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Ravi Becomes World’s Most Dangerous River Because of India

Ravi Becomes World’s Most Dangerous River Because of India

A recent study by the University of York has found Punjab’s River Ravi to be one of the most polluted rivers in the world, with the medicines and active pharmaceutical ingredients that are thrown into it posing a ‘threat to the environment and human health.’ It revealed the presence of paracetamol, nicotine, caffeine, epilepsy, and diabetes...

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Health Ministry Recommends Actemra’s Alternative Medicines for COVID-19 Patients

Health Ministry Recommends Actemra’s Alternative Medicines for COVID-19 Patients

The Federal Health Ministry has recommended Baricitinib and Tofacitinib as alternative drugs to intravenous Actemra for the treatment of critically ill COVID-19 patients. In a statement, the Health Ministry said that a shortage of Actemra has been reported all over the world including Pakistan and various public healthcare agencies have been prescribing alternatives to Actemra....

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Japan Suspends Use of Moderna After Vaccine Vials Found Contaminated

Japan Suspends Use of Moderna After Vaccine Vials Found Contaminated

Japanese Health Ministry announced to suspend the use of 1.63 million doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine earlier today, more than a week after it was reported that some vials of the vaccine contained contaminants. Acknowledging the development, Moderna said no safety or efficacy issues have been reported and the move by Japanese authorities is only...

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Sunlight Destroys Covid-19 Eight Times Faster Than Scientists Believed

Sunlight Destroys Covid-19 Eight Times Faster Than Scientists Believed

After finding a glaring contradiction between the most recent theoretical and experimental findings, a team of scientists is calling for further research into how sunlight inactivates SARS-CoV-2.The virus was inactivated eight times faster in experiments than the most recent theoretical model expected, according to UC Santa Barbara mechanical engineer Paolo Luzzatto-Fegiz and colleagues.“The theory suggests...

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Punjab Government Allocates Rs 1.5 Bliion For Covid-19 Vaccination

Punjab Government Allocates Rs 1.5 Bliion For Covid-19 Vaccination

Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has announced to earmark 1.5 billion rupees for the purchase of one million doses of corona vaccine.While talking to the media at the vaccination centre established at Greater Iqbal Park LDA Sports Complex, He expressed satisfaction over the arrangements and complimented the health department, as well as the administration,...

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Chinese Liquor Company gets License to Operate in Pakistan

Chinese Liquor Company gets License to Operate in Pakistan

A Chinese company has got a licence in Pakistan to manufacture liquor here, according to sources. The company, Hui Coastal Brewery and Distillery Limited, was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) on April 30, 2020, with the Hub (Balochistan) address. The licence was issued by Excise, Taxation and Anti-Narcotics Department Balochistan....

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Pakistan’s Coronavirus Positivity Rate Increases to 11%

Pakistan’s Coronavirus Positivity Rate Increases to 11%

The third wave of the coronavirus is showing no signs of abating as the coronavirus positivity ratio crossed 11%. The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) data showed that 40,369 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours out of which 4,525 returned positive, taking the national positivity ratio to 11.21%. The number of new...

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Saudi Arabia Makes Covid vaccination Mandatory for Domestic Workers

Saudi Arabia Makes Covid vaccination Mandatory for Domestic Workers

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has made COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for domestic workers including housemaids, drivers and others who are affiliated with recruitment firms.The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development said coronavirus vaccinations will be mandatory for domestic workers in order to protect public health besides curbing the spread of the virus. The Saudi Arabian authorities...