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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HEC vows to take stern action against Varsities

LAHORE – Public and private sector universities, sub-campuses and degree awarding institutions will be facing an imminent clampdown by the Higher Education Commission for not meeting the criteria vis-à-vis faculty requirement, and offering non accredited programmes and running illegal campuses/sub-campuses, across the country. According to reports; The Higher Education Commission (HEC) setting a deadline of…

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Senate panel asks for dismissal of PMDC

ISLAMABAD– Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat has suggested that the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council should be closed down, because of its disappointing performance. According to reports; Committee chair Senator Kalsoom Parveen said that future of thousands of medical students studying at private medical colleges is at stake due to flawed PMDC policies. She…

Provincial Medical & Dental Councils – a threat to PMDC's “National status”
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Provincial Medical & Dental Councils – a threat to PMDC's “National status”

LAHORE – Another threat to the “National Status” of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) is expected to arise, due to the proposal being discussed by the Punjab government to establish the “Punjab Medical and Dental Council”. According to reports; The Sindh government has already established the “Sindh Medical and Dental Council (SM&DC)”, challenging…

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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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