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Coronavirus Update: Sindh’s cases fluctuate

KARACHI: Sindh, with its fluctuating daily COVID-19 infection rates, registered three of the four related deaths reported in the country on September 21 when authorities here confirmed 296 new infections, out of 15,211 samples, during the last 24 hours. Pakistan’s fourth COVID-19 fatality of the

More dialysis facilities in Larkana, Sukkur

KARACHI: The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) is likely to launch a 12-machine dialysis facility for kidney patients operational at Larkana next month. An officer of the institute revealed that the dialysis unit in question, an extended part of SIUT Chablani Medical Centre

Online classes launch discussed at KU

By Mukhtar Alam: The administration and teaching faculty at the University of Karachi (KU), on April 22, examined the preparations for introduction of online teaching in the wake of prolonged coronavirus epidemic in the country. At a relevant meeting, held with KU Vice Chancellor Prof

Study reveals factors for anemia in pregnant women

Study reveals factors for anemia in pregnant women

By Yusra Irfan: KARACHI: A descriptive observational study was conducted among the pregnant women attending outpatient department (OPD) at Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit II of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), Jamshoro. Revealing the contributing factors of antenatal anemia, the study observed that


‘DUHS researchers make COVID-19 breakthrough’

By Mukhtar Alam: The researchers at Karachi’s Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), on April 13, claimed having achieved a significant breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19. They, according to a DUHS press release, have succeeded in preparing intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) with plasma obtained from

‘Simple test can detect rare diseases in newborns’

‘Simple test can detect rare diseases in newborns’

KARACHI: Experts at a conference held in connection with Rare Disease Day 2020 at the Aga Khan University (AKU) have said that policymakers and stakeholders must pay greater attention to the challenges posed by rare diseases in Pakistan, mentioning that a simple blood test —

Call to address malnutrition crisis on priority

By Our Correspondent: ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a dissemination event about provision of quality services to pregnant women and newborns have called for addressing the nutrition and health care challenges across the country on an emergent basis. The event was arranged by a global organisation, Nutrition