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,...

May 28, 2019 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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Disciplinary action against substandard institutions – PMDC

Islamabad: The Executive Committee of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has decided to start disciplinary action against substandard medical and dental colleges and institutions. The meeting chaired by Prof Masood Hameed, President PMDC, the council executive committee decided to upgrade the standard of medical and dental education to ensure quality health services to general…

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PMDC can perform its regulatory functions : Registrar

Islamabad: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) said no court of the law in the country had stopped it from regulating medical and dental education and practice. “There have been no restraining orders from any court on performing its regulatory functions,” PMDC Registrar Dr Raja Amjad Mehmood told reporters here. The registrar said the…

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Ebola Advisory; Prevention is better than cure; Ministry NHS

Islamabad: An advisory to all the provinces by the Ministry of National Health Services including Islamabad administration, the Capital Development Authority about the necessary precautionary measures against the Ebola disease. In the advisory, the ministry highlighted that this deadly virus has a death rate of almost 90% therefore precautionary measures must be implemented Ebola virus…

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Accelerating dengue surveillance and eradicating dengue larvae

LAHORE: Advisor to Chief Minister on Health Kh Salman Rafique while presiding a Cabinet Committee meeting on Dengue Control recently, has directed all concerned medical departments to accelerate dengue surveillance and for eradicating dengue larvae. He said that monitoring of surveillance teams should strictly ensured action in union councils from where dengue larvae is not…

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Congo Virus Hits Pakistan

Quetta: The Two men who were earlier infected with the Congo virus passed away, while a woman, who also contracted the fatal virus, is still being treated, Medical News Pakistan has learnt. A officer at the district hospital has said that the thirty-year-old Abdullah Jan died at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Zhob, while 60-year-old…

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Doctors Refuse to Treat Policemen

MN Report Lahore–  Lahore which now wears a look of battleground, doctors at the Jinnah Hospital Lahore refused to treat the injured policemen. It is learnt that policemen accompanying the injured had some scuffle with the duty doctors who later refused to treat the injured policemen brought to Jinnah hospital This is a developing story…

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PPSC suspends PMDC registration requirement

LAHORE : Owing to the long conflict prevailing between The Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) and the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) over the “Unnecessary Delays” in the registration of 750 FCPS/MCPS doctors, the PPSC has finally decided, in principle, to conduct interviews of all post graduate doctors who have cleared exams for the…

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Pregnant travelers should not take Polio vaccine – Gynaecologists

Islamabad : The World Health Organization is being questioned by Pakistan’s Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (NHSRC) to provide scientific evidence and clarify the issue of the safety of administering Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) to pregnant women traveling abroad from Pakistan. There is a major confusion prevailing, as the WHO guidelines state…

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Admission tests for medical colleges on 31 Aug.

LAHORE : Aspiring medical students in Punjab can look forward to the entry exams for granting admissions into medical and dental colleges soon. The entry test for public and private sector institutions will be conducted on 31st August in 13 cities.According to media reports; Entrance test kits would be available at the University of Health…

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Doctors suffer in tussle of PMDC & CPSP

LAHORE : Almost 750 medical consultants are bearing the brunt of a tussle prevailing over the accreditation system between the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) and the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), while the Punjab Public Service Commission has clearly refused to evaluate their qualifications for for appointments as senior registrar. These…


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