Dexamethasone to be considered for COVID-19 patients: Dr Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza has said a technical team will consider using dexamethasone medicine to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients. In a tweet, the special assistant pointed out the World Health

Indian hospital segregates Muslim, Hindu coronavirus patients

AHMEDABAD: A government-run hospital in Ahmedabad in the Indian state of Gujarat has segregated coronavirus patients based on their religion, claiming the order came from the government. “Generally, there are separate wards for male and female patients. But here, we

WHO receives reports of COVID-19 patients testing positive again

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was looking into reports of some COVID-19 patients testing positive again after initially testing negative for the disease while being considered for discharge. South Korean officials reported 91 patients cleared of the

Chinese President Xi makes rare visit to meet coronavirus patients

BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping put on a face mask and tested his temperature on Monday as he visited health workers and patients infected by the dangerous coronavirus that has killed over 1000 people so far in China. Considering the

China to build new hospital for coronavirus treatment in 10 days

BEIJING: China is working to build a new hospital within a rapid 10-days timeframe to treat patients at the dramatic entry of a deadly virus outbreak where hundreds of people have been infected by the disease, Chinese state media reported

Patients blinded due to eye drops at hospital in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The Al Shifa Trust Eye Hospital administration and the government are investigating the reason behind an incident in which a number of patients allegedly lost their vision after eye drops were delivered to them. According to the reports, Some

WHO urges patients to stop smoking 4 weeks before surgery

GENEVA: The latest study published Monday said that Patients who stop smoking at least four weeks before surgery substantially reduce the risk of postoperative complications because their blood flow improves. Research by the World Health Organization (WHO) suggested that minor

Sheikh Rashid’s presence outrages public at hospital

RAWALPINDI: Sheikh Rashid visited Holy Family Hospital (HFH) on Thursday but received a cold welcome by angry and disgruntled people.  Sheikh Rashid, Minister of Pakistan Railways, had visited Holy Family Hospital on Thursday, where the attendants and patients started chanting