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Virus screening kits arrive, amid Coronavirus threat
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Virus screening kits arrive, amid Coronavirus threat

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health, Dr Zafar Mirza recently stated that thousands of testing kits had been arranged from multiple sources and hoped that no more kits would be required in future. In a positive sign, all the seven suspected patients of novel coronavirus (NCV) were finally found to be…

‘Four Pakistanis infected with coronavirus in China’
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‘Four Pakistanis infected with coronavirus in China’

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Zafar Mirza recently confirmed that four Pakistanis have been infected with novel coronavirus (NCV) in China, while speaking at a Press Conference. Dr Zafar Mirza also requested the media not to reveal their names. While addressing the Press, Dr Mirza said he wanted to…

Corona Virus: PM Imran swings into action amid infection threat
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Corona Virus: PM Imran swings into action amid infection threat

ISLAMABAD: According to a notification issued by Prime Minister Office, Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed that an inter-ministerial meeting be held at the earliest to discuss preventing measures against deadly novel coronavirus (NCV) and formulate a comprehensive strategy to tackle the threat. As per notification, the meeting would be chaired by Special Assistant to…

Coronvirus Outbreak: Pakistani citizens’ health in China at stake
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Coronvirus Outbreak: Pakistani citizens’ health in China at stake

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) recently expressed grave concern about the Pakistanis in China, particularly students studying in Wuhan. More than 500 students are studying in Wuhan. The families of these students were experiencing severe distress owing to the coronavirus threat. The PMA demanded the government to take the necessary steps to facilitate these…

139 polio cases reported in Pakistan
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139 polio cases reported in Pakistan

KARACHI: The Emergency Operation Centre for Polio (EOC) in Sindh recently confirmed two additional polio cases taking the total case toll for Sindh in 2019 to 27 and Pakistan to 139. Spokesperson, EOC Sindh, said an 8-year-old boy from Kambar, UC Kambar 3, tested positive for the poliovirus. Hailing from a family of farmers, reports…

New centralised database to roll out amid viral outbreak
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New centralised database to roll out amid viral outbreak

LAHORE: The health authorities decided to upgrade the existing system by replicating the global model at a meeting recently held. The event was chaired by Health Secretary, retired Capt Muhammad Usman. Health experts from the UK also attended the meeting. The officials announced that the Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD) has established a Centralized…

Health Ministry issues alert regarding coronavirus threat
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Health Ministry issues alert regarding coronavirus threat

Islamabad: The Ministry of National Health Services (NHS), Regulations and Coordination recently notified the Disease Surveillance Division and Central Health Establishment to stay alert about the possible spread of coronavirus in Pakistan. According to the NHS, the notification has been issued in response to the international alert on the virus, which has spread from seafood…

PMA demands virology lab, amid Corona threat
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PMA demands virology lab, amid Corona threat

KARACHI: The Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) (Centre), Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, held a recent meeting where he reiterated that the Sindh province urgently needed a state-of-the-art Virology Laboratory. The laboratory would be able to cater various types of viral diseases like the bird flu, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), Chikungunya, Coronavirus, Zika virus, Influenza,…

President Alvi disappointed over NICH affairs
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President Alvi disappointed over NICH affairs

KARACHI: President Dr Arif Alvi recently paid a surprise visit to the National Institute of Child Health (NICH). He expressed disappointment over the state of healthcare affairs in the province and called his stroll around the largest health facility for children in the province “a painful experience.” While addressing to press, Dr Arif Alvi vowed…

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