Rahul Basharat

  • ISLAMABAD-Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) has submitted its request to Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) to get novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine as it becomes available, a statement said on Friday.The statement issued by the ministry of NHS said that building on ...

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  • ISLAMABAD-Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) expressing concerns over growing number of COVID-19 infections among healthcare workers said that currently upto 3,000 doctors are in isolation and government should take measures to protect the healthcare work force.“Pakistan Medical Association ...

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  • ISLAMABAD   -  Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) has sought financial assistance from the government to operationalise its two corona-designated hospitals in the city.  The documents available with The Nation reveal that the ministry has recently moved summaries to the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD   -  The Asian elephant of Islamabad Zoo ‘Kaavan’ finally breaks the chains of captivity and solitude after entertaining humans for around 35 years from cage – despite having a pain of loneliness in its heart. Much awaited winter downpour in the hilly ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - As novel coronavirus (COVID-19) positivity ratio surged above 05% in the city, the health authorities look less prepared in managing the number of patients on the available number of beds, The Nation learnt on Friday. According to the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) data, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD    -  As novel coronavirus (COVID-19) positivity ratio surged above 05% in the city, the health authorities look less prepared in managing the number of patients on the available number of beds, The Nation learnt on Friday. According to the National Command and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD   -  The Grand Health Alliance (GHA) comprising doctors and employees of the public sector hospitals of the city on Thursday opposing the implementation of the Medical Teaching Institute (MTI) ordinance vowed that it will go on protest if the decision was not ...

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  • ISLAMABAD    -  The Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on Wednesday decided to close the majority of its Outpatients Departments (OPDs) due to an increase in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) patients’ influx. The PIMS administration decided to close main OPD, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD    -  The second round of COVID-19 Sero-prevalence study conducted in the country has revealed that the virus spread difference between urban and rural areas is decreasing and strict implementation on health Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in smaller cities and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD    -   The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has directed all higher educational institutions (HEIs) to stop two-year BA/Bsc degree programmes as the regulatory body will not recognise degrees obtained by the students enrolled in such programmes after December, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The federal government yesterday once again announced closure of all educational institutions till January 10, 2021 across the country due to the spike in second wave novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases after remaining open for above two months only.  Earlier, the government had ...

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  • ISLAMABAD- The federal capital hospitals have run short of ventilators as the number of active novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the city crossed the seven thousand mark, The Nation learnt on Saturday.Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), the COVID-19 designated hospital by ...

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  • Islamabad   -  The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training (FE&PT) has proposed the provincial education ministries to consider closure of educational institutions from current month to end of January due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, The Nation ...

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  • ISLAMABAD   -  The Stanford University’s list of world’s top 2% scientists includes names of International Islamic University Islamabad’s two former faculty members who were disowned by their institute and are now serving abroad. Stanford University of United States ...

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  • ISLAMABAD   -  World Health Organisation (WHO) Country head in Pakistan Dr Palitha Gunarathna Mahipala said Pakistan would get around 20 million doses of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine to cover its 20 percent of the population from the virus expectedly at the end of 2021. In an ...

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  • ISLAMABAD    -  As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) positivity ratio hovers above 5per cent in the city on Tuesday, health experts stressed for strict implementation Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to control the pandemic spread. According to the official figures, over 200 ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) on Monday remained undecid­ed on closure of educational institutions in the country af­ter a surge in novel coronavi­rus cases.  The meeting held at the Na­tional Command and Oper­ations Centre (NCOC) was ...

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  • ISLAMABAD-Three major public sector hospitals of the federal capital have been converted into Medical Teaching Institutes (MTI) after the president of the country approved the ordinance proposed by the Minister of National Health Services (NHS), The Nation learnt on Saturday.Special Assistant to ...

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  • Islamabad - The city health authorities on Friday sealed four more educational institutions in Islamabad after confirmation of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. The number of educational institutions sealed in the city has reached 90. The District Health Office (DHO) sealed Islamabad Model ...

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  • ISLAMABAD    -  The Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) on Thursday said that clinical trials of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine are in progress in the country with satisfactory developments. In a statement issued here, the ministry while welcoming the development of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD-Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training (FE&PT) on Wednesday called a special Inter Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) meeting next week to discuss the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in educational institutions.Details said that the meeting has ...

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  • ISLAMABAD-Private pharmacy situated inside Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) has been found involved in providing substandard children medicines at exorbitant rates, The Nation learnt on Tuesday.Doctors at PIMS have approached the higher administration of the hospital with the complaint ...

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  • ISLAMABAD-Dozens of polio workers on Monday staged a protest outside the World Health Organization (WHO) office against non-renewal of their job contracts.Union Council Polio Officers (UCPOs) gathered outside the WHO country office and protested against their suspension from job. Carrying placards ...

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  • ISLAMABAD-Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on Saturday decided to close three departments of the hospital for two weeks due to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) there.This was decided in a meeting of the clinical heads of the hospital departments. The meeting minutes available with The ...

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  • ISLAMABAD    -  City health authorities on Friday recommended closure of Islamic International University (IIUI) after confirmation of 12 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in different departments of the university. The District Health Office (DHO) has recommended closure of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD   -  Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on Monday cancelled scheduled elective surgeries in the hospital due to rise in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. The hospital has issued a notification cancelling all elective surgeries and limited the healthcare ...

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  • ISLAMABAD    -  Majority of higher educational institutions (HEIs) in the city are missing fire prevention and protection safety arrangements to avoid any unfortunate incident, The Nation learnt on Saturday. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has received a letter by ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Passing Medical & Dental Colleges Admission Test (MDCAT) announced by Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) will be mandatory for all students seeking admission in medical colleges, said PMC officials on Thursday. In a press briefing held here, the Vice President PMC Ali Raza said that ...

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  • ISLAMABAD-Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) doctors and staff of a private pharmacy functional in the hospital on Wednesday have been accused of theft of money and surgical medicine in the name of providing healthcare to patients.An official of the PIMS has lodged a complaint against ...

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  • ISLAMABAD   -  International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) was closed for a week after confirmation of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases there. The university administration on Tuesday suddenly closed the university and suspended all academic activities after confirmation of ...

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