January 9, 2021 Recognising foreign medical colleges is PMC’s top priority

ISLAMABAD: Vice President Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) Ali Raza recently said that the commission will complete the assessment process of foreign medical colleges within one month to issue a provisional license to eligible foreign medical graduates. Addressing a press conference, he said that in case of failure in recognition of any foreign medical college, a...

January 6, 2021 Foreign Medical Graduates Protest against PMC

Islamabad: Foreign Medical Graduates recently held a protest outside Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) office in Islamabad. The students were raising voices against the announcement by PMC blacklisting 70% of Chinese universities. PMC previously blacklisted most of the universities in Kyrgyzstan. Students informed that PMC policy, the future of thousands of foreign medical graduates, who have...

January 5, 2021 Experts confirm presence of UK’s new COVID-19 variant in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Health (NIH) recently confirmed the presence of the UK COVID-19 variant in two people who had just returned to Pakistan. The B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant was confirmed via whole-genome sequencing following preliminary reports of the prevalence of the virus in some travellers. Since the emergence of the new coronavirus variant in...

January 4, 2021 ‘115,000 frontline health workers to get Covid-19 vaccine in Sindh’

KARACHI: The Sindh government have identified some 115,000 frontline health workers across the province who would be inoculated in the first phase of the programme in two major centres, becoming the first province in the country that had already designed such a strategy to meet the challenge, officials and sources said. The first supply of...

January 2, 2021 PMC disciplinary body resumes hearing against doctors next week

ISLAMABAD: The disciplinary committee of the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has recently resumed hearings in cases against the health practitioners. In September 2020, government passed the PMC bill from joint session and stopped employees of the Pakistan Medical and dental Council (PMDC) from worl(ing. Because of the legislation the disciplinary committee, which hears complaints against...

December 31, 2020 LHC reserves verdict on maintainability of pleas against MDCAT

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court recently reserved verdict on the maintainability of the petitions challenging the results of the Medical & Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) for the year 2020 and for rechecking of the papers. Several candidates, who are the petitioners, pleaded through their counsel that queries in the entrance test were out of...

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Female dentist succeeds to prove maltreatment by senior
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Female dentist succeeds to prove maltreatment by senior

FAISALABAD: Dr Ayesha Qaiser, after a period of eight months recently succeeded to establish that she had been roughed up by the medical superintendent of the hospital and now a lower court has summoned the suspect. Dr Asif Hameed Saleemi, now MS at DHQ Hospital, has been found guilty of roughing up Dr Ayesha Qaiser…

MDCAT applicants’ protest: PMC attempts to control ‘damage’
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MDCAT applicants’ protest: PMC attempts to control ‘damage’

ISLAMABAD-: As the Pakistan Medical Commission uploaded a revised version of the updated National Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) 2020 exam results and struggled to explain to applicants why the results had earlier been taken down, Ali Raza, the vice president PMC exercised damage control by holding press conference recently. While speaking to…

SHC orders PMC to submit reply over MDCAT applicants’ concern
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SHC orders PMC to submit reply over MDCAT applicants’ concern

KARACHI: Students who appeared in the Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) 2020 have recently filed a fresh petition in the Sindh High Court (SHC) over the problems they faced in the entry test. During today’s hearing, the lawyer representing the students told the court that the regulatory body Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) had…

‘Smart lockdown will not extend beyond 15-days period’
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‘Smart lockdown will not extend beyond 15-days period’

KARACHI: The city administration has decided not to extend ‘mini smart lockdowns’ in any part of the metropolis once the notified period of 15 days is completed as results have showed a positive impact of the curbs in containing the spread of COVID-19 among residents of the neighbourhoods currently under lockdown, officials said recently. They…

Pakistani doctor develops app for instant COVID-19 testing
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Pakistani doctor develops app for instant COVID-19 testing

Islamabad: A Pakistani doctor based in Toronto has introduced an instant COVID-19 diagnostic test using a smartphone. Pakistan High Commissioner to Canada Raza Bashir Tarar has congratulated Dr Naqeeb Khalid for his extraordinary achievement. In conversation with a local newspaper, Dr Naqeeb Khalid who led the development of a smartphone-based diagnostic test for COVID-19 as Director…

Sindh makes separate medical commission akin to PMC
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Sindh makes separate medical commission akin to PMC

KARACHI: Sindh government is reported to have started preparing for a parallel medical board for registering medical students and doctors which will operate as opposed to central Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC), as per sources. Sindh government is expected to soon roll out legislation for Sindh Medical and Dental Council (SMDC) which will be a provincial…

Police finalise probe into Dr Maha’s death case
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Police finalise probe into Dr Maha’s death case

KARACHI: According to recent sources, Police have completed an investigation into the alleged suicide of Dr Maha Shah in Defence area of the city and the probe has cited the use of drugs by her. The police have finalised the probe and submitted an interim challan before the court for further action in the case….


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