Karachi The Indus Health Network (IHN) has launched a Pakistan-specific COVID-19 self-screening tool to help people self-check their symptoms and risk factors from home. http://covid19.tih.org.pk/
Lieutenant General Afzal added that NDMA was going to provide testing kits and machines to three healthcare institutions in Karachi including SIUT, JPNC and Indus Hospital to set up testing labs. As Indus Hospital would primarily operate its testing facility in JPNC so two laboratories would be established at JPNC, he added. ASSOCIATED PRESS
People should understand the gravity of the coronavirus pandemic by looking at the devastation of countries that have far more advanced healthcare systems than Pakistan’s , says Dr Abdul Bari, the CEO of The Indus Hospital. SAMAA TV
The collaboration between the National Institute of Virology at the University of Karachi’s Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine & Drug Research and The Indus Hospital (TIH) has resulted in significant improvements in the latter’s capacity to diagnose COVID-19 cases. THE NEWS
Dr Salahuddin, a senior infectious diseases expert currently associated with the Indus Hospital, said the people should visit health facilities these days only when they had an emergency or required some life-saving treatment like dialysis. DAWN
Karachi After destroying the most developed countries’ healthcare systems and killing thousands of patients, the Coronavirus pandemic has hit the borders of Pakistan. Pakistan’s healthcare system is still in a state where a lot yet to be desired. However, Government of Pakistan, and especially Government of Sindh is very actively and tirelessly working to nip it in the bud.
A struggling healthcare system, increased footfall at hospitals from panicked citizens, overworked healthcare providers, looming shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) kits and fake news with little regard for public safety are some of the challenges that the coronavirus pandemic is leading to in Sindh. DAWN
Karachi The Global Health Directorate (GHD) is one of the eight directorates within the Indus Health Network (IHN). GHD oversees public health programs across the country, including TB, Malaria, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases, surgical conditions, and mental health programs.
The Sindh government has released Rs300 million to the Indus Health Network (IHN) for the procurement of at least 50 ventilators for the health facilities in Sindh, of which at least 10 would be installed in a special health facility in the outskirts of Karachi where coronavirus patients would be admitted for treatment, The News has learnt. THE NEWS