Pakistan’s EDUCAST set to launch ‘first of its kind’ telehealth initiative in Sudan 

04:02 PM | 23 Sep, 2023
Pakistan’s EDUCAST set to launch ‘first of its kind’ telehealth initiative in Sudan 
Source: UN website

KARACHI – EDUCAST, a Pakistani telehealth platform, is set to launch ‘first of its kind’ mobile telemedicine operations to provide medical support to war-ravaged Sudan.

The Karachi-based EDUCAST has always caused an impact in healthcare division by using its innovative cutting-edge technology. With rich experience in tele-health initiatives, Educast stand out in seeking new ventures in eHealth Services. Currently Educast is working with several global reputed organizations for serving society with best healthcare solutions and minimizing healthcare hazards.

EdUCAST's founder Abdullah Butt said the project would be launched in Sudan within a month, adding that it will also offer assistance to healthcare officials of the country. 

The Pakistani startup has signed an agreement in July with the Building Foundation for Development (BFD), a non-profit governmental organization with its headquarter in Yemen. 

The Science and Technology Innovation Department of the Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank is providing support to execute the project in Sundan, which has been suffering for mover five months due to a conflict between country’s army and paramilitary group.

The war has damaged the country’s health care sector as there are continuous attacks on health care as 70 to 80 percent of hospitals in the conflict-hit states are out of service. 

Butt said that it was the first of its kind telehealth service to be provided by any Pakistani company in war-hit states. He said initial work in this regard has been completed. 

It will establish a network of mobile telehealth units in Sudan to provide universal coverage and access to safe and effective mother and child health and other emergency related services, according to Arab news. 

The EDUCAST founder said that the telehealth education and clinical support will be provided at five medical teaching hospitals in Sudan to train up to 1,000 local doctors through in-person and online training. 


Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies

Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 3 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.15 287.95
Euro EUR 309.9 310.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4 360.05
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45 77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold prices increase in Pakistan; check out today gold rates in Pakistan - 3 December 2023  

The price of gold increased by thousands of rupees due to an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 3 December 2023

On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,800 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,450.

Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs201,482, 21 karat rate costs Rs192,325 and 18k gold rate is Rs164,850.

Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Sunday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Karachi PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Islamabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Peshawar PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Quetta PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Sialkot PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Attock PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Gujranwala PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Jehlum PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Multan PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Bahawalpur PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Gujrat PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Nawabshah PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Chakwal PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Hyderabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Nowshehra PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Sargodha PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Faisalabad PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730
Mirpur PKR 219,800 PKR 2,730


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