October 15, 2020 Shaan-e-Pakistan Award to recognise ‘Corona Heroes’

LAHORE: Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar recently said that the services of all those who fought against coronavirus pandemic valiantly would be recognized through ‘Shaan-e-Pakistan Award’ during a special ceremony at the Governor’s House. Talking to the media, he said that President Dr Arif Alvi, Provincial Governors, Chief Minister Punjab and President Azad Kashmir would...

October 14, 2020 CM MURAD: Surge in COVID cases are linked to opening of businesses, institutes

KARACHI: Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah recently said that the increase in Covid-19 cases across the province may be linked to major religious events as well as opening of all business and educational activities. “We can contain spike in the cases through strict implementation of standard operating procedures; otherwise it would hit new highs...

October 12, 2020 ‘Over 10,000 Pakistanis will take part in Phase 3 trial of COVID-19 vaccine’

ISLAMABAD: Nausheen Hamid, Parliamentary Secretary, National Health Services Regulations and Coordination (NHSRC) recently said that over 10,000 people would be asked to volunteer to take part in COVID-19 vaccine trials in Pakistan, thus helping to speed up efforts to discover a safe and effective vaccine. Talking to media, she urged the general public to take...

October 9, 2020 MDCAT: PMC seeks clarification from Sindh

Karachi: In a recent notification released by Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC), the Chairman Provisional Admission Committee of Sindh have been asked to clarify the criteria to conduct Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) in the province. The notification highlighted that notification release, earlier, has created confusion among students which needs to be clarified. ‘National...

October 7, 2020 PMC announces new MDCAT syllabus- check details

Karachi: Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) recently announced new development regarding the syllabus National Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT). It was further clarified that National University of \Medical Sciences (NUMS) will undertake the examination. The notification released stated, “Examination Committee of the Council will coordinate and ensure as far as possible that the final...

October 6, 2020 NUMS announces date for entry test- Check details

Karachi: In a recent notification released by the National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS), the date for the entry test is announced. The entry test will be conducted on 11th October 2020. The announcement stated, “In pursuance to the Pakistan Medical Commission’s first council meeting decision announced on 3rd October 2020, NUMS entry test will...

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PAMI on board with PMC, fully supports NLE
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PAMI on board with PMC, fully supports NLE

KARACHI: General Secretary Pakistan Association of Private Medical and Dental Institutions (PAMI) Dr Riaz Janjua told that the recent promulgation of Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has been a better change for the medical and dental community, alleviating the standards of education. In an exclusive talk with Dental News, Dr Riaz Janjua said, “PAMI has always…

Sindh Health Minister rejects increase in drugs prices
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Sindh Health Minister rejects increase in drugs prices

 KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Health Sindh, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, rejected the increase in lifesaving medicine prices by the federal government.   In her statement, Azra Pechuho said that the federal government seems helpless in the face of pharmaceutical companies and their rising drug prices. She said that the price hike in 94 lifesaving drugs is…

FDA approves radiotherapy-induced xerostomia therapy trials
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FDA approves radiotherapy-induced xerostomia therapy trials

This investigational new drug license, or IND, recently issued by the Food and Drug Administration will allow UW oncologists to study a new cell therapy to treat radiotherapy-induced xerostomia, also called dry mouth. The new IND offers an entirely novel use of personalized cell therapy with the patient’s own interferon-gamma activated marrow stromal cells, according…

UHS delays MDCAT online registration amid PMC fiasco
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UHS delays MDCAT online registration amid PMC fiasco

Karachi: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) recently delayed Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) online registration for students applying in MBBS, BDS program in public and private medical and dental colleges of the Punjab province. According to sources, the online registration of MDCAT on the official website of UHS, www.uhs.edu.pk was announced to start…

MBBS, BDS entry tests in Sindh on Oct 18
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MBBS, BDS entry tests in Sindh on Oct 18

Karachi: Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences (PUMHS), Shaheed Benazirabad, has recently announced to hold the annual test for admission to medical and dental colleges in Sindh on October 18th. It is pertinent to mention here that earlier, PUMHS was declared as the Admitting University / Test Conducting University dealing with admissions in MBBS…

Turkmen counterpart reminds President Alvi about his ‘profession’
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Turkmen counterpart reminds President Alvi about his ‘profession’

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi and Presiden Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov of Turkmenistan exchanged views on Pakistan-Turkmenistan bilateral relations, implementation of Turkmenistan Afghanistan Pakistan Iran (TAPI) Gas Pipeline Project, and TAP Power Transmission lines. They exchanged the views during a phone call by the President of Turkmenistan to President Alvi. According to a press release issued by…

Noted dentist, Dr Qurban dies of coronavirus
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Noted dentist, Dr Qurban dies of coronavirus

Sindh’s renowned senior dental surgeon Dr Qurban Soomro recently died of coronavirus at Civil Hospital at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) Jamshoro. The Publisher, Editor and the staff of Dental News Pakistan express their heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Dr Qurban Soomro and pray that God gives his soul eternal…

Hamdard University announces vacancies for various dental departments
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Hamdard University announces vacancies for various dental departments

Karachi: Hamdard University has recently released a recruitment advertisement for various vacancies available with different dental departments. The last date to apply online for these vacancies is September 20, 2020. Candidates can apply online by writing the name of the position and department applied for as the subject of the email to careers@hamdard.edu.pk Vacancies for…


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