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SARS-COV-2 changing its genetics per local conditions
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SARS-COV-2 changing its genetics per local conditions

KARACHI: A team of experts led by the Vice-Chancellor of the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Prof Mohammad Saeed Quraishy, analyzed the virus sequence from a locally infected patient’s body (host). Experts say that determining the sequence is a remarkable step, which in turn will help in the development of a vaccine as well…

PCMD completes genome sequencing of coronavirus from a local patient
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PCMD completes genome sequencing of coronavirus from a local patient

KARACHI: The Jamil-ur-Rahman Center for Genome Research, Dr Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, University of Karachi, recently carried out the whole genome sequencing of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). “This is the first indigenously sequenced whole genome of the coronavirus in Pakistan. Analysis of the sequence revealed nine mutations in the different regions of…

AKU’s critical role in dealing with global coronavirus pandemic
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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…

‘27,000 cases of registration of doctors in pending’
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‘27,000 cases of registration of doctors in pending’

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) is deeply concerned over the non-functioning of the PMDC, i.e., the country’s regulatory body for the registration of doctors and medical education. Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement, noted that the present regime dissolved the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) and…

New Chest Pain Unit setup at NICVD
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New Chest Pain Unit setup at NICVD

KARACHI: The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) recently established the 16th Chest Pain Unit (CPU) at Cantonment General Hospital Karachi. NICVD executive director Prof Dr Nadeem Qamar inaugurated the facility. Prof Qamar termed the establishment of the 16th CPU as another ‘gift’ for the people of Karachi. He said the CPU would be linked…

Protesting medical students dragged into Police custody
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Protesting medical students dragged into Police custody

QUETTA: Over two dozen students and employees of the Balochistan University of Medical and Health Science (BUMHS) were recently held in police custody, during a protest outside the Balochistan Assembly. Students and employees of the BUMHS have been protesting since the status of the Bolan Medical College was changed from a college to a university…

Experts focuses on modern ENT surgery techniques
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Experts focuses on modern ENT surgery techniques

KARACHI: The International conference on ENT titled ‘The 3rd RhinoCon 2020’ hosted by the Society of Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery was recently held at a local hotel over the weekend. Around 400 head & neck surgeons from all over Pakistan gathered in Karachi for the conference to learn latest surgery techniques from international…

‘Cancer is not a death sentence’
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‘Cancer is not a death sentence’

KARACHI: The 56th Public Awareness Seminar on “Breast Cancer” was recently held at the Dr Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), University of Karachi. The Dr Panjwani Center and the Virtual Education Project Pakistan (VEPP) jointly organized the seminar. Dr Rufina Soomro, a professor of Surgery at the Liaquat National Hospital spoke…

BUMHS students, employees continue staging protest
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BUMHS students, employees continue staging protest

QUETTA: The students and employees of the Bolan University of Medical and Health Sciences continued their protest in front of the Balochistan Assembly recently. Meanwhile, the protesters who had been arrested the other day were released on the orders of Home Minister Mir Ziaullah Langove. “All arrested students and employees of the university were released…

Experts call for systematic approach to reduce injury deaths
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Experts call for systematic approach to reduce injury deaths

Karachi: The inaugural session of the 5th AKU Annual Surgical Conference titled ‘Trauma: Striving for Change’ was recently organized by the Department of Surgery at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, offers unparalleled hands-on and didactic learning opportunities, timely discourse on the most relevant surgical practices and research, and networking with peers. AKU’s Annual Surgical…

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