May 24, 2019 Bilawal Warns Federal Govt Over Taking Control of 3 Sindh Hospitals

KARACHI-   Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned the taking over of Sindh’s three major hospitals by the federal government and termed it as an attack on provincial autonomy. In a statement, the PPP Chairman said, “The people of Sindh have invested billions of rupees on revolutionary improvements in Jinnah...

May 24, 2019 Federal Govt Takes Over 3 Major Hospitals of Sindh

KARACHI- Federal government has taken over administrative control of three major hospitals of Sindh province, which include Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), and National Institute of Child Health (NICH). The notification issued by Federal Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Control said: “In pursuance of Supreme Court of...

May 23, 2019 Sindh nominates 29 focal persons for anti-quackery

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Department has notified 29 focal persons in all districts of the Sindh province who will coordinate with the Anti-Quackery Directorate of the Sindh Health Care Commission in the drive against illegal medical practitioners across the Sindh province. According to the notification issued by the Director General Health Services Sindh, Dr Masood...

May 23, 2019 Darul Sehat Hospital, family of Nashwa reach settlement

Agreement signed; Baba Nashwa PICU to be established at hospital KARACHI- Darul Sehat Hospital’s management and the grieving family of nine month-old baby Nashwa, who died due to administering of wrong injection by the hospital personnel, have reached a settlement; the deceased’s family has accepted apology of DUSH administration. This was announced by Qaisar Ali, the father...

May 22, 2019 Searle announces the acquisition of OBS Pakistan

KARACHI: One of Pakistan’s leading pharmaceutical companies, the Searle company Ltd., recently announced that it is acquiring OBS Pakistan Ltd. A recently issued statement said that Searle had been a US-based multinational company as it was acquired by IBL Group in 1993 and listed in the Pakistan Stock Exchange. The latest acquisition will strengthen Searle’s...

May 22, 2019 PMA appreciates Senate’s Standing Committee bold stance against PMDC

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) praised the Chairman of the Senate’s Standing Committee on National Health Services and the members of the Standing Committee for their bold stance against the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) Ordinance 2019. An emergent meeting of the PMA Centre was held at the PMA House, Karachi to discuss...

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Awareness camp by Ziauddin college

Lack of awareness of oral hygiene causes numerous patients to present to dental OPDs with severe tooth ache, oral lesions and other problems. These problems can be easily be prevented with regular screening and community education. To highlight the importance of oral care and prophylaxis and to decrease dental disease burden among non affording patient…

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Schools Dental Health Program by Bahria University

Dental Section of BUM&DC continuously strives to promote community services. Progressing with this commitment, the institution has launched a “Schools Dental Health Program initiated by the Department Of Community & Preventive Dentistry, at Bahria Model School, SRE Sabir under the supervision of Dr. Kulsoom Fatima Rizvi (HOD), assisted by Dr. Sana, Dr. Sehrish & Dr….

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PDA Hyderabad Chapter dissolved

The Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) Central Council has dissolved the Hyderabad Chapter of PDA and Professor Abdul Qadir Khero has been appointed as a temporary Chief Organizer for the PDA Hyderabad Chapter. Professor Khero has also been given the task to form an election commission for holding fresh elections of PDA Hyderabad Chapter.

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Health care system in Pakistan

Primary healthcare remains an essential component and game shifter in the future provision of healthcare. The Millinnium Development Goals outlined by the World Health Organization continue to be the roadmap for primary healthcare. A recent document by Punjab Developed Social Services Programme has created minimum service delivery standards for primary and secondary health care in…

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Beware of fake Medical & Dental Colleges – Registrar PMDC.

Registrar of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) – Dr. Amjad Mahmood, has warned the aspiring medical students and their parents, not to enroll at the medical institutions which do not meet the quality standard regulations of PMDC. The Registrar stated during an interview on private Television recently; “PMDC has issued an advertisement in three…

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PMDC- Who will bell the Cat?

Recently, the President and other office-bearers of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) had asked to prepare for fresh elections. The Health ministry refused to issue the notification of their elections and asked to hold fresh elections for all the executive positions of the council. In the interim period a caretaker setup was expected to…


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