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 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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Symposium on bioequivalence studies – `No drug testing body accredited with the WHO’

By Our Staff Reporter KARACHI – Experts and industrialists at the 3rd National Symposium on “Bio-analytical and Bioequivalence Studies” deplored that not a single drug testing authority in Pakistan is accredited with the World Health Organisation (WHO). “Bridging the gap between academia and industry would be the great contribution to the people of the country,”…

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Implants at City Dental Hospital

KARACHI – Renowned implantologist, Dr Kashif Ikram Principal Baqai Dental College recently did implant cases at the City Dental Hospital, Nazimabad. City Dental Hospital (Baqai Medical University). The City Hospital has been serving the community with low and cost effective dental treatments since 2004. It provides dental implants and other dental services including Orthodontics at…

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Dental News organizes Trend of Implant Dentistry in Pakistan

DN Report KARACHI – Dental News in collaboration with Baqai Medical University is organizing an Implant Conference Pakistan 2015 supported by Pakistan Dental Association and the Oral Diseases Commission of the Asia Pacific Dental Federation. The theme of the conference is “Trend of Implant Dentistry in Pakistan”.  The conference will start with a pre-conference workshop…

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Lack of Oxygen at Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi: Latest report emerging from Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi reports lacks of oxygen. The out of service ventilators and lack of oxygen at the Holy Family Hospital has put 6 patients in danger. The patient’s effects are under treatment in the Intensive care unit. The incident of lack of oxygen has not been the first…

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Hepatitis on the rise in country

By Our Staff Reporter KARACHI – Hepatitis which is spreading rapidly in Pakistan was killing more than 400 lives a day and more than 150,000 people a year, said Health Foundation chief Dr Laila Rizvi. She was speaking at a blood screening camp set up at Patel Hospital on the occasion of World Hepatitis Day….

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Killer Cigarettes on sale

By Our Staff Reporter KARACHI – Cigarettes kill or are considered harmful with warnings on all cigarette packs. However a well known cigarette brand is selling expired cigarettes so mixing fuel and fire. It is time relevant authorities take note of the expired cigarettes in the market to reduce their killer capabilities to some extent.

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KMC’s morgue project in the doldrums

By Our Staff Reporter KARACHI: Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) could not make its Landhi Medical Complex’s cold storage (mortuary) facility functional despite a lapse of over five years, it was reliably learnt.Sources in KMC’s medical & health services department, who wished not to be quoted, attributed the inordinate delay in making the Landhi Medical Complex’s…

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