EU ensures basic healthcare services for Sindhi, Balochi women, newborns amid pandemic- Androulla
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EU ensures basic healthcare services for Sindhi, Balochi women, newborns amid pandemic: Androulla

By Shabbir Hussain ISLAMABAD, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 (WNP/DL): European Union (EU) Ambassador to Pakistan Androulla Kaminara Tuesday said the EU had mobilized five million Euro for UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) to ensure availability of basic healthcare services for women and children in Sindh and Balochistan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Talking to […]

Sindh govt handed over 50,000 PPE kits, 40,000 surgical masks
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Sindh govt handed over 50,000 PPE kits, 40,000 surgical masks

By Shabbir Hussain KARACHI, Wednesday, August 26, 2020 (WNP/DL): The donor-funded TVET Sector Support Programme Wednesday handed over 50,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits and 40,000 surgical masks to the government of Sindh in a small ceremony held at the training institute of ‘Charter for Compassion’. The items were produced under a special initiative of […]

Russia produces first batch of Covid-19 vaccine
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Russia produces first batch of Covid-19 vaccine

MOSCOW, Saturday, August 15, 2020 (Reuters/AFP/WNP/DL): Russia has produced the first batch of its new vaccine for Covid-19, the Interfax news agency quoted the health ministry as saying on Saturday, hours after the ministry reported the start of manufacturing. Some scientists said they fear that with this fast regulatory approval, Moscow may be putting national prestige before […]

Japan to continue support Pakistan to make a polio-free country: Ambassador
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Japan to continue support Pakistan to make a polio-free country: Ambassador

By Shabbir Hussain ISLAMABAD, Friday, July 24, 2020 (WNP/DL): Japanese Ambassador MATSUDA Kuninori Friday lauded the resumption of polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan on July 20 after a four-month suspension due to the COVID-19 outbreak. “A total of 58 polio cases have been reported in Pakistan as of July 20, in the current year, Japan […]

Saudi King Salman, 84, admitted to hospital for medical checks
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Saudi King Salman, 84, admitted to hospital for medical checks

RIYADH, Monday, July 20, 2020 (Reuters/WNP/DL): Saudi Arabia’s 84-year-old ruler, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, has been admitted to hospital in the capital Riyadh, suffering from inflammation of the gall bladder, state news agency SPA said on Monday. The king, who has ruled the world’s largest oil exporter and close US ally since 2015, is undergoing medical […]

Pakistan resumes polio immunisation drive amid Covid-19 threat
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Pakistan resumes polio immunisation drive amid Covid-19 threat

ISLAMABAD, Monday, July 20, 2020 (Reuters/WNP/DL): Wearing face masks and gloves, vaccinators on Monday resumed an anti-polio drive that had been halted since March due to the coronavirus outbreak, seeking to reach at least 800,000 children in five days. The disruption of the drive has raised fears of a spike in polio cases in Pakistan, […]

Pakistani scientist Asifa becomes first int'l biology, medicine section VP in Germany
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Pakistani scientist Asifa becomes first int’l biology, medicine section VP in Germany

BERLIN, Thursday, July 16, 2020 (WNP/DL): Pakistan-born scientist Asifa Akhtar has become the first international female vice president of the biology and medicine section at Germany’s prestigious Max Planck Society, foreign media reported. The Max Planck Society is Germany’s most successful research organisation. Since its establishment in 1948, as many as 18 researchers of the […]

FM Qureshi discharged from hospital but yet to test negative
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FM Qureshi discharged from hospital but yet to test negative

ISLAMABAD, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 (WNP/DL): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday said that he has been shifted home after being treated for the coronavirus and undergoing plasma therapy at Rawalpindi’s Military Hospital (MH), but is yet to test negative. Qureshi had tested positive for the virus on July 3 and quarantined himself after developing a […]

Pak-US partnership inaugurates 10 COVID-19 rapid response units
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Pak-US partnership inaugurates 10 COVID-19 rapid response units

ISLAMABAD, Friday, July 10, 2002 (WNP/DL): The Pakistan and the United Sates (US) partnership Friday inaugurated ten COVID-19 monitoring and rapid response units to help fight the spread of this deadly pandemic. According to the US embassy statement, these new units reflect a partnership between the two countries to advance the COVID-19 response in all […]