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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV)A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

The first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Till now 67,107 cases of coronavirus have been detected globally in 29 countries. The death toll as a result of coronavirus is 1,526 while 8,365 people have recovered from the disease.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

Who Should Get Tested?

  1. Suspect case

Patient with a history of travel to or residence in China during the last 14 days prior to symptom onset; severe acute respiratory infection (fever, cough, and requiring admission to hospital)

Patient with any acute respiratory illness AND at least one of the following during the 14 days prior to symptom onset:

  1. a) contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19 infection
  2. b) Worked in or attended a health care facility where patients with confirmed or probable COVID-19 acute respiratory disease patients were being treated.
  3. An extremely worried person who wants to exclude the novel corona (COVID-19) virus infection
  4. Patients referred by a registered medical practitioner

Chughtai Lab is offering PCR based test for Coronavirus with results in 7 days.

Sample Required:

Nasal Swab

Throat Swab




Source: World Health Organization and World Meters

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Appreciation Ceremony for Successful FCPS Fellows

Chughtai Institute of Pathology hosted a ceremony for its fellows who have successfully passed their FCPS Exam to recognize their hardwork. The event was attended by recognized doctors from the medical fraternity who congratulated them on their success. The event also included a pin giving ceremony from Chughtai Lab to the successful fellows.
The Chughtai Institute of Pathology has produced more than 15 FCPS pathologists till now who are serving Pakistan.

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Chughtai Lab wishes a Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating!

Chughtai Lab wishes a Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating!
We believe in diversity at all levels in our organization. To celebrate Christmas with our employees we arranged a Christmas party at the head office, where the team gathered to celebrate the occasion. Here are a few glimpses from the event.

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Chughtai Lab Weekly Roundup Activities – 22nd December 2019

The weekly round-up for this week is here. We have worked on educational and awareness sessions with the following:
– A session was conducted on smog at roots international school
– We had a session at Iqra University Karachi highlighting the importance of health and representing Chughtai Labs!
– An awareness session was conducted at ” Abu Anees Model School & College ” a Project of ” Tayyab Group Of Industries on General Health, Human Communication Disorder & Role of Speech Therapy, Chughtai Lab Home Sampling Program.
– Another session on smog session was conducted at SICAS
– A session on bone health was conducted at Shapes Head Office at their “Fitness Industry Meetup” where they engaged their members and faculty.

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Smog Awareness Sessions by Team Chughtai Lab

With the increasing problem of Smog in Pakistan, Chughtai Lab is spreading awareness on the precautionary measures one should take to stay safe from smog. We have conducted smog awareness sessions at National Grammar School and Sir Syed Cambridge school and have also distributed free smog masks to the students. Here are a few glimpses from the sessions.

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Chughtai Lab Home Sampling Fleet Launch

Chughtai Lab’s Step Ahead in Patient Care!

We are happy to announce the launch of our home sampling fleet today, that will be moving around in Lahore to further the provision of the best healthcare services.

At the launch event, our teams came together to celebrate the progress and transfer the ownership of Chughtai Lab’s fleet to our field officers who are playing an important role in taking healthcare facilities to the patient’s doorsteps.

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Chughtai Lab weekly roundup activities – 23rd November

Another weekly roundup on Chughtai Lab’s weekly activities is here. Our teams have been working assiduously for awareness and the provision of the best health services to the people.
– A CME on the DEXA scan was conducted in mayo Hospital’s Ortho department with Dr. Sufiyan Chaudhary and Ms. Noreen.
– A session on Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer Awareness was conducted at the Learning Alliance.
– A CME on LBC & Mammography was conducted at Lady Willington Hospital unit 3 with Prof. Dr. Amna Zia.
– A Medical Activity conducted at Sona Welfare Hospital Mirpur, Mathelo.
– A CME was conducted on Dexa Scan in the Orthopedic unit at Lahore General Hospital.
– An awareness session on healthy living was conducted at APL Logistics Karachi.
– A CME on Mammogram & Dexa Scan was conducted at Services Hospital.
– A session on Good Bacteria and Bad Bacteria was conducted for the kids of custodians at Lahore American School. A session on breast cancer was also conducted for the female custodian staff.

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