Doctor dies of Congo virus in Quetta

01:03 PM | 5 Nov, 2023
Doctor dies of Congo virus in Quetta
Source: Twitter

QUETTA – A Quetta-based doctor who contracted the Congo virus passed away while being transported to Karachi for treatment on Sunday.

The Quetta Health Department had made the decision to transfer eight patients diagnosed with the Congo virus to Karachi for advanced medical care.

According to Dr Arif, a junior doctor, the convoy of ambulances carrying these Congo virus patients was halted for three hours at Windar. He expressed concerns about the lack of government support for healthcare facilities.

In response to the situation, the Health Department issued an official statement indicating that the patients would be transferred to Karachi’s Agha Khan Hospital at the government’s expense. The statement also mentioned that a medical team comprising doctors, nurses, and paramedics would accompany the patients to Karachi.

On October 17, a new case of the Congo virus emerged in Quetta, bringing the total reported cases for the year to 42. The virus was detected in a 35-year-old woman named Sajda, who was subsequently admitted to Fatima Jinnah Hospital. Medical interventions were initiated promptly upon receiving the test results to contain the spread of the Congo virus.

Quetta has witnessed 15 fatalities due to the Congo virus thus far.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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