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Second batch of medical supplies form UAE arrives


ISLAMABAD, APR 5 (DNA) – The second batch of 11 tons of medical aid supplies provided by the UAE government to brothers in Pakistan to combat the Corona virus Covid 19 arrived at Islamabad Airport.Ambassador of UAE Hamad Obaid Al Zaabi, confirmed that upon the directives of leadership of UAE the second batch of medical aid containing 11 tones of medical supplies and preventive aids provided by the government of the UAE to brothers in Pakistan to combate Corona virus arrived this Sunday morning to Islamabad International Airport.

World should strive to lift medical sanctions from Iran: Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD, MAR 17 (DNA) – Pakistan’s Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health termed the fight against coronavirus a collective responsibility and urged the international community to press the US to lift medical sanctions from Iran to help the Islamic Republic in defeating the deadly virus.Dr. Zafar Mirza made the remarks during an exclusive interview on Tuesday.Iran has strong health systemDr. Zafar Mirza responding to a question said not only I observed the Iranian healthcare system during my stay over there but I have also represented World Health Organization (WHO) in Iran for some time and I am quite familiar to their system and I think the strength of Iran is its primary healthcare system as well as the way the health system integrated with medical education.

Zafar advises for safety measures to fight Coronavirus

ISLAMABAD, Mar 15 (DNA) – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health, Zafar Mirza on Sunday said the government had tightens security measurements on sealed borders of the country to prevent further spread of pandemic virus.He said masses should not get panic and feel scared of Coronavirus instead adopt safety measures to combat it.He further ensured that federal government had kicked off different special programs to speed up awareness campaign against the disease.

PM Imran says personally overseeing anti-virus efforts as Pakistan’s tally rises to 33

QUETTA, MAR 14 – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday made his first public statement on the coronavirus pandemic, telling the nation that he is “personally overseeing measures” to deal with the disease.Taking to Twitter, the premier advised the public to follow safety instructions issued by the government regarding COVID-19.“While there is a need for caution there is no need for panic,” he wrote, announcing that he will address the nation on the issue “soon”.

Iran’s efforts to overcome corona virus are praiseworthy: Sadiq Sanjrani

ISLAMABAD, MAR 6 (DNA) – Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, during a meeting with Iranian Ambassador Seyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini, has expressed solidarity, on his behalf and on behalf of the parliament, people and government of Pakistan, on loss of human lives due new corona virus. He said that Pakistani nation shares the grief and sorrow of the people of Iran. He, however, lauded the efforts of Iranian government for combating the virus with professional zeal.

Govt warns stern actions against traders who raise face mask price: Nausheen

ISLAMABAD, Mar 1 (DNA) – Parliamentary Secretary, National Health Services Regulations and Coordination Nausheen Hamid Sunday said government was taking serious notice of high increase in prices of face masks.She said the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has started crackdown on those involved in price hike of the protective gears.Nausheen Hamid said authorities are cracking down on profiteers, following complaints that some businesses and individuals have been selling face masks for grossly inflated prices amid a surge in demand.

Pakistani airports to scan passengers after outbreak of deadly virus in China: Zafar Mirza

ISLAMABAD, JAN 23 (DNA) – Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health, Zafar Mirza Thursday said all passengers arriving into Pakistan from China will have to undergo a strict screening at Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore Airports in the wake of recent corona virus outbreak in China where number of cases jumped to almost 440.He said the health ministry through an advisory, ramped up measures to block the spread of mystery virus in the country.“We are closely monitoring the development and screening passengers coming from China,” he said.