October 18, 2019 PMDC ranks KGMC best for excellence in education

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council recently awarded the Khyber Girls Medical College (KGMC) the first position in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and fifth in Pakistan for excellence and quality of education. The PMDC also ranked the premier medical institution, Khyber Medical College (KMC), on the sixth number in the province. KGMC is the first and...

October 9, 2019 PMA urges people to take preventive measures to avoid dengue

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) recently expressed grave concern over the rising cases of dengue in Pakistan. The PMA stated that the cases of confirmed dengue virus had been reported in thousands from all the provinces. Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement, said, “The situation is very...

October 8, 2019 Minister Yasmin calls for advancement in dental treatment

LAHORE- Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, while speaking at a seminar held at the Lahore Medical and Dental College, Harbanspura, said that doctors in field of dentistry should introduce advance studies with full commitment and passion. Dr Yasmin was attending a scientific session on advance sciences as Chief Guest. Principal, faculty members and a...

October 5, 2019 DUHS draws flak over controversial word choice in admission forms

Karachi- A letter of warning, addressing the Vice Chancellor Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), was recently released from the Sindh Chief Minister’s Secretariat calling out the DUHS Admin over their negligent attitude. The admission forms for D. Pharm and BS Biotechnology for session 2019-20 mentioned ‘Karachi’ separately from ‘Sindh’, insinuating that Karachi was a...

October 1, 2019 Islamabad candidates allowed admission in Punjab medical universities

Islamabad : After protests against the new policy, the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has allowed students from Islamabad Capital Territory to apply for admission to government medical and dental colleges in Punjab as per the last year’s admission policy. In a letter issued by its registrar, the PMDC said there were desperate complaints...

September 24, 2019 Minister Maqbool inaugurates Health & Pharma Expo

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Information Technology, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqi, inaugurated of the three-day Health & Pharma Asia International Exhibition & Conference 2019 at the Karachi Expo Centre. The Turkish Consul General in Karachi, Tolga Uçak, and the Consul General of Iran in Karachi, Ahmad Mohammad, were the chief guests for the occasion. On the first...

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PMA expresses concern over shifting of PMDC office
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PMA expresses concern over shifting of PMDC office

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has expressed its concern over the shifting of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) Office from Saddar, Karachi, to a far-flung area of Clifton. The news of the shift was conveyed through a letter No.018/PMAC/2019, addressed to the then Acting Registrar of the PMDC. The PMA reiterates its…

Import of life-saving drugs from India to resume
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Import of life-saving drugs from India to resume

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has finally allowed resuming of import of life-saving drugs from India, which was earlier banned. The Nation Security Committee had decided to suspend trade with India on account of the brutality in occupied Kashmir. The decision to recommence trade became essential considering the much needed relief for the patients, and a statutory regulatory order (SRO)…

Shaniera Akram advises against visiting Clifton beach
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Shaniera Akram advises against visiting Clifton beach

Karachi- Shaniera Akram, the wife of renowned Pakistani cricket legend Wasim Akram, sent out a tweet today with terrifying pictures of Karachi’s Clifton beach. The beach was strewn with medical waste, including syringes and vials of blood among other used instruments. Shaniera tweeted: It’s like everything you are scared of in a hospital has just…

Darul Sehat holds walk a cause for Kashmir Solidarity
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Darul Sehat holds walk a cause for Kashmir Solidarity

Karachi: The management of Darul Sehat Hospital & Liaquat College of Medicine & Dentistry has organized a Walk a cause to show Solidarity for the cause of Kashmir in recent announcement by the honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Imran Khan.  All Hospital & College Staff members including Doctors & Nurses along with Students of…

SCFHS’s decision against Pakistani doctors draws flak from NA
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SCFHS’s decision against Pakistani doctors draws flak from NA

National Assembly’s Standing Committee on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination has strongly condemned the decision of Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) of terminating services of Pakistani doctors, holding MS/MD degree, working in Saudi Arabia. Presiding over the fifth meeting of the committee, its chairman Khalid Hussain Magsi from Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) termed…

DRAP seeks international accreditation to raise credibility
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DRAP seeks international accreditation to raise credibility

To improve the standard and credibility of their structure and procedures, Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has sought accreditation from SGS United Kingdom Ltd. According to a DRAP spokesperson, International Standards Organisation (ISO) certified Quality Management Systems (QMS) is one of the many steps for acquiring international accreditations such as World Health Organisation (WHO)…

Pharma sector being closely observed, collusion to be strictly punished; CCP
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Pharma sector being closely observed, collusion to be strictly punished; CCP

Press Release The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) while setting aside its show-cause notice issued to Pharma Bureau for prima facie cartelization, has warned that the pharmaceutical sector is being observed closely and any collusive or anti-competitive activity shall be dealt with strictly. In another instance of impartial and unbiased enforcement, CCP is setting aside…

Trade freeze: Pharma consignments from India diverted after Kashmir crisis
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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…


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