Month: August 2020

Ray of hope

We all are fully aware that these are dark times for people around the world, as the coronavirus continues to spread. Numbers of infections and fatalities are rising, cities and even countries are shutting and many people are being forced into isolation. But amid all the worrying news, there have also been reasons to find […]

Tale of survivor

Early History of the patient: I went to Iran on February 6 on a pilgrimage along with three of my close friends and some other pilgrims. We visited the holy shrines in the cities of Qom, Mashhad and Tehran and returned to Pakistan on Feb 20. By then, the coronavirus outbreak had hit Qom – […]

A Story of Resilience

Doctor Farooqi recalls isolation in hospital and gives insight into the on-ground situation. Initial History: I am from Pakistan and professionally a doctor living in New York. Covid-19, these days, has become the subject of every conversation here. That’s because New York — one of the most densely populated cities in the United States — has also […]

Chlorination of Water

Coronavirus cannot be transmitted in drinking water and swimming pools so long as they are properly chlorinated. Adherence to current recommended disinfection practice is sufficient to “inactivate” the Covid-19 virus in chlorinated drinking water and swimming pools.Chlorination is the most commonly used method of water treatment in world for both drinking water and swimming pools. Has a […]

Testing & corona virus

Testing & corona virus The threat of coronavirus is growing globally even as the numbers continue to decline in China, where the virus was originally reported.Initial Steps initiated by Pakistani Government to Combat Coronavirus: In Pakistan, the federal government and the respective provincial governments have announced a number of measures to contain the spread of […]