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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PM&DC agrees to register first 2 batches of DDC
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PM&DC agrees to register first 2 batches of DDC

Recently at a PMDC meeting in Islamabad, Principal DMC Dr Kartar Dawani raised the issue of registration of students of Dow Dental College (DDC). He sought clarification over whether these students will be retrospectively registered after recognition of the College, since their registration fees had been duly accepted by PMDC. PMDC President Dr Tariq Bhutta…

CPSP manipulating Young Doctors? Minister Yasmin lashes out
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CPSP manipulating Young Doctors? Minister Yasmin lashes out

Lahore- Punjab Health Minister Prof. Dr Yasmin Rashid recently called a meeting at the regional HQ of CPSP, where she summoned the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) office-bearers and other senior representatives including its president Prof Zafarullah Chaudhry, councillors Prof Khalid Masood Gondal, Prof Aamir Zeman Khan, Prof Mohammad Tayyab, Prof Mahmood Ayaz…

No-Tobacco Day observed in Pakistan
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No-Tobacco Day observed in Pakistan

  KARACHI: On the 1st of Ramadan, National No-Tobacco Day was observed across the country, urging all Muslims to abandon tobacco use during the holy month. The Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA), Pakistan Chest Society and other medical organizations arranged programs and lectures in different places and distributed anti-tobacco literature as well. Social media was…

Quack Plays Havoc in Larkana
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Quack Plays Havoc in Larkana

128, including children & adults, catch HIV at the hands of vengeful quack KARACHI: Health Minister Azra Pechuho informed the house that a quack impersonating as a doctor had been arrested after a case registered against him for using used syringes in Larkana district that caused the lethal Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. The number…

Reopening of Darul Sehat Hospital ordered by SHC   
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Reopening of Darul Sehat Hospital ordered by SHC  

The Sindh High Court has ordered to re-open Darul Sehat Hospital, which was sealed on April 24 after a minor girl, Nashwa Ali, passed away on April 22 due to negligence. The nine-month old Nashwa passed away after being administered an incorrect dose of drugs at the hospital on April 7th. She suffered brain damage…

PDA demands immediate reopening of Darul Sehat Hospital
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PDA demands immediate reopening of Darul Sehat Hospital

Karachi- The Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) has condemned the closure of Darul Sehat Hospital in Karachi. In a statement issued here, the PDA said that closure of the Darul Sehat hospital had rendered jobless and redundant over 1,000 doctors, post-graduate students, house officers, para-medical staff associated with the privately run hospital for no fault of…


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