June 17, 2019 PMA issues guideline for people to avoid heat-wave

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (Centre) has urged the residents of the coastal belt of the Sindh province to take preventive measures to avoid the ongoing heat-wave. Secretary-General, PMA Centre, Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement, stated that the Met office forecasted a heat-wave likely to grip Karachi and other coastal areas of...

June 4, 2019 World Orthodontic Day at AIDM

World Orthodontic Day was organized at Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine (AIDM) Defence Campus by HOD of Orthodontics Department Prof. Dr Ambreen Afzal Ehsan and Prof Dr Hasnain Sakrani. The agenda was to discuss the treatment plans of untreated cases with orthodontic specialists from different colleges/universities, and to facilitate orthodontic trainees in their clinical work....

May 30, 2019 Sindh Govt halts handover of hospitals till SCP’s decision on the review petition

Karachi: The Sindh government has decided to arrest the transfer of three key Karachi hospitals including the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) and the National Institute of Child Health (NICH) to the federal government until the Supreme Court of Pakistan decides on a review petition filed by the...

May 30, 2019 Saeed Mangnejo takes additional charge of Secretary Health 

KARACHI-Sindh Health Departmental has given Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo as additional charge of Secretary Health Sindh. According to a notification, in pursuance of Services General Administration and Coordination Department Government of Sindh notification No. SOI (SGA&CD)-3/29/2002), dated May 24th, 2019.  Saeed Mangnejo have been taken over the Additional Charge of the office of the Secretary Health Department...

May 28, 2019 SHCC forms squads to tackle quackery

KARACHI: The Chief Executive Officer, Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC), Dr Minhaj Qidwai, and the Director Anti-Quackery Directorate, SHCC, Dr Ayaz Mustafa, recently held a meeting with the newly notified focal persons of anti-quackery to deal with the menace of quackery in the Sindh province. Qidwai and Mustafa also attended a meeting chaired by the Prime...

May 28, 2019 SHCC and Sindh Health Dept launch full-scale drive against quacks

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Care Commission and the Sindh Health Department have decided to start a full-scale drive against quacks across the province, and a comprehensive plan has been chalked out in this regard. This was decided in a meeting, jointly chaired by the Director General Health Sindh, Dr Masood Solangi, and Chief Executive Officer,...

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Brigadier (rtd) Doctor Sikander Malik's shot

RAWALPINDI: A retired brigadier, his wife and two daughters were killed by firing in Gulistan Colony on Tuesday, DawnNews reported. Doctor Sikander Malik was the principle of the private medical college, and was residing within the medical facility’s residential area. Unknown men entered Brigadier (rtd) Doctor Sikander Malik’s home, in the residential area of a…

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College admissions cancelled by PMDC due to regulatory violations

The admissions made by University Medical and Dental College (UMDC), Faisalabad have been cancelled by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). The council has also issued a warning to 23 other private institutions in Punjab for taking disciplinary action for the violation of PMDC’s rules. From amongst the 40 recognized private sector medical and…

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No more Root-Canal

A revolutionary Swiss dental product by the name of “Pulpotec”  has created ease for millions of patients throughout the world , by eliminating the need for a root canal and enabling permanent restoration in case of Vital Canals! The technique causes minimum discomfort for the patient.Now, the cautious and compassionate dentists can; save the tooth, minimize…

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A sanctuary for the quacks…Is it?

Health care is a highly sensitive humanitarian profession, which requires a broad knowledge-base and practical training in human biology, physiology, chemistry, hygiene and surgical skills, driven by a compassionate mindset. Although every competent doctor today is able to earn a handsome remuneration, it was never meant to be a money-making business. Centuries ago, it emerged…

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IADSR international conference 2013 kicks off in Islamabad, Pakistan

The IADSR International Conference 2013 at the Convention Center Islamabad has started off with two Hands-on Course Programmes on “Direct Veneers”and “Bleaching” – conducted by Dr. Wolfgang Richter and Dr.Philip Lewis from the European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry (ESCD). These lectures are being conducted at the Islamic International Dental College G-7/4 and the Islamabad Medical…

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Breaking News: PDA Cases Withdrawn

Karachi: In the larger interest of the dental community Dr. Mahmood Shah and others have withdrawn their cases in the Sindh High Court against the PDA CC elections and it is expected that the results will now be announced soon and the new office bearers will take oath of office. It is important to mention…

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Prof. Masood Hameed elected PMDC’s chair

KARACHI – Members of the PMDC Council have unanimously elected Prof. Dr. Masood Hameed Khan the Vice Chancellor, Dow University of Health Sciences, as President and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Awais of King Edward University as Vice President, of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC). The Council members also elected  members of Executive Committee of…


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