International News / January 28, 2020 China imposed travel restrictions as death toll hits 56

WUHAN: In a recent press conference, Top China Officials announced to expand drastic travel restrictions to contain an epidemic that has killed 56 people and infected nearly 2,000. Meanwhile the US, France and Japan has prepared to evacuate their citizens from a quarantined city at the outbreak’s epicentre. China has locked down the hard-hit province...

National News / January 28, 2020 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...

Regional News / January 28, 2020 Program to mark World Leprosy Day held

KARACHI: A Press Conference was recently organized by Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre (MALC) to mark World Leprosy Day 2020 at its head office in Karachi. The event was attended by Mervyn Lobo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Ali Murtaza, Director Training, and Savio Pereira, Director Human Resources & Administration, Board of Director, Administrative Staff, and...

International News / January 27, 2020 Coronavirus ‘not yet’ a global health emergency, says WHO

BEIJING: The officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) recently confirmed that the new coronavirus was not a global health emergency just yet, though the virus has reportedly affected hundreds of people globally. According to a China local newspaper, the briefing came after the WHO Emergency Committee spent a second day discussing the topic. However,...

National News / January 27, 2020 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...

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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...

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Program to mark World Leprosy Day held

KARACHI: A Press Conference was recently organized by Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre (MALC) to mark World Leprosy Day 2020 at its head office in Karachi. The event was attended by Mervyn Lobo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Ali Murtaza, Director Training, and Savio Pereira, Director Human Resources & Administration, Board of Director, Administrative Staff, and...
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BUSINESS NEWS

AKU and PBS collab with Lilly to facilitate cancer patients

KARACHI: The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) and the Patients Behbud Society for AKUH (PBS) recently announced their partnership with Eli Lilly Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. (Lilly) to provide access to targeted therapy treatment of cancer patients with limited financial means. Ms Shagufta Hassan, Chief Executive Officer, AKUH, Ammad Siddiqui, GM, Lilly, and Nadeem Mustafa Khan,...

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Ziauddin University welcomes new batch

KARACHI: The orientation ceremony of the Ziauddin University MBBS Batch XXV was recently held, at the Abul Hasan Jafarey Auditorium, Ziauddin University, Clifton Campus. Dr Nida Hussain, Pro-Chancellor, Prof Dr Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui, Vice-Chancellor, Dr Abbas Zafar, Dean, Faculty Health Sciences, and Dr Nuzhat Hassan, Principal, Medical College, Ziauddin University, addressed the students of...

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