April 20, 2019 Girl declared dead a few hours after reporting dental pain

Karachi- On experiencing toothache, Asmat, 25, visited a government hospital for checkup. The doctor on duty, Dr Ayaz, wrote a prescription of an injection and handed it over to the compounder, Shahzaib. Asmat’s condition deteriorated as soon as the compounder administered the injection. She was immediately shifted to the emergency ward on a stretcher. Upon examination by...

April 18, 2019 Federal Health Minister Kiani shown the door

In a major reshuffle the Federal Minister for National Health Services, Regulation and  Coordibation, Dr Aamir Mehmood Kiani has been removed for poor performance. Many other ministers have also been shown the door.

April 18, 2019 Pharma industry forced to slash prices

KARACHI: Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA) announced to decrease the prices of 395 essential medicines along with 464 medicines voluntarily by 10 to 15 per cent in order to provide due economic relief to masses. Zahid Saeed, Chairman PPMA announcing the decision of the industry said that prices of 395 essential medicines are being reduced from...

April 12, 2019 Awareness seminar by Sindh Health-Care Commission

Sindh Health-Care Commission (SHCC) Act 2013 was passed from Sindh Assembly to regulate and register private hospitals, maternity homes, dental clinics, laboratories and homeopathic clinics. Commissioner, Larkana Division, Muhammad Saleem Raza Khuhro, while addressing an awareness session held by the SHCC at a local hotel said that health department must ensure that better facilities in...

April 11, 2019 Pharma Industry may collapse

PM Khan orders reversal of medicine prices Lahore: After public outcry, Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered investigation and immediate reversal of medicine prices all over Pakistan. This is a big set-back to the pharma industry which managed to get this price increase after a prolonged price freeze. According to news, Imran Khan has ordered...

April 10, 2019 Hiked drug prices. Who belled the cat?

 Rise in drug prices must to ensure survival of the pharma industry The rise in drug prices including approved 15% has drawn palpable hue and cry from the masses. Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan through SRO 34(I)/2019 issued in January 2019 notified an increase of 9% over and above maximum retail price (MRP) of medicines...

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Dr Rehana Maher Passes Away
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Dr Rehana Maher Passes Away

Renowned senior dentist, Dr Rehana Maher passed away today (Monday, March 25th). Burial will be performed tomorrow after Duhr prayers. Dr Maher completed her graduation from de’Montmorency College of Dentistry, in Lahore. She later served as faculty member in Karachi Medical and Dental College. Her specialty was in Maxillofacial Surgery. The publisher, editors and all…

WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY Dental News creates 3.6 Million smiles!
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WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY Dental News creates 3.6 Million smiles!

WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY Dental News creates 3.6 Million smiles! The World Oral Health Day 2019 campaign concluded successfully, resulting in 3.6 million bright smiles! In Pakistan, the campaign was conducted by Dental News in collaboration with World dental Federation (FDI) and Pakistan Dental Association (PDA), and in close association with Shield Pakistan, which sponsored…

Former VC Baqai, Gen. Dr Azhar passes away
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Former VC Baqai, Gen. Dr Azhar passes away

Prof. Lt. Gen. Dr Syed Azhar Ahmed, former Vice-Chancellor, Baqai Medical University passed away in the evening of March 21st, in the USA, where he was receiving treatment for his unstable health condition. Dr Azhar was and continues to be a celebrated asset of Pakistan. He had been awarded with prestigious awards, inlcuding Hilal-e-Imtiaz  and Sitara-e-Basalat,…

DDC to return fees of all students if unrecognized status stays
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DDC to return fees of all students if unrecognized status stays

Dow Dental College (DDC) had challenged the PMDC’s decision, in Sindh High Court (SHC), of not recognizing the institute under its umbrella after finding deficiencies during the inspection of the college. The petitioner’s counsel questioned the deficiencies pointed out by the PMDC’s inspection team and assured that the College could demonstrate fulfillment of all the requirements….

Dentist/Teacher/Editor Dr Inayyat named for Sitara-e-Imtiaz
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Dentist/Teacher/Editor Dr Inayyat named for Sitara-e-Imtiaz

  Dr Inayatullah Padhiar- the selfless dentist- whose services to dentistry are finally acknowledged, has been nominated to receive the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, a prestigious civil award, in recognition of his services rendered to dentistry. It’s a proud moment for the entire dental fraternity. President Dr Arif Alvi has decided to confer Civil Awards on one hundred…

SHC dismisses petition against PDA Constitution amendments and election results
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SHC dismisses petition against PDA Constitution amendments and election results

Karachi-The Sindh High Court recently dismissed a petition against the new PDA Constitution and election results of PDA Karachi Branch. Before the SHC, the petitioner challenged the amendments in the PDA Constitution deeming them illegal; they sought directions against the Central Council to nominate election commission; moreover, they appealed for the suspension of election results of PDA Karachi…


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