National News, News / May 5, 2021 South African and Brazilian variants of COVID found: Azra Pechuho

KARACHI: Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho informed that the South African and Brazilian variants of the novel coronavirus disease had been found in samples taken by the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH). In her video message, the Provincial Health Minister disclosed that the AKUH collected 13 samples to perform a genomic study confirming the...

News, Regional News / May 5, 2021 PMA Sindh expresses concern over the alarming rise in measles cases

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Sindh noted the alarming increase in cases of measles in the entire province of Sindh with great concern. Paediatricians and family physicians working in the suburbs of Karachi have confirmed this report. General Secretary, PMA Sindh, Dr Rafiq ul Hassan Khokhar, in his statement, said that according to the...

National News, News / May 3, 2021 DRAP announces helpline against ‘irregular’ prices

Islamabad: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has recently taken charge of irregular drug prices on which hoarding and profiteering were being carried out across the nation. The federal drug regulator has announced its toll-free helpline: 0800-03727 for the masses to report any wrongdoing by pharmacies and drug markets in terms of pricing and...

National News, News / May 3, 2021 PPMA Fears Six-Day Eid Holiday Could Create Medicines’ Crisis In Pakistan

Karachi: The Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA) has rejected the decision of the federal government to grant a six-day holiday on the upcoming occasion of Eid ul Fitr. In a press statement, spokesman and former PPMA chairman Dr Kaiser Waheed said that the pharmaceutical industry should not be subjected to such a prolonged closure this...

News, Regional News / April 30, 2021 Doctors, medical reps nexus irk patients at CHK

KARACHI: Some doctors of the Accident & Emergency Department at the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) have been prescribing costly medicines to patient’s attendants so as to enhance the sales of their favourite medical stores for personal interests, sources at the CHK noted recently. Some doctors performing duties in the Emergency Department of...

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South African and Brazilian variants of COVID found: Azra Pechuho

KARACHI: Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho informed that the South African and Brazilian variants of the novel coronavirus disease had been found in samples taken by the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH). In her video message, the Provincial Health Minister disclosed that the AKUH collected 13 samples to perform a genomic study confirming the...

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PMA Sindh expresses concern over the alarming rise in measles cases

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Sindh noted the alarming increase in cases of measles in the entire province of Sindh with great concern. Paediatricians and family physicians working in the suburbs of Karachi have confirmed this report. General Secretary, PMA Sindh, Dr Rafiq ul Hassan Khokhar, in his statement, said that according to the...
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UNICEF, Facebook collab to promote life-saving immunisation

ISLAMABAD: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Pakistan and Facebook have recently launched a campaign to promote life-saving immunisation as the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life for many, including children in need of routine immunisation, In countries like Pakistan, additional roadblocks as a result of the pandemic have been compounded by an existing hesitancy in some...

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