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Pakistan reported lowest COVID-19 deaths in last three months: SAPM

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza has said that Pakistan reported the lowest number of COVID-19 deaths in the last three months. In a tweet, Dr. Zafar Mirza wrote that Pakistan recorded 20 Covid-19 deaths

Zafar Mirza tests positive for coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Dr. Zafar Mirza in a tweet announced that he was experiencing mild symptoms and was taking all precautions. <327>

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

Govt is adhering to policy of selected COVID-19 lockdowns: Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza has said that the government is adhering to a policy of selected lockdowns to overcome the COVID-19 outbreak. While addressing a media conference in Islamabad, Zafar Mirza said that over 700 selected

Govt to review lockdown restrictions after Eid: Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on Health Dr Zafar Mirza has said the government will evaluate the prevailing situation immediately after Eid and can review its decision regarding relaxation in lockdown if the situation gets worse. In a media briefing, the special

Zafar Mirza warns of rising COVID-19 cases if precautions not taken

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Zafar Mirza has warned that the number of coronavirus cases will keep on increasing if people will not follow precautionary measures. Addressing the media reporters on COVID-19 situation in Pakistan,

Zafar Mirza to launch ‘We Care’ training course today

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Zafar Mirza will launch the first training course under the ‘We Care’ campaign at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). Taking to Twitter, Zafar Mirza wrote that it will

Pakistan’s COVID-19 death rate still less than projected numbers: Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza has said that Pakistan’s COVID-19 death rate is still less than the projected numbers. Addressing a press conference, Dr Zafar Mirza has advised the citizens to strictly follow all

Zafar Mirza condemns social media campaign against judiciary

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Health Dr Zafar Mirza has condemned social media campaign against judiciary. Dr Mirza condemned a defamation campaign running on social media against the apex court’s judges, adding that he has the highest respect

Zafar Mirza says govt is taking steps to enhance testing capacity for COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Affairs Dr Zafar Mirza has said that they have decided to establish more laboratories to improve COVID-19 testing capacity in the country. Addressing a presser on Tuesday, along with Federal Minister Asad

Govt decides to extend lockdown until April 14: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday has decided to extend the ongoing lockdown for another two weeks until April 14 to contain the spread of novel coronavirus in the country. This was announced by Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad

Pakistan decides to set up 12 more coronavirus testing labs: Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza said on Wednesday that authorities have decided to establish 12 more coronavirus testing laboratories very soon as the number of coronavirus patients haven risen across the country. Talking to

Zafar Mirza rebuffs rumours regarding coronavirus medicine

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza has rejected all rumours emerging across social media related to specific medicines that help in curing coronavirus disease. In a statement on the social media platform Twitter,

Zafar Mirza to take part in SAARC video conference today

ISLAMABAD: On behalf of Pakistan Special Assistant to the PM on Health Dr Zafar Mirza will partake in the video conference of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member countries on coronavirus pandemic today. Indian Prime Minister Narendra

All new coronavirus cases in stable clinical condition: Dr. Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Services, Dr. Zafar Mirza has assured that the confirmed cases in Karachi were in stable clinical condition. Dr. Zafar Mirza took to Twitter and said that all the confirmed cases in Karachi

Over 700,000 passengers screened across Pakistan: Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: PM’s Special Assistant on Health, Dr. Zafar Mirza has said that overall 700,000 passengers have so far been screened across Pakistan. While chairing a meeting in Islamabad today (Thursday), Dr. Zafar Mirza has said that screening was being ensured

Pakistan has now capability of diagnosing coronavirus: Dr. Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health, Dr. Zafar Mirza has announced that Pakistan has now the capability of diagnosing coronavirus. Dr. Zafar Mirza took to Twitter and said, “Alhamdulillah, as of today we have now the capability of

Health Ministry bans cigarette advertisement, sponsorship

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Health Services has banned cigarette advertisement, sponsorship and prize schemes today (Saturday). According to a notification issued by the ministry, the advertisement of tobacco products through posters, screens and cinemas has been declared illegal. Endorsement

No coronavirus case reported in Pakistan: Dr Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services, Dr. Zafar Mirza has claimed that not a single coronavirus case has been reported in Pakistan. He was chaired a meeting to review arrangements aimed at countering coronavirus, which has

Facility being setup in two weeks to detect coronavirus: Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Zafar Mirza has assured that the latest facility will be made available in two weeks in Pakistan.  Mirza said the country has a lack of facility to detect the

Zafar Mirza takes notice of life-saving medications’ shortage

ISLAMABAD: On Monday, Dr. Zafar Mirza, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for National Health Services, took notice of the shortage of life-saving drugs in the market and ordered the Pakistan Drug Regulatory Authority (DRAP) to ensure the supply of

PM launches first health insurance facility for transgenders

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday launched the Sehat Insaf Card facility for the transgender community to provide insurance to the most vulnerable segments of society. Addressing at the launching ceremony under the Sehat Sahulat programme for the transgender

Patient dignity is important in health care: Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: The Special Assistant to Prime Minister Zafar Mirza on Thursday has inaugurated a new OPD building for Federal General Hospital in Chak Shahzad, Islamabad. According to the details, The Special Assistant to Prime Minister Zafar Mirza inaugurated a new

Govt forms national consensus body on polio eradication

ISLAMABAD: The government has former National Strategic Advisory Group on polio eradication and immunisation.  “To eradicate polio from Pakistan and effectively protect children from other vaccine preventable diseases through a truly national effort, we have constituted this National Strategic Advisory

Efforts intensified to defeat polio, says PM’s health adviser

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza on Tuesday said efforts to defeat polio have been intensified. The health adviser was chairing a high-level meeting on Tuesay at the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) for Polio

Pakistan, Iran agree to boost cooperation in health sector

TEHRAN: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza an important meeting with Minister for Health and Medical Education of Iran Mr Saeed Namaki in Tehran. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 66th Session of

More than 19000 dengue cases treated: Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza on Friday chaired a high level to overview the cases of dengue prevalent across the country. The health advisor was informed that more than 19000 patients across the country