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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DRAP asks WHO to build consensus to review drugs sales rules
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DRAP asks WHO to build consensus to review drugs sales rules

ISLAMABAD-The Drugs Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) recently asked the World Health Organization (WHO) to build consensus amongst health departments to review and amend the drugs sales rules. The letter was written to Dr Palitha Mahipala, Country Head, WHO by the DRAP asked to review, amend and harmonise drugs sales rules (human and veterinary) to…

DRAP approves Sinopharm vaccine use for people over 60
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DRAP approves Sinopharm vaccine use for people over 60

ISLAMABAD: In line with three other Asian countries, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has allowed the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine to be administered to people over the age of 60. Earlier, the authority had allowed the vaccine to be given to frontline healthcare workers who were below the age of 60 and those above…

COVID cases continue to surge in Pakistan by 30pc
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COVID cases continue to surge in Pakistan by 30pc

ISLAMABAD: Since the announcement of relaxation in restrictions by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) late last month, the number of COVID-19 cases has gone up by around 30 percent in the country. The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), a representative body of health professionals, has urged the government to immediately impose the restrictions to…

Two health workers test positive after first vaccine shot
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Two health workers test positive after first vaccine shot

LAHORE: Two health workers in the city have tested positive for COVID-19 after having been administered a vaccine, creating doubts about the re-exposure of a signiñcant number of people being vaccinated in Punjab. The Mayo Hospital health support staffer and his staff nurse wife at the institution were among the seven employees who administered the…

PMC to launch online system for medical students, practitioners
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PMC to launch online system for medical students, practitioners

Islamabad: Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has planned to launch fully automated online application system in March allowing medical graduates and licensed practitioners to apply for licenses, renewals, and other services without visiting the commission office. According to an official of PMC, the services would also include the addition of qualifications online along with an online…

DRAP’s Central Drug Laboratory to get WHO accreditation
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DRAP’s Central Drug Laboratory to get WHO accreditation

Islamabad: The Central Drugs Laboratory (CDL) of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) is moving towards international accreditation in a bid to be categorized among WHO Listed Authorities (WLA). In the initial phases, CDL has been assessed for quality management system certification and is continuously engaged with WHO for its prequalification as one of the…

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…


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