Regional News / June 5, 2020 PHCA expresses concern over inadequate health facilities in government hospitals

KARACHI: Former Health Minister and President of the Private Hospitals and Clinics Association (PHCA),  Dr Syed Junaid Ali Shah, has suggested the suspension of all non-essential services and demanded the government to improve patient handling. He urged the government to increase government hospitals’ capacity, given the recent increase in coronavirus patients in Karachi. Alternatively, they...

National News / June 5, 2020 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...

National News / June 5, 2020 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...

National News / June 4, 2020 More than 2000 healthcare professionals test positive for COVID-19 in Pakistan

KARACHI: At least 2,193 frontline healthcare workers have tested positive for the coronavirus across the country since the outbreak of the viral infection. As per data issued by the National Health Ministry, 2,193 healthcare workers were infected by the coronavirus, out of which 1,232 were doctors, 333 were nurses, and 628 included other support staff....

Colleges / June 4, 2020 DUHS takes necessary action for its students and corona patients

KARACHI: The Vice-Chancellor of the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Prof Muhammad Saeed Qureshi, in a recent address, lauded the Government of Sindh for its support to the DUHS in the treatment of coronavirus patients in the region. For this purpose, the Sindh Government handed over a hospital at Nipa Chorangi to us as...

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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...

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PHCA expresses concern over inadequate health facilities in government hospitals

KARACHI: Former Health Minister and President of the Private Hospitals and Clinics Association (PHCA),  Dr Syed Junaid Ali Shah, has suggested the suspension of all non-essential services and demanded the government to improve patient handling. He urged the government to increase government hospitals’ capacity, given the recent increase in coronavirus patients in Karachi. Alternatively, they...
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Novartis donates Rs40m to PRCS for COVID-19 testing kits and PPEs

KARACHI: The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Sindh Branch recently received a donation of Rs40 million from Novartis Pakistan. The support package will go towards the procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits for medical workers and COVID-19 testing kits. The ceremony was organized at Hilal-e-Ahmer House, Teen Talwar Clifton. Former captain of the Pakistan...

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DUHS takes necessary action for its students and corona patients

KARACHI: The Vice-Chancellor of the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Prof Muhammad Saeed Qureshi, in a recent address, lauded the Government of Sindh for its support to the DUHS in the treatment of coronavirus patients in the region. For this purpose, the Sindh Government handed over a hospital at Nipa Chorangi to us as...

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