Covid 19

Governor Sindh donates plasma for COVID-19 patients
Covid 19, Regional News

Governor Sindh donates plasma for COVID-19 patients

KARACHI: Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail, recently donated his plasma for the treatment of coronavirus patients. Chairman, National Institute of Blood Diseases (NIBD), Dr Tahir Shamsi, was also present on occasion. It is pertinent to mention here that after spending 17 days in isolation after contracting the coronavirus, Governor Sindh announced to donate his plasma for…

PM Focal Person on COVID-19 visits CHK
Covid 19, National News

PM Focal Person on COVID-19 visits CHK

KARACHI: Prime Minister’s Focal Person on COVID-19, Dr Faisal Sultan, and other experts recently visited the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) to inspect the treatment facilities being provided to coronavirus patients in the hospital. Special Assistant to PM Digital Pakistan, Tania Airdus, and Chief of Staff, National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), Brig…

Punjab approves drug to treat Covid-19 patients
Covid 19, National News

Punjab approves drug to treat Covid-19 patients

LAHORE: The Punjab government has approved the use of Actemra, a life-saving drug, for treating critically ill Covid19 patients in the wake of a sudden rise in the death rate reported by state-run hospitals across the province. The 400mg injectable drug an interleukin-6 inhibitor which goes by the generic name of tocilizumab will be prescribed…

Trial to test a possible treatment option for COVID patients
Covid 19, Regional News

Trial to test a possible treatment option for COVID patients

KARACHI: A new clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of plasma therapy, an emerging form of treatment for the coronavirus, in Pakistani COVID patients is underway at the Aga Khan University. Convalescent plasma therapy involves separating blood donated by previous COVID patients into plasma: a clear straw-colored liquid that contains antibodies and proteins that…

Ease in lockdown increases COVID-19 burden of disease
Covid 19, National News

Ease in lockdown increases COVID-19 burden of disease

KARACHI: A meeting of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) was recently held at the PMA House Karachi via video call. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Ikram Ahmed Tunio (Larkana), President, PMA Centre Dr. S M Qaisar Sajjad (Karachi), Secretary-General, PMA Centre, Dr. Qazi Wasiq (Karachi), Treasurer, PMA Centre, Dr. Salma Aslam Kundi (Abbottabad), President-Elect,…

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