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.

National News / November 20, 2018 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...

National News / November 19, 2018 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...

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Federal Minister for National Health Services Meets PMA Delegation
National News

Federal Minister for National Health Services Meets PMA Delegation

KARACHI- A high level delegation of Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) recently held a meeting, where they met with Federal Minister for National Health Services Regulations and Coordination, Mr Aamer Mehmood Kiani. The PMA’s delegation was comprised of President PMA Centre Dr Muhammad Ashraf Nizami, Former President Dr Azhar Khan Jadoon, Secretary General PMA Centre Dr SM…

JPMC Donates Generously CJP for Construction of Dams in Pakistan
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JPMC Donates Generously CJP for Construction of Dams in Pakistan

KARACHI– Executive Director, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), Dr Seemin Jamali, presented a cheque worth Rs5,350,295/- to Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, at Supreme Court of Pakistan, Karachi Registry, for the construction of Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dam. Deputy Directors, JPMC, Dr Muhammad Suleman, Dr Yaha Tunio, Dr Asad, Dr Nausheen, and Mr Riaz Gill…

Doctors Oppose PMDC’s Centralised Admission Policy
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Doctors Oppose PMDC’s Centralised Admission Policy

Peshawar- The Provincial Doctors Association (PDA), Youth Forum, has opposed the centralised admission policy of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). Speaking at a news conference on Monday, PDA Youth Forum President Dr Shahbaz demanded that PMDC changed the new policy so that many students are not left helpless regarding their dreams to pursue medicine. He…

Urooj Mumtaz Made PCB Committee Member
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Urooj Mumtaz Made PCB Committee Member

Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed a new four-member committee that will assist and advise the PCB chairman in relation to plans for promotion and conductance of the game at all levels. The committee will be chaired by former Pakistan Head Coach Mohsin Hasan Khan, while other members include former captains of Pakistan cricket team, Wasim Akram and Misbahul Haq and former…

PMDC Ushers A New Era With Promulgation Of Regulations 2018 Reforms
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PMDC Ushers A New Era With Promulgation Of Regulations 2018 Reforms

PESHAWAR: Justice (Retd) Mian Shakirullah Jan, President Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has said that with the newly promulgated Regulations 2018 PMDC has entered into a new era of reforms in medical education throughout the country. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of Khyber Medical University (KMU) and PMDC. Beside others VC KMU Prof Dr Arshad Javaid, Director KMU-ORIC Dr Zohaib Khan, Faculty and Inspectors from Public and Private Medical…

Punjab takes Lead in Health Workforce Strategy
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Punjab takes Lead in Health Workforce Strategy

Lahore: Punjab Health Department has finalized the Health Workforce Strategy within the first 100 days of the incumbent government, which made Punjab the first province who accomplished the task. The task was carried out under the supervision of Health Minister Punjab Dr Yasmin Rashid. The ‘Punjab Experience Sharing Workshop’ was organized recently by the World…

Jawed Akhai, Chairman Martin Dow Passes Away
National News

Jawed Akhai, Chairman Martin Dow Passes Away

DN Report: Jawed Akhai, Chairman at Martin Dow, passed away in France, while under treatment. Akhai was a prominent Pakistani businessman in the pharmaceutical sector, with a family background in pharmaceutical business of over five decades. Besides being the chairman at Martin Dow, Akhai held many prominent positions with several renowned associations, namely Director of Pakistan-USA…

PMDC Forms Sub-committee for Preparation of Dental Curriculum
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PMDC Forms Sub-committee for Preparation of Dental Curriculum

DN Report Islamabad- Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) held two sessions on September 7th and 25th, respectively, wherein there were talks of designing a systematic and comprehensive dental curricular. In pursuance of these meetings, the council has constituted a “Sub-committee of Medical Education Committee on Dental Curricular”, with the task of preparing a template for the…

International Health Expo 2018, Islamabad
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International Health Expo 2018, Islamabad

Islamabad- Stretching from October 5th to 7th, the International Health Expo was the talk of healthcare community. Organized by Dr Jawad Faisal and Mr Aijaz Shahid, the expo took place at the Pak-China Friendship Center, Islamabad. The large-scale, multi-speciality congress was the first of its kind to be held in Pakistan. Several renowned names, like…

Governor Sindh Assures DDC Protestors of Registration with PMDC
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Governor Sindh Assures DDC Protestors of Registration with PMDC

KARACHI-   Dow Dental College Graduates & Students Parents’ Action Committee, on Friday staged a protest demonstration at Expo Centre Karachi during the ‘4th All Pakistan DUHS-DICE Health Innovation Exhibition 2018’. The protestors demanded that Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) should register DDC. They were carrying banners and placards inscribed with different slogans like;…

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