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SHCC gives clearance to three more labs for coronavirus testing
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SHCC gives clearance to three more labs for coronavirus testing

KARACHI: The Sindh Healthcare Commission’s inspection teams recently conducted visits to expand the number of laboratories conducting PCR tests for COVID-19. This was done to ensure their standards and confirm their preparedness. During these visits, gaps were identified, and suggestions were given for improvement. In this regard, the Sindh Healthcare Commission has cleared the Advance…

Edhi Foundation and PMA delegation meets Azra Pechuho
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Edhi Foundation and PMA delegation meets Azra Pechuho

KARACHI: A delegation of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) and the Edhi Foundation met with the provincial Health Minister Sindh, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, at her office to discuss the overall situation of Sindh after the spread of the coronavirus in the province. The delegation comprised of Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, Secretary-General, PMA Centre,…

Coronavirus claims two more lives in Karachi
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Coronavirus claims two more lives in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh’s Minister for Health and Population Welfare, Dr Azra Pechuho, confirmed two more deaths due to the coronavirus in Karachi, bringing the total number of fatalities in Sindh to 8. She informed that a 70-year old patient, a resident of Karachi, was brought to the hospital where he was tested for COVID-19. The patient’s…

Congo fever claims the life of a woman
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Congo fever claims the life of a woman

KARACHI: The deadly Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) recently claimed the life of a woman at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). Executive Director, JPMC, Dr Seemin Jamali, noted that a woman suffering from the Congo fever had died during treatment at the hospital. She informed that the woman was brought to the JPMC from Umerkot,…

PRCS launches ‘Community Medicine Assistance Services’ 
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PRCS launches ‘Community Medicine Assistance Services’ 

KARACHI: The Pakistan Red Crescent Sindh (PRCS) recently launched a Community Medical Assistance Services named “AAGAHI COVID-19” in coordination and cooperation with the Governor of Sindh and President of Pakistan at the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) of the Provincial Headquarters Sindh Hilal-e-Ahmer House, Karachi. This center will work as a call center where people can…

Coronavirus clinic and helpline introduced at SIUT
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Coronavirus clinic and helpline introduced at SIUT

KARACHI: The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) has established a coronavirus clinic and introduced a coronavirus helpline for the general public. The SIUT’s spokesperson said that to help the untiring efforts of the Sindh Government, the SIUT started a coronavirus clinic where the public can be examined for any symptoms of the coronavirus….

YDA distributes masks among doctors in NICH and JPMC
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YDA distributes masks among doctors in NICH and JPMC

KARACHI: The Young Doctors Association (YDA) Karachi Chapter distributed masks amongst the on-call doctors in the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center and National Institute of Child Health (NICH). The masks were purchased by the doctors of the NICH, JPMC, Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA), and the Dua Foundation. Personal protective equipment (PPE), including gowns, gloves, sanitizers,…

China donates 500,000 face mask to Sindh
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China donates 500,000 face mask to Sindh

KARACHI: The Chinese Government has donated 500,000 face masks to the Sindh Government, which the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah received at the Corgo Terminal. China has donated 500,000 face masks, including 50,000 N-95 masks, to the Sindh government, which the Chief Minister received at Cargo Terminal. A Chinese special plane brought the…

Case mapping in preparation against COVID-19
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Case mapping in preparation against COVID-19

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, has allowed 640 COVID-19 negatively tested pilgrimsto return to their respective homes, but made them bound to follow the SOPs they have been given. The pilgrims were housed in the Labour Colony, Sukkur. CM Sidh took this decision in the 27th meeting of the Task Force on…

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