June 13, 2020 PRCS distributes KN-95 masks among health staff of public hospitals

KARACHI: The Sindh Branch of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), with the support of PRCS National Headquarters Islamabad, distributed 4,000 KN-95 masks in public sector hospitals of the Sindh Province, a statement said. The statement released said that contributing to the government’s efforts to ensure the safety of doctors and frontline paramedics treating the...

June 12, 2020 Parliamentary body demands the identification of tobacco ‘mafia’

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf recently demanded formation of a parliamentary committee to identify mafias and cartels which have been trying to give benefit to multinational tobacco companies. Raising the issue as a point of order during the National Assembly session, he said across the globe campaigns were held against smoking but he...

June 10, 2020 NEB exam candidates protest against PMDC; demand registration

ISLAMABAD: Doctors who have received their medical training abroad recently staged a protest outside the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). They blocked the road outside the council’s offices and demanded that the regulator register them. The protesters said that the apex regulator of medical education and practitioners in the country had stopped their registrations...

June 9, 2020 SC takes sou moto on COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: With at least two judges contracting the novel coronavirus, the Supreme Court (SC) recently reminded the federal government to take the health emergency seriously and come up with uniform national legislation. “This becomes important more so when the passing of the executive orders to deal with the pandemic has trampled and affected the fundamental...

June 8, 2020 Coronavirus cases cross 100,000 marks in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The recent surge in the novel coronavirus has recently claimed 458 more lives besides infecting at least 26,853 more people during the last one week only, thus surpassing 100,000 and 2,000 number of confirmed Covid-19 cases and related deaths across the country, respectively. Earlier, the tally of Covid-19 confirmed cases had jumped to 101,468,...

June 6, 2020 Students protest against online classes

ISLAMABAD: Students from various universities protested outside the Higher Education Commission (HEC) recently seeking the resolution of multiple issues. Holding a large banner and a few placards, the small group said students argued that either such facilities should be available all over the country, or that online classes should be stopped, as students in some...

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‘Tobacco control is a federal subject’
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‘Tobacco control is a federal subject’

ISLAMABAD: Tobacco control should be a federal subject just like tobacco growing and products are the federal subjects. Project Director Smoke-Free Cities, Dr. Minhajus Siraj shared on the World No Tobacco Day that the draft of Pakistan’s National Tobacco Control Policy has been finalised. Dr. Minhaj told, “Though we were hoping to launch the draft…

‘Medical students won’t be promoted without exams’
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‘Medical students won’t be promoted without exams’

LAHORE:  The Inter-Medicine University Board, consisting of vice-chancellors and rectors of medical varsities recently announced a uniform policy to conduct online classes and arrange assessments in medical and dental colleges across the province in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic. The meeting of the board was held at the University of Health Sciences (UHS), which was…

PMDC cancels registrations of 10 medical, dental colleges
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PMDC cancels registrations of 10 medical, dental colleges

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has recently declared the accreditation of 10 medical and dental colleges unlawful and stopped them from further admissions. The council has also decided that already admitted students will be adjusted in other colleges so their studies are not disturbed, The 10 colleges were inspected and registered during…

Sindh Government and AKU launch Tele-ICU consultation for healthcare professionals
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Sindh Government and AKU launch Tele-ICU consultation for healthcare professionals

KARACHI: The Sindh government’s collaboration with the Aga Khan University to provide free-of-cost training and technical assistance on COVID-19 critical care to healthcare professionals working in the public sector was launched recently. The Tele-ICU consultation will help healthcare workers all over Sindh to handle and treat COVID-19 patients with experts available for guidance throughout the…

COVID-19 positive cases in a tobacco factory, example of prioritizing profits over workers
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COVID-19 positive cases in a tobacco factory, example of prioritizing profits over workers

KARACHI: Citing safety risks which tobacco companies must address, global tobacco industry watchdog STOP (Stopping Tobacco Organizations and Products) and Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), in a statement, have urged caution following a rash of reports that tobacco industry practices may be putting their workers at risk for COVID-19. The alert comes amid news…

Pakistan’s Ferozsons all set to produce COVID-19 Drug Remdesivir
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Pakistan’s Ferozsons all set to produce COVID-19 Drug Remdesivir

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will soon start production of the antiviral drug remdesivir, which has shown promise in treating the novel coronavirus, the country’s top health official and a pharmaceutical company’s chief executive announced on Friday. Production should start “within weeks,” said Osman Khalid Waheed, the chief executive of Ferozsons Laboratories Ltd, which will produce the drug….

5,000 registration certificates issued to doctors: PMDC
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5,000 registration certificates issued to doctors: PMDC

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) recently said that the council has managed to issue 5,000 registration certificates to medical practitioners. According to PMDC spokesperson, doctors from all over the country and abroad have shown great pleasure over revival of PMDC and their disposal of registration certificates by PMDC. He said that all…

HEC and VCs discuss exam proposals for university students
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HEC and VCs discuss exam proposals for university students

ISLAMABAD: A recent meeting of the vice-chancellors of various universities chaired by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Tariq Banuri in Islamabad discussed various proposals on examinations for university students and agreed to start online classes from June 1 formally. According to the sources, a proposal to conduct an open book, multiple-choice questions, assignments, and…


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