February 6, 2020 Students warned against taking admission in foreign colleges: PMC

Islamabad: Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) secretary, Arsalan Hyder recently declared in an official communication that PMC has warned that any admission obtained by a Pakistani student in a foreign college will happen solely at their own risk and cost. “Pakistani students seeking admission to a foreign medical college or institution are put on notice that...

February 4, 2020 PMC seemed to benefit private medical colleges only: SC

ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court’s bench headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed recently observed that the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has derailed the SC’s efforts to streamline private medical and dental colleges. The court added that it seemed the PMC “has been established to provide benefit to private medical and dental colleges”. Hearing a case...

February 3, 2020 Ban slapped over tobacco adverts

ISLAMABAD: The government has imposed a ban on online advertisement of tobacco products and stopped tobacco companies from displaying power walls and posters at their sale points. Speaking to the press, Dr Minhajus Siraj, Director Directorate of Tobacco Control at Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) told, “As per Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of...

January 31, 2020 Four Pakistanis infected with coronavirus in China: Dr Zafar

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health Dr Zafar Mirza recently confirmed that four Pakistanis have been infected with novel coronavirus (NCV) in China, while speaking at a Press Conference. Dr Zafar Mirza also requested the media not to reveal their names. While addressing the Press, Dr Mirza said he wanted to...

January 30, 2020 PM Imran swings into action amid Corona Virus threat

ISLAMABAD: According to a notification issued by Prime Minister Office, Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed that an inter-ministerial meeting be held at the earliest to discuss preventing measures against deadly novel coronavirus (NCV) and formulate a comprehensive strategy to tackle the threat. As per notification, the meeting would be chaired by Special Assistant to...

January 28, 2020 DRAP has remarkably improved: General Secretary

LAHORE: In a recent Press briefing, General Secretary, Naman Farooq said that the performance of the Directorate of Health & OTC Division, Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has remarkably improved. Earlier, detailed presentations were given to DRAP Chief Execuitve Officer, Asim Rouf and Director Health & OTC Dr. Fakhar Ud Din Amir. Alternative Pharmaceuticals...

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Students warned against taking admission in foreign colleges: PMC
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Students warned against taking admission in foreign colleges: PMC

Islamabad: Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) secretary, Arsalan Hyder recently declared in an official communication that PMC has warned that any admission obtained by a Pakistani student in a foreign college will happen solely at their own risk and cost. “Pakistani students seeking admission to a foreign medical college or institution are put on notice that…

PMC seemed to benefit private medical colleges only: SC
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PMC seemed to benefit private medical colleges only: SC

ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court’s bench headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed recently observed that the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has derailed the SC’s efforts to streamline private medical and dental colleges. The court added that it seemed the PMC “has been established to provide benefit to private medical and dental colleges”. Hearing a case…

Ban slapped over tobacco adverts
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Ban slapped over tobacco adverts

ISLAMABAD: The government has imposed a ban on online advertisement of tobacco products and stopped tobacco companies from displaying power walls and posters at their sale points. Speaking to the press, Dr Minhajus Siraj, Director Directorate of Tobacco Control at Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) told, “As per Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of…

PM Imran swings into action amid Corona Virus threat
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PM Imran swings into action amid Corona Virus threat

ISLAMABAD: According to a notification issued by Prime Minister Office, Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed that an inter-ministerial meeting be held at the earliest to discuss preventing measures against deadly novel coronavirus (NCV) and formulate a comprehensive strategy to tackle the threat. As per notification, the meeting would be chaired by Special Assistant to…

DRAP has remarkably improved: General Secretary
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DRAP has remarkably improved: General Secretary

LAHORE: In a recent Press briefing, General Secretary, Naman Farooq said that the performance of the Directorate of Health & OTC Division, Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has remarkably improved. Earlier, detailed presentations were given to DRAP Chief Execuitve Officer, Asim Rouf and Director Health & OTC Dr. Fakhar Ud Din Amir. Alternative Pharmaceuticals…

41 Quackery outlets sealed across Sindh
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41 Quackery outlets sealed across Sindh

KARACHI: The Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) sealed 41 more clinics run by quacks in a week, taking the total number of sealed healthcare establishments (HCEs) to 3256 in Sindh. The Directorate of Anti-Quackery sealed 41 clinics throughout the province in a week during the inspections of healthcare establishments (HCEs) last week. The teams have sealed…

Alvi clears the air about recent controversial remark
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Alvi clears the air about recent controversial remark

Karachi: President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi recently wrote an article titled ‘Fake news: A conundrum that demands serious discourse in Pakistan.’ The article was published in all major newspapers of Pakistan. According to the article, the author stated that he recently visited the hospitals, the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases and the National Institute…

Surgical complications are more likely to heighten in smokers
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Surgical complications are more likely to heighten in smokers

KARACHI: According to a recently issued WHO report, tobacco smokers were at a significantly higher risk than non-smokers for post-surgical complications, including impaired heart and lung functions, infections, and delayed or impaired wound healing. However, new evidence revealed that smokers who quit approximately four weeks or more before surgery have a lower risk of complications…

Two Quackery outlets sealed in Rawalpindi
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Two Quackery outlets sealed in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Dr Zeeshan Khurram, Deputy District Health Officer (DDHO), District Health Authority (DHA) recently announced that two quacks clinics were sealed. This was part of in its ongoing drive against illegal clinics. While addressing the Press, Dr Zeeshan Khurram said that on the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan, the DHA sealed two clinics including…


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