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Cured coronavirus patient donates plasma

Cured coronavirus patient donates plasma

By Mukhtar Alam: A Karachi resident, Yahya Jaffery, who has also been the first Coronavirus patient in the country, donated plasma for the possible treatment of critically ill COVID-19 patients. Speaking to newsmen at a hospital where Yahya Jaffery donated the plasma, a senior hematologist,


Coronavirus Update: Sindh reports ninth death

By Mukhtar Alam: The Sindh Health Minister, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, confirmed another death due to Coronavirus infection on April 1, disclosing that the 59-year-old-patient was a resident of Karachi, having been brought to the hospital on March 19 upon his return from Saudi Arabia.

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Steel industry suggests extraordinary measures

By Mukhtar Alam: Fearing that the economic and business activities will deteriorate further in the country in the wake of global Coronavirus onslaught, a consortium of key players in the country’s steel sector has urged the government to take extraordinary measures leading to the motivation

oronavirus research, More steps are due’

Coronavirus research: ‘More steps are due’

By Mukhtar Alam: Following the recent release of details of a ‘half-done’ study related to whole-genome sequencing of locally spread coronavirus by a research center at the University of Karachi (KU), the scientists at Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) on April 1 declared that

Local manufacturing of protective gears discussed

Local manufacturing of protective gears discussed

By Mukhtar Alam: While the role of doctors, paramedics, and volunteers as frontline workers is increasing every day in the wake of a continued surge in the number of Coronavirus cases across the country, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on April 1 discussed the possibilities of

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Coronavirus patients rise in Sindh

By Mukhtar Alam: The Sindh Health Minister, Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho, on March 29, declared that Sindh had two more deaths due to Coronavirus infections in Karachi the previous day. “We received the lab reports of the two patients after they had passed away and