February 19, 2020 No tobacco scenes on TV please: Dr Zafar

Islamabad: The Directorate of Tobacco Control of the Ministry of National Health Services has directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to instruct all television channels to immediately cleanse their dramas and programmes of smoking scenes. Such scenes lure young people towards tobacco use, and PEMRA should instead consider telecasting public service messages against...

February 18, 2020 DRAP warns to crack down on face mask profiteering

Islamabad: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has recently warned drugstores of crackdown over surgical mask profiteering following coronavirus outbreak in China. The demand for protective medical gear, especially disposable face masks, has gone up since last December when a new respiratory virus, coronavirus, appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan. As a result,...

February 15, 2020 IHC issues notice on pleas against sealing of PMDC offices

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) recently issued notice to the secretary Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) on a petition filed by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), Registrar, Retired Brigadier Hafizuddin Siddiqui and other employees of the council for sealing their offices. It is pertinent to mention here that on October last...

February 14, 2020 SHC orders to expedite Gutka trade crackdown

KARACHl: The Sindh High Court recently directed the provincial police officer to gear up the ongoing crackdown on the manufacture and sale of gutka and mainpuri in the province. A two-judge bench headed by Justice Mohammad Iqbal Kalhoro also asked the provincial authorities to file a conclusive report about the status of legislation to curb...

February 11, 2020 Paediatric Oral health day celebrated at RCD

Peshawar: Paediatric Oral Health day was recently organized in the Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Rehman College of Dentistry (RCD). Children from ABP&AW (Association of Business, Professional and Agricultural Women) were invited. The organization offered free education to those children who were not able to read and write because of financial issues. Importance of maintaining good...

February 11, 2020 PMDC dissolution ‘null and void’ by IHC

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court recently declared Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) dissolution null and void. A divisional bench comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani announced the decision on identical petitions filed against the dissolution of the council by a presidential ordinance signed by President Dr Arif Alvi. The presidential ordinance had paved way for...

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Nine Private colleges affiliated to JSMU

Karachi: The Jinnah Sindh Medical University approved nine medical and dental colleges affiliation in its syndicate meeting chaired by Vice Chancellor JSMU Prof Tariq Rafi.  Recently the Provincial Higher Education Commission issued disaffiliation notification of five medical and four dental medical colleges from Karachi University. The administration of these medical colleges has been directed to…

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World Oral Health Day 2015 celebrated enthusiastically all over Pakistan

Karachi: Dental News Pakistan, 5th year in a row has continued to raise oral health awareness across Pakistan. The initiative supported by the Pakistan Dental Association (PDA), Institute of Advanced Dental Sciences & Research, the Journal of Pakistan Dental Association, Dental Hygienist Association Karachi, Dental Tribune Pakistan in Pakistan and sponsored by Shield Corporation in…

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Dental News launches World Oral Health Day 2015 campaign

Karachi– Dental News in collaboration with Pakistan Dental Association launches its World Oral Health Day 2015 (WOHD 2015) ‘Smile for life’ campaign backed by FDI, JPDA, FDI partner associations and the sponsor in Pakistan Shield Corporation. The theme of 2015 is smile for life which is to remind people everywhere about the importance of looking…

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PDA joins GSDA initiative of UAE Dental Conference and AEEDC

DN Report DUBAI– Pakistan Dental Association represented by its president – Dr Saqib Rashid has become a member of Global Scientific Dental Alliance – GSDA, which is an initiative of the UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition – AEEDC, Dubai. It is committed to the promotion of Oral Education through dialogue, networking and…

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International standards implementation in PMDC operations

By Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) was recently visited by a delegation of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). According to a news report; The aim of the visit was to evaluate whether the PMDC is following the guidelines and international standards provided…

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PMDC collaborates with HEC to revise medical curriculum

By Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has been assured by the Higher Education Commission, that it is committed to support and cooperate towards the revision of medical and dental curriculum in the country, with the aim to bring it at par with the global standards. According to media…

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Lack of Fire Safety protocols in medical institutions

By Our Staff Reporter KARACHI – All major public-sector hospitals of Karachi urgently need installation of fire safety equipment and other rescue measures to protect medical staff and diagnostic equipment in emergency situations. The government run hospitals have failed in implementing their rules for fire safety and other rescue measures. Because all major government hospitals…

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Promoting research on social sciences is a top priority at HEC

By Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD– The HEC has been endeavoring to promote and intensify research in social sciences. This was stated by the Chairman of Higher Education Commission (HEC) – Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, recently. The Chairman also stated that; “We have set-up a dedicated social sciences section at HEC to identify realities of diverse…

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NATIONAL DENTIST’S DAY Today

  World over March 6th is celebrated as National Dentist’s Day which was created as a day to say “Thank You” to and show appreciation to your dentist. In many cases, the day of our dental visit usually has us a bit nervous and sometimes anxious.  We would often rather be someplace else than sitting…


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