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Sindh Healthcare Commission seals 51 quacks clinics
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Sindh Healthcare Commission seals 51 quacks clinics

KARACHI: The Directorate of Anti-Quackery Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) visited 139 clinics last week and sealed 51 quacks clinics. The anti-quackery teamed visited 139 healthcare establishments (HCEs) in Mirpurkhas, Shaheed Benaizrabad, and Hyderabad and closed 51 clinics run by quacks. A total of 3,973 quack clinics have been sealed across the Sindh province so far,…

Several NICVD employees contract COVID-19 in a week 
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Several NICVD employees contract COVID-19 in a week 

KARACHI: The National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) has launched screening of doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, and administrative officials after over a dozen employees tested positive for the coronavirus in a week. Spokesperson, NICVD, said more than twelve employees of the NICVD, including doctors, nurses, paramedics, and others tested positive for COVID-19 in a week….

Sindh hospitals face a shortage of PPEs
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Sindh hospitals face a shortage of PPEs

KARACHI: Vice-President, Young Doctors Association (YDA), Sindh, Dr Waris Ali Jakhrani, recently noted that the lives of doctors, nurses, and paramedic staff is at risk in the province due to a short supply of personal protection equipment (PPEs) in health facilities across the province. Dr Waris Jakhrani said that doctors and other medical staff are…

Pakistan witnesses highest positivity ratio since COVD-19 outbreak
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Pakistan witnesses highest positivity ratio since COVD-19 outbreak

KARACHI: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) recently informed that the positivity ratio reached 7.46pc which has been attributed as highest since the start of the pandemic in Pakistan. The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) was also informed during its meeting that due to the high positivity ratio, hospitalisation has doubled over the…

‘Medical waste may act as a vehicle in an AIDS-affected area’
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‘Medical waste may act as a vehicle in an AIDS-affected area’

KARACHI: Director General, Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), Naeem Ahmad Mughal, presided over an environmental review session for the installation and operation of four incinerators for the disposal of medical waste in an environmentally friendly manner in various hospitals of Larkana district. In the meeting of experts after examining the environmental impact of the four…

‘Coronavirus may affect 70 percent of the population’
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‘Coronavirus may affect 70 percent of the population’

KARACHI: Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi (MAJU), Prof Dr Kamran Azim, said that now we have to get in the habit of living with the coronavirus like other viral diseases like influenza, so we should not be complacent about the complete eradication of the coronavirus. He said that in February…

CM Murad tests positive for coronavirus
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CM Murad tests positive for coronavirus

Karachi: Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah was recently diagnosed as COVID-19 positive and went into home isolation. In a statement issued here from CM House, the chief minister said that earlier, he felt light fever, therefore, he got his PCR test done which detected him as COVID-19 positive. He said that he had isolated…

Prof Iqbal Choudhary appointed as UNESCO Chairholder
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Prof Iqbal Choudhary appointed as UNESCO Chairholder

KARACHI: Renowned Pakistani Scientist and Director of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, Prof Dr Iqbal Choudhary, has been appointed the UNESCO Chairholder of the newly established UNESCO Chair on Medicinal and Bio-Organic Natural Product Chemistry. ICCBS Spokesman said that the Director-General UNESCO approved this appointment in Paris. The…

Prices Increase, Quality Decrease: DRAP Recalls Substandard Drugs
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Prices Increase, Quality Decrease: DRAP Recalls Substandard Drugs

Karachi: Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) recently issued a notification to recall all the stocks of several medicines posing safety risk to patients. The drugs were termed as ‘ Sub-Standard’ by the regulatory authority. An official document released by DRAP read that manufacturers should alert their sales officers/suppliers/ distributors to issue instructions to the pharmacies/hospitals,…

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