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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Awareness camp by Ziauddin college

Lack of awareness of oral hygiene causes numerous patients to present to dental OPDs with severe tooth ache, oral lesions and other problems. These problems can be easily be prevented with regular screening and community education. To highlight the importance of oral care and prophylaxis and to decrease dental disease burden among non affording patient…

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Schools Dental Health Program by Bahria University

Dental Section of BUM&DC continuously strives to promote community services. Progressing with this commitment, the institution has launched a “Schools Dental Health Program initiated by the Department Of Community & Preventive Dentistry, at Bahria Model School, SRE Sabir under the supervision of Dr. Kulsoom Fatima Rizvi (HOD), assisted by Dr. Sana, Dr. Sehrish & Dr….

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PDA Hyderabad Chapter dissolved

The Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) Central Council has dissolved the Hyderabad Chapter of PDA and Professor Abdul Qadir Khero has been appointed as a temporary Chief Organizer for the PDA Hyderabad Chapter. Professor Khero has also been given the task to form an election commission for holding fresh elections of PDA Hyderabad Chapter.

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Health care system in Pakistan

Primary healthcare remains an essential component and game shifter in the future provision of healthcare. The Millinnium Development Goals outlined by the World Health Organization continue to be the roadmap for primary healthcare. A recent document by Punjab Developed Social Services Programme has created minimum service delivery standards for primary and secondary health care in…

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Beware of fake Medical & Dental Colleges – Registrar PMDC.

Registrar of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) – Dr. Amjad Mahmood, has warned the aspiring medical students and their parents, not to enroll at the medical institutions which do not meet the quality standard regulations of PMDC. The Registrar stated during an interview on private Television recently; “PMDC has issued an advertisement in three…

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PMDC- Who will bell the Cat?

Recently, the President and other office-bearers of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) had asked to prepare for fresh elections. The Health ministry refused to issue the notification of their elections and asked to hold fresh elections for all the executive positions of the council. In the interim period a caretaker setup was expected to…

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