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DRAP warns against chloroquine for COVID-19
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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…

Online training sessions for COVID-19 infection prevention
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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…

FMU bids farewell to MS Dr Iqbal
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FMU bids farewell to MS Dr Iqbal

Faisalabad: Dr Mohammad Iqbal, Chief Dental Surgeon after rendering outstanding service over the tenure of more than three decades has been recently retired from Faisalabad Medical University (FMU) as Medical Superintendent (MS).The faculty and paramedical staff arranged farewell ceremony in recognition of his services. Dr Khurram Altaf Shami, MS Allied Hospital and Prof. Dr Umer…

Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Pakistan
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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…

Crackdown launch against fake COVID-19 testing facilities
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Crackdown launch against fake COVID-19 testing facilities

KARACHI: The Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) started a crackdown across the Sindh province against quacks offering fake testing facilities for coronavirus patients. Due to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus in Pakistan, quacks have become very active, particularly in the Sindh province, offering fake testing for coronavirus. The SHCC teams started field operations in Sindh…

Exclusive interview with Dr Humna Raza
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Exclusive interview with Dr Humna Raza

Dr Humna Raza is a dentist, lifestyle blogger and vlogger who covered a great variety of topics like travel, food, fashion, events, lifestyle and much more. By Dr Muattar Hanif A dental graduate from Lahore Medical and Dental College, Humna started off her blog ‘Positive Vibes Only’ in 2016.  She spreads the message of mental…

PMDC dissolution ‘null and void’ by IHC
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PMDC dissolution ‘null and void’ by IHC

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court recently declared Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) dissolution null and void. A divisional bench comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani announced the decision on identical petitions filed against the dissolution of the council by a presidential ordinance signed by President Dr Arif Alvi. The presidential ordinance had paved way for…

Dentist sentenced to jail for illegal prescriptions
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Dentist sentenced to jail for illegal prescriptions

USA: A dentist in Missouri was recently sentenced to 18 months in prison for making false statements to Medicare and illegally issuing prescriptions for narcotic opioid drugs without a legitimate medical purpose. Bradley Seyerof Florissant, provided about 14,000 doses of antianxiety and opioids to a woman who he had a personal relationship with for more…


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