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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JSMU Students Protest Against Federal Government’s Control
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JSMU Students Protest Against Federal Government’s Control

  KARACHI-  A large number of students belonging to Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU), earlier staged a peaceful protest demonstration outside Karachi Press Club for the authorities to withdraw the decision of handing over administrative control of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases and National Institute of Child Health to the Federal Government…

2nd Anti-Encroachment Drive Held at CHK  
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2nd Anti-Encroachment Drive Held at CHK  

KARACHI- Earlier, an anti-encroachment drive was held for the second time within the premises of Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), in collaboration with the Law enforcement agencies and the administration responsible for District South. All the unauthorized encroachers were strictly instructed by CHK’s management to vacate the hospital residential quarters, at the earliest. They…

Senior Dentist Murdered in Islamabad
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Senior Dentist Murdered in Islamabad

Islamabad- Senior Dentist, Dr Muhammad Saeed Iqbal was murdered in Islamabad under mysterious circumstances. Mahwish Saeed (daughter) informed Dental News that the murder had happened inside his house on January 19th, between 12:30 to 12:45pm. Dr Iqbal graduated in 1969 from de’Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore, where he was senior to Dr Arif Alvi, who is…

State-run Hospitals operate under Federal Government’s control
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State-run Hospitals operate under Federal Government’s control

PPP to stand against Supreme Court decision Adviser to Chief Minister Sindh on Information, Barrister Murtaza Wahab said Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) leadership has decided to approach the Supreme Court of Pakistan, against the decision to handover Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) and National Institute of Child Health (NICH)…

Prices of 1,084 medicines fixed by DRAP
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Prices of 1,084 medicines fixed by DRAP

ISLAMABAD: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has fixed prices of packaging of 1,084 medicines and issued formal SROs with the approval of the government. Three SROs of the DRAP provide details of 898, 67 and 128 kinds of medicines that included brand names, compositions, names of manufacturing companies, sizes of packing and maximum retail…

Adopt healthy lifestyle to prevent diseases: Dr Alvi at 6th KMDC Convocation
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Adopt healthy lifestyle to prevent diseases: Dr Alvi at 6th KMDC Convocation

President Arif Alvi was Chief Guest at the 6th Convocation Ceremony of Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC). Speaking on the occasion, President congratulated the graduates, faculty and administration of the College and said that convocation was an important milestone in the life of graduates. Advising the graduating doctors, he said, “Moving towards the professional…

Up to 1,370 students conferred degrees at DUHS 9th Convocation
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Up to 1,370 students conferred degrees at DUHS 9th Convocation

KARACHI- More than 1,370 students were conferred  degrees in different fields including Allied Health Sciences, diploma and MPhil at the 9th convocation of  Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) on December 12th 2018. postgraduates of different fields of Allied Health Sciences, Diploma, MPhil, 26 gold medalists, 24 silver medalists and 24 bronze medalists successfully passed…

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100-day performance report on health sector

ISLAMABAD: Following suit from other ministries and departments, the federal health ministry presented its three-month performance report to Prime Minister Imran Khan, highlighting how it prepared an ordinance on the apex medical education regulator. According to sources in the health ministry, its three-month performance report states that the ministry worked to prepare an ordinance to amend…

PPMA to increase drug prices
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PPMA to increase drug prices

Hike in Drug Prices Likely KARACHI- Addressing a press conference in Karachi, Central Chairman, Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA), Mr Zahid Saeed, urged the federal government to allow local drug manufacturers to rationally increase the prices of medicines, considering the alarming inflationary trends in Pakistan’s economy. He also mentioned that approximately 250 medicines have virtually vanished…

PEMRA urges verification of doctors before TV/radio interviews
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PEMRA urges verification of doctors before TV/radio interviews

KARACHI- Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in an official letter, has issued directives to all the satellite TV channels and FM radio stations to confirm registrations of healthcare providers, before inviting them to appear on any health related programme. According to the letter issued by PEMRA, the Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) established under Sindh…


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