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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Cigarette production goes up by 14.5pc
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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
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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…

PM Imran inaugurates Pakistan’s COVID-19 vaccination drive
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PM Imran inaugurates Pakistan’s COVID-19 vaccination drive

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan recently oversaw the start of Pakistan’s coronavirus vaccination campaign, with the first jab administered to a doctor in Islamabad. Speaking at a ceremony to mark the launch of the drive, the premier congratulated his government’s health team for moving rapidly to secure the vaccine and thanked China for donating 500,000 doses of…


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