June 17, 2019 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...

June 4, 2019 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....

May 30, 2019 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...

May 30, 2019 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...

May 28, 2019 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...

May 28, 2019 SHCC and Sindh Health Dept launch full-scale drive against quacks

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Care Commission and the Sindh Health Department have decided to start a full-scale drive against quacks across the province, and a comprehensive plan has been chalked out in this regard. This was decided in a meeting, jointly chaired by the Director General Health Sindh, Dr Masood Solangi, and Chief Executive Officer,...

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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…

23rd Hamdard University Convocation 2019
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23rd Hamdard University Convocation 2019

The 23rd Hamdard University Convocation 2019 was held at the Abdul Moueed Hall in the main campus, Bait-ul Hikma, Hamdard University. All the students and their parents were seated in their allocated area. The convocation began with the entrance of the academic procession. The ceremony began with the recitation of the Holy Quran followed by an annual…

22nd Convocation Fatima Jinnah Dental College
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22nd Convocation Fatima Jinnah Dental College

Karachi- Fatima Jinnah Dental College (FJDC) held its 22nd Convocation ceremony on March 27th, at PAF Museum. At the occasion, the degrees were conferred upon two batches of FJDC, 22nd and 23rd. The Chief Guest for the event was Dr Inayatullah Padhiar, who recently received Sitara-e-Imtiaz from President Arif Alvi on the occasion of Pakistan…

HBS Dental College organizes WOHD activity
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HBS Dental College organizes WOHD activity

The official theme of the 2019 World Oral Health Day (WOHD) campaign is ‘Say Ahh: Act on Mouth Health’, which calls on individuals to adopt positive actions for maintaining optimum oral health and prevention of oral diseases. It is never too early or too late to start looking after your oral health. If you act…


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