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Violence against healthcare professionals on the rise in hospitals 
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Violence against healthcare professionals on the rise in hospitals 

KARACHI: Poor security arrangements at Sindh’s government-run hospitals have increased incidents of violence against healthcare professionals in major public sector hospitals of Karachi as the provincial government has failed miserably to improve security in hospitals. The harassment and violence against doctors, paramedical staff, and nurses marked a significant rise due to inadequate security arrangements on…

Climate Minister gives new definition of COVID-19
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Climate Minister gives new definition of COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul Wazir drove social media into hysterics with her novel definition of COVID-19. “COVID-19 means that it has 19 points that can be applied in any country in any way,” said during a current affairs show on National TV Channel. Actually, COVID-19 means ‘Coronavirus disease 2019’. The…

PMA condemns firing on a doctor at NICVD
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PMA condemns firing on a doctor at NICVD

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has strongly condemned the horrible firing incident that happened on the premises of the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), which resulted in a doctor getting injured and created panic in the doctors’ community across the Sindh province. Secretary-General, PMA Centre, Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, President, PMA Sindh,…

Sindh Government increases health sector budget by 16%
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Sindh Government increases health sector budget by 16%

KARACHI: The Pakistan People’s Party-led Sindh Government significantly increased the health budget from PKR 120 billion to 139.1 billion in the FY 2020-21 to deal with the ongoing epidemic as well as other contagious diseases. CM Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, in his budget speech, said that health continues to remain the third largest sector…

COVID-19 breakthrough drugs in Pakistan
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COVID-19 breakthrough drugs in Pakistan

With recent development is fight against COVID-19, researchers in England find first evidence that the widely available steroid called dexamethasone can reduce deaths by up to one third in severely ill ventilated patients. The observation was based on a clinical trial called RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 therapy) to test potential treatments for COVID-19, including…

DNA reports of plane crash victims presented with precision
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DNA reports of plane crash victims presented with precision

KARACHI: The Sindh Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory (SFDL), University of Karachi, has employed all the international quality standards while carrying out forensic DNA analyses of the submitted samples related to the unfortunate incident of the PIA plane crash. The laboratory relates the results of its reports with the tested items only, while sampling, coding,…

New body of PMA Sindh announced for 2020-22
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New body of PMA Sindh announced for 2020-22

KARACHI: The President of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA-Centre) and Chief Election Commissioner, Dr Ikram Ahmed Tunio, recently announced the PMA Sindh office-bearers’ names for the period of 2020-2022. He announced that the elections process of the PMA Sindh for the period of 2020 to 2022 had been completed successfully, and the following candidates stand…

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