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...

August 7, 2019 Patients Complaint Cell establish at JPMC

KARACHI: The Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) has established a patients’ complaint cell in the hospital to resolve patients and their attendant’s complaints concerning the hospital’s functioning. Executive Director, JPMC, Dr Seemin Jamali, said the complaints cell had been set up in the institution. Additionally, 16 complaints and suggestions boxes are also being installed in...

August 7, 2019 Contract Doctors Stage Protest For Regularization

KARACHI: Contractually employed doctors working on different projects of the Sindh Health Department recently staged a protest demonstration demanding the regularization on their posts at the Karachi Press Club (KPC). The doctors working in the Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Accident Emergency & Trauma Centre, Maternal, Neonatal & Child Health Project, Nutrition Support Program Sindh (NSP),...

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Reopening of Darul Sehat Hospital ordered by SHC   
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Reopening of Darul Sehat Hospital ordered by SHC  

The Sindh High Court has ordered to re-open Darul Sehat Hospital, which was sealed on April 24 after a minor girl, Nashwa Ali, passed away on April 22 due to negligence. The nine-month old Nashwa passed away after being administered an incorrect dose of drugs at the hospital on April 7th. She suffered brain damage…

PDA demands immediate reopening of Darul Sehat Hospital
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PDA demands immediate reopening of Darul Sehat Hospital

Karachi- The Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) has condemned the closure of Darul Sehat Hospital in Karachi. In a statement issued here, the PDA said that closure of the Darul Sehat hospital had rendered jobless and redundant over 1,000 doctors, post-graduate students, house officers, para-medical staff associated with the privately run hospital for no fault of…

Pakistani cricketer contracts Hep C at a dental clinic
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Pakistani cricketer contracts Hep C at a dental clinic

Shadab Khan, a Pakistani cricketer who plays for the national team tested positive for Hepatitis C, prior to his departure for England for an ODI series. The team’s blood samples were sent to the lab for routine tests, after which Shadab received the unfortunate news. According to sources close to Shadab, the cricketer contracted the Hepatitis…

Is Polio Vaccine against Islamic Values?
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Is Polio Vaccine against Islamic Values?

Throughout history many misconceptions have circulated regarding the inoculation of polio vaccine. Apart from the paranoia that OPV can cause the recipient to fall sick, many people are of the belief that OPV can make girls infertile; several other believe that it’s a western plot to introduce diseases in the Muslim population. A research paper…

Dr Tariq Bhutta elected new PMDC president
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Dr Tariq Bhutta elected new PMDC president

ISLAMABAD- On March 31, first meeting of the newly-constituted Council constituted under the 2019 Ordinance was held to elect the president and vice president. Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has elected new president and vice president after running on ad-hoc basis for 13 months. The 17-member new council notified by Ministry of National Health Services,…

16th Convocation of Ziauddin University
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16th Convocation of Ziauddin University

KARACHI-6th Convocation of Ziauddin University will be held on Friday, April 26th, at  Expo Center Karachi.  Deputy Chairman Senate of Pakistan Saleem Mandviwalla has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest. Around 572 graduates from MBBS, BDS, Pharm.D, Bio Medical Engineering, Medical Technology, Speech Language, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Clinical Lab Sciences, Media Sciences, Ph.D, M.Phil,…

Rs 22.5 Million fine imposed on 3 medical and dental institutes
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Rs 22.5 Million fine imposed on 3 medical and dental institutes

ISLAMABAD- Three medical and dental colleges have been penalized by Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) for violating Section 10 of the Competition Act, 2010 by fraudulently claiming recognition by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and offering admissions to students for 2013-14 sessions. The imposed fine is Rs22.5 million. The CCP conducted an inquiry…

Dr Zafar Mirza welcomed as new Federal Health Minister
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Dr Zafar Mirza welcomed as new Federal Health Minister

Islamabad: The recent appointment of eminent public health specialist, Dr Zafar Mirza, as the Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination was welcomed by the global and national public health fraternity. Assigning health at the federal level to a top expert in the field with years of relevant experience in Pakistan and…

Girl declared dead a few hours after reporting dental pain
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Girl declared dead a few hours after reporting dental pain

Karachi- On experiencing toothache, Asmat, 25, visited a government hospital for checkup. The doctor on duty, Dr Ayaz, wrote a prescription of an injection and handed it over to the compounder, Shahzaib. Asmat’s condition deteriorated as soon as the compounder administered the injection. She was immediately shifted to the emergency ward on a stretcher. Upon examination by…


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