October 15, 2020 Shaan-e-Pakistan Award to recognise ‘Corona Heroes’

LAHORE: Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar recently said that the services of all those who fought against coronavirus pandemic valiantly would be recognized through ‘Shaan-e-Pakistan Award’ during a special ceremony at the Governor’s House. Talking to the media, he said that President Dr Arif Alvi, Provincial Governors, Chief Minister Punjab and President Azad Kashmir would...

October 14, 2020 CM MURAD: Surge in COVID cases are linked to opening of businesses, institutes

KARACHI: Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah recently said that the increase in Covid-19 cases across the province may be linked to major religious events as well as opening of all business and educational activities. “We can contain spike in the cases through strict implementation of standard operating procedures; otherwise it would hit new highs...

October 12, 2020 ‘Over 10,000 Pakistanis will take part in Phase 3 trial of COVID-19 vaccine’

ISLAMABAD: Nausheen Hamid, Parliamentary Secretary, National Health Services Regulations and Coordination (NHSRC) recently said that over 10,000 people would be asked to volunteer to take part in COVID-19 vaccine trials in Pakistan, thus helping to speed up efforts to discover a safe and effective vaccine. Talking to media, she urged the general public to take...

October 9, 2020 MDCAT: PMC seeks clarification from Sindh

Karachi: In a recent notification released by Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC), the Chairman Provisional Admission Committee of Sindh have been asked to clarify the criteria to conduct Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) in the province. The notification highlighted that notification release, earlier, has created confusion among students which needs to be clarified. ‘National...

October 7, 2020 PMC announces new MDCAT syllabus- check details

Karachi: Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) recently announced new development regarding the syllabus National Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT). It was further clarified that National University of \Medical Sciences (NUMS) will undertake the examination. The notification released stated, “Examination Committee of the Council will coordinate and ensure as far as possible that the final...

October 6, 2020 NUMS announces date for entry test- Check details

Karachi: In a recent notification released by the National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS), the date for the entry test is announced. The entry test will be conducted on 11th October 2020. The announcement stated, “In pursuance to the Pakistan Medical Commission’s first council meeting decision announced on 3rd October 2020, NUMS entry test will...

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WHO applauds Pakistan’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic
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WHO applauds Pakistan’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic

ISLAMABAD: The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently said Pakistan was among countries from whom the international community should learn how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a media briefing said Pakistan deployed the infrastructure built up over many years for polIo to combat COVID-19. “Community health workers who have…

DRAP asked to answer for alleged embezzlement and violation of rules
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DRAP asked to answer for alleged embezzlement and violation of rules

ISLAMABAD: Sending 21 questions regarding alleged embezzlement and violations of rules, the directorate general audit has asked the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) to appear before an audit team. The questioner has been sent on the basis of a complaint lodged by Pakistan Young Pharmacist Association. However, when contacted, Ministry of National Health Services…

China shows off COVID-19 vaccines for first time
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China shows off COVID-19 vaccines for first time

Beijing: China has put its home-grown coronavirus vaccines on display recently for the first time, as the country where the contagion was discovered looks to shape the narrative surrounding the pandemic. High hopes hang on the small vials of liquid on show at a Beijing trade fair – vaccine candidates produced by Chinese companies Sinovac…

PMDC cancels accreditation of 10 medical, Dental Colleges
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PMDC cancels accreditation of 10 medical, Dental Colleges

Islamabad: In a recent notification, Pakistan Medical and Dental Commission (PMDC) cancelled the accreditation and registration of 10 medical and dental Colleges. The official document released by Registrar PMDC forbade colleges to admit new batch of students. It further said, “It is informed to all the concerned through Public notice that since all the actions…

‘Plasma saves 92 per cent COVID-19 patients from ventilator’
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‘Plasma saves 92 per cent COVID-19 patients from ventilator’

PESHAWAR: According to report submitted recently to the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), the convalescent plasma immunisation has saved 92 per cent, critical COVID-19 patients, from being put on ventilators and 80 per cent others have shown prompt recovery after 48 hours. The report updated regarding the usefulness of plasma for coronavirus patients during…

Students protest against PMDC’s admission criteria
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Students protest against PMDC’s admission criteria

Islamabad: Pre-medical students, who have completed their A-levels and Intermediate, protested in Islamabad outside the PMDC’s head office recently. The students want the council to postpone the date for its entry test and change the admission criteria. Around 100 students from different colleges are participating in the protest, including those who are members of the…


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