February 25, 2021 NCOC relaxes restrictions as surge in COVID cases drop

 ISLAMABAD: In view of the declining trend of Covid-19 cases prevailing in the country, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednes­day relaxed a number of restrictions on commercial activities and official work.  According to a statement, the NCOC took a comprehensive review of the existing non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs).  Under the new directives, the...

February 24, 2021 Pakistan lists among countries with highest number of COVID tests

ISLAMABAD: As Pakistan continues to see a fall in COVID-19 cases, a website has placed the country on the 29th position in the list of 30 countries that have conducted the most number of tests per million population (PMP). The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has, meanwhile, recorded 1,050 patients who contracted the virus...

February 23, 2021 Cigarette production goes up by 14.5pc

ISLAMABAD: The production of cigarettes surged by at least 14.5 per cent with a total worth of over Rs25 billion in the first six months of the current fiscal year, the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics reported. The official data showed a significant increase in the production and sale of cigarettes contrary to the government`s claims...

February 22, 2021 PMC creates fund for student loans and grants

ISLAMABAD: After remaining in the limelight over the last few months due to protests and criticism by politicians and the medical fraternity, the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has taken some crucial decisions, claiming these are in the best interest of the public, students and health professionals. It said that for the first time in history...

February 17, 2021 3rd International Women’s Dental Conference all set to put spotlight on the rising impact of female dentists

Karachi: Dental News will be hosting its 3rd International Women’s Dental Conference on the 19th and 20th of February 2021. After successfully executing the 1st and 2nd editions, Dental News is all set to continue with the 3rd edition. It will be a 2-day online event consisting of many female dentists and dental students learning...

February 15, 2021 COVID-19 vaccination: Citizens with 65 age and over registration begins across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Head of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Asad Umar announced recently that the government has decided to register citizens over the age of 65 for the coronavirus vaccine. “Pleased to announce that registration for getting COVID vaccine is now open for all citizens 65 and above,” said the minister who is in...

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NCOC relaxes restrictions as surge in COVID cases drop
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NCOC relaxes restrictions as surge in COVID cases drop

 ISLAMABAD: In view of the declining trend of Covid-19 cases prevailing in the country, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednes­day relaxed a number of restrictions on commercial activities and official work.  According to a statement, the NCOC took a comprehensive review of the existing non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs).  Under the new directives, the…

Cigarette production goes up by 14.5pc
National News

Cigarette production goes up by 14.5pc

ISLAMABAD: The production of cigarettes surged by at least 14.5 per cent with a total worth of over Rs25 billion in the first six months of the current fiscal year, the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics reported. The official data showed a significant increase in the production and sale of cigarettes contrary to the government`s claims…

PMC creates fund for student loans and grants
National News

PMC creates fund for student loans and grants

ISLAMABAD: After remaining in the limelight over the last few months due to protests and criticism by politicians and the medical fraternity, the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has taken some crucial decisions, claiming these are in the best interest of the public, students and health professionals. It said that for the first time in history…

Over 27,800 healthcare personnel vaccinated against COVID-19
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Over 27,800 healthcare personnel vaccinated against COVID-19

KARACHI: A total of 27,842 healthcare providers have been vaccinated against COVID-19 across the province since Feb 3, when the drive was launched, according to sources in the health department. The vaccination drive is continuing at 12 centres set up for the purpose. According to the department, the total strength of healthcare personnel in the…

DRAP holds training session on COVID-19 vaccine adverse events
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DRAP holds training session on COVID-19 vaccine adverse events

ISLAMABAD: Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) recently arranged a one-day training session on monitoring of adverse events following immunization (AEFI) of the COVID-19 vaccine. Last week, 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines of SinoPharm Company donated by the Chinese government has arrived in Pakistan and subsequently, the…

Activists urge Govt to hike duties on tobacco products
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Activists urge Govt to hike duties on tobacco products

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians and activists at a seminar recently demanded increased duties on tobacco products, as the taxes in Pakistan were below the standards set by World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The seminar titled ‘Increase FED on Tobacco Products’ was organised by the Human Development Foundation. The speakers demanded the government…

SHC directs PMC’s comments on medical exam policy
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SHC directs PMC’s comments on medical exam policy

Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) to file comments on whether medical colleges and universities give more chances to medical students from Batch 2014 and onward who have not cleared their exams despite repeated attempts. The direction came during Saturday’s hearing of petitions of medical students, who moved…


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