September 18, 2019 5th All Pakistan DUHS-DICE Exhibition in October

KARACHI: Vice-Chancellor, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Prof Mohammed Saeed Quraishy, recently announced that the 5th DUHS-DICE exhibition is scheduled to be held in the mid of October 2019. The exhibition will support science and research projects from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Swat, Azad Kashmir, and all over Pakistan. He said this while presiding the...

September 17, 2019 PMA demands strict monitoring of DRAP

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) appreciated the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) for stopping the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) from registering drugs without fixing their prices. The step has been taken in the light of the AGP’s special audit report of DRAP, which revealed many irregularities in the price-fixing by the...

September 16, 2019 SHCC forms Institutional Research Board to promote research

KARACHI: The Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) has established its Institutional Research Board (IRB) with the aim to review the research projects for scientific and ethical values and promote responsible research culture for health in the Sindh province. The IRB will also facilitate researchers by reviewing research projects and ensuring that the rights and welfare of...

September 11, 2019 SHCC To Dictate Study On Infection Prevention And Control

KARACHI- Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) held a meeting with Sindh Infection Prevention & Control Task Force, where experts decided to conduct a study on infection prevention and control. The meeting was attended by CEO SHCC Dr Minhaj Qidwai, Dr Rehana, Dr Aziz Ullah Dhillo, Dr Ayaz Mustafa, Dr Raza Kazmi and Dr Faiza Bhutto. It was...

September 6, 2019 PMA expresses concern over shifting of PMDC office

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has expressed its concern over the shifting of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) Office from Saddar, Karachi, to a far-flung area of Clifton. The news of the shift was conveyed through a letter No.018/PMAC/2019, addressed to the then Acting Registrar of the PMDC. The PMA reiterates its...

September 5, 2019 Import of life-saving drugs from India to resume

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has finally allowed resuming of import of life-saving drugs from India, which was earlier banned. The Nation Security Committee had decided to suspend trade with India on account of the brutality in occupied Kashmir. The decision to recommence trade became essential considering the much needed relief for the patients, and a statutory regulatory order (SRO)...

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SHCC conducts training of trainers
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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…

Experts term quackery a national issue
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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…

PMA issues guideline for people to avoid heat-wave
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PMA issues guideline for people to avoid heat-wave

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (Centre) has urged the residents of the coastal belt of the Sindh province to take preventive measures to avoid the ongoing heat-wave. Secretary-General, PMA Centre, Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement, stated that the Met office forecasted a heat-wave likely to grip Karachi and other coastal areas of…

World Orthodontic Day at AIDM
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World Orthodontic Day at AIDM

World Orthodontic Day was organized at Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine (AIDM) Defence Campus by HOD of Orthodontics Department Prof. Dr Ambreen Afzal Ehsan and Prof Dr Hasnain Sakrani. The agenda was to discuss the treatment plans of untreated cases with orthodontic specialists from different colleges/universities, and to facilitate orthodontic trainees in their clinical work….

Sindh Govt halts handover of hospitals till SCP’s decision on the review petition
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Sindh Govt halts handover of hospitals till SCP’s decision on the review petition

Karachi: The Sindh government has decided to arrest the transfer of three key Karachi hospitals including the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) and the National Institute of Child Health (NICH) to the federal government until the Supreme Court of Pakistan decides on a review petition filed by the…

Saeed Mangnejo takes additional charge of Secretary Health 
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Saeed Mangnejo takes additional charge of Secretary Health 

KARACHI-Sindh Health Departmental has given Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo as additional charge of Secretary Health Sindh. According to a notification, in pursuance of Services General Administration and Coordination Department Government of Sindh notification No. SOI (SGA&CD)-3/29/2002), dated May 24th, 2019.  Saeed Mangnejo have been taken over the Additional Charge of the office of the Secretary Health Department…

SHCC forms squads to tackle quackery
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SHCC forms squads to tackle quackery

KARACHI: The Chief Executive Officer, Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC), Dr Minhaj Qidwai, and the Director Anti-Quackery Directorate, SHCC, Dr Ayaz Mustafa, recently held a meeting with the newly notified focal persons of anti-quackery to deal with the menace of quackery in the Sindh province. Qidwai and Mustafa also attended a meeting chaired by the Prime…

Jinnah Sindh Medical University expands to nine institutes
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Jinnah Sindh Medical University expands to nine institutes

KARACHI: “With the start of the latest Institute of Medical Education, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) now has nine constituent units imparting undergraduate and postgraduate level education in medicine and allied health sciences,” said Prof Tariq Rafi, Vice Chancellor JSMU, at an iftar dinner hosted for media representatives. He recounted the university’s journey from its…


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