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Daily Archives: April 10, 2020

Private hospitals reluctant to admit COVID-19 patients

By Mukhtar Alam: The private hospitals in Karachi have expressed their reservations over the government’s demand for reserving 10 percent of their beds for treatment of coronavirus infected patients and suggested to the authorities to first utilize the public sector facilities to the optimum. The

DUHS researchers working on COVID-19

By Mukhtar Alam: The researchers at the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) have explored natural mutations which, according to them, can withstand the novel coronavirus in human genes. The experts associated with the DUHS’ Dow College of Biotechnology (DCB) reckoned that the recent research

Coronavirus Update: Sindh tops in terms of deaths

By Mukhtar Alam: Sindh, with 21 confirmed deaths, topped among the provinces which have commutatively reported so far 63 deaths among 4,489 coronavirus patients till April 9. The Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, confirmed the 21st death in the province on April 9

Coronavirus peak yet to come: expert

By Mukhtar Alam: Prof Dr Abdul Bari Khan, CEO of the Indus Hospital and a member of Sindh CM Task force on coronavirus, has opined that the outbreak’s peak was yet to be witnessed. The disturbing thing, he pointed out in a television interview, was

KMC sets up filter clinic in Landhi

By Mukhtar Alam: Karachi’s Mayor Wasim Akhtar inaugurated a 24/7 filter clinic for suspected patients of coronavirus and other facilities to treat the positive cases at the Cardiac Emergency Centre in Landhi-2 on April 8. He took a round of isolation ward, disclosing that 12

Hospitals advised to operate OPDS

By Mukhtar Alam: The Sindh Health Minister, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, has asked the all government hospitals to reopen their outpatient departments (OPDs). On April 8, she was chairing a video conference, attended by the medical superintendents (MS) of the hospitals and vice-chancellors of medical