Business / March 31, 2020 Johnson & Johnson takes lead in COVID-19 cure

The drug company, Johnson & Johnson recently announced that it had made progress on a vaccine to prevent COVID-19 and that the product could be ready in early 2021. The New Brunswick, N.J., company selected a lead candidate for the vaccine from the constructs it had been working on, and said human trials would begin...

National News / March 31, 2020 Lockdown results in air pollution level drop: NFEH

KARACHI: The National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH) said that the lockdown regime enforced in Karachi had provided an excellent opportunity to the authorities concerned to reassess urban sprawl, mass transportation, and the industrial needs of the city to curb harmful carbon emissions. In a recently issued press statement, NFEH President, Naeem Qureshi, said...

Regional News / March 31, 2020 PRCS launches ‘Community Medicine Assistance Services’ 

KARACHI: The Pakistan Red Crescent Sindh (PRCS) recently launched a Community Medical Assistance Services named “AAGAHI COVID-19” in coordination and cooperation with the Governor of Sindh and President of Pakistan at the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) of the Provincial Headquarters Sindh Hilal-e-Ahmer House, Karachi. This center will work as a call center where people can...

Regional News / March 30, 2020 Coronavirus clinic and helpline introduced at SIUT

KARACHI: The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) has established a coronavirus clinic and introduced a coronavirus helpline for the general public. The SIUT’s spokesperson said that to help the untiring efforts of the Sindh Government, the SIUT started a coronavirus clinic where the public can be examined for any symptoms of the coronavirus....

National News / March 30, 2020 PIMA introduces telemedicine facility for public

KARACHI: The Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) introduced a telemedicine project named “PIMA Health Line” to provide health and medical consultation to people in their homes regarding the current scenario. Coordinator of PIMA health line, Dr Atif Hafeez, said that the facility is being provided through telephone and WhatsApp initially. For this purpose, the PIMA...

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Lockdown results in air pollution level drop: NFEH

KARACHI: The National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH) said that the lockdown regime enforced in Karachi had provided an excellent opportunity to the authorities concerned to reassess urban sprawl, mass transportation, and the industrial needs of the city to curb harmful carbon emissions. In a recently issued press statement, NFEH President, Naeem Qureshi, said...

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PRCS launches ‘Community Medicine Assistance Services’ 

KARACHI: The Pakistan Red Crescent Sindh (PRCS) recently launched a Community Medical Assistance Services named “AAGAHI COVID-19” in coordination and cooperation with the Governor of Sindh and President of Pakistan at the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) of the Provincial Headquarters Sindh Hilal-e-Ahmer House, Karachi. This center will work as a call center where people can...
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Johnson & Johnson takes lead in COVID-19 cure

The drug company, Johnson & Johnson recently announced that it had made progress on a vaccine to prevent COVID-19 and that the product could be ready in early 2021. The New Brunswick, N.J., company selected a lead candidate for the vaccine from the constructs it had been working on, and said human trials would begin...

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AKU’s critical role in dealing with global coronavirus pandemic

KARACHI: As the number of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Pakistan increase, the AKU’s response to this global pandemic is critical. The WHO’s aim with the COVID-19 response is to identify, isolate, and care for patients quickly. This has guided The Aga Khan University Hospital’s (AKUH’s) response as well. These views expressed by Chief...

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