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,
By Mukhtar Alam: Volunteers and medical staff performed the inauguration of a 1,200-bed field isolation facility at the Karachi Expo Centre in the presence of Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho and Corps Commander Karachi, Lt-General Humayun Aziz, on April 2.
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.
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
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
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
By Mukhtar Alam: The release of details of a ‘half-done’ study by a group of scientists at the University of Karachi, claiming that their analysis of the whole genome sequence of coronavirus will be helpful in decision making at the national level for the use
By Mukhtar Alam: Admitting the first COVID-19 infected patient of the country at the privately run Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) in Karachi over a month back was not any cumbersome action by its team of doctors, according to a communication of the hospital on
By Mukhtar Alam: The Sindh health authorities, late on March 30, confirmed new Coronavirus infections in 31 members of a tableeghi jamat in Hyderabad, which took the overall tally of the infection in Sindh to 526, with six relevant deaths since February 26 when the
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