August 23, 2019 Pharma sector being closely observed, collusion to be strictly punished; CCP

Press Release The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) while setting aside its show-cause notice issued to Pharma Bureau for prima facie cartelization, has warned that the pharmaceutical sector is being observed closely and any collusive or anti-competitive activity shall be dealt with strictly. In another instance of impartial and unbiased enforcement, CCP is setting aside...

August 21, 2019 SHCC constitutes subgroups to deal with infectious diseases

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Care Commission has formed four subgroups of the Taskforce for Infection Prevention and Control to deal with infectious diseases smoothly in the future. Chief Executive Officer, Sindh Healthcare Commission, Dr Minhaj Qidwai, chaired the second meeting of the Taskforce for Infection Prevention and Control. Prof Dr Rafiq Khanani of the Liaquat...

August 19, 2019 Trade freeze: Pharma consignments from India diverted after Kashmir crisis

Agitated PPMA approaches DRAP for clearance of old consignments Pakistan’s pharmaceutical industry received a big shock after the government placed a ban on trade with India. The industry relies on raw material imported from India for the manufacturing of several essential medicines. Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) has raised this issue with Drug Regulatory Authority...

August 17, 2019 SHCC and MMIDSP signs MoU for infection prevention

KARACHI: The Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan (MMIDSP) for infection prevention in Sindh. The SHCC and MMIDSP signed an MOU to support infection prevention in Sindh through training healthcare professionals. The MMIDSP will provide training assistance to the SHCC in conducting...

August 14, 2019 Dr Kamran Vasfy Nominated

Islamabad- Vetran Dentist Dr Kamran Vasfy has been nominated for Sitara-e-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi. Dr Kamran has been nominated for his outstanding services rendered for the profession . The award will be conferred in March 2020.

August 8, 2019 Prime Minister’s Medical Talent Scholarship Programme

Press Release Pakistani medical graduates holding the full FCPS, MD or MS in any discipline are invited for two-year fully-funded higher training positions in leading teaching hospitals in the UK. Where possible, preference will be given to those wishing to pursue advanced training in anesthesia, intensive care, neonatology, emergency medicine and pathology, but candidates from...

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Pregnant travelers should not take Polio vaccine – Gynaecologists

Islamabad : The World Health Organization is being questioned by Pakistan’s Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (NHSRC) to provide scientific evidence and clarify the issue of the safety of administering Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) to pregnant women traveling abroad from Pakistan. There is a major confusion prevailing, as the WHO guidelines state…

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Admission tests for medical colleges on 31 Aug.

LAHORE : Aspiring medical students in Punjab can look forward to the entry exams for granting admissions into medical and dental colleges soon. The entry test for public and private sector institutions will be conducted on 31st August in 13 cities.According to media reports; Entrance test kits would be available at the University of Health…

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Doctors suffer in tussle of PMDC & CPSP

LAHORE : Almost 750 medical consultants are bearing the brunt of a tussle prevailing over the accreditation system between the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) and the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), while the Punjab Public Service Commission has clearly refused to evaluate their qualifications for for appointments as senior registrar. These…

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ACHER Islamabad course on Implantology

Islamabad: Academy of Continuing Health Education & Research (ACHER) held the second session of its Implant long-course on 21st and 22nd June 2014. Seven participants attended the session. The session comprised of both didactic lectures and hands-on exercises. Didactic lectures transitioned from the basics of oral implantology to treatment planning and elucidation of surgical technique….

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Foreign grads clear PMDC exam

Islamabad: Nearly all of the foreign qualified doctors, who took the accreditation and registration exam, conducted by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), has successfully cleared the test. The results for the National Examination Board (NEB) step III exam OSCE/Viva, were recently announced by the Khyber Medical University. These results have been posted on…

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Newborn sold in Gujranwala‏

GUJRANWALA: A couple sold their newborn children to a private hospital in Gujrat in order to pay for the delivery procedure, Dental News reported on Saturday. The parents had arrived at the hospital expecting to pay for a normal delivery; however, they had to opt for a Cesarean section (C-section) after discovering that the mother…

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SHC disallows VCs third term in office.

Karachi – 12th June, 2014: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered provincial authorities to refrain from allowing vice chancellors of any university, to continue their third tenure in office, as it will be a violation of Sindh University Laws (Amendment) Act 2013. The court has ruled that; “No person shall be allowed to continue…

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Foreign grads tested by PMDC

  Islamabad: The National Examination Board (NEB) – Step III Examination was recently held by the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) at the Khyber Medical University in Peshawar. A large group of 243 Pakistani medical graduates who had acquired their medical degrees from Russia, Iran, China, Latin America and Nepal, sat through this exam….


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