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Careem pledges to equip all its active captains with ‘Safety Kits’
Business

Careem pledges to equip all its active captains with ‘Safety Kits’

KARACHI: Careem, the internet platform for the greater Middle East and Pakistan, has collaborated with the provincial/local government and the private sector to create awareness about safety measures during rides. By joining forces with Lifebuoy, Careem is distributing ‘Safety Kits’ to all its active Captains across Pakistan, starting from Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad. The provincial…

Project Alloy: Medical students launch Pakistan’s first healthcare web platform
Business, Technology

Project Alloy: Medical students launch Pakistan’s first healthcare web platform

KARACHI: A group of five final year medical students in Karachi recently launched a brand new real-time web platform that aims to connect healthcare facilities to medical suppliers and charities. Project Alloy, the online portal is Pakistan`s first healthcare resource distribution platform, linking suppliers with the hospitals and organisations that need it most. The tagline…

Novartis donates Rs40m to PRCS for COVID-19 testing kits and PPEs
Business, Covid 19

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…

Nestlé Pakistan announces financial results for Q1 2020
Business

Nestlé Pakistan announces financial results for Q1 2020

KARACHI: Nestlé Pakistan posted revenue of PKR 29.8 billion, an increase of 2.6% compared to the same period last year, despite many difficulties emanating from the COVID-19 crisis. Juices and water, as well as products for the out-of-home channel, were severely impacted by the lockdown. In addition, the Afghanistan border closure had a significant impact…

Johnson & Johnson takes lead in COVID-19 cure
Business

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…

PPMA offers conditional support to deal with coronavirus outbreak
Business

PPMA offers conditional support to deal with coronavirus outbreak

KARACHI: The Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) is ready for an uninterrupted supply of life-saving drugs to deal with the coronavirus outbreak in Pakistan if the federal government fixed the dollar’s exchange rate at Rs155 and ensures costume clearance of raw-material consignment at ports round the clock. The pharmaceutical industry of Pakistan has said that…

COVID-19 Fund launched by WHO and partners
Business

COVID-19 Fund launched by WHO and partners

WASHINGTON: A new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Solidarity Response Fund will raise money from a wide range of donors to support the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners to help countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund, the first-of-its-kind, enables private individuals, corporations, and institutions anywhere in the world to come together…

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