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JSMU introduces COVID-19 online course

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


Salary deduction of healthcare providers regretted

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

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Fumigation, spray underway to contain Coronavirus

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

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.