February 25, 2020 IHC upholds PMDC restoration, rejects Govt appeal

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) recently rejected the federal government’s inter-court appeal challenging the restoration of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) verdict and issued notices to all petitioners. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah, while heading a two-member division bench, observed that the court’s verdict had spelled out detailed reasons for the restoration of...

February 24, 2020 714 medicines seized over quality, safety concerns

ISLAMABAD: In a recent Press Conference, DRAP Spokesperson told that 3,169 inspections were carried out in various sites in the last three months and a total of 5,072 violations of DRAP Act 2012 and Drug Act 1976 were registered. These action were undertaken by the National Task Force (NTF) under the Drug Regulatory Authority of...

February 22, 2020 A ‘Strong culture’ of volutary blood donation is needed, Dr Alvi

KARACHl: President Arif Alvi recently visited to the LRBT (Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust) Teniary Teaching hospital in Korangi where he stressed the need for a strong culture of voluntary blood donation in the country with equal attention towards cadaveric organ donation. Najmus Saqib Hameed, Prof Fawad Rizvi and Umer Ghafoor briefed him about the working...

February 21, 2020 Contempt notice issued to Ministry over PMDC employee’s plea

ISLAMABAD: IHC Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani recently issued a notice to National Health Services (NHS) Secretary Malik Allah Bakhsh on a petition filed by the registrar and other Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) staff for not implementing a court order reinstating council employees. On Feb 11, Justice Kayani revived the dissolved PMDC by setting...

February 20, 2020 IHC issues stay to DRAP officials’ promotions

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued a stay to consider the promotion cases of additional directors for the post of director. The Drug Regulatory Aauthority Pakistan (DRAP) board, which comprised the National Health Services (NHS) secretary and joint secretary and representatives of the Establishment Division and the Ministry of Law and Justice, were...

February 19, 2020 No tobacco scenes on TV please: Dr Zafar

Islamabad: The Directorate of Tobacco Control of the Ministry of National Health Services has directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to instruct all television channels to immediately cleanse their dramas and programmes of smoking scenes. Such scenes lure young people towards tobacco use, and PEMRA should instead consider telecasting public service messages against...

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PMDC dissolution ‘null and void’ by IHC
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PMDC dissolution ‘null and void’ by IHC

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court recently declared Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) dissolution null and void. A divisional bench comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani announced the decision on identical petitions filed against the dissolution of the council by a presidential ordinance signed by President Dr Arif Alvi. The presidential ordinance had paved way for…

47 more quack outlets shut down in Sindh
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47 more quack outlets shut down in Sindh

KARACHI- According to a recent Press Release, Directorate of Anti-Quackery Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) sealed 47 more quacks-clinics throughout the Sindh province in week and raids against fake doctors successfully continued in the province.   The SHCC had sealed 3,306 Healthcare Establishment (HCEs) in Sindh so far while warnings for non-compliance were also issued to…

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…


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