November 15, 2019 PMDC Dissolution, Employees’ Termination; Peshawar High Court Responds

PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench recently issued notifications to the ministries of national health services and law in regards to their response concerning a petition contradicting the dissolution of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and termination of its staff members through a presidential ordinance. An employee of the dissolved PMDC, Faridullah Khan, filed...

November 14, 2019 JSMU lacks funds and space: Prof Tariq Ahmed

KARACHI: Vice-Chancellor (VC), Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Prof Tariq Ahmed, expressed his concerns regarding the lack of resources and funds at the JPMC, which is a hurdle in the way of imparting education at the varsity, he said. Addressing a recent session, Prof Ahmed said that the JSMU is the only university that does not...

November 13, 2019 PMA Stakeholder’s Summit Passes Resolution Against PMC 2019

DN Report KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association organized a summit to discuss Pakistan Medical Commission 2019 ordinance and Medical tribunal Ordinance 2019 at the PMA house Karachi.  The stakeholders rejected government’s move of dissolving the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) as the “worst action”. They demanded immediate withdrawal of the “controversial Pakistan Medical Commission...

November 11, 2019 16 medical & dental colleges participate in intercollege quiz competition

KARACHI: An intercollege quiz competition was recently held at the Liaquat College of Medicine and Dentistry for all of BDS as well as first-year MBBS students. Students from 16 colleges were invited to participate in this quiz competition including the Bahria University, Liaquat College of Medicine & Dentistry, Bhitai Dental & Medical College, Liaquat National...

November 5, 2019 PMC claims to uplift medical education in Pakistan

Islamabad: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza has announced office bearers of newly constituted Pakistan Medical Commission. Dr Arshad Taqi will be the President and Ali Raza the Vice President of the new body. Dr Nasir Mohyeddin has been temporarily elected as Secretary General of the commission for three months;...

October 30, 2019 PDA rejects the formation of PMC

DN Staffer KARACHI: The Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) had rejected the establishment of the Pakistan Medical Commission through a Presidential Ordinance, which dissolved the former regulatory authority: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council. A recent PDA press release quoted its President, Dr Mahmood Shah, and Secretary-General, Prof Nasir Ali Khan, saying that the formation of the...

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Substandard blood banks sealed in Sindh

KARACHI – About 48 blood banks had been seized across the Sindh province in 2014 due to sub standard blood supply, commercial blood banking and various other irregularities. Provincial Program Manager & Secretary Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority (SBTA) Dr Zahid Hasan Ansari told a news agency that 48 blood bank have been closed across the…

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SHC stops PMDC from acting against JSMU recognition

KARACHI- The High Court of Sindh has temporarily stopped the issuance of a final order from Pakistan Medical and dental council (PMDC) against the recognition of Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU). According to media reports; The bench, headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, issued notices to the provincial health secretary and PMDC to file comments…

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Become ICCDE Fellow at PDA Congress

 KARACHI- International College of Continuing Dental Education better known as ICCDE is the educational arm of Asia Pacific Dental federation (APDF). APDF is the representative body of the FDI in the Asia Pacific region and represents the following countries. The forthcoming dental congress provides the Pakistani ndentists an opportunity to become ICCDE Fellow.  This has…

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Governor Sindh to inaugurate Pakistan’s largest PDA Congress

KARACHI– The Governor of Sindh Dr Ishratul-Ibad Khan is to inaugurate the 12th International & 32nd National Dental Congress on “Multi-Disciplinary Approach in Dentistry” here to be held January 23-25 at the Expo Center Karachi. Congress chairman Dr Asif Arain disclosed this recently to the official media partner Dental News. The forthcoming Congress will be…

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PMDC lifts ban from Bhitai Dental & Medical College, Mirpurkhas

MIRPURKHAS– Dr. Ghulam Mustufa Butt – Chairman Bhitai Dental and Medical College; Mirpurkhas, recently announced that the Bhitai Dental and Medical College, has been recognized by PMDC and affiliated with LUMHS. It has also been allowed to induct admissions. A letter from PMDC dated: 31-12-2014 was received, mentioning that the ban on further admissions imposed…

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Peshawar School attack condemned by the medical community

KARACHI – As a whole, Pakistan is grieving in great pain following Peshawar’s deadly attack. The Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) also organized a condolence and condemnation meeting in order to mourn the tragic incident in Army Public School, Peshawar. Terming it as the darkest day in the history of Pakistan, Vice-Chancellor Prof Masood…

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Medicine shortage deepens at government hospitals

KARACHI – The shortage of medicines has further deepened in all the major government hospitals of Karachi and provincial health department has failed to purchase drugs for public hospitals under centralized policy. All the major hospitals of Karachi like; Civil Hospital, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and others are facing acute shortage due…

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PMDC extends moratorium on new medical and dental colleges

KARACHI – Prof Dr Tariq Rafi, Vice Chancellor, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU), expressed his concern on PMDC’s decision to extend moratorium on new medical and dental colleges saying Pakistan is already facing shortage of dentists as only 16,000 dentists are registered in the country.  He said 16,000 dentists are not enough to cater to…

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Politicization of Health Department Sindh

KARACHI – Health Department Sindh has once again started favoritism and politically motivated postings, as a woman pharmacist has been appointed on the post of drug inspector in Hyderabad, it was learned recently. Sources in the Sindh Health Department on condition of anonymity said; Health department started favoritism and nepotism on recommendations from influential politicians,…


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