Pakistan reports 1,346 Covid-19 cases, 53 deaths in one day

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, a country of 220 million people, reported 53 deaths and 1,346 confirmed cases of COVID-19 during the last twenty-four hours and recorded 11,967 overall deaths till date due to COVID-19 with a tally of infections 554,474.

According to the latest statistics of the National Command and Operation Control (NCOC), there are still 1,847 critical cases of COVID-19 while 1,542 cases have been recovered from COVID-19 registering an overall 510,242 recoveries.

Renowned pharmacist succumbs to COVID-19

Renowned pharmacist, Dr AQ Javed Iqbal succumbed to the deadly novel coronavirus on Sunday, local media reported. Dr Javed remained at many key posts in the health ministry and Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP). He also remained vice president of the Pharmacy Council of Pakistan. The deceased doctor’s funeral prayer will be offered in Islamabad today and will be laid to rest at F-8 graveyard.

DRAP to hold training on reporting of COVID-19 vaccine side effects

The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) has arranged a day-long training session here on Monday for reporting of COVID-19 vaccine side effects, reported Radio Pakistan. This training session is being arranged for capacity building of focal persons.

It is the recommendation of WHO that after giving the vaccine, the pharmaceutical company is bound to report an adverse event if any person has suffered. 582 centres will remain vigilant to report any adverse event to DHO office and will forward to Expanded Programme on Immunization’s Provincial focal person and National EPI focal person of Pharmacovigilance.

Abdullah Zahid

Abdullah Zahid is TPD's correspondent in Karachi. He reports on Pakistani political affairs.

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