they connect with, or work with, under any capacity whatsoever.

 

  1. The parties of the http://yaranewatan.gov.pk/ website, including Yaran e Watan an initiative of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Government of Pakistan, hereby agree that all parties can use the trademark logos, whether registered or unregistered, for commercial purposes or educational purposes, only on materials approved by Yaran e Watan an initiative of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Government of Pakistan.

 

  1. While Yaran e Watan an initiative of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Government of Pakistan, strives through this medium to provide access to medical and health related information from healthcare professionals and Telehealth service providers, Yaran e Watan an initiative of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Government of Pakistan makes no warranties or representations as to the reliability, accuracy, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy or suitability of the information provided to you by the healthcare professionals. Yaran e Watan an initiative of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Government of Pakistan does not assume any liability for any information, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information that you may receive from the members of this platform.

 

  1. No healthcare professional/physician-patient relationship is created through the use of this website. Yaran e Watan an initiative of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Government of Pakistan cannot guarantee the privacy or security of any information you choose to submit to any member(s) of Yaran e Watan through this website. In consideration of being allowed to use the http://yaranewatan.gov.pk/ website, you agree that the following actions shall constitute a material breach of these Terms and Conditions of Use:

 

  • signing on as another person without the permission of the authorized member/user;
  • working outside the scope and policies of Yaran e Watan an initiative of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Government of Pakistan;
  • not complying with the laws of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, specifically with the medical laws applicable in Pakistan and the country of practice of the medical professional and rules and regulations of the regulatory bodies governing the respective members, as changed from time to time;
  • transmitting material that infringes or violates the intellectual property rights of others or the privacy or publicity rights of others;
  • transmitting material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, predatory of minors, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, or hateful to any person or entity as determined by Yaran e Watan an initiative of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Government of Pakistan in its sole discretion;
  • using the http://yaranewatan.gov.pk/ website in a way that is intended to harm, or a reasonable person would understand would likely result in harm, to the user or others;
  • collecting information about others, including email addresses; and
  • intentionally distributing viruses or other harmful computer code.

 

  1. You agree that the Yaran e Watan an initiative of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Government of Pakistan is not liable for any insurance for the healthcare professionals or the healthcare and health related facilities, organisations or institutions, both, appearing on the http://yaranewatan.gov.pk/ website or a part of Yaran e Watan an initiative of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Government of Pakistan in any manner or on any platform, whether on the http://yaranewatan.gov.pk/ website or any other platform.

 

  1. You agree, at your own expense, to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Yaran e Watan an initiative of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Government of Pakistan, and its representatives, and agents, against any claim, suit, action or other proceeding against Yaran e Watan an initiative of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Government of Pakistan, its representatives and agents, by a third party, to the extent that such claim, suit, action or other proceeding is based on or arises in connection with your use of the website, or any links on the website, including, but not limited to: (i) your use or someone using your computer's use of the website; (ii) a violation of the terms set forth in this document by you or anyone using your computer or password; (iv) a claim that any use of the website by you or someone using your computer or password infringes any intellectual property right of any third party, is libelous or defamatory, or otherwise results in injury or damage to any third party; (v) any deletions, additions, insertions or alterations to, or any unauthorized use of, the website by you or someone using your computer or password; (vi) any misrepresentation or breach of representation or warranty made by you contained herein: or (vii) any breach of any covenant or agreement to be performed by you hereunder. You agree to pay any and all costs, damages and expenses, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs awarded against or otherwise incurred by or in connection with or arising from any such claim, suit, action or proceeding attributable to any such claim.

 

  1. The terms of this Legal Statement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan applicable to contracts made and to be fully performed without reference to principles of conflict of laws. The user of this website agrees that by using this website they submit to the jurisdiction of courts of the Federal Capital Territory of Islamabad, for the enforcement of the terms of this Legal and Privacy Statement and any disputes related to the same and agrees to service of process by mail.

 

  1. Yaran e Watan an initiative of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Government of Pakistan expressly reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate a user's access to any interactive services and/or to any or all other areas of the Websites due to any act that would constitute a violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

 

For the purpose of this document, a ‘healthcare professional’ refers to Physicians, Physician assistants, Nurses, Midwives, Dentists and oral-maxillofacial surgeons, Pharmacists, Physical therapists, Optometrists, Psychologists, Podiatrists, Chiropractors and Paramedics.