February 20, 2019 Serving the Community: IMDC Community Dentistry Department visits 6 schools

The Community Dentistry Department at IMDC started the year with a school dental screening programme as well as oral health education sessions (OHE). The dental team comprised of Dr Sheze Haroon (Assistant Professor), Dr Sadia Sajjad (Senior Lecturer), and 2nd year BDS undergraduate students. A total of six schools in Bhara Kahu were visited, namely...

February 20, 2019 A month later, Govt still unable to form new PMDC governing body 

ISLAMABAD: A month after the dissolution of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, the government is still unable to design a competent governing body for PMDC. Due to which, critical affairs of the council have been facing delay. Moreover, the government will have to move quickly to have the ordinance approved from both, the upper and...

February 20, 2019 Junior doctors nominated to represent Punjab in PMDC

LAHORE: As per President Arif Alvi’s new PMDC ordinance 2019, senior doctors were to be nominated from each province for the new 17-member council. The health department of Punjab has nominated junior doctors for the province’s representation in PMDC in clinical sciences, basic sciences and dentistry. According to the Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Department...

February 15, 2019 University of Lahore holds “GBR in Implant Patients” Symposium

Dental Implantology cannot achieve optimum results without bone grafting techniques when needed.  The importance of Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR) was highlighted at the symposium held in University College of Dentistry, The University of Lahore. Dr Asrar Ahmad, the key speaker, described the different techniques of GBR with the help of clinical cases; he discussed the...

February 14, 2019 Sindh doctors observe strike again

KARACHI: The doctors of Sindh under the banner of the Joint Action Committee announced a complete boycott of OPDs and Operation Theaters (OTs) throughout the Sindh province on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019. Vice-President, Young Doctors Association (YDA), Sindh, Dr Waris Ali Jakhrani, stated that the doctors of Sindh would observe a complete strike across the province again...

February 13, 2019 Dr Masood Solangi appointed DG Health Sindh

KARACHI: Services, General Administration and Coordination Department Sindh have appointed Dr Masood Ahmed Solangi as the Director General (BS-20) Health Services, Sindh, Hyderabad, against an existing vacancy. According to a notification, Dr Masood Ahmed Solangi, Senior Medical Officer (BS-20) currently working as the District Health Officer, District East, Karachi, has been transferred and posted with...

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Drap Rent Government Exchequer Or Public Money: A Conundrum

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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23rd UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition – AEEDC Dubai
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23rd UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition – AEEDC Dubai

Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 5 February, 2019: Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, officially inaugurated the three-day 23rd UAE International Dental Conference and…

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Interviews for admissions in medical and dental colleges begin
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Interviews for admissions in medical and dental colleges begin

Interviews for admission in medical colleges KARACHI- The interviews for admission to Karachi’s medical and dental colleges began on November 20th and will continue till November 24, 2018. A total number of 1,200 candidates have been shortlisted to appear for the interviews. A batch of 300 candidates will appear every day for their scheduled interviews. The…

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Pakistan ranked world’s best travel destination 2018
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Pakistan ranked world’s best travel destination 2018

Islamabad: Pakistan has been ranked the world’s top travel destination for 2018 by the British Backpacker Society, which described Pakistan as “one of the friendliest countries on earth, with mountain scenery that is beyond anyone’s wildest imagination”. The British Backpacker Society announced the results, ranking the world’s top 20 adventure travel destinations for 2018, which…

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Infectious diseases can cause epilepsy: Experts
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Infectious diseases can cause epilepsy: Experts

KARACHI: The President of Neurology Awareness and Research Foundation (NARF), Prof Dr Muhammad Wasey Shakir stated that infectious diseases like TB, typhoid, and meningitis were some common contributors to the high ratio of epilepsy in Pakistan. Speaking at a press conference at the Karachi Press Club, Dr Wasey Shakir said that head injury, brain infection, diabetes,…

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PMA concerned over poor functioning of PMDC
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PMA concerned over poor functioning of PMDC

KARACHI-The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) expressed its concern about the present situation of chaos and confusion in the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) that has severely affected the working of PMDC. The Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr S.M. Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement said, as you know that on 5th January 2019, a…

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Sindh doctors salary at par with Punjab doctors
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Sindh doctors salary at par with Punjab doctors

KARACHI: Chief Minister, Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah has decided to give salary packages to doctors working in the Sindh Provincial Government Health Department at par with the salaries of Punjab doctors. The Chief Minister has directed Chief Secretary, Mumtaz Ali Shah, to carry out an exercise to give remuneration to the doctors of Sindh…

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Anti-Quackery Team on  Mission Clean Sweep in Karachi
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Anti-Quackery Team on Mission Clean Sweep in Karachi

Karachi – An anti-quackery team of Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC), recently, conducted various raids against quacks, in the Clifton area of Karachi, in collaboration with District Health Officer (DHO) and law enforcement agencies. The team paid a supervise visit to KKT Orthopedic Hospital after receiving several complaints. It was observed that unregistered treatment methods…

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