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KPK discontinues Typhoid diagnostic tests, calls it ‘wastage of resources’
National News

KPK discontinues Typhoid diagnostic tests, calls it ‘wastage of resources’

Peshawar: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Care Commission has recently announced to discontinue Typhoid diagnostic tests for XDR typhoid as such tests are ‘of no use and just wastage of resources.’ A notification released by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Care Commission, read, “In compliance of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Division, National Institute of Health (NIH) Islamabad, has reported…

Registrar CPSP, Dr Waqar Ahmed dies in Karachi
Regional News

Registrar CPSP, Dr Waqar Ahmed dies in Karachi

Karachi: Registrar, College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSP) Headquarter, Karachi, Dr Syed Waqar Ahmed recently died in Karachi. In a recent notification released by the College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSP), The death of CPSP registrar was announced. -The Publisher, Editor and the staff of Medical News Pakistan express their heartfelt condolences on the sad…

Sindh Government restores health risk allowance 
Regional News

Sindh Government restores health risk allowance 

KARACHI: The Sindh Government has restored the health risk allowance for healthcare professionals of Sindh and withdrawn/cancelled the discontinuation notification. According to a Sindh Finance Department order, considering the growing new wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the Sindh province, the declaration of discontinuation of health risk allowance has been hereby withdrawn/cancelled. Central Leader…

The hike in prices of life-saving drugs is in public interest: Chairman PPMA
National News

The hike in prices of life-saving drugs is in public interest: Chairman PPMA

Karachi: Tauqeer Ul Haq, Chairman of Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA) recently said that the step to increase the prices of the life-saving drug to ensure their availability, will be very beneficial for the public. While talking to Medical News, Tauqeer Ul Haq, Chairman of Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA) said, “We need to inform…

DRAP fixes the maximum retail prices of 253 drugs
Regional News

DRAP fixes the maximum retail prices of 253 drugs

ISLAMABAD: Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has recently announced to fix the maximum retail prices (MPR) of 253 drugs on the basis of its packing sizes with certain other conditions. According to a notification issued by DRAP, the decision was made with the approval from the Federal government and in the exercise of powers…

COVID-19: President Alvi urges people to observe SOPs
National News

COVID-19: President Alvi urges people to observe SOPs

ISLAMABAD: With the number of Covid-19 cases rising in the country, President Dr Arif Alvi recently urged the nation to strictly adhere to the health protocols for the next few months and continue wearing masks, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently. In a video message, President Alvi said the country had contained the virus…

Prof Dr Muhammad Usman loses life to COVID-19
Regional News

Prof Dr Muhammad Usman loses life to COVID-19

Karachi: Prof. Dr Muhammad Usman, ENT specialist, Assistant Professor, Jinnah Post-graduate Medical Centre (JPMC) recently lost life to COVID-19. He tested corona positive and had been undergoing treatment for the past few days after he was diagnosed with the virus. -The Publisher, Editor and the staff of Medical News Pakistan express their heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of…

Remdesivir provides little effect on COVID-19: WHO
International News, Research

Remdesivir provides little effect on COVID-19: WHO

New York: Remdesivir, an antiviral drug initially developed to treat Ebola by the pharmaceutical company Gilead, has “little or no effect” on survival for people in hospital with COVID-19, a World Health Organization (WHO) trial has found. As part of its SOLIDARITY trial, WHO researchers tested the effects of four potential treatments, including antiviral drugs remdesivir and interferon-β1a, the…

National MDCAT slated for Nov 15: PMC
National News

National MDCAT slated for Nov 15: PMC

Islamabad: According to a recent announcement by Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC), National Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) has been scheduled for 15th November 2020. The registration fee has been fixed at Rs. 1,500. The online application portal will be available through the PMC official website soon. “Examination centres will be set up across…

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