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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MoU signed between IPAC Foundation and Next Level Dentistry
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MoU signed between IPAC Foundation and Next Level Dentistry

Lahore: A Memmorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Chairman, Infection Prevention And Control Foundation (IPAC), Dr. Sameer Shafi and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Founder, Next Level Dentistry, Dr. Aqib Mudassarat at IPAC Foundation Head Office. The event was attended by Prof. Dr. Mulazim Hussain Bukhari, Head of Pathology Department, University of Lahore and Mr. Rana Zahid. Students from De’Montmorency College…

Federal Govt ordered to sum up arguments regarding PMDC
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Federal Govt ordered to sum up arguments regarding PMDC

Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) directed federation to conclude its arguments on next date of hearing on a petition challenging the dissolving of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and termination of its all employees. Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani conducted hearing on a petition filed by former employees of PMDC against the presidential Ordinance…

NHS ministry rejects petition against PMC Ordinance
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NHS ministry rejects petition against PMC Ordinance

ISLAMABAD: In a recent development, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) submitted its reply before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in response to petitions filed against the promulgation of an ordinance that replaced the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) with the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC). NHS challenged the legality of identical petitions filed…

SHC verdict dismissed-Supreme Court accepted PMC policy
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SHC verdict dismissed-Supreme Court accepted PMC policy

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court  suspended the Sindh High Court verdict regarding admissions policy in medical and dental colleges. A three-member bench of the court headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial heard the case filed by Pakistan Medical Council (PMC). During the course of proceedings, Chaudhry Muhammad Amir appeared on behalf of PMC and stated that the SHC allowed admissions in the…

Black Day Observed in Sindh
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Black Day Observed in Sindh

KARACHI: The Young Doctors Association (YDA) Sindh, Sindh Doctors Ittihad (SDI), and the paramedics’ organizations recently observed black day across the Sindh province. The day was observed in order to show solidarity against torture on doctors and the attack on the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) by lawyers in Lahore. The protesters were led by…

Quiz Competition held at Baqai Dental College
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Quiz Competition held at Baqai Dental College

Karachi- Annual Quiz Competition was organized by Department of Community Dentistry at Baqai Dental College. The competition was held among the students of 2nd Year BDS. This co-curricular activity was orchestrated by the whole community dentistry team including Head of Department, Prof Dr Asghar Ali Shigri, Dr Mohammad Ali Leghari, Dr Samreen Shafqat, Dr Syed…

Executive Dental Clinic inaugurated at KMDC
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Executive Dental Clinic inaugurated at KMDC

KARACHI- A state of the art Executive Dental Clinic was recently inaugurated by Wasim Akhtar, Mayor Karachi at Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC). Dr Syed Saif ur Rehman, Metropolitan Commissioner, Dr Salma Kausar, Senior Director medical services, Prof Dr Mahmood Haider, Principal College, faculty members and students were also present on this occasion. While…

Hands-On workshop at Baqai Dental College
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Hands-On workshop at Baqai Dental College

KARACHI- A CME activity was held by Baqai Dental College research and development department (R & D) at Baqai Dental College. The activity was aimed to train its house officers on proper understanding and usage of statistical analysis software and Endnote (referencing software). A three hour long workshop with a full house attendance was executed….


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