International News / November 30, 2020 Malaria death toll to exceed Covid-19’s in sub-Saharan Africa: WHO

LONDON: Deaths from malaria due to disruptions during the coronavirus pandemic to services designed to tackle the mosquito-borne disease will far exceed those killed by Covid-19 in sub-Saharan Africa, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned. More than 409,000 people globally – most of them babies in the poorest parts of Africa – were killed by...

Regional News / November 30, 2020 Sindh Healthcare Commission seals 51 quacks clinics

KARACHI: The Directorate of Anti-Quackery Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) visited 139 clinics last week and sealed 51 quacks clinics. The anti-quackery teamed visited 139 healthcare establishments (HCEs) in Mirpurkhas, Shaheed Benaizrabad, and Hyderabad and closed 51 clinics run by quacks. A total of 3,973 quack clinics have been sealed across the Sindh province so far,...

International News / November 27, 2020 Drug to reduce bleeding could treat COVID-19

A recent study has shown that aprotinin, a drug that reduces the risk of bleeding during surgery, can stop the novel coronavirus from entering host cells. The drug could serve to prevent severe cases of COVID-19, the authors say. With a number of vaccines on the way, there is now light at the end of the tunnel...

National News / November 27, 2020 Pakistanis join final trials for Chinese-made vaccine

ISLAMABAD: Thousands of volunteers are flocking to research hospitals across the country to join final-stage clinical trials of a Chinese-made vaccine for the novelcoronavirus. It is the first time Pakistan has participated in such a trial, which comes amid a string of positive vaccine announcements by western pharmaceutical companies this month. The vaccine is being...

National News / November 26, 2020 Dr Mushtaq Ahmad passes away

MULTAN: Celebrated Physiologist and Ex Principal Nishtar Medical College (NMC), Dr Mushtaq Ahmad, recently died. Funeral prayer of Dr Mushtaq Ahmad wasi held at Jama Mosque Nishtar. The Publisher, Editor and the staff of Medical News Pakistan express their heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Dr Mushtaq Ahmad, Ex Principal Nishtar Medical College (NMC), Multan and pray that God gives...

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Pakistanis join final trials for Chinese-made vaccine

ISLAMABAD: Thousands of volunteers are flocking to research hospitals across the country to join final-stage clinical trials of a Chinese-made vaccine for the novelcoronavirus. It is the first time Pakistan has participated in such a trial, which comes amid a string of positive vaccine announcements by western pharmaceutical companies this month. The vaccine is being...

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Sindh Healthcare Commission seals 51 quacks clinics

KARACHI: The Directorate of Anti-Quackery Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) visited 139 clinics last week and sealed 51 quacks clinics. The anti-quackery teamed visited 139 healthcare establishments (HCEs) in Mirpurkhas, Shaheed Benaizrabad, and Hyderabad and closed 51 clinics run by quacks. A total of 3,973 quack clinics have been sealed across the Sindh province so far,...
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Pakistani pharma exports increases by 22.6 per cent: Dawood

Islamabad: Abdul Razak Dawood, Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, recently informed that by the grace of God, exports of medicines from Pakistan have increased this year.  In his message on the social networking website, Twitter, the Federal Commerce and Investment Adviser said that the exports of the pharmaceutical products from Pakistan had...

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Sir Syed University organizes cancer awareness program

KARACHI: The BCA Project Team of the ORIC Department of the Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology (SSUET) recently organized a cancer awareness workshop at the campus where a breast cancer survivor’s experience was shared. Reema Ismail, the wife of Governor Sindh, was the chief guest for the event. The event was attended by...

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