March 26, 2020 Prime Minister announces Rs1.13 trillion package to fight coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan recently announced in a Press Conference that a rescue and stimulus package worth about Rs1.13 trillion would be launched. The package aimed at supporting various sectors of society and the economy in absorbing the adverse impacts of coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at a news conference, the prime minister gave details of...

March 25, 2020 DRAP warns against chloroquine for COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: In a recent Press Conference, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has warned citizens against taking chloroquine as it can severely damage the liver and become a reason for heart attack. The conference was held to clear the air after receiving reports of a number of people using the drug, a medicine prescribed...

March 24, 2020 ‘Coronavirus can transmit through infected blood’

KARACHI: Secretary of the Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority (SBTA), Dr Durre Naz Jamal Kazi, said that the coronavirus could be transmitted via the infected blood of a patient to a healthy person. She said that one such case had been reported in a foreign country, and she urged public and healthcare workers to avoid taking...

March 23, 2020 Online training sessions for COVID-19 infection prevention

KARACHI: The Sindh Healthcare Commission’s (SHCC) Directorate of Clinical Governance & Training recently held a meeting with the Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan (MMIDSP) to discuss conducting online workshops for healthcare establishments (HCEs) and healthcare providers (HCPs) to train them regarding infection prevention and control for COVID-19. The meeting decided that the...

March 21, 2020 ‘Silent heroes’: Pakistan provides 315,000 effective tablets overnight to treat COVID-19 in China

Karachi: In an article originally appeared in China Economic Net (CEN), it was written that Pakistan has effective drug for COVID-19, over 300,000 pieces of which were exported to China. The published article has got 5.71 million page views on Toutiao.com and 38,000 likes. In nearly 10,000 comments, in addition to a lot of thanks...

March 20, 2020 Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Pakistan

KARACHI: As many as 36 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the Sindh province in the last 24 hours, taking the reported case toll to 208 in the province. Media Coordinator to the Health Minister, Meeran Yousuf, noted that a total of 208 coronavirus patients have emerged across the Sindh province so far out...

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DRAP warns against chloroquine for COVID-19
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DRAP warns against chloroquine for COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: In a recent Press Conference, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has warned citizens against taking chloroquine as it can severely damage the liver and become a reason for heart attack. The conference was held to clear the air after receiving reports of a number of people using the drug, a medicine prescribed…

Online training sessions for COVID-19 infection prevention
National News, Top News

Online training sessions for COVID-19 infection prevention

KARACHI: The Sindh Healthcare Commission’s (SHCC) Directorate of Clinical Governance & Training recently held a meeting with the Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan (MMIDSP) to discuss conducting online workshops for healthcare establishments (HCEs) and healthcare providers (HCPs) to train them regarding infection prevention and control for COVID-19. The meeting decided that the…

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Pakistan
National News, Top News

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Pakistan

KARACHI: As many as 36 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the Sindh province in the last 24 hours, taking the reported case toll to 208 in the province. Media Coordinator to the Health Minister, Meeran Yousuf, noted that a total of 208 coronavirus patients have emerged across the Sindh province so far out…

Crackdown launch against fake COVID-19 testing facilities
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Crackdown launch against fake COVID-19 testing facilities

KARACHI: The Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) started a crackdown across the Sindh province against quacks offering fake testing facilities for coronavirus patients. Due to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus in Pakistan, quacks have become very active, particularly in the Sindh province, offering fake testing for coronavirus. The SHCC teams started field operations in Sindh…

‘PMDC all set to be revived in few days’
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‘PMDC all set to be revived in few days’

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) was recently informed that the government would restore Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) in the coming weeks. Dr Tauqeer Shah, who was later removed as health secretary the same day, appeared before the court to submit a reply on the petition filed by former PMDC registrar Nadeem Akbar,…


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