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NICVD team performs first TEVAR successfully
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NICVD team performs first TEVAR successfully

KARACHI: The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases has achieved another milestone by performing the first “Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair” (TEVAR) on a 30-year-old man successfully. A spokesperson of the NICVD noted that after a motorcycle accident, the patient was taken to the SMBB Trauma Centre Karachi, where he was told that he suffered a major…

DUHS conducts thousands of tests without charges
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DUHS conducts thousands of tests without charges

KARACHI: The capacity for corona testing per day of the Dow University of Health Science is 1000. All test samples are conducted free of cost, the costs of which are covered by the Government of Sindh. A spokesperson of the Dow University of Health Sciences noted that the DUHS Ojha Campus provides 250 corona test…

AKU introduces COVID-19 course for its medical students
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AKU introduces COVID-19 course for its medical students

KARACHI: The Aga Khan University’s Medical College has introduced a new COVID-19 course for students in all five years of its undergraduate program in medicine and surgery, MBBS. The six-week course will provide students with the latest research and evidence on the structure of the disease, its development and spread, and ways to prevent and…

SIUT anti-corona clinical activities in full swing
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SIUT anti-corona clinical activities in full swing

KARACHI: The dedicated Coronavirus Clinic of the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, which was established last month, has so far screened 6800 patients for the coronavirus. According to a recent press release, approximately 1200 patients were tested for the coronavirus in the SIUT Corona Clinic, which functions round the clock. The SIUT had also…

First Biosafety Lab setup at JPMC
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First Biosafety Lab setup at JPMC

KARACHI: The first Biosafety Level-3 Lab has been established at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre. Executive Director, JPMC, Dr Seemin Jamali, inaugurated the lab in a recent ceremony. The lab has been made operational with the support of the Sindh government, she said. She further said that the capacity of tests in Sindh had been…

DUHS identifies natural mutation resistant to corona in human genes
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DUHS identifies natural mutation resistant to corona in human genes

KARACHI: Experts at the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) recently recognized two naturally occurring mutations in the human gene that can withstand the novel coronavirus. The coronavirus, due to these mutations in the human gene, can be ineffective in the body. This research study was recently published in the Journal of Medical Virology. Experts…

AKU introduces coronavirus self-screening app
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AKU introduces coronavirus self-screening app

KARACHI: The Aga Khan University has launched CoronaCheck, a new mobile app that enables Pakistanis to easily and safely evaluate symptoms with an in-home screening tool and understand the next steps to look after themselves. The app uses an interactive chatbot, driven by artificial intelligence, which allows users to understand their symptoms, recognize whether they…

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