November 18, 2020 COVID-19: Pakistan records 2,208 cases

Islamabad: Pakistan recorded another 2.208 cases and 37 fatalities on 17 Nov 2020, according to the country’s Covid official portal. The new cases were recorded against a total of 38,544 tests conducted in a day. The tally for confirmed cases has now reached 363,380 and the death toll is 7,230. Around 954 people also recovered from the...

November 12, 2020 WHO urges caution as possible second wave looms

PESHAWAR: The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently suggested imposing complete lockdown in hotspots to minimise mortalities and infections from the second wave of the pandemic as coronavirus claimed the lives of four people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Former deputy medical superintendent of district headquarters hospital in Mansehra, Dr Mohammad Bashir and Adnan Haleem, a third-year student...

November 9, 2020 ‘PMC will conduct National MDCAT Exams On Nov 15’

Islamabad: Muhammad Ali Raza, Vice-President, Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) recently said that the commission has planned to hold National Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) exams on November 15. Addressing a press conference, he said the final date for registration of the students for MDCAT had been changed from November 2 to November 6. He...

November 6, 2020 Dentists demand Govt to create jobs on emergency basis

PESHAWAR: Young Dentists Forum (YDF) has recently expressed concerns over increasing unemployment and demanded of government to create vacancies for 800 jobless dental surgeons in the province on emergency basis. Addressing a news conference at Peshawar Press Club recently, YDF president, Dr Fahd Aslam Dawar said that the number of dental surgeons was increasing with...

November 4, 2020 ‘Pakistani pharma exports increased in current financial year’

Islamabad: Abdul Razak Dawood, Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, recently told that by the grace of God, exports of medicines from Pakistan have increased this year. In his message on the social networking website, Twitter, the Federal Commerce and Investment Adviser said that the exports of the pharmaceutical products from Pakistan had...

November 3, 2020 DRAP launches new app to report drug reaction cases

ISLAMABAD – Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) recently launched ‘MED safety mobile application’ in Pakistan to report adverse drug reactions (ADRs) cases for taking action by the authorities concerned. Sharing details of this mobile app, Director Pharmacy Services DRAP Dr Abdur Rashid said that in case of any such grievance, the victims can submit...

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COVID-19: Pakistan records 2,208 cases
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COVID-19: Pakistan records 2,208 cases

Islamabad: Pakistan recorded another 2.208 cases and 37 fatalities on 17 Nov 2020, according to the country’s Covid official portal. The new cases were recorded against a total of 38,544 tests conducted in a day. The tally for confirmed cases has now reached 363,380 and the death toll is 7,230. Around 954 people also recovered from the…

WHO urges caution as possible second wave looms
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WHO urges caution as possible second wave looms

PESHAWAR: The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently suggested imposing complete lockdown in hotspots to minimise mortalities and infections from the second wave of the pandemic as coronavirus claimed the lives of four people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Former deputy medical superintendent of district headquarters hospital in Mansehra, Dr Mohammad Bashir and Adnan Haleem, a third-year student…

‘PMC will conduct National MDCAT Exams On Nov 15’
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‘PMC will conduct National MDCAT Exams On Nov 15’

Islamabad: Muhammad Ali Raza, Vice-President, Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) recently said that the commission has planned to hold National Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) exams on November 15. Addressing a press conference, he said the final date for registration of the students for MDCAT had been changed from November 2 to November 6. He…

Dentists demand Govt to create jobs on emergency basis
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Dentists demand Govt to create jobs on emergency basis

PESHAWAR: Young Dentists Forum (YDF) has recently expressed concerns over increasing unemployment and demanded of government to create vacancies for 800 jobless dental surgeons in the province on emergency basis. Addressing a news conference at Peshawar Press Club recently, YDF president, Dr Fahd Aslam Dawar said that the number of dental surgeons was increasing with…

DRAP launches new app to report drug reaction cases
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DRAP launches new app to report drug reaction cases

ISLAMABAD – Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) recently launched ‘MED safety mobile application’ in Pakistan to report adverse drug reactions (ADRs) cases for taking action by the authorities concerned. Sharing details of this mobile app, Director Pharmacy Services DRAP Dr Abdur Rashid said that in case of any such grievance, the victims can submit…

WHO chief quarantines after contact with COVID-19 case
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WHO chief quarantines after contact with COVID-19 case

New York: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO) recently self quarantined after getting in contact with COVID-19 positive person. In a recent tweet, Tedros wrote, “I am well and without symptoms but will self-quarantine over the coming days, in line with @WHO protocols, and work from home,” he wrote. -DN Report

COVID-19 second wave begins in Pakistan
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COVID-19 second wave begins in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan recently announced that the second wave of the deadly virus has started in the country. He also said that a time schedule can be set for certain businesses to avoid the spread of coronavirus. During a media briefing, the SAPM said the…

PMC reduces MDCAT syllabus to meet students demand
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PMC reduces MDCAT syllabus to meet students demand

Islamabad: Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) recently announced revised syllabus for National Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT). The syllabus was revised in response to numerous feedback from the aspiring candidates. Pakistan Medical Council (PMC) announced that the National Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) would be scheduled on 15th November 2020.  Earlier, PM released Natioanl…


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