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State Health Minister inspects Getz pharma
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State Health Minister inspects Getz pharma

KARACHI: The State Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (NHSRC), Dr Zafar Ullah Mirza, recently visited Getz, the only pharmaceutical company in Pakistan, whose manufacturing facility has recently been prequalified and accredited by the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva. Getz Pharma is also the largest exporter of medicines from Pakistan and has been…

Rs 600m allocated for FJID completion
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Rs 600m allocated for FJID completion

The current government has allocated Rs 600 million in recent budget for the long ignored project of Fatima Jinnah Institute of Dental Sciences (FJID) despite the economic emergency in the country. The long struggle of dental community, associations and media must be appreciated, as well as the efforts of Dr Arif Alvi, President of Pakistan,…

UNAIDS to support response to HIV outbreak in Pakistan
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UNAIDS to support response to HIV outbreak in Pakistan

KARACHI: The UNAIDS Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Eamonn Murphy, recently visited Pakistan for an official visit, where he reiterated the UNAIDS’ commitment to supporting provincial and federal authorities to respond to the HIV outbreak and strengthen the HIV response in the country. “There is a significant amount of work that needs to…

PMA issues guideline for people to avoid heat-wave
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PMA issues guideline for people to avoid heat-wave

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (Centre) has urged the residents of the coastal belt of the Sindh province to take preventive measures to avoid the ongoing heat-wave. Secretary-General, PMA Centre, Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement, stated that the Met office forecasted a heat-wave likely to grip Karachi and other coastal areas of…

Sindh Govt increases health sector budget by 19%
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Sindh Govt increases health sector budget by 19%

KARACHI: The Sindh Government significantly increased the health budget by 19% from Rs96.8 billion in 2018-19 to Rs114.4 billion for the fiscal year 2019-20. The Chief Minister stated that the health sector was given priority in the annual budget. CM Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah, in his budget speech, said that health is a major priority…

Sir Syed Dental Lab Program Launched
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Sir Syed Dental Lab Program Launched

Sir Syed Dental College has launched a dental lab program 2019 to create oral health & clinical awareness among students and faculty. Clinical scenarios will be demonstrated to the students; they will also be provided with an in-depth guide on various debilitating oral illnesses that people commonly face, and the different specialties of dental profession….

Claims of transforming Larkana to Paris couldn’t see light
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Claims of transforming Larkana to Paris couldn’t see light

Make WHO HIV Outbreak report public, demands PML-F leader Pakistan Muslim League Functional (PML-F) General Secretary and Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) Information Secretary Sardar Abdul Raheem has expressed concern over the World Health Organisation (WHO) report about the HIV outbreak in Larkana, calling the exponential rise in HIV cases Sindh Government’s worst failure. “The recent WHO report…

“Small Group Learning” workshop at Baqai
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“Small Group Learning” workshop at Baqai

The Faculty Development Program continues at Baqai Dental College. Recently, a “Small Group Learning” workshop was conducted in the Final year lecture hall. The workshop turned out to be a huge success as per the Participants of the workshop included Principal Prof Kashif Ikram and Vice Principal Dr Talha M. Siddiqui, along with Heads of…

FCPS/MDS Preparatory course by PAO at IMDC
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FCPS/MDS Preparatory course by PAO at IMDC

Pakistan Association of Orthodontists (PAO) in collaboration with IMDC conducted a one-day preparatory course. The scope of the course included exam overview, TOACS, and self-treated case preparation for both FCPS and MDS part II exam. 17 eminent mentors facilitated the course from different centers in Rawalpindi, Abbottabad and Islamabad. Prof. Haroon Shahid Qazi, Prof. Amjad…

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