July 30, 2020 SAPM on Health Zafar Mirza resigns

Karachi: Just after resignation announced by Tania Aidrus, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Zafar Mirza recently resigned from the cabinet citing the “ongoing negative discussion about the role of SAPMs and criticism on the government” as the reason for his decision. In a series of tweets, SAPM Mirza stated that he came...

July 29, 2020 Global coronavirus death toll passes 650,000

PARIS: Recorded deaths from the coronavirus passed 650,000 recently as the disease surged back at hotspots in Asia, Europe and the Americas, prompting renewed restrictions, targeted lockdowns and compulsory mask-wearing orders. Australia has been rocked by its deadliest surge since the start of the pandemic, Hong Kong is experiencing record daily numbers and Spain`s caseload...

July 14, 2020 1,089 new COVID-19 cases emerge in Sindh

KARACHI: Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah recently said the coronavirus claimed 31 more lives, lifting the death toll to 1,826 while infecting 1,089 others, raising the tally to 106,622. In a statement issued here from the CM House, he said that overnight 8,929 samples were tested which detected 1,089 cases, constituting a 12 per...

July 13, 2020 COVID-19: Survey launches to build a confirmative database in Pakistan

KARACHI: The coronavirus case count is increasing at an alarming rate across the world. The COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing global outbreak that has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by the WHO and is considered the biggest public health challenge the world has faced in recent memory. The Pakistan Islamic...

July 10, 2020 Pakistan Medical and Dental Council announces to revoke PMC’s decisions

LAHORE: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) has recently annulled faculty registration of medical and dental colleges/institutions by erstwhile Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) in consonance with the order of Islamabad High Court. In a notification addressed to all vice-chancellors/principals/ deans of recognised public/private medical universities and medical and dental colleges/institutions, PM&DC Registrar Brig Dr...

July 9, 2020 DRAP confirms the availability of anti-COVID drug in three weeks

ISLAMABAD: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) recently said that remdesivir, a drug which has proved effective against coronavirus, will be available in the country within three weeks. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Asim Rauf told that DRAP, after registration of the medicine, had allowed two pharmaceutical companies to import this critical drug. The regulator...

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Kyrgyzstan’s offer to medical students

By Our Staff Reporter Islamabad: Five per cent of Pakistani students seeking medical and dental education in Kyrgyzstan will get the education free of charge. The generous offer was made by Kyrgyz Ambassador Ishad Baik during his meeting with Pakistan Medical and Dental Council’s (PMDC) president Prof Shabbir Lehri. Prof Lehri said that the students willing…

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Minister urges masses to boycott pricey medicines

By Our Staff reporter Islamabad: The Federal minister for health Sara tarar has urged the masses to boycott the companies who have increased the drug prices against the wishes of the government. The Supreme Court has ordered the government not to take any action but the masses are free to penalise the companies by buying cheaper…

Dentist with links to Al Qaeda arrested in Karachi
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Dentist with links to Al Qaeda arrested in Karachi

KARACHI: A dentist allegedly linked to militant group Al Qaeda as well as Safoora Goth accused Saad Aziz was arrested after an encounter early Sunday night, Preedy police station officials said today. Preedy police booked suspect Dr Usman in two cases pertaining to attacking police and possession of illegal weapons. Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) head Raja Umer…

2016-17 SESSION – PMDC asks YM&DC not to admit students
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2016-17 SESSION – PMDC asks YM&DC not to admit students

By Our Staff Reporter Islamabad: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has ordered a private medical and dental college not to admit students for the session 2016-17 following noticing critical deficiency in faculty and other facilities. PMDC president Prof Shabbir Lehri and a member of Executive Committee Dr Farrukh Eijaz conducted a surprise visit to the…

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Flawed priorities, BDS to DDS

Editorial It was recently in the news that the federal government with a view to improving working of health institutions operating in the Islamabad capital territory is actively considering establishment of Islamabad Health Authority. In the forum there was a viewpoint to upgrade dental health by increasing the duration of bachelor of dental surgery (BDS)…

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CME hours required for renewal: PM&DC

Islamabad: The Pakistan Medical & dental Council has revised criteria for Continuing Medical and Dental Education (CME/CDE) for Medical and Dental Practitioners in Pakistan. According to its notification the Management Committee of PM&DC noted that the concept of CME/CDE is gaining wide-spread international recognition and needs to be implemented in Pakistan too. This will serve…

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Peshawar to get a new dental college

DN Report Peshawar: The ground-breaking ceremony of Rehman College of Dentistry and Teaching Hospital was held here on Saturday, says a press release. Speaking on the occasion, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser lauded the initiative as an attempt to guarantee excellence in the health care and educational fields. Project director Prof Qaimuddin said: “The beginning…

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Mitral valves’ purchase on double price – YDAP urges CM to order inquiry

By Our Staff Reporter Lahore: Young Doctors Association Pakistan (YDAP) has alleged that the management of Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) purchased mitral valves (artificial heart valves) and other items at exorbitant rates in September 2015. Speaking at a news conference at Lahore Press Club, YDAP’s vice president Dr Samra Majeed along with secretary general Dr…

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Around 90,000 students benefit – PM’s fee reimbursement scheme proves a boon to grad students

By Our Staff Reporter Islamabad: Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme has proved a boon to postgraduate students as over 80,936 Masters, MS and MPhil students had been benefited from the scheme during last three years. Sources in Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training said that the incumbent government had launched this scheme through Higher Education…


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