January 27, 2020 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...

January 25, 2020 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...

January 23, 2020 DRAP will register with WHO-Listed Authorities: Asim Rauf

ISLAMABAD– Asim Rauf, Chief Executive Officer, Drugs Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) recently announced that DRAP would soon associate with an international body of World Health Organization. This step would ensure the provision of international standards of medicine in the country. While addressing to the media, Asim Rauf said that quality of medicines had become...

January 23, 2020 Dental Community congratulates Dr Kefi Iqbal

Karachi: Dental Community appreciates the newly formed National Medical and Dental Academic Board (NMDAB) and appointment of Dr Kefi Iqbal in the board. The Dental officials congratulates Dr Kefi on his selection in the Academic Board and believed that Dr Kefi would rightly represent dental fraternity from Sindh in NMDAB. With the aim to look...

January 21, 2020 Surprise visit by President, disappointed over NICH affairs

KARACHI: President Dr Arif Alvi recently paid a surprise visit to the National Institute of Child Health (NICH). He expressed disappointment over the state of healthcare affairs in the province and called his stroll around the largest health facility for children in the province “a painful experience.” While addressing to press, Dr Arif Alvi vowed...

January 20, 2020 PMC setups new Medical and Dental Academic Board

ISLAMABAD: According to a recent notification, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) had constituted an 18-member National Medical and Dental Academic Board (NMDAB). The board would look into the standard of education being followed by the undergraduate/post-graduate medical and dental institutions across the country. The notification was signed by NHS secretary Dr Allah Bakhsh...

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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…

DRAP will register with WHO-Listed Authorities: Asim Rauf
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DRAP will register with WHO-Listed Authorities: Asim Rauf

ISLAMABAD– Asim Rauf, Chief Executive Officer, Drugs Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) recently announced that DRAP would soon associate with an international body of World Health Organization. This step would ensure the provision of international standards of medicine in the country. While addressing to the media, Asim Rauf said that quality of medicines had become…

Dental Community congratulates Dr Kefi Iqbal
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Dental Community congratulates Dr Kefi Iqbal

Karachi: Dental Community appreciates the newly formed National Medical and Dental Academic Board (NMDAB) and appointment of Dr Kefi Iqbal in the board. The Dental officials congratulates Dr Kefi on his selection in the Academic Board and believed that Dr Kefi would rightly represent dental fraternity from Sindh in NMDAB. With the aim to look…

PMC setups new Medical and Dental Academic Board
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PMC setups new Medical and Dental Academic Board

ISLAMABAD: According to a recent notification, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) had constituted an 18-member National Medical and Dental Academic Board (NMDAB). The board would look into the standard of education being followed by the undergraduate/post-graduate medical and dental institutions across the country. The notification was signed by NHS secretary Dr Allah Bakhsh…

PMDC DISSOLUTION CASE: IHC reserves judgment on filed petition
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PMDC DISSOLUTION CASE: IHC reserves judgment on filed petition

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) recently reserved its judgment on identical petitions filed against the dissolution of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) by a presidential ordinance. IHC Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani reserved the decision after Additional Attorney General Tariq Mehmood Khokhar concluded his arguments. The court earlier heard from the petitioners and…

MoU signed between IPAC Foundation and Next Level Dentistry
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MoU signed between IPAC Foundation and Next Level Dentistry

Lahore: A Memmorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Chairman, Infection Prevention And Control Foundation (IPAC), Dr. Sameer Shafi and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Founder, Next Level Dentistry, Dr. Aqib Mudassarat at IPAC Foundation Head Office. The event was attended by Prof. Dr. Mulazim Hussain Bukhari, Head of Pathology Department, University of Lahore and Mr. Rana Zahid. Students from De’Montmorency College…

Federal Govt ordered to sum up arguments regarding PMDC
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Federal Govt ordered to sum up arguments regarding PMDC

Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) directed federation to conclude its arguments on next date of hearing on a petition challenging the dissolving of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and termination of its all employees. Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani conducted hearing on a petition filed by former employees of PMDC against the presidential Ordinance…


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