Pakistan under PM’s leadership successfully fought COVID-19 war: Faisal Sultan

ISLAMABAD, Apr 1 (APP):Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan Friday said that Pakistan under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan successfully fought war against COVID-19 and managed to bring the positivity cases down with the help of collective efforts of citizens. Talking to a private news channel, he said that… Continue reading Pakistan under PM’s leadership successfully fought COVID-19 war: Faisal Sultan

Pakistan reaffirms commitment to end HIV/AIDS by 2030

Pakistan reaffirms commitment to end HIV/AIDS by 2030

ISLAMABAD, Dec 02 (APP):Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health, Dr. Faisal Sultan, said that with the sustained support of United Nations and other partner organizations Pakistan is regularly taking serious efforts to bring the ratio of new HIV/AIDS to zero level by 2030 to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on health. This… Continue reading Pakistan reaffirms commitment to end HIV/AIDS by 2030

Faisal terms digitizing health systems as key in achieving UHC

ISLAMABAD, Nov 05 (APP):Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Dr. Faisal Sultan on Friday said that digitizing health systems can contribute as a key component in achieving universal health coverage (UHC) in the country. Addressing the dissemination meeting of National Digital Health Framework of Pakistan, Dr Faisal said digitizing… Continue reading Faisal terms digitizing health systems as key in achieving UHC

Int’l Measles Rubella Mission shares visit’s feedback with health officials

ISLAMABAD, Oct 17 (APP):A high-level ‘International Measles Rubella Mission’ on Sunday shared their feedback with senior health officials at the end of week-long visit to Pakistan. The Mission members shared observations vis-a-vis recommendations acquired during their week-long visit in terms of high level advocacy for Measles Rubella Catch-up Campaign with senior political and administrative leadership… Continue reading Int’l Measles Rubella Mission shares visit’s feedback with health officials

Restrictions to ease in 8 cities from Oct 01 (Friday)

ISLAMABAD, Sep 29 (APP):Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiative Asad Umar Wednesday announced relaxation in eight cities with the highest level of COVID vaccination from October 01 (Friday). “The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) has decided to relax restrictions in eight cities- Quetta, Peshawar, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Gilgit and Skardu,” he said… Continue reading Restrictions to ease in 8 cities from Oct 01 (Friday)

Vaccination lowers risk of COVID virus by 7 times: Asad Umar

NCOC announces winter vacations in educational institutions from 3rd January

Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar Friday said the people with both doses of vaccine against COVID have seven times lower risk of getting virus compared to those who were not vaccinated. Even the people with first dose have four times lower risk of the disease compared to those without vaccine, Asad… Continue reading Vaccination lowers risk of COVID virus by 7 times: Asad Umar

Govt making efforts for COVID vaccine availability: Faisal Sultan

ISLAMABAD, Jun 18 (APP): Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Dr Faisal Sultan said that the government was making all out efforts for availability of COVID-19 vaccine at all vaccination centres and more doses were expected to arrive soon. Talking to PTV news on Friday, Dr Sultan said… Continue reading Govt making efforts for COVID vaccine availability: Faisal Sultan

COVID-19 vaccine effective to defend virus variants: Dr Faisal

ISLAMABAD, May 01 (APP):Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination Dr. Faisal Sultan Saturday said that the COVID-19 vaccine was very effective to protect citizens from medical complications of many virus variants. “Keeping in view the detection of new COVID-19 variants in Pakistan and raising questions on the effectiveness of… Continue reading COVID-19 vaccine effective to defend virus variants: Dr Faisal

NCOC decides to curtail inbound flights from 5 to 20 May

ISLAMABAD, Apr 29 (APP):The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Thursday, in view of the surge in global virus spread, decided to curtail inbound passenger flights to Pakistan from 5th to 20th May 2021. Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar chaired NCOC meeting and co-chaired by National Coordinator Lieutenant General… Continue reading NCOC decides to curtail inbound flights from 5 to 20 May

