March 27, 2020 ‘PMDC employees are suffering due to lack of salaries’

ISLAMABAD: The employees of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) have recently circulated video messages among the media detailing the difficulties they have faced because they have not been paid for months. Earlier, the PMDC was dissolved by a presidential ordinance in October 2019, which also paved the way for the establishment of the...

March 26, 2020 Prime Minister announces Rs1.13 trillion package to fight coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan recently announced in a Press Conference that a rescue and stimulus package worth about Rs1.13 trillion would be launched. The package aimed at supporting various sectors of society and the economy in absorbing the adverse impacts of coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at a news conference, the prime minister gave details of...

March 25, 2020 DRAP warns against chloroquine for COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: In a recent Press Conference, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has warned citizens against taking chloroquine as it can severely damage the liver and become a reason for heart attack. The conference was held to clear the air after receiving reports of a number of people using the drug, a medicine prescribed...

March 24, 2020 ‘Coronavirus can transmit through infected blood’

KARACHI: Secretary of the Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority (SBTA), Dr Durre Naz Jamal Kazi, said that the coronavirus could be transmitted via the infected blood of a patient to a healthy person. She said that one such case had been reported in a foreign country, and she urged public and healthcare workers to avoid taking...

March 23, 2020 Online training sessions for COVID-19 infection prevention

KARACHI: The Sindh Healthcare Commission’s (SHCC) Directorate of Clinical Governance & Training recently held a meeting with the Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan (MMIDSP) to discuss conducting online workshops for healthcare establishments (HCEs) and healthcare providers (HCPs) to train them regarding infection prevention and control for COVID-19. The meeting decided that the...

March 21, 2020 ‘Silent heroes’: Pakistan provides 315,000 effective tablets overnight to treat COVID-19 in China

Karachi: In an article originally appeared in China Economic Net (CEN), it was written that Pakistan has effective drug for COVID-19, over 300,000 pieces of which were exported to China. The published article has got 5.71 million page views on Toutiao.com and 38,000 likes. In nearly 10,000 comments, in addition to a lot of thanks...

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Doctors penalized for negligence by PMDC

By Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD- Various punishments have been announced by the Pakistani authorities, to penalize the doctors who were found committing different kinds of professional negligence. The new and strict punishments have been implemented by the Disciplinary Committee of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). As per recent media reports; These punishments include; Suspensions…

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HEC chief pays tribute to Hakim Said

Over 860 graduates awarded degrees at HU Convocation By Our Staff Reporter KARACHI- Over 860 degrees, including 12 Ph. D, were awarded to students of seven faculties of the Hamdard University at an impressive convocation ceremony held at its newly built hall of Madinat al-Hikmah. It was the 19th Convocation of the university. Higher Education…

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67 ghost employees detected in KMC’s major hospitals

MN Report KARACHI- Sixty-seven ghost employees have been detected in Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s (KMC) two major hospitals – Sarfraz Rafiqui Shaheed Hospital and Sobhraj Maternity Hospital. Of the total 67 ghost employees, 42 have been reportedly detected in Rafiqui Shaheed Hospital and the remaining 25 employees belonged to Sobhraj Maternity Hospital. They were identified as…

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Debra Lobo – Vice Principal, JMDC now stable

Karachi: In a press release recently issued by the Aga Khan University Hospital, Ms. Lobo, the vice principal of Jinnah Medical & Dental College Karachi who was brought in critically injured on the 16th of April 2015, is now improving from the injuries from the attack. Ms Lobo was brought to the Aga Khan University…

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1st Woman Dental Conference Concludes at Faisalabad

    Faisalabad: Women must join the workforce and utilize their education in building the Nation, this was stated by HEC chairman, Prof Mukhtar who was the chief guest at the concluding ceremony of the 1st International Women Dental Conference in Faisalabad. Prof Mukhtar appreciated th efforts of the organizers and said that it is…

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Convocation of Margalla Intitute of Health Sciences held

By Dr Sarah Ali Islamabad: The first convocation of Margalla Institute of Health Sciences was held here at the Pak China Cultural Center today. A total of 188 BDS graduates were conferred the degree staring from year 2006 till 2015. The degrees to 61 students who did their bachelors in physiotherapy were also awarded. The…

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Dow gets another PVC

Karachi: Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) administration has appointed another pro-vice chancellor on the same post as Prof Dr Umer Farooq after failure to remove him. The new PVC at Dow University is Prof Dr Muhammad Masroor and the Governor of Sindh has also issued notification in this regard. It has reliably been learnt…

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Lecture on ‘Lifestyle and Dentistry’ at PDA Congress 2015.

Karachi- January 24, Pakistan Dental Association organized their 12th  International and 32nd National Dental Congress at Karachi Expo Center in collaboration with Dental Trade & Manufacturers with active international support of APDF and ICCDE. The successful congress was attended by over a thousand delegates from around the country. Asia Pacific Dental Federation organized a successful…

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Unit inaugurated

QUETTA – The newly established Oral  &  Maxillofacial  Surgery  Unit  of  Bolan  Medical  Complex  Hospital (BMCH) Quetta was inaugurated recently, by the  Provincial Health Minister Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch. Previously, the only Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  unit  of  Sandman Provincial Hospital  was providing services  to the  bulk of  patients  arriving  from  the whole province and…


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