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Combination of drugs, increasing testing capacity to help combat coronavirus pandemic: Dr Atta
May 24, 2020

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Task Force for Science and Technology Chairman Dr Atta-ur-Rehman has said the combination of drugs and increasing testing capacity would help combat coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Talking to a private news channel, he said clinical trials of drug combination and anti-bodies are being conducted with the patients having symptoms of COVID-19. 

He hoped that Pakistan would have better results after clinical trials of affected patients with such new drugs and plasma therapy. 

To a question, Dr Atta-ur-Rehman said, we should have some 100,000 to 150,000 testing capacity in public sector hospitals.

He urged the people to observe standard operating procedures and other safety measures for protecting themselves from this dangerous virus. 

To another question, he said Pakistan is engaged in process of manufacturing ventilators, mask and dresses for paramedical staff.

NNR/Khokhar