February 25, 2021 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...

February 24, 2021 Pakistan lists among countries with highest number of COVID tests

ISLAMABAD: As Pakistan continues to see a fall in COVID-19 cases, a website has placed the country on the 29th position in the list of 30 countries that have conducted the most number of tests per million population (PMP). The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has, meanwhile, recorded 1,050 patients who contracted the virus...

February 23, 2021 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...

February 22, 2021 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...

February 17, 2021 3rd International Women’s Dental Conference all set to put spotlight on the rising impact of female dentists

Karachi: Dental News will be hosting its 3rd International Women’s Dental Conference on the 19th and 20th of February 2021. After successfully executing the 1st and 2nd editions, Dental News is all set to continue with the 3rd edition. It will be a 2-day online event consisting of many female dentists and dental students learning...

February 15, 2021 COVID-19 vaccination: Citizens with 65 age and over registration begins across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Head of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Asad Umar announced recently that the government has decided to register citizens over the age of 65 for the coronavirus vaccine. “Pleased to announce that registration for getting COVID vaccine is now open for all citizens 65 and above,” said the minister who is in...

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Sindh makes separate medical commission akin to PMC
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Sindh makes separate medical commission akin to PMC

KARACHI: Sindh government is reported to have started preparing for a parallel medical board for registering medical students and doctors which will operate as opposed to central Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC), as per sources. Sindh government is expected to soon roll out legislation for Sindh Medical and Dental Council (SMDC) which will be a provincial…

Police finalise probe into Dr Maha’s death case
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Police finalise probe into Dr Maha’s death case

KARACHI: According to recent sources, Police have completed an investigation into the alleged suicide of Dr Maha Shah in Defence area of the city and the probe has cited the use of drugs by her. The police have finalised the probe and submitted an interim challan before the court for further action in the case….

DRAP approves locally invented device to detect COVID-19
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DRAP approves locally invented device to detect COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has recently approved the registration of the locally manufactured device, COVID-19 Rapid Artificial Intelligence Detection (COV-RAID) to detect the corona infection in suspected person’s lungs within a minute. A DRAP official on said that the COV-RAID was a window-based software programme based on python using TensorFlow and Keras…

Seven COVID patients die due to lack of oxygen in Khyber Teaching Hospital
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Seven COVID patients die due to lack of oxygen in Khyber Teaching Hospital

PESHAWAR: Seven coronavirus patients passed away at the Peshawar’s Khyber Teaching Hospital recently as oxygen cylinders from Rawalpindi failed to arrive on time. Hospital sources disclosed that patients in other wards of the hospital were also facing difficulties due to the absence of oxygen cylinders. Meanwhile, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra said that he…

1,664 new cases, 8 more deaths reported in Sindh
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1,664 new cases, 8 more deaths reported in Sindh

Karachi: Sindh has reported 1,664 new cases of the novel coronavirus, raising the provincial tally to 180,904. Moreover, the daily situation report issued by the Chief Minister’s Office confirmed the deaths of 8 more persons. The death toll now stands at 2,991. The report added that 15,500 tests were conducted in the province in the…

Govt approves $150 Million to get COVID vaccine in 2021
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Govt approves $150 Million to get COVID vaccine in 2021

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan has said that the government expects the first phase of coronavirus vaccine procurement in the first quarter of next year, as the federal cabinet approved $150 million for it. “We cannot give an exact date of procurement but it will be in the…

COVID claims 12 more lives, infects 2,897 others
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COVID claims 12 more lives, infects 2,897 others

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the coronavirus has claimed 12 more lives lifting the death toll to 2,897 and 1,423 new cases emerged after 12,226 samples were tested. In a statement issued from CM House, 12 more patients died overnight, lifting the death toll to 2,897 that constituted a…


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