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PMA Karachi urges public to wear handmade masks
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PMA Karachi urges public to wear handmade masks

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Karachi recommended the use of homemade cloth masks for the general public. Recent studies suggest that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus is asymptomatic i.e., present without symptoms. Even those who eventually develop symptoms, also referred to as “pre-symptomatic,” can transmit the virus to others before presenting with…

PIMA shocked over deduction in health providers’ salaries
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PIMA shocked over deduction in health providers’ salaries

KARACHI: The Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) recently expressed concern over the 10% deduction in the salaries of healthcare providers by the Sindh government. In a recently issued statement, it was noted that healthcare providers are fighting on the frontline against the coronavirus. The Punjab government had announced an additional one-month salary for them, but…

First recovered coronavirus patient donates plasma
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First recovered coronavirus patient donates plasma

KARACHI: Eminent hematologist, Dr Saqib Ansari, recently announced that the first coronavirus patient in Pakistan, Yahya Jaffery, had donated his plasma to the Children’s Hospital Karachi to help treat COVID-19 patients in critical condition. He announced this while addressing a press conference along with Yahya Jaffery, his parents, and cricketer Roman Raees, at the Children’s…

PMA, YNA, and SPSWO express concern over countrywide PPE shortage
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PMA, YNA, and SPSWO express concern over countrywide PPE shortage

KARACHI: Representatives of the Pakistan Medical Association, Young Nurses Association (YNA) Sindh, and Sindh Paramedical Staff Welfare Organization have expressed grave concern over the unavailability of Personal Protective Equipment in Pakistan’s public sector hospitals particularly in Sindh. They demanded the concerned authorities to ensure the provision of safety equipment to the medical staff working in…

Meet the doctor who treated Pakistan’s first coronavirus patient
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Meet the doctor who treated Pakistan’s first coronavirus patient

KARACHI: Once the threat of the coronavirus epidemic going global was raised, Dr Faisal Mahmood, an Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Aga Khan University, was anticipating a healthcare emergency in Pakistan. He and his colleagues rapidly assessed preparedness preparations and started coordinating with the provincial and federal governments. Pakistan’s first COVID-19 patient was…

CHK staffer tests positive for coronavirus
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CHK staffer tests positive for coronavirus

KARACHI: An employee of the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) has tested positive for the coronavirus. The CHK’s administration has started the screening of its other employees. An administrative official of the CHK noted that a peon posted in the Administration Block has tested positive for the COVID-19. He contracted the disease from…

Lockdown results in air pollution level drop: NFEH
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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…

PIMA introduces telemedicine facility for public
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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…

PMA pays tribute to the medical fraternity
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PMA pays tribute to the medical fraternity

  KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) salutes the doctors, nurses, and paramedics who are serving the nation in this difficult time. They are on the front line in the war against the coronavirus because their lives are at risk. In the current situation, they are examining the patients at the cost of their lives;…

Coronavirus cases rise to 1102 in Pakistan
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Coronavirus cases rise to 1102 in Pakistan

KARACHI: At least 13 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the Sindh province in the last 24 hours, taking the reported case toll to 407 in the province. Media Coordinator to the Health Minister, Meeran Yousuf, informed that a total of 407 coronavirus patients had been reported across the Sindh province to date, out…

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