By Mukhtar Alam: The health authorities in Sindh, who have been confirming new corona infection cases in considerable size across the province every day, did not expose any new case on April 4. The federal health ministry website, which updates the province wise data of
By Mukhtar Alam: Apprehending that number of COVID-19 was going to increase in Sindh in the coming days, the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) on April 3 hinted it will have to expand its existing care facilities for coronavirus positive patients significantly. An
By Mukhtar Alam: The Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU), Karachi, has introduced a free online training course for doctors dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country. The JSMU Vice-Chancellor, Prof Syed Muhammad Tariq Rafi, in a statement revealed that the online course addresses
By Mukhtar Alam: The Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA), Karachi chapter has expressed concerns over the 10% deduction from salaries of healthcare providers by the Sindh government. In a statement issued by the PIMA Karachi President, Prof Muhammad Azeemuddin, it was observed that doctors were
By Mukhtar Alam: The number of coronavirus infected districts in Sindh increased to 11 as the virus affected at least 10 persons in Ghotki, Jamshoro, Badin and Tando Mohammad Khan, while the total reported cases remained 830, with three new deaths on April 3. According
By Mukhtar Alam: The Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, said that, in an attempt to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, campaigns of germicidal spray have been launched across the province. “In the first phase, spray campaign has been started
By Mukhtar Alam: The Sindh Health department on April 2 confirmed 52 new Coronavirus cases, taking the provincial tally of infected persons to 761, with 11 deaths including the first one outside Karachi, while overall the country’s figure stood at 2,386 with 34 deaths. The
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.