Colleges / December 10, 2018 Hands on Dental Laser Workshop at Isra Dental College

Hyderabad– A comprehensive session with a lecture, live demonstration and hands-on workshop on the application of dental laser was recently held at Isra Dental College. Dr Ashar Jamelle, Assistant Professor Periodontology Department of Fatima Jinnah Dental College, a renowned international speaker was the guest speaker, and Dr Zahid Iqbal, HOD and Associate Professor was the...

National News / December 10, 2018 PEMRA urges verification of doctors before TV/radio interviews

KARACHI- Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in an official letter, has issued directives to all the satellite TV channels and FM radio stations to confirm registrations of healthcare providers, before inviting them to appear on any health related programme. According to the letter issued by PEMRA, the Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) established under Sindh...

National News / December 6, 2018 Senior dentist Dr Shahina Nusrat passes away

Lahore- Dr Shahina Nusrat of Dental Materials Department, de’Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore passed away yesterday. The dental community, including her students were greatly saddened by her demise. Dr Nusrat’s funeral prayer will be held at Mian Sahib, opposite Suriyya Azeem Hospital, at 2pm, on Friday, December 6th.

Colleges, National News / December 6, 2018 New Oral Pathology Lab at Baqai

Baqai Dental College (BDC) recently held the inauguration ceremony for their newly established Oral Pathology Diagnostic laboratory. Director Planning and Development Dr Shaoaib Baqai graced the occasion along with Principal BDC Dr Kashif Ikram, Vice Principal BDC Dr Talha M. Siddiqui and other faculty members of Baqai Dental College. At the diagnostic centre of Baqai Dental...

National News / December 5, 2018 Sin tax on tobacco and soft drinks

Sin tax for better healthcare Islamabad- Minister of National Health Services Aamir Mehmood Kiani  recently announced the government’s plan of imposing sin tax on cigarettes, tobacco and soft drinks. He stated that sin tax imposition was one of the routes to higher healthcare budget. Interesting how there is no “sin” tax on liquor.

Regional News / December 1, 2018 Azra Pechucho Nominated as Pro-chancellor of Medical Universities

KARACHI- Chief Minister Sindh has nominated cabinet ministers as pro-chancellors of the public sector universities in Sindh.    According to the notification of Universities & Boards Department of Sindh, the CM has nominated the following cabinet ministers as pro-chancellors of government universities in Sindh as mentioned against each of them; Dr Azra Fazal Pechucho nominated as...

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PEMRA urges verification of doctors before TV/radio interviews

KARACHI- Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in an official letter, has issued directives to all the satellite TV channels and FM radio stations to confirm registrations of healthcare providers, before inviting them to appear on any health related programme. According to the letter issued by PEMRA, the Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) established under Sindh...

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Antimicrobial resistance, cause of 700,000 deaths: Experts

Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to defeat the drugs designed to kill them making them superbugs. The inability of antibiotics to kill these superbugs may result in difficulty to treat infections.    Karachi- The World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) 2018 was observed from November 12th to November 18th. In connection to this awareness...

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Hands on Dental Laser Workshop at Isra Dental College

Hyderabad– A comprehensive session with a lecture, live demonstration and hands-on workshop on the application of dental laser was recently held at Isra Dental College. Dr Ashar Jamelle, Assistant Professor Periodontology Department of Fatima Jinnah Dental College, a renowned international speaker was the guest speaker, and Dr Zahid Iqbal, HOD and Associate Professor was the...

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ISLAMABAD: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan paid Rs.280 million from the public exchequer, senate committee was informed. The Senate Standing Committee on National Health Services and Regulations (NHSR), met with Senator Sajjad Hussain Turi in the chair Status of implementation matters as recommendations issued by the committee during last 3 years and mechanism of...
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