August 19, 2019 Trade freeze: Pharma consignments from India diverted after Kashmir crisis

Agitated PPMA approaches DRAP for clearance of old consignments Pakistan’s pharmaceutical industry received a big shock after the government placed a ban on trade with India. The industry relies on raw material imported from India for the manufacturing of several essential medicines. Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) has raised this issue with Drug Regulatory Authority...

August 17, 2019 SHCC and MMIDSP signs MoU for infection prevention

KARACHI: The Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan (MMIDSP) for infection prevention in Sindh. The SHCC and MMIDSP signed an MOU to support infection prevention in Sindh through training healthcare professionals. The MMIDSP will provide training assistance to the SHCC in conducting...

August 14, 2019 Dr Kamran Vasfy Nominated

Islamabad- Vetran Dentist Dr Kamran Vasfy has been nominated for Sitara-e-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi. Dr Kamran has been nominated for his outstanding services rendered for the profession . The award will be conferred in March 2020.

August 8, 2019 Prime Minister’s Medical Talent Scholarship Programme

Press Release Pakistani medical graduates holding the full FCPS, MD or MS in any discipline are invited for two-year fully-funded higher training positions in leading teaching hospitals in the UK. Where possible, preference will be given to those wishing to pursue advanced training in anesthesia, intensive care, neonatology, emergency medicine and pathology, but candidates from...

August 7, 2019 Patients Complaint Cell establish at JPMC

KARACHI: The Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) has established a patients’ complaint cell in the hospital to resolve patients and their attendant’s complaints concerning the hospital’s functioning. Executive Director, JPMC, Dr Seemin Jamali, said the complaints cell had been set up in the institution. Additionally, 16 complaints and suggestions boxes are also being installed in...

August 7, 2019 Contract Doctors Stage Protest For Regularization

KARACHI: Contractually employed doctors working on different projects of the Sindh Health Department recently staged a protest demonstration demanding the regularization on their posts at the Karachi Press Club (KPC). The doctors working in the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Accident Emergency & Trauma Centre, Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health Project, Nutrition Support Program Sindh (NSP),...

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Professor Dr. Aziz-ur-Rehman Khan – A Profile

  As the dental fraternity, close friends and family mourn the tragic demise of Professor Dr Aziz-ur-Rehman, it is important to highlight some of the most prominent contributions he made to the promotion of dentistry, and improvement of dental education in Pakistan. Born on the 10th of November, 1952, in Quetta, Dr Aziz-ur-Rehman acquired his…

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PAO join hands with PDA

Karachi: The Pakistan Association of Orthodontists through a press release has informed that they have decided to join hands with PDA by holding their international orthodontic conference with PDA’s forthcoming international congress on the same dates and venue which is already announced by PDA in Dental News. The collaboration and joint efforts of both Associations…

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PAWD set to officially launch in January’15

Islamabad: The PAWD, Pakistan Association of Women Dentists has confirmed plans and arrangements to officially launch on the 18th of January, 2015 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad. The organization was formed to gather all women dentists of Pakistan on a single platform and to provide them with opportunities to develop and grow further in their field….

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Private Medical colleges only should be affiliated with medical universities operating in the public-sector

Governor Sindh orders universities to disaffiliate from medical colleges Karachi: The health experts held the administration of Karachi University, responsible for not establishing a medical college within the stipulated time given by Pakistan Medical Dental Council (PMDC) in 2012. Resultantly, PMDC administration under its rules and regulations, had decided to disaffiliate private medical colleges from…

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DIKIOHS handed over to Jinnah Sindh Medical University

DN Report Karachi Karachi: Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), has formally handed over the Dr Ishrat ul Ebad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences (DIKIOHS) building to Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU).  A simple ceremony was held at DIKIOHS which was attended by Special Secretary Public Health Sindh Dr Khalid Sheikh and Barkat Rajput…

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IBA introduces Post-Graduate Diploma in Hospital Management

Karachi: The Institute of Business Administration has introduced a Post Graduate Hospital Management Diploma, the first session of which will commence from January 2015. The Programme has been designed for individuals associated with medical, dental, pharmaceutical or nursing or allied fields interested in pursuing a Healthcare/Hospital Management career. It is aimed at equipping young individuals…

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MoU signed between PMDC and HEC

Islamabad: A Memorandum of Understanding was mutually signed between the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and the Higher Education Comission of Pakistan earlier last week in order to promote better coordination of the two organizations. President PMDC Dr Masood Hameed Khan and Chairman HEC Dr Mukhtar signed the document, the purpose of which is to…


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