May 24, 2019 Bilawal Warns Federal Govt Over Taking Control of 3 Sindh Hospitals

KARACHI-   Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned the taking over of Sindh’s three major hospitals by the federal government and termed it as an attack on provincial autonomy. In a statement, the PPP Chairman said, “The people of Sindh have invested billions of rupees on revolutionary improvements in Jinnah...

May 24, 2019 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...

May 23, 2019 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...

May 23, 2019 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...

May 22, 2019 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...

May 22, 2019 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...

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16th Convocation of Ziauddin University
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16th Convocation of Ziauddin University

KARACHI-6th Convocation of Ziauddin University will be held on Friday, April 26th, at  Expo Center Karachi.  Deputy Chairman Senate of Pakistan Saleem Mandviwalla has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest. Around 572 graduates from MBBS, BDS, Pharm.D, Bio Medical Engineering, Medical Technology, Speech Language, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Clinical Lab Sciences, Media Sciences, Ph.D, M.Phil,…

Rs 22.5 Million fine imposed on 3 medical and dental institutes
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Rs 22.5 Million fine imposed on 3 medical and dental institutes

ISLAMABAD- Three medical and dental colleges have been penalized by Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) for violating Section 10 of the Competition Act, 2010 by fraudulently claiming recognition by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and offering admissions to students for 2013-14 sessions. The imposed fine is Rs22.5 million. The CCP conducted an inquiry…

Dr Zafar Mirza welcomed as new Federal Health Minister
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Dr Zafar Mirza welcomed as new Federal Health Minister

Islamabad: The recent appointment of eminent public health specialist, Dr Zafar Mirza, as the Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination was welcomed by the global and national public health fraternity. Assigning health at the federal level to a top expert in the field with years of relevant experience in Pakistan and…

Girl declared dead a few hours after reporting dental pain
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Girl declared dead a few hours after reporting dental pain

Karachi- On experiencing toothache, Asmat, 25, visited a government hospital for checkup. The doctor on duty, Dr Ayaz, wrote a prescription of an injection and handed it over to the compounder, Shahzaib. Asmat’s condition deteriorated as soon as the compounder administered the injection. She was immediately shifted to the emergency ward on a stretcher. Upon examination by…

Pharma industry forced to slash prices
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Pharma industry forced to slash prices

KARACHI: Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA) announced to decrease the prices of 395 essential medicines along with 464 medicines voluntarily by 10 to 15 per cent in order to provide due economic relief to masses. Zahid Saeed, Chairman PPMA announcing the decision of the industry said that prices of 395 essential medicines are being reduced from…

Awareness seminar by Sindh Health-Care Commission
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Awareness seminar by Sindh Health-Care Commission

Sindh Health-Care Commission (SHCC) Act 2013 was passed from Sindh Assembly to regulate and register private hospitals, maternity homes, dental clinics, laboratories and homeopathic clinics. Commissioner, Larkana Division, Muhammad Saleem Raza Khuhro, while addressing an awareness session held by the SHCC at a local hotel said that health department must ensure that better facilities in…

Pharma Industry may collapse
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Pharma Industry may collapse

PM Khan orders reversal of medicine prices Lahore: After public outcry, Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered investigation and immediate reversal of medicine prices all over Pakistan. This is a big set-back to the pharma industry which managed to get this price increase after a prolonged price freeze. According to news, Imran Khan has ordered…

Hiked drug prices. Who belled the cat?
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Hiked drug prices. Who belled the cat?

 Rise in drug prices must to ensure survival of the pharma industry The rise in drug prices including approved 15% has drawn palpable hue and cry from the masses. Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan through SRO 34(I)/2019 issued in January 2019 notified an increase of 9% over and above maximum retail price (MRP) of medicines…

Remuneration of Sindh doctors revised
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Remuneration of Sindh doctors revised

Karachi- Finance Department, Government of Sindh, recently issued a notification addressing the raise in allowances of the doctors of Sindh Province. The decision was made by the Sindh Cabinet in a meeting held on February 25th’19. The remunerations have been revised for doctors from BS-17 to BS-20/House officers and Postgraduate trainees. According to the notification…


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