First two monkeypox patients in Pakistan recover from illness

09:55 PM | 30 Apr, 2023
First two monkeypox patients in Pakistan recover from illness
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ISLAMABAD – The first two monkeypox cases reported in Pakistan last week have recovered from the virus.

Officials of the Federal Ministry of Health said on Sunday that a man deported from Saudi Arabia was under treatment at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and he has been discharged.

The other patient, who was quarantined at home, was said to be in a stable condition. 

According to experts on infectious diseases, many cases of "chickenpox" are being reported in Pakistan. They said that people are mistaking the cases of chickenpox as monkeypox. They urged the health ministry to take notice of the increasing cases of smallpox.

Two new cases of monkeypox have been reported at the Lahore General Hospital, the hospital administration said on Sunday.

The hospital administration said that suspected patients had been hospitalised for the last two days. 

As per details, one of the suspected patients was a female and the other was a male. Their symptoms include fever and red spots. One of them also had blisters on the body.

There are no further details available as to where the patients contracted the virus or whether they were travellers.

On Saturday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) assured Pakistan of help in containing the monkeypox virus. Pakistani authorities had reportedly decided to approach WHO for vaccines.

In a statement, WHO said it had been working and probing the spread of the virus alongside Pakistan's government, as the situation continues to evolve.

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Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 16 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 16, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.7 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.8 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 311.9 314.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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