August 21, 2019 SHCC constitutes subgroups to deal with infectious diseases

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Care Commission has formed four subgroups of the Taskforce for Infection Prevention and Control to deal with infectious diseases smoothly in the future. Chief Executive Officer, Sindh Healthcare Commission, Dr Minhaj Qidwai, chaired the second meeting of the Taskforce for Infection Prevention and Control. Prof Dr Rafiq Khanani of the Liaquat...

August 19, 2019 Trade freeze: Pharma consignments from India diverted after Kashmir crisis

Agitated PPMA approaches DRAP for clearance of old consignments Pakistan’s pharmaceutical industry received a big shock after the government placed a ban on trade with India. The industry relies on raw material imported from India for the manufacturing of several essential medicines. Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) has raised this issue with Drug Regulatory Authority...

August 17, 2019 SHCC and MMIDSP signs MoU for infection prevention

KARACHI: The Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan (MMIDSP) for infection prevention in Sindh. The SHCC and MMIDSP signed an MOU to support infection prevention in Sindh through training healthcare professionals. The MMIDSP will provide training assistance to the SHCC in conducting...

August 14, 2019 Dr Kamran Vasfy Nominated

Islamabad- Vetran Dentist Dr Kamran Vasfy has been nominated for Sitara-e-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi. Dr Kamran has been nominated for his outstanding services rendered for the profession . The award will be conferred in March 2020.

August 8, 2019 Prime Minister’s Medical Talent Scholarship Programme

Press Release Pakistani medical graduates holding the full FCPS, MD or MS in any discipline are invited for two-year fully-funded higher training positions in leading teaching hospitals in the UK. Where possible, preference will be given to those wishing to pursue advanced training in anesthesia, intensive care, neonatology, emergency medicine and pathology, but candidates from...

August 7, 2019 Patients Complaint Cell establish at JPMC

KARACHI: The Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) has established a patients’ complaint cell in the hospital to resolve patients and their attendant’s complaints concerning the hospital’s functioning. Executive Director, JPMC, Dr Seemin Jamali, said the complaints cell had been set up in the institution. Additionally, 16 complaints and suggestions boxes are also being installed in...

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SHCC forms task force for Infection Prevention Control
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SHCC forms task force for Infection Prevention Control

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) has formed a task force for Infection Prevention Control in Sindh as part of a national task force for injection safety. The task force has been constituted after the nomination of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), SHCC, Dr Minhaj Qidwai. Those who consented and were present in the meeting…

Azra Pechuho launches ‘Poocho’ for sexual health counselling
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Azra Pechuho launches ‘Poocho’ for sexual health counselling

KARACHI: Sindh’s Minister of Health, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, recently launched the Sindh FP2020 Helpline called ‘Poocho.’ This helpline is a reliable source of 24/7 family planning, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) information, and counseling services, especially for adolescents and youth. Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, along with the Costed Implementation Plan (CIP) Secretariat, Population Welfare…

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85 faculty members resign at Khairpur Medical College

SUKKUR:  Eighty-five members of the faculty and non-teaching staff members of Khairpur Medical College have submitted their resignations to the Action Committee, ending the year-long struggle to get the College accredited with the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council. The Action Committee said that the future of 500 students enrolled in the college four years ago…

PMA objects to unconstitutional PMDC decisions
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PMA objects to unconstitutional PMDC decisions

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) recently expressed its concern over the practice of taking unconstitutional decisions by the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC). We reiterate to run the affairs of the PMDC according to its constitution. Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association, Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement said that the PMA is…

National level strategy needed to deal with quackery
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National level strategy needed to deal with quackery

KARACHI: The Anti-Quackery Directorate of the Sindh Health Care Commission has organized a second task force committee meeting where experts discussed various areas of healthcare. The task force committee meeting was attended by representatives of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC), Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC), National Council for Homeopathy (NCH), and Pharmacy Council of…

SHCC conducts training of trainers
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SHCC conducts training of trainers

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Care Commission’s (SHCC) Directorate of Clinical Governance & Training recently organized a “train the trainer” session on Sindh Service Delivery Standards (SSDS) at Darul Sehat Hospital. This training will be attended by the SHCC’s inspection team and medical experts. The objective is to train the experts in the field on SSDS…

Experts term quackery a national issue
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Experts term quackery a national issue

KARACHI: The Chief Executive Officer of the Sindh Healthcare Commission, Dr Minhaj Qidwai, stated that quackery is a national issue and is not confined to any specific province. This he said while addressing a press conference along with the Chief Executive Officer of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Healthcare Commission (HCC), Azar Sardar, and the Director of…


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