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Friday, November 20th, 2020


Tele-ICU project launched with support from UNDP, UNFPA


QUETTA, NOV 20 (DNA) – With support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Health Services Academy, the Ministry of Health and Health Department & Government of Balochistan, Sehat Kahani has inaugurated the first of its kind Tele-ICU project in Balochistan. The Tele-ICU project will enable critical care specialists to provide virtual advice to public and private intensive care units (ICUs) across Pakistan. This project aims to increase the capacity of healthcare providers working in public and private ICUs across the country. Currently thereRead More

COVID-19 cases reported at NICVD Sukkur


SUKKUR, NOV 20 (DNA) – A doctor and surgical staff have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) in Sukkur. Hospital sources confirmed that a heart surgeon and surgical staff had tested positive for the COVID-19. The doctor and the staff have been quarantined at homes, the sources added. Meanwhile, the NICVD administration, as a precautionary measure, suspended all the scheduled surgeries at the hospital till further orders. Till now only the emergency ward is operational and angioplasties are being carried out. Major surgeriesRead More

Rice valuing $499.485 million exported in four month


ISLAMABAD, NOV 20 (DNA) – About 838,770 metric tons of rice valuing $499.485 million exported during first four months of current financial year as compared the exports of 1,176,228 metric tons worth $633.797 million of corresponding period of last year. According the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, rice exports from the country during the period from July-October, 2020-21 decreased by 21.19% as compared the exports of the same period of last year. During the period under review about 170,729 metric tons of Basmati rice worth $168.745 million exported as againstRead More

China provides Rs 17m to PRCS as medical and livelihood assistance

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DNA ISLAMABAD: China has provided an emergency grant of Rs 17 million to the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) for medical and livelihood assistance of the people severely hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. An MoU in this regard was signed between PRCS and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Islamabad here on Friday. PRCS Secretary General Khalid bin Majeed and Chinese Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Mrs Pang Chunxue signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations. PRCS Chairman Abrar ul Haq also attended the MoURead More

Annual meeting of German-Pakistan Forum held


BONN, NOV 20 (DNA) – Annual general meeting of German-Pakistan Forum took place. Forum’s President, Prof. Dr. Michael Jansen, welcomed the Ambassador of Pakistan, Embassy staff, board members and participants in a virtual meeting. In his address, Prof. Jansen presented the annual report. He said the meeting was intended to mark a new beginning after a long period of restructuring. The Forum was celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Due to Covid19 there couldn’t not be a big event organized to celebrate it. Next year the Pakistan-German Forum will celebrate itsRead More

Online expos playing important role in current business situation: SM Imran


DNA LAHORE – Online expos are playing an important role in the current business situation, SM Imran said Lahore (Commerce Reporter) Online expos  are playing an important role in the business situation faced by Corona.   These views were expressed by Vice Chairman Lahore Development Authority SM Imran in a meeting with Naeem Saqib, Chief Executive of Virtual Expo.   SM Imran said that Corona has dealt a severe blow to the economy and especially the heart of Pakistan, Lahore. Activities are badly affected. Although the construction and development projectsRead More