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Doctors demand crackdown against misleading social media websites 
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Doctors demand crackdown against misleading social media websites 

KARACHI: The Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA), Young Doctors Association, and Pakistan Pediatric Association (PPA) Sindh demanded the launch of a comprehensive crackdown against social media websites and social media for posts misrepresenting public and healthcare workers. They urged the concerned authorities to launch a timely and effectively crackdown against the misleading propaganda circulating on…

PPMA demands import of drugs from India
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PPMA demands import of drugs from India

Karachi: Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA) recently requested the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (NHSRC) to get clearance from Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) to import (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) APIs from India. The official letter  forwarded by Secretary-General, PPMA, Nawaz Ahmed, mentioned that the APIs import from India had been restricted…

SFDL completes DNA identification of PIA air crash victims
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SFDL completes DNA identification of PIA air crash victims

KARACHI: The Sindh Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory (SFDL) at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, has completed the DNA identification of the victims of the PIA air crash. A few cases where relatives have not contacted are pending and will be deciphered depending on the availability of reference…

New security plan finalises for CHK
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New security plan finalises for CHK

Karachi: A thorough security plan was recently formulated by a joint collaboration of the police, Rangers, hospital staff and civil administration. The plan aimed to prevent any unpleasant situation developing at Dr. Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) in the future, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South Sharjeel Kharal said recently. He stated this while visiting…

Burn victims of plane crash will be provided with best facilities: Governor Sindh
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Burn victims of plane crash will be provided with best facilities: Governor Sindh

KARACHI: Governor Sindh Imran Ismail recently visited the Burns Centre, Civil Hospital Karachi, and inquired about the health of three women who acquired burn injuries following the plane crash. Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf (PTI) Member National Assembly (MNA) Aftab Siddiqui, Members of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Khurram Sher Zaman, Jamal Siddiqui, and Mehmood Moulvi were also…

Punjab approves drug to treat Covid-19 patients
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Punjab approves drug to treat Covid-19 patients

LAHORE: The Punjab government has approved the use of Actemra, a life-saving drug, for treating critically ill Covid19 patients in the wake of a sudden rise in the death rate reported by state-run hospitals across the province. The 400mg injectable drug an interleukin-6 inhibitor which goes by the generic name of tocilizumab will be prescribed…

Ease in lockdown increases COVID-19 burden of disease
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Ease in lockdown increases COVID-19 burden of disease

KARACHI: A meeting of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) was recently held at the PMA House Karachi via video call. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Ikram Ahmed Tunio (Larkana), President, PMA Centre Dr. S M Qaisar Sajjad (Karachi), Secretary-General, PMA Centre, Dr. Qazi Wasiq (Karachi), Treasurer, PMA Centre, Dr. Salma Aslam Kundi (Abbottabad), President-Elect,…

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