September 18, 2019 5th All Pakistan DUHS-DICE Exhibition in October

KARACHI: Vice-Chancellor, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Prof Mohammed Saeed Quraishy, recently announced that the 5th DUHS-DICE exhibition is scheduled to be held in the mid of October 2019. The exhibition will support science and research projects from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Swat, Azad Kashmir, and all over Pakistan. He said this while presiding the...

September 17, 2019 PMA demands strict monitoring of DRAP

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) appreciated the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) for stopping the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) from registering drugs without fixing their prices. The step has been taken in the light of the AGP’s special audit report of DRAP, which revealed many irregularities in the price-fixing by the...

September 16, 2019 SHCC forms Institutional Research Board to promote research

KARACHI: The Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) has established its Institutional Research Board (IRB) with the aim to review the research projects for scientific and ethical values and promote responsible research culture for health in the Sindh province. The IRB will also facilitate researchers by reviewing research projects and ensuring that the rights and welfare of...

September 11, 2019 SHCC To Dictate Study On Infection Prevention And Control

KARACHI- Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) held a meeting with Sindh Infection Prevention & Control Task Force, where experts decided to conduct a study on infection prevention and control. The meeting was attended by CEO SHCC Dr Minhaj Qidwai, Dr Rehana, Dr Aziz Ullah Dhillo, Dr Ayaz Mustafa, Dr Raza Kazmi and Dr Faiza Bhutto. It was...

September 6, 2019 PMA expresses concern over shifting of PMDC office

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has expressed its concern over the shifting of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) Office from Saddar, Karachi, to a far-flung area of Clifton. The news of the shift was conveyed through a letter No.018/PMAC/2019, addressed to the then Acting Registrar of the PMDC. The PMA reiterates its...

September 5, 2019 Import of life-saving drugs from India to resume

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has finally allowed resuming of import of life-saving drugs from India, which was earlier banned. The Nation Security Committee had decided to suspend trade with India on account of the brutality in occupied Kashmir. The decision to recommence trade became essential considering the much needed relief for the patients, and a statutory regulatory order (SRO)...

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PPSC suspends PMDC registration requirement

LAHORE : Owing to the long conflict prevailing between The Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) and the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) over the “Unnecessary Delays” in the registration of 750 FCPS/MCPS doctors, the PPSC has finally decided, in principle, to conduct interviews of all post graduate doctors who have cleared exams for the…

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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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