First Lady Bushra Bibi reviews facilities for mental health patients

LAHORE: First Lady Bushra Bibi on Wednesday visited the Punjab Institute of Mental Health (PIMH) and reviewed the facilities available for patients with mental health disorders. She toured various sections of the health facility including the emergency block and medical

Fire kills 82 at Baghdad hospital for coronavirus patients

BAGHDAD: More than 80 people died on Sunday when a fire ripped through a Baghdad hospital for COVID-19 patients, sparking outrage and the suspension of top officials overseeing Iraq’s crumbling health services. The blaze at eastern Baghdad’s Ibn al-Khatib hospital

Saudi Grand Mufti says mingling of COVID-19 patients sin in Islam

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh reaffirmed that it is not permissible for COVID-19 patients to mingle with others n the light of Islamic laws. He called upon all the people in the Kingdom to strictly comply

Hospital fire kills 13 coronavirus patients in India

NEW DELHI: Thirteen COVID-19 patients died in a hospital fire on Friday in the latest tragedy to hit India’s health care system as it grapples a devastating wave of infections. The outbreak has been blamed on a new virus variant

Seven patients die over shortage of oxygen cylinders in Peshawar hospital

PESHAWAR: At least seven coronavirus patients died due to a shortage of oxygen at Peshawar’s Khyber Teaching Hospital after the cylinders failed to arrive on time. The deaths occurred last night at the health facility when the patients died due

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