July 15, 2019 Writers criticize lack of checks on language used in the electronic media

KARACHI: “None of the TV channels today have hired qualified script editors which are adversely affecting the state of Urdu language in Pakistan,” said playwright Haseena Moin at a panel discussion on Urdu Story writing which turned into a debate on the general state of the Urdu language in Pakistan. The panel consisting of renowned...

July 12, 2019 430 teeth extracted from a 14yr old’s mouth

A team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons of Nishtar Institute of Dentistry, in Multan, pulled out 430 teeth from the maxilla and mandible of a 14 year old boy. The boy was suffering from Complex Odontoma and had hundreds of teeth in his maxilla and mandible. In the first step, surgery was performed on the...

July 8, 2019 National level strategy needed to deal with quackery

KARACHI: The Anti-Quackery Directorate of the Sindh Health Care Commission has organized a second task force committee meeting where experts discussed various areas of healthcare. The task force committee meeting was attended by representatives of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC), Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC), National Council for Homeopathy (NCH), and Pharmacy Council of...

June 29, 2019 Medical colleges to be annually categorized on quality by PMDC

Islamabad- Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has decided to initiate annual categorization of all public and private medical and dental colleges of Pakistan, based on quality. According to an official of PMDC, all medical and dental colleges will be ranked into five categories from A+ to D on the basis of their performance indicators,...

June 24, 2019 SHCC conducts training of trainers

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Care Commission’s (SHCC) Directorate of Clinical Governance & Training recently organized a “train the trainer” session on Sindh Service Delivery Standards (SSDS) at Darul Sehat Hospital. This training will be attended by the SHCC’s inspection team and medical experts. The objective is to train the experts in the field on SSDS...

June 19, 2019 Experts term quackery a national issue

KARACHI: The Chief Executive Officer of the Sindh Healthcare Commission, Dr Minhaj Qidwai, stated that quackery is a national issue and is not confined to any specific province. This he said while addressing a press conference along with the Chief Executive Officer of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Healthcare Commission (HCC), Azar Sardar, and the Director of...

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SHCC forms squads to tackle quackery
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SHCC forms squads to tackle quackery

KARACHI: The Chief Executive Officer, Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC), Dr Minhaj Qidwai, and the Director Anti-Quackery Directorate, SHCC, Dr Ayaz Mustafa, recently held a meeting with the newly notified focal persons of anti-quackery to deal with the menace of quackery in the Sindh province. Qidwai and Mustafa also attended a meeting chaired by the Prime…

Jinnah Sindh Medical University expands to nine institutes
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Jinnah Sindh Medical University expands to nine institutes

KARACHI: “With the start of the latest Institute of Medical Education, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) now has nine constituent units imparting undergraduate and postgraduate level education in medicine and allied health sciences,” said Prof Tariq Rafi, Vice Chancellor JSMU, at an iftar dinner hosted for media representatives. He recounted the university’s journey from its…

Federal Govt Takes Over 3 Major Hospitals of Sindh
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Federal Govt Takes Over 3 Major Hospitals of Sindh

KARACHI- Federal government has taken over administrative control of three major hospitals of Sindh province, which include Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), and National Institute of Child Health (NICH). The notification issued by Federal Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Control said: “In pursuance of Supreme Court of…

Sindh nominates 29 focal persons for anti-quackery
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Sindh nominates 29 focal persons for anti-quackery

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Department has notified 29 focal persons in all districts of the Sindh province who will coordinate with the Anti-Quackery Directorate of the Sindh Health Care Commission in the drive against illegal medical practitioners across the Sindh province. According to the notification issued by the Director General Health Services Sindh, Dr Masood…

Darul Sehat Hospital, family of Nashwa reach settlement
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Darul Sehat Hospital, family of Nashwa reach settlement

Agreement signed; Baba Nashwa PICU to be established at hospital KARACHI- Darul Sehat Hospital’s management and the grieving family of nine month-old baby Nashwa, who died due to administering of wrong injection by the hospital personnel, have reached a settlement; the deceased’s family has accepted apology of DUSH administration. This was announced by Qaisar Ali, the father…

Searle announces the acquisition of OBS Pakistan
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Searle announces the acquisition of OBS Pakistan

KARACHI: One of Pakistan’s leading pharmaceutical companies, the Searle company Ltd., recently announced that it is acquiring OBS Pakistan Ltd. A recently issued statement said that Searle had been a US-based multinational company as it was acquired by IBL Group in 1993 and listed in the Pakistan Stock Exchange. The latest acquisition will strengthen Searle’s…

PMA appreciates Senate’s Standing Committee bold stance against PMDC
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PMA appreciates Senate’s Standing Committee bold stance against PMDC

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) praised the Chairman of the Senate’s Standing Committee on National Health Services and the members of the Standing Committee for their bold stance against the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) Ordinance 2019. An emergent meeting of the PMA Centre was held at the PMA House, Karachi to discuss…

Dr Muntazir Hyder posted as MS Liaquatabad Hospital 
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Dr Muntazir Hyder posted as MS Liaquatabad Hospital 

KARACHI- Services, General Administration and Coordination Department of Sindh has posted Dr Syed Muntazir Hyder as Medical Superintendent Sindh Government Hospital Liaquatabad. According to the notification, Dr Syed Muntazir Hyder, Senior Medical Officer (BS-19), presently posted as Additional Medical Superintendent (BS-19) Dr Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital, Karachi, has been transferred and posted with immediate effect…


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