March 10, 2019 Dentist/Teacher/Editor Dr Inayyat named for Sitara-e-Imtiaz

  Dr Inayatullah Padhiar- the selfless dentist- whose services to dentistry are finally acknowledged, has been nominated to receive the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, a prestigious civil award, in recognition of his services rendered to dentistry. It’s a proud moment for the entire dental fraternity. President Dr Arif Alvi has decided to confer Civil Awards on one hundred...

March 9, 2019 SHC dismisses petition against PDA Constitution amendments and election results

Karachi-The Sindh High Court recently dismissed a petition against the new PDA Constitution and election results of PDA Karachi Branch. Before the SHC, the petitioner challenged the amendments in the PDA Constitution deeming them illegal; they sought directions against the Central Council to nominate election commission; moreover, they appealed for the suspension of election results of PDA Karachi...

March 5, 2019 On SC directives, PMDC orders stipend for private college students at par with govt stipend

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has directed all private medical and dental colleges and teaching hospitals to ensure students on house jobs are paid the same as those in the public sector medical and dental colleges. This was done in compliance with the Supreme Court’s written order by the former chief justice,...

March 5, 2019 PMDC council sans Sindh, Balochistan representation

ISLAMABAD: Federal Government’s recent notification regarding PMDC council members has been heavily criticized for not including representation from Sindh and Balochistan. This is in violation of the PM&DC rules, according to which two members belonging to clinical and basic sciences from each province must be included. Moreover, one member, a dental professional, is to be...

February 20, 2019 A month later, Govt still unable to form new PMDC governing body 

ISLAMABAD: A month after the dissolution of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, the government is still unable to design a competent governing body for PMDC. Due to which, critical affairs of the council have been facing delay. Moreover, the government will have to move quickly to have the ordinance approved from both, the upper and...

February 20, 2019 Junior doctors nominated to represent Punjab in PMDC

LAHORE: As per President Arif Alvi’s new PMDC ordinance 2019, senior doctors were to be nominated from each province for the new 17-member council. The health department of Punjab has nominated junior doctors for the province’s representation in PMDC in clinical sciences, basic sciences and dentistry. According to the Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Department...

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PMA concerned over poor functioning of PMDC
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PMA concerned over poor functioning of PMDC

KARACHI-The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) expressed its concern about the present situation of chaos and confusion in the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) that has severely affected the working of PMDC. The Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr S.M. Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement said, as you know that on 5th January 2019, a…

Sindh’s Doctors to get Punjab-like Allowances
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Sindh’s Doctors to get Punjab-like Allowances

KARACHI: Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh on Information, Barrister Murtaza Wahab stated that protesting young doctors had announced to end their strike following successful negotiations. Flanked by Dr Peer Manzoor and Dr Ahmed Sultan at the Sindh Assembly, Wahab addressed the media quoting that the health department had agreed to the genuine and bona fide…

Anti-Quackery Team on  Mission Clean Sweep in Karachi
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Anti-Quackery Team on Mission Clean Sweep in Karachi

Karachi – An anti-quackery team of Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC), recently, conducted various raids against quacks, in the Clifton area of Karachi, in collaboration with District Health Officer (DHO) and law enforcement agencies. The team paid a supervise visit to KKT Orthopedic Hospital after receiving several complaints. It was observed that unregistered treatment methods…

Tenure of Members Cut to 3 yrs: PMDC Ordinance ’19
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Tenure of Members Cut to 3 yrs: PMDC Ordinance ’19

ISLAMABAD: In a first, the federal government has decided to revise the tenures of members of the country’s top medical education regulator apart from ending the representation of elected lawmakers on the board’s table. This is contained in the new Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) Ordinance 2019 which was approved by President Arif Alvi recently….

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Doctors End Strike in Sindh Province 

KARACHI – The Joint Action Committee of Doctors (JAC) ended its strike throughout Sindh on the assurance of the authorities concerned with the Sindh health department. The Vice-President of the Young Doctors Association (YDA) Sindh, Dr Waris Ali Jakhrani, stated that the JAC ended its strike and boycott of OPDs across the province for a…

Sindh Health Department to Increase Doctors’ Allowance
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Sindh Health Department to Increase Doctors’ Allowance

KARACHI- In light of the province wide protest demonstrations led by Sindh’s doctors, Minister for Health and Population Welfare, Sindh, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho mentioned that the Department has decided to increase professional allowances for the health staff. Sindh Health Department is paying Health Professional Allowance to Medical Officers, consisting of general cadre and Dentists…

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Anti-Quackery Drive Kicks Off in Karachi

KARACHI-Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) has launched anti-quackery drive in Karachi. According to the Chief Executive Officer of Sindh Health Care Commission, Dr Minhaj Qidwai, four healthcare establishments have already been sealed in the town of Saddar. The Anti-Quackery (AQ) Directorate of SHCC initiated the anti-quackery campaign in the southern district of the city and since…

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Sindh Doctors Observe Province-Wide Protest Demonstrations

KARACHI- Doctors working under the banner of Doctors Joint Action Committee, Sindh have observed complete strike throughout the province of Sindh, demanding the Government to raise their salaries, as per other provinces of Pakistan. The strike call was given by Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Sindh, Young Doctors Association (YDA) Sindh and Functional Doctors Forum. The doctors…

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Doctors End Strike in Sindh Province 

KARACHI – The Joint Action Committee of Doctors (JAC) ended its strike throughout Sindh on the assurance of the authorities concerned with the Sindh health department. The Vice-President of the Young Doctors Association (YDA) Sindh, Dr Waris Ali Jakhrani, stated that the JAC ended its strike and boycott of OPDs across the province for a…

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Sindh Assembly passes Amal Umer Medical Treatment Bill

Sindh Injured Persons’ Compulsory Medical Treatment Bill   KARACHI: Sindh Assembly recently passed the Sindh Injured Persons’ Compulsory Medical Treatment Bill, which is being called the Amal Umer Bill in order to honour the 10-yr old Amal who died after being injured by a stray bullet in a police shoutout in Karachi, last August. The new…


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