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Dr Qazi Irshad Ahmad loses life to COVID-19
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Dr Qazi Irshad Ahmad loses life to COVID-19

Karachi: Dr Qazi Irshad Ahmad, Ex-Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Vice-Principal, Dow Medical College/ Dr Ruth K M Pfau, Civil Hospital Karachi, Dow University of Health Sciences recently lost life to COVID-19. The Publisher, Editor and the staff of Medical News Pakistan express their heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Dr Qazi Irshad Ahmad, Ex-Associate…

Foreign Medical Graduates Protest Against PMC
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Foreign Medical Graduates Protest Against PMC

Islamabad: Foreign Medical Graduates recently held a protest outside Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) office in Islamabad. The students were raising voices against the announcement by PMC blacklisting 70% of Chinese universities. PMC previously blacklisted most of the universities in Kyrgyzstan. Students informed that PMC policy, the future of thousands of foreign medical graduates, who have…

Provincial Vaccine Coordination Cell established in Sindh
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Provincial Vaccine Coordination Cell established in Sindh

KARACHI: The Sindh Government recently established a Provincial Vaccine Coordination Cell to make the coronavirus’s final arrangements (COIVD-19) vaccine. The Provincial Vaccine Coordination Cell has set up on the directives of the Minister for Health Sindh, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho. The Secretary Health Sindh, Kazim Jatoi, will lead the COVID-19 vaccination arrangements in Sindh. This…

Sindh to get COVID-19 vaccine by mid-January: Pechuho
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Sindh to get COVID-19 vaccine by mid-January: Pechuho

KARACHI: The health department recently notified the Provincial Vaccine Administration Coordination Cell (PVACC) after getting a commitment from the National Vaccine Task Force and the National Command Operation Centre (NCOC) for supply of the Covid-19 vaccine by Jan 15. Chairing a meeting on the subject, Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho stated that the NCOC…

Ivermectin is NOT a miracle drug against COVID-19
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Ivermectin is NOT a miracle drug against COVID-19

USA:  During a Senate hearing recently, a group of doctors touted alternative COVID-19 treatments, including ivermectin and the anti-malaria medication hydroxychloroquine. Medical experts have cautioned against using either of those drugs to treat COVID-19. Studies have shown that hydroxychloroquine has no benefit against the coronavirus and can have serious side effects. There is no evidence…

COVID-19 vaccine administration cells planned across country
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COVID-19 vaccine administration cells planned across country

ISLAMABAD: While the federal government recently decided to establish Covid-19 vaccine administration cells across the country, pharmaceutical companies suggested that licences should be issued for local manufacturing of the vaccine as it maytake years to import jabs for the entire population of Pakistan. Meanwhile, 2,475 new Covid-19 cases and eight deaths were reported in a…

Clean drinking water not available to majority of people in Pakistan, says PMA report
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Clean drinking water not available to majority of people in Pakistan, says PMA report

KARACHI: It is neither terrorism nornaturaldisasters but the unavailability of safe drinking water which leads to the highest number of deaths in Pakistan. The discharge of untreated industrial waste, poor sew-erage system, agriculture run-off and unplanned urbanisation have downgraded water quality in Pakistan, depriving almost two-thirds of over 200 million Pakistanis of potable water, says…

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