National News / December 11, 2018 100-day performance report on health sector

ISLAMABAD: Following suit from other ministries and departments, the federal health ministry presented its three-month performance report to Prime Minister Imran Khan, highlighting how it prepared an ordinance on the apex medical education regulator. According to sources in the health ministry, its three-month performance report states that the ministry worked to prepare an ordinance to amend...

National News / December 11, 2018 PPMA to increase drug prices

Hike in Drug Prices Likely KARACHI- Addressing a press conference in Karachi, Central Chairman, Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA), Mr Zahid Saeed, urged the federal government to allow local drug manufacturers to rationally increase the prices of medicines, considering the alarming inflationary trends in Pakistan’s economy. He also mentioned that approximately 250 medicines have virtually vanished...

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.

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100-day performance report on health sector

ISLAMABAD: Following suit from other ministries and departments, the federal health ministry presented its three-month performance report to Prime Minister Imran Khan, highlighting how it prepared an ordinance on the apex medical education regulator. According to sources in the health ministry, its three-month performance report states that the ministry worked to prepare an ordinance to amend…

PPMA to increase drug prices
National News

PPMA to increase drug prices

Hike in Drug Prices Likely KARACHI- Addressing a press conference in Karachi, Central Chairman, Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA), Mr Zahid Saeed, urged the federal government to allow local drug manufacturers to rationally increase the prices of medicines, considering the alarming inflationary trends in Pakistan’s economy. He also mentioned that approximately 250 medicines have virtually vanished…

PEMRA urges verification of doctors before TV/radio interviews
National News

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

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.

New Oral Pathology Lab at Baqai
Colleges, National News

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…

Sin tax on tobacco and soft drinks
National News

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.

CJP dissolves Punjab Healthcare Commission board
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CJP dissolves Punjab Healthcare Commission board

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar dissolves PHC LAHORE- On November 17th, Supreme Court Pakistan dissolved the Board of Commissioners of Punjab Healthcare Commission (PHC), and ordered for a new one to be formed in two weeks’ time. Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid along with other members of the board appeared before the court on being…

City Health Facilities put on High Alert
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City Health Facilities put on High Alert

KARACHI- Medical & Health Services Department of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has declared high alert in all medical institutions/ hospitals of KMC in connection to Rabi-ul-Awal from November 20th to 22nd.  All heads of institutions/focal persons have been instructed to make foolproof arrangements to deal with any medical emergency in their respective hospitals during the mentioned emergency…

World Diabetic Day at Prime Medical Complex
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World Diabetic Day at Prime Medical Complex

Peshawar- On November 14th, World Diabetic Day was celebrated at Prime Medical Complex, Warsak Road, Peshawar. There was a free medical OPD from November 12th to 14th, at Prime Medical Complex, wherein free medical checkups, screening of diabetes and hypertension, and medicines were being provided. 350 needy patients benefitted from this set up.   PIMA along with…

World Diabetes Day: Nutritious Breakfast Brings More Benefits
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World Diabetes Day: Nutritious Breakfast Brings More Benefits

KARACHI- This World Diabetes Day, let’s endorse beginning one’s day with a wholesome breakfast. Especially, people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) should be aware that breakfast is necessary and it brings real benefits.   According to a research, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast, as the name implies, is to break…

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