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South Asian activists & doctors call for regional response to COVID-19
Activists and doctors from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan joined the call for a regional effort to address COVID-19 challenges unique to South Asia.
Lahore hospitals on the brink of oxygen shortage
April 25th, 2021; Asra Haque & Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; As critical cases increase, so does the healthcare sector's demand for oxygen cylinders. But suppliers are already diverting industrial supplies to hospitals and are warning of an India-like situation if the pandemic is not reined in.
Overcrowding in Pakistan’s prisons increase risk of corona among inmates: report
December 22nd, 2020; By Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; A report released by the Federal Ministry of Human Rights and the UNDP states that Pakistan’s prisons are overcrowded by 134%, with many inmates at risk of contracting the coronavirus due to their advanced age and poor health.
Schools to re-open on the 15th of September
August 28th, 2020 By Ahmad...
Why Are Pakistan’s COVID-19 Fatalities So Low?
Jun 2, 2020: South Asian countries have had a long-standing image in the international community as being hubs of diseases and pestilence, coupled with a crippled healthcare system that is unable to address the healthcare needs of its ...