June 15, 2020 Federal Government allocates budget for JPMC and other hospitals

KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led Federal Government has allocated PKR 13 billion for the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), Sheikh Zaid Hospital Lahore, and other health facilities. As per the budget book, PKR 13 billion has been allocated for hospitals run by the Federal government, including the Sheikh Zaid Hospital Lahore, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical...

June 13, 2020 PRCS distributes KN-95 masks among health staff of public hospitals

KARACHI: The Sindh Branch of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), with the support of PRCS National Headquarters Islamabad, distributed 4,000 KN-95 masks in public sector hospitals of the Sindh Province, a statement said. The statement released said that contributing to the government’s efforts to ensure the safety of doctors and frontline paramedics treating the...

June 12, 2020 Parliamentary body demands the identification of tobacco ‘mafia’

ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf recently demanded formation of a parliamentary committee to identify mafias and cartels which have been trying to give benefit to multinational tobacco companies. Raising the issue as a point of order during the National Assembly session, he said across the globe campaigns were held against smoking but he...

June 10, 2020 NEB exam candidates protest against PMDC; demand registration

ISLAMABAD: Doctors who have received their medical training abroad recently staged a protest outside the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). They blocked the road outside the council’s offices and demanded that the regulator register them. The protesters said that the apex regulator of medical education and practitioners in the country had stopped their registrations...

June 9, 2020 SC takes sou moto on COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: With at least two judges contracting the novel coronavirus, the Supreme Court (SC) recently reminded the federal government to take the health emergency seriously and come up with uniform national legislation. “This becomes important more so when the passing of the executive orders to deal with the pandemic has trampled and affected the fundamental...

June 8, 2020 Coronavirus cases cross 100,000 marks in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The recent surge in the novel coronavirus has recently claimed 458 more lives besides infecting at least 26,853 more people during the last one week only, thus surpassing 100,000 and 2,000 number of confirmed Covid-19 cases and related deaths across the country, respectively. Earlier, the tally of Covid-19 confirmed cases had jumped to 101,468,...

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Punjab govt accords priority to medical facilities: CS

By Our Staff Reporter Lahore: Punjab Chief Secretary Khizar Hayat Gondal has directed the officials to ensure best possible medical facilities in all public sector hospitals of the province, or else those found guilty of negligence would be taken to task. Presiding over a meeting held at the Civil Secretariat to review provision of health…

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Forensic medicine continues to be ignored in KPK

By Our Staff Reporter Peshawar : Though the forensic medicine has a crucial role in evidence of biological aspect of crimes, there is just one medical college – Peshawar’s Khyber Medical College (KMC) – in the entire Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province where a full-fledged forensic and toxicology department has been functioning since 1990.   Ironically, KPK and the…

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PM&DC revises criteria for CME/CDE hours

Islamabad: Revised Criteria for Continuing Medical and Dental Education (CME/CDE) for Medical and Dental Practitioners in Pakistan. The notification issued by the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council states that the Management Committee of PM&DC in its meeting held on 22nd September 2015 at Islamabad discussed and noted that the concept of CME/CDE is gaining wide-spread…

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Sindh, KPK’s aloofness incomprehensible!

By Our Staff Reporter Islamabad: 3.2m poor families to benefit from PM’s health insurance scheme. The much-awaited health insurance initiative, titled the “PM’s National Health Programme”, whereby around 1.2 million families will get free healthcare facilities in the first phase, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hours before the last sunset of 2015. Though…

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Only PhDs to be appointed VC, principal of medical colleges

By Our Staff Reporter Islamabad: Though the faculty members, not possessing PhDs or equivalent degrees, have been appointed professors in the past, the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has now decided that a PhD degree was a must for faculty members to be promoted as professors. In the wake of this decision, only faculty members…

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Students deprived of admission to KMC approach PHC

  By Our Staff Reporter Peshawar : The Peshawar High Court has issued notices to the health secretary, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and joint admission committee for not admitting students hailing from Balochistan and Fata to Khyber Medical College (KMC). The court also issued an interim order allowing those students to attend classes. A division…

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18 new members of PMDC elected

By Our Staff Reporter Islamabad: Although the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has not yet announced the results of its council’s elections, successful candidates were identified when the election committee dispatched names of the 18 new council members to the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) for publication in the Gazette of Pakistan. The…

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PMDC Sindh Elections – Unofficial Results

Karachi: The election of general and public faculty seats for Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) was held on 5 December 2015 throughout the Sindh province. As per unofficial results of public faculty seat, Dr Nusrat Shah of Civil Hospital Karachi got 139 votes, Prof Dr Abdul Razzaq Sheikh of Liaquat University of Medical and…


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