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,...

May 28, 2019 Jinnah Sindh Medical University expands to nine institutes

KARACHI: “With the start of the latest Institute of Medical Education, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) now has nine constituent units imparting undergraduate and postgraduate level education in medicine and allied health sciences,” said Prof Tariq Rafi, Vice Chancellor JSMU, at an iftar dinner hosted for media representatives. He recounted the university’s journey from its...

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Dr Rehana Maher Passes Away
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Dr Rehana Maher Passes Away

Renowned senior dentist, Dr Rehana Maher passed away today (Monday, March 25th). Burial will be performed tomorrow after Duhr prayers. Dr Maher completed her graduation from de’Montmorency College of Dentistry, in Lahore. She later served as faculty member in Karachi Medical and Dental College. Her specialty was in Maxillofacial Surgery. The publisher, editors and all…

WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY Dental News creates 3.6 Million smiles!
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WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY Dental News creates 3.6 Million smiles!

WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY Dental News creates 3.6 Million smiles! The World Oral Health Day 2019 campaign concluded successfully, resulting in 3.6 million bright smiles! In Pakistan, the campaign was conducted by Dental News in collaboration with World dental Federation (FDI) and Pakistan Dental Association (PDA), and in close association with Shield Pakistan, which sponsored…

Former VC Baqai, Gen. Dr Azhar passes away
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Former VC Baqai, Gen. Dr Azhar passes away

Prof. Lt. Gen. Dr Syed Azhar Ahmed, former Vice-Chancellor, Baqai Medical University passed away in the evening of March 21st, in the USA, where he was receiving treatment for his unstable health condition. Dr Azhar was and continues to be a celebrated asset of Pakistan. He had been awarded with prestigious awards, inlcuding Hilal-e-Imtiaz  and Sitara-e-Basalat,…

DDC to return fees of all students if unrecognized status stays
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DDC to return fees of all students if unrecognized status stays

Dow Dental College (DDC) had challenged the PMDC’s decision, in Sindh High Court (SHC), of not recognizing the institute under its umbrella after finding deficiencies during the inspection of the college. The petitioner’s counsel questioned the deficiencies pointed out by the PMDC’s inspection team and assured that the College could demonstrate fulfillment of all the requirements….

Dentist/Teacher/Editor Dr Inayyat named for Sitara-e-Imtiaz
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Dentist/Teacher/Editor Dr Inayyat named for Sitara-e-Imtiaz

  Dr Inayatullah Padhiar- the selfless dentist- whose services to dentistry are finally acknowledged, has been nominated to receive the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, a prestigious civil award, in recognition of his services rendered to dentistry. It’s a proud moment for the entire dental fraternity. President Dr Arif Alvi has decided to confer Civil Awards on one hundred…

SHC dismisses petition against PDA Constitution amendments and election results
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SHC dismisses petition against PDA Constitution amendments and election results

Karachi-The Sindh High Court recently dismissed a petition against the new PDA Constitution and election results of PDA Karachi Branch. Before the SHC, the petitioner challenged the amendments in the PDA Constitution deeming them illegal; they sought directions against the Central Council to nominate election commission; moreover, they appealed for the suspension of election results of PDA Karachi…


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