April 10, 2021 Clarification sought from principal on forcible closure of KMDC

KARACHI: The city administrator on recently sought a clarification from the principal of the Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC) within three days for not reporting on time an incident of forcible closure of teaching and medical activities at the college. Administrator Laiq Ahmed also asked the SSP Central to arrest the culprits involved in...

April 9, 2021 PDA backs students, challenges PMC’s 60% requirement

Karachi: Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) recently submitted counter affidavit to confirm that set of pleas challenging the 60 percent marks condition for eligibility in written bachelors of dental surgery (BDS) admission test should be granted and found no objection in the application. The official copy of the document available with Dental News read that Dr...

March 29, 2021 President Arif Alvi tests positive for COVID-19

President Dr Arif Alvi tested positive for the coronavirus, it emerged on Monday. “I have tested positive for Covid-19. May Allah have mercy on all Covid affectees,” the president said in a tweet. He said he had only received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine so far, noting that “antibodies start developing after 2nd...

March 20, 2021 Prime Minister tests positive for COVID-19

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses the meeting of federal cabinet on March 16. ISLAMABAD, Mar 20 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan has tested positive for COVID-19, Special Assistant to PM On Health Dr Faisal Sultan revealed on Twitter. The prime minister has isolated himself at home after the test report. On Thursday, the prime...

March 16, 2021 Experts put spotlight on nanomedicine usage against COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: Three-day International workshop on ‘Nanomedicine; Development and Challenges’ kicked off here recently with the participation of a number of national and international experts calling for mutual efforts to make use of Nanomedicine possible for diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 and other diseases. The speakers highlighted that the COVID-19 outbreak has made it clear that...

March 15, 2021 DRAP Approves Country’s First Anti-corona Drug’s Phase II/III Clinical Trial

ISLAMABAD: The country’s first indigenously developed anti-COVID-19 drug C-IVIG has got approval for Phase II/III clinical trial from the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP). According to an official of DRAP, the authority gave approval for anti-COVID-19 drug C-IVIG developed at Dow University of Health Sciences to enter phase II/III clinical trial. He said that the multi-centre trial will...

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PDA backs students, challenges PMC’s 60% requirement
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PDA backs students, challenges PMC’s 60% requirement

Karachi: Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) recently submitted counter affidavit to confirm that set of pleas challenging the 60 percent marks condition for eligibility in written bachelors of dental surgery (BDS) admission test should be granted and found no objection in the application. The official copy of the document available with Dental News read that Dr…

President Arif Alvi tests positive for COVID-19
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President Arif Alvi tests positive for COVID-19

President Dr Arif Alvi tested positive for the coronavirus, it emerged on Monday. “I have tested positive for Covid-19. May Allah have mercy on all Covid affectees,” the president said in a tweet. He said he had only received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine so far, noting that “antibodies start developing after 2nd…

Prime Minister tests positive for COVID-19
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Prime Minister tests positive for COVID-19

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses the meeting of federal cabinet on March 16. ISLAMABAD, Mar 20 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan has tested positive for COVID-19, Special Assistant to PM On Health Dr Faisal Sultan revealed on Twitter. The prime minister has isolated himself at home after the test report. On Thursday, the prime…

Experts put spotlight on nanomedicine usage against COVID-19
National News

Experts put spotlight on nanomedicine usage against COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: Three-day International workshop on ‘Nanomedicine; Development and Challenges’ kicked off here recently with the participation of a number of national and international experts calling for mutual efforts to make use of Nanomedicine possible for diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 and other diseases. The speakers highlighted that the COVID-19 outbreak has made it clear that…

DRAP Approves Country’s First Anti-corona Drug’s Phase II/III Clinical Trial
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DRAP Approves Country’s First Anti-corona Drug’s Phase II/III Clinical Trial

ISLAMABAD: The country’s first indigenously developed anti-COVID-19 drug C-IVIG has got approval for Phase II/III clinical trial from the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP). According to an official of DRAP, the authority gave approval for anti-COVID-19 drug C-IVIG developed at Dow University of Health Sciences to enter phase II/III clinical trial. He said that the multi-centre trial will…

Alarm as single-day COVID tally hits 2,701
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Alarm as single-day COVID tally hits 2,701

ISLAMABAD: The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country hit the 600,198 marks on Friday as 2,701 new cases were reported over the last 24 hours, says the government portal tracking spread of the disease. The portal reported recovery of 1,573 patients over the last 24 hours with a total of 568,065 patients recovering…

Pakistan to recieve Indian-made COVID-19 vaccine by mid-March
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Pakistan to recieve Indian-made COVID-19 vaccine by mid-March

Islamabad: Pakistan would receive its first consignment of the Indian-manufactured Oxford AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine by mid-March, reported The Times Now. The Indian news website reported that Pakistan would get 16 million free doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, from the vaccine alliance GAVI. Pakistan is expected to get the…

NCOC announces two-week spring break in Punjab
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NCOC announces two-week spring break in Punjab

ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday announced two weeks of spring break in educational institutions of seven major cities of Punjab from the 15th of this month along with withdrawing the indoor gatherings as well. The meeting of the NCOC was held here under Federal Minister Asad Umar to review the…

Next phase of COVID-19 vaccination starts today
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Next phase of COVID-19 vaccination starts today

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan has said that the next phase of COVID-19 vaccination will start on 10th March 2021. “The drive will begin with the senior-most citizens, who will receive SMS with instructions on their cell phones,” the SAPM said. On Sunday, Planning and Development Minister…


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