Ceremony held to commemorate World Immunization Week

ISLAMABAD, Apr 26 (APP):The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination and the Federal Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) on Monday arranged an event to commemorate the World Immunization Week (WIW) – 2021 with the theme ‘Vaccines bring us closer’. Every year the WIW is celebrated in the last week of April (April 24-30),… Continue reading Ceremony held to commemorate World Immunization Week

PM summons meeting of National Coordination Committee on Covid-19

ISLAMABAD, Ape 22 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned a meeting of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) on Covid-19. The Prime Minister summoned the NCC on Covid-19 after holding a meeting with Minister for Planning Asad Umar and his Special Assistant on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan, who called on him here Thursday. During the… Continue reading PM summons meeting of National Coordination Committee on Covid-19

PM making steady recovery, may resume work: Dr Faisal

ISLAMABAD, Mar 28 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan has been advised that he may resume work and build up his work routine over the next few days, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan tweeted on Sunday. In a tweet on social media platform Twitter, he said, “PM Imran Khan… Continue reading PM making steady recovery, may resume work: Dr Faisal

Prime Minister Imran Khan; wife test positive for COVID-19; Modi wishes recovery

ISLAMABAD, Mar 20 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi Saturday tested positive for COVID-19 and isolated themselves at their home. Initially, the announcement of the Prime Minister’s test result came through his Special Assistant on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan; “PM Imran Khan has tested positive for Covid-19 and is self-isolating at… Continue reading Prime Minister Imran Khan; wife test positive for COVID-19; Modi wishes recovery

Supply of Covid-19 vaccine to be ensured in first quarter of current year, PM told

Prime Minister Imran Khan receives briefing regarding procurement of COVID-19 Vaccine. APP

ISLAMABAD, Jan 19 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan was on Tuesday informed that with measures being taken for the procurement of two approved COVID-19 vaccines, the supply of vaccines would be ensured in the first quarter of current year. He was presiding over a briefing / meeting of the committee constituted for the procurement of… Continue reading Supply of Covid-19 vaccine to be ensured in first quarter of current year, PM told

Corona’s second wave more lethal than previous in Pakistan: Dr Faisal

ISLAMABAD, Dec 8 (APP): Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan on Tuesday urged the citizens to strictly observe the COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) as the second wave is more lethal and severe in Pakistan. “The disastrous effects of the second wave can only be alleviated by taking… Continue reading Corona’s second wave more lethal than previous in Pakistan: Dr Faisal

Vital to prepare, modify health guidelines in view of national needs: Dr Faisal

LAHORE, Nov 27 (APP):Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination Dr Faisal Sultan has said that it is highly important to prepare and modify health guidelines keeping in view the national needs. He said this while addressing an inaugural ceremony of the National Guidelines for the Management of… Continue reading Vital to prepare, modify health guidelines in view of national needs: Dr Faisal

Dr Faisal visits ICT’s schools to examine SOPs observance

ISLAMABAD, Sep 18 (APP): Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Dr Faisal Sultan on Friday visited various schools of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) to examine the observance of standard operating procedures (SOPs) related with protection from the COVID-19. During his visit to educational institutions, he also examined the arrangements… Continue reading Dr Faisal visits ICT’s schools to examine SOPs observance

PM appoints Dr Faisal Sultan as special assistant on National Health Services

ISLAMABAD, Aug 03 (APP):Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday appointed Dr Faisal Sultan as his special assistant on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination. According to the Cabinet Division notification, posted on its official website, the prime minister had made the appointment “in terms of Rule 4 (6) of the Rules of Business, 1973 read with… Continue reading PM appoints Dr Faisal Sultan as special assistant on National Health Services

Dramatic decline in Pakistan’s coronavirus cases highlighted in a major US newspaper

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NEW YORK, Aug 2 (APP):Pakistan, where coronavirus was spreading out of control some two months ago, has “dramatically reversed course, recording a sharp decline in coronavirus cases and deaths, which are both down more than 80% from their peaks,” a prominent American Newspaper reported Sunday. Major hospitals report beds are freeing up in previously overflowing… Continue reading Dramatic decline in Pakistan’s coronavirus cases highlighted in a major US newspaper

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