February 15, 2020 IHC issues notice on pleas against sealing of PMDC offices

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) recently issued notice to the secretary Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) on a petition filed by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), Registrar, Retired Brigadier Hafizuddin Siddiqui and other employees of the council for sealing their offices. It is pertinent to mention here that on October last...

February 14, 2020 SHC orders to expedite Gutka trade crackdown

KARACHl: The Sindh High Court recently directed the provincial police officer to gear up the ongoing crackdown on the manufacture and sale of gutka and mainpuri in the province. A two-judge bench headed by Justice Mohammad Iqbal Kalhoro also asked the provincial authorities to file a conclusive report about the status of legislation to curb...

February 11, 2020 Paediatric Oral health day celebrated at RCD

Peshawar: Paediatric Oral Health day was recently organized in the Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Rehman College of Dentistry (RCD). Children from ABP&AW (Association of Business, Professional and Agricultural Women) were invited. The organization offered free education to those children who were not able to read and write because of financial issues. Importance of maintaining good...

February 11, 2020 PMDC dissolution ‘null and void’ by IHC

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court recently declared Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) dissolution null and void. A divisional bench comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani announced the decision on identical petitions filed against the dissolution of the council by a presidential ordinance signed by President Dr Arif Alvi. The presidential ordinance had paved way for...

February 8, 2020 47 more quack outlets shut down in Sindh

KARACHI- According to a recent Press Release, Directorate of Anti-Quackery Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) sealed 47 more quacks-clinics throughout the Sindh province in week and raids against fake doctors successfully continued in the province.   The SHCC had sealed 3,306 Healthcare Establishment (HCEs) in Sindh so far while warnings for non-compliance were also issued to...

February 6, 2020 Students warned against taking admission in foreign colleges: PMC

Islamabad: Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) secretary, Arsalan Hyder recently declared in an official communication that PMC has warned that any admission obtained by a Pakistani student in a foreign college will happen solely at their own risk and cost. “Pakistani students seeking admission to a foreign medical college or institution are put on notice that...

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DRAP has remarkably improved: General Secretary
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DRAP has remarkably improved: General Secretary

LAHORE: In a recent Press briefing, General Secretary, Naman Farooq said that the performance of the Directorate of Health & OTC Division, Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has remarkably improved. Earlier, detailed presentations were given to DRAP Chief Execuitve Officer, Asim Rouf and Director Health & OTC Dr. Fakhar Ud Din Amir. Alternative Pharmaceuticals…

41 Quackery outlets sealed across Sindh
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41 Quackery outlets sealed across Sindh

KARACHI: The Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) sealed 41 more clinics run by quacks in a week, taking the total number of sealed healthcare establishments (HCEs) to 3256 in Sindh. The Directorate of Anti-Quackery sealed 41 clinics throughout the province in a week during the inspections of healthcare establishments (HCEs) last week. The teams have sealed…

Alvi clears the air about recent controversial remark
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Alvi clears the air about recent controversial remark

Karachi: President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi recently wrote an article titled ‘Fake news: A conundrum that demands serious discourse in Pakistan.’ The article was published in all major newspapers of Pakistan. According to the article, the author stated that he recently visited the hospitals, the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases and the National Institute…

Surgical complications are more likely to heighten in smokers
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Surgical complications are more likely to heighten in smokers

KARACHI: According to a recently issued WHO report, tobacco smokers were at a significantly higher risk than non-smokers for post-surgical complications, including impaired heart and lung functions, infections, and delayed or impaired wound healing. However, new evidence revealed that smokers who quit approximately four weeks or more before surgery have a lower risk of complications…

Two Quackery outlets sealed in Rawalpindi
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Two Quackery outlets sealed in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Dr Zeeshan Khurram, Deputy District Health Officer (DDHO), District Health Authority (DHA) recently announced that two quacks clinics were sealed. This was part of in its ongoing drive against illegal clinics. While addressing the Press, Dr Zeeshan Khurram said that on the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan, the DHA sealed two clinics including…

DRAP will register with WHO-Listed Authorities: Asim Rauf
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DRAP will register with WHO-Listed Authorities: Asim Rauf

ISLAMABAD– Asim Rauf, Chief Executive Officer, Drugs Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) recently announced that DRAP would soon associate with an international body of World Health Organization. This step would ensure the provision of international standards of medicine in the country. While addressing to the media, Asim Rauf said that quality of medicines had become…

Dental Community congratulates Dr Kefi Iqbal
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Dental Community congratulates Dr Kefi Iqbal

Karachi: Dental Community appreciates the newly formed National Medical and Dental Academic Board (NMDAB) and appointment of Dr Kefi Iqbal in the board. The Dental officials congratulates Dr Kefi on his selection in the Academic Board and believed that Dr Kefi would rightly represent dental fraternity from Sindh in NMDAB. With the aim to look…

PMC setups new Medical and Dental Academic Board
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PMC setups new Medical and Dental Academic Board

ISLAMABAD: According to a recent notification, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) had constituted an 18-member National Medical and Dental Academic Board (NMDAB). The board would look into the standard of education being followed by the undergraduate/post-graduate medical and dental institutions across the country. The notification was signed by NHS secretary Dr Allah Bakhsh…

PMDC DISSOLUTION CASE: IHC reserves judgment on filed petition
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PMDC DISSOLUTION CASE: IHC reserves judgment on filed petition

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) recently reserved its judgment on identical petitions filed against the dissolution of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) by a presidential ordinance. IHC Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani reserved the decision after Additional Attorney General Tariq Mehmood Khokhar concluded his arguments. The court earlier heard from the petitioners and…


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