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Health workers

Unending fight against polio virus

Unending fight against polio virus

EDITORIAL: The first phase of this year’s polio eradication campaign was kicked off by Prime Minister Shehbaz...
Published 18 Jan, 2023 06:22am
The population challenge
Editorials

The population challenge

EDITORIAL: Speaking at a recent seminar organised to mark the World Population Day, Federal Minister for National...
Published 26 Jul, 2022 04:31am
Serbia considers mandatory vaccination of health workers
World

Serbia considers mandatory vaccination of health workers

  • "We cannot be in a situation where we have a healthcare worker infected and then ask if he or she had been vaccinated," Loncar told Reuters, adding that the government could discuss the proposal within a few days.
  • Around 2.7 million of Serbia's 7 million population have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the eighth highest proportion globally.
Published 09 Apr, 2021 06:09pm
Kenyan COVID vaccine offer to diplomats draws local doctors' ire
World

Kenyan COVID vaccine offer to diplomats draws local doctors' ire

  • Kenya, where nearly 2,000 people have died of COVID-19, is battling a third wave and the health ministry reported 28 deaths on Friday, the highest daily toll since the pandemic began.
  • "We need to protect everyone resident in Kenya. It just made sense not to reach out only to Kenyans but also to the international community here," Kamau said
Published 20 Mar, 2021 10:09pm
Over 0.5mn health workers registered for COVID-19 vaccination
Pakistan

Over 0.5mn health workers registered for COVID-19 vaccination

  • The vaccination drive across Pakistan will start in the morning where health workers of 15 sensitive cities of the country will receive anti-coronavirus doses.
  • The staff of government, private and coronavirus isolation centres will also receive the dose of the vaccine in the first phase tomorrow.
Updated 02 Feb, 2021 06:52pm
Health workers first in line as Turkey launches Sinovac vaccine rollout
World

Health workers first in line as Turkey launches Sinovac vaccine rollout

  • Turkey has reported more than 2.3 million infections since March and still reports around 10,000 new cases and 170 deaths each day after a month of weekend lockdowns and nightly curfews.
  • We spent around 10 months in white overalls, supporting people as they struggle for life. Health workers know very well that this situation cannot be taken lightly and that the vaccine is needed.
Published 14 Jan, 2021 07:26pm