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55 more Covid-19 patients die in country

Medical/Health Care
Karachi:As many as 55 more patients died of coronavirus in Pakistan during the last 24 hours while 1,974 new virus cases emerged. The country-wide death toll from the virus has surged to 9,929 so far since the outbreak of the disease in February.   According to a Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation, and Coordination report issued on Monday a total of 473,309 people have been tested positive for the coronavirus disease in the country since its outbreak in February 2020, out of which 211,276 cases were in Sindh, 136,147 in Punjab, 18,082 in Balochistan, 57,467 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 37,272 in Islamabad, 4,850 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 8,215 in Azad Kashmir.   However, 423,892 patients have recovered from the disease so far. There is continuous decline in the...

111 more Covid-19 patients die in country

Medical/Health Care
KARACHI:As many as 85 more patients of coronavirus died in Pakistan during the last 24 hours while 2,152 new virus cases emerged. The country-wide death toll from the virus has surged to 9,753 so far since the outbreak of the disease in February.   According to a Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation, and Coordination report issued on Friday a total of 467,222 people have been tested positive for the coronavirus disease in the country since its outbreak in February 2020, out of which 208,514 cases were in Sindh, 134,345 in Punjab, 18,028 in Balochistan, 56,544 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 36,844 in Islamabad, 4,844 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 8,103 in Azad Kashmir.   However, 418,958 patients have recovered from the disease so far. There is continuous decline in the...

NICH staff continues protest against mob attack on doctors

Karachi
KARACHI:The doctors, nurses and paramedical staff at National Institute of Child Health (NICH) on Tuesday continued a protest and boycott of OPDs against the mob attack on healthcare professionals a couple of days ago.   The protest was held under the banner of Grand Health Alliance (GHA). The protesters were carrying placards and banners inscribed with different slogans like provision of security for doctors, establishment of police and rangers pickets, cancellation of an agreement with Security Company and others.   Addressing the protesters, Central Leader of GHA Dr Mehboob Ali Nonari said the attack and harassment of doctors and other staff had become common in the hospital. He said the hospital administration had badly failed to protect the staff as the security ...

PRC facilitates repatriation of 25 BD detainees

Karachi
KARACHI:The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) facilitated the voluntary repatriation of 25 Bangladeshis detained in Karachi jails, who were sent back to their home country on Wednesday.   The detainees were charged under the Foreigners Act and had already completed their respective sentences. The PRCS, on the request of Sindh Home Department via Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad, arranged the voluntary repatriation of these Bangladeshis to their home country under its Restoring Family Links (RFL) program.   The International Organization of Migration (IOM), on the request of PRCS extended financial assistance by arranging air tickets and repatriation support, which includes $250 in cash each, non-food item kits, Covid-19 tests and transportation and accommodat...

43 doctors lost lives due to COVID’s second-wave

Medical/Health Care
KARACHI:As many as 43 doctors have lost their lives due to coronavirus's second wave throughout Pakistan.   According to the statistics shared to PPI by Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), a total of 43 doctors have lost their lives in the country in second Covid wave out of which 16 were in Punjab, 13 in Sindh, 12 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and two in Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK).   The situation is very alarming. Unfortunately doctors are not getting proper protection. They are facing shortage of PPEs. It is very unfortunate that announcement of Shuhda Package by the government for the families of shaheed doctors has not been implemented yet and the aggrieved families are going through a hard times with lots of economic problems.   PMA demanded that the gover...

PMA Centre announces office-bearers names for 2020-22

Karachi
KARACHI:Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) had its biennial central council meeting and biennial general assembly meeting at PMA House Karachi. It was both physically and virtually attended by good number of delegates across the country.   The constitutional agenda was followed in these meetings. Different reports based on two years activities of the association were presented by Secretary General PMA Dr SM Qaisar Sajjad and were unanimously adopted by the Central Council Meeting.   The scrutiny process of nomination papers for elections of the national office bearers of central PMA, for the term 2020-2022, was done at the Central Council then in General Body Meeting following Office Bearers were elected unopposed and declared Successful.   The names of off...