Prescribe medicines with generic and not brand names, DRAP tells Pakistan’s doctors

All provinces have been asked by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) to make sure doctors prescribe medicines with their generic names in the public and private sectors. DRAP gave the instructions after public complaints on the PM’s Citizen’s Portal against pharmaceutical companies and doctors reportedly colluding to provide people with costlier medicines under مزید پڑھیں

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10,000 doses of CanSino coronavirus vaccine wasting away at Karachi warehouse

As many as 10,000 doses of the CanSinoBio coronavirus vaccine developed by China are lying useless at a warehouse in Karachi for the last 10 days as the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan awaits approval to release the vaccines. The single-dose Convidecia vaccine was imported by private company AJM Limited in Pakistan. “This shipment was مزید پڑھیں

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CanSino coronavirus vaccine: Age limit for single-dose jab changed in Islamabad

The age limit for a single-dose jab of the coronavirus vaccine manufactured by China’s CanSino Biologics Inc, or CanSinoBIO, has been slashed by 10 years in the federal capital. According to the report, the age limit for the CanSinoBIO’s single-dose coronavirus jab has been reduced from 80 to 70 years, meaning that septuagenarians in Islamabad مزید پڑھیں

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Hospitals dealing with influx of COVID-19 patients: Dr Faisal

Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Faisal Sultan on Saturday cautioned that the situation can go worse if masses continue to violate COVID-19 SOPs. “Currently the hospitals across the country are dealing with the influx of COVID-19 patients,” Dr Faisal Sultan said while addressing a press conference. Observing the highest number of مزید پڑھیں

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Hospitalized kids with COVID-19 are being affected by Neurologic issues

Most children and adolescents are spared from severe COVID-19, but among those who do require hospitalization, temporary neurologic effects are common, researchers found. In their study of 1,695 patients age 21 or younger hospitalized for COVID-19 or a COVID-19-related illness known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome, 365 – or 22% – had neurologic complications, including 43 مزید پڑھیں

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Coronavirus cases detected in two colleges

The health officers on Friday recommended to seal two educational institutions in Islamabad immediately after the detection of ten new cases of coronavirus among students and teachers According to a report forwarded to the deputy commissioner Islamabad by the district health officer (DHO), three coronavirus cases have been reported in Model College for Boys in مزید پڑھیں

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Personal protective equipment make wearers sick

Personal protective equipment (PPE) required in operating rooms and intensive care units can make wearers sick, a small study confirms. The findings help explain reports by clinicians of difficulty breathing, headache, and mental impairment while wearing the full protective suit that includes high quality mask, face shield and gloves, researchers said. Among the eight surgeons مزید پڑھیں

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