Monthly Archives: April 2020

Engro partners with Indus Hospital to boost Covid testing capacity

As part of the Rs1 billion Hussain Dawood Pledge, Engro Fertilisers — a subsidiary of Engro Corporation — has committed to provide Rs95 million to the Indus Hospital to expand the Covid-19 testing capacity across Sindh under the “Sindh Screening Programme — Free of Cost” campaign, Engro Fertilisers will sponsor the Indus Hospital network to launch testing interventions across rural Sindh. DAWN

‘Going to the mosque is now a comorbid for COVID-19’

Now they’ve added a new comorbid: whether the person goes to the mosque to pray. With Ramazan approaching and the government deciding to keep mosques and imam bargahs open, medical professionals fear a drastic increase in cases. “We got more sick patients this week and the same is predicted for the next week,” Dr Saima Salman, consultant physician at the Emergency Room in Indus Hospital, told SAMAA Digital Friday. SAMAA

Fact-check: No, Indus Hospital in Karachi hasn’t been sealed

A message is doing the rounds on WhatsApp claiming that “Indus Campus (Hospital and College)” has been sealed to contain the spread of COVID-19 after a staffer tested positive. This, however, does not refer to Indus Hospital in Karachi, confirmed Fawad Bin Rashid, media relations manager at the hospital, to SAMAA Digital. SAMAA