February 20, 2019 A month later, Govt still unable to form new PMDC governing body 

ISLAMABAD: A month after the dissolution of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, the government is still unable to design a competent governing body for PMDC. Due to which, critical affairs of the council have been facing delay. Moreover, the government will have to move quickly to have the ordinance approved from both, the upper and...

February 20, 2019 Junior doctors nominated to represent Punjab in PMDC

LAHORE: As per President Arif Alvi’s new PMDC ordinance 2019, senior doctors were to be nominated from each province for the new 17-member council. The health department of Punjab has nominated junior doctors for the province’s representation in PMDC in clinical sciences, basic sciences and dentistry. According to the Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Department...

February 14, 2019 Sindh doctors observe strike again

KARACHI: The doctors of Sindh under the banner of the Joint Action Committee announced a complete boycott of OPDs and Operation Theaters (OTs) throughout the Sindh province on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019. Vice-President, Young Doctors Association (YDA), Sindh, Dr Waris Ali Jakhrani, stated that the doctors of Sindh would observe a complete strike across the province again...

February 13, 2019 Dr Masood Solangi appointed DG Health Sindh

KARACHI: Services, General Administration and Coordination Department Sindh have appointed Dr Masood Ahmed Solangi as the Director General (BS-20) Health Services, Sindh, Hyderabad, against an existing vacancy. According to a notification, Dr Masood Ahmed Solangi, Senior Medical Officer (BS-20) currently working as the District Health Officer, District East, Karachi, has been transferred and posted with...

February 13, 2019 Sindh doctors salary at par with Punjab doctors

KARACHI: Chief Minister, Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah has decided to give salary packages to doctors working in the Sindh Provincial Government Health Department at par with the salaries of Punjab doctors. The Chief Minister has directed Chief Secretary, Mumtaz Ali Shah, to carry out an exercise to give remuneration to the doctors of Sindh...

February 12, 2019 SHCC awareness session on complaint registration process

KARACHI: The Directorate of Complaints Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) conducted awareness sessions at their divisional headquarters of Larkana and Ghotki district to provide information about SHCC and the importance of complaint cell along with the process of complaint registration. About 60 participants from different healthcare establishments (HCE’s) including superintendents, doctors, the nursing staff of hospitals...

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Doctors End Strike in Sindh Province 

KARACHI – The Joint Action Committee of Doctors (JAC) ended its strike throughout Sindh on the assurance of the authorities concerned with the Sindh health department. The Vice-President of the Young Doctors Association (YDA) Sindh, Dr Waris Ali Jakhrani, stated that the JAC ended its strike and boycott of OPDs across the province for a…

Sindh Health Department to Increase Doctors’ Allowance
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Sindh Health Department to Increase Doctors’ Allowance

KARACHI- In light of the province wide protest demonstrations led by Sindh’s doctors, Minister for Health and Population Welfare, Sindh, Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho mentioned that the Department has decided to increase professional allowances for the health staff. Sindh Health Department is paying Health Professional Allowance to Medical Officers, consisting of general cadre and Dentists…

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Anti-Quackery Drive Kicks Off in Karachi

KARACHI-Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) has launched anti-quackery drive in Karachi. According to the Chief Executive Officer of Sindh Health Care Commission, Dr Minhaj Qidwai, four healthcare establishments have already been sealed in the town of Saddar. The Anti-Quackery (AQ) Directorate of SHCC initiated the anti-quackery campaign in the southern district of the city and since…

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Sindh Doctors Observe Province-Wide Protest Demonstrations

KARACHI- Doctors working under the banner of Doctors Joint Action Committee, Sindh have observed complete strike throughout the province of Sindh, demanding the Government to raise their salaries, as per other provinces of Pakistan. The strike call was given by Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Sindh, Young Doctors Association (YDA) Sindh and Functional Doctors Forum. The doctors…

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Doctors End Strike in Sindh Province 

KARACHI – The Joint Action Committee of Doctors (JAC) ended its strike throughout Sindh on the assurance of the authorities concerned with the Sindh health department. The Vice-President of the Young Doctors Association (YDA) Sindh, Dr Waris Ali Jakhrani, stated that the JAC ended its strike and boycott of OPDs across the province for a…

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Sindh Assembly passes Amal Umer Medical Treatment Bill

Sindh Injured Persons’ Compulsory Medical Treatment Bill   KARACHI: Sindh Assembly recently passed the Sindh Injured Persons’ Compulsory Medical Treatment Bill, which is being called the Amal Umer Bill in order to honour the 10-yr old Amal who died after being injured by a stray bullet in a police shoutout in Karachi, last August. The new…

JSMU Students Protest Against Federal Government’s Control
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JSMU Students Protest Against Federal Government’s Control

  KARACHI-  A large number of students belonging to Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU), earlier staged a peaceful protest demonstration outside Karachi Press Club for the authorities to withdraw the decision of handing over administrative control of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases and National Institute of Child Health to the Federal Government…

2nd Anti-Encroachment Drive Held at CHK  
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2nd Anti-Encroachment Drive Held at CHK  

KARACHI- Earlier, an anti-encroachment drive was held for the second time within the premises of Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), in collaboration with the Law enforcement agencies and the administration responsible for District South. All the unauthorized encroachers were strictly instructed by CHK’s management to vacate the hospital residential quarters, at the earliest. They…

Senior Dentist Murdered in Islamabad
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Senior Dentist Murdered in Islamabad

Islamabad- Senior Dentist, Dr Muhammad Saeed Iqbal was murdered in Islamabad under mysterious circumstances. Mahwish Saeed (daughter) informed Dental News that the murder had happened inside his house on January 19th, between 12:30 to 12:45pm. Dr Iqbal graduated in 1969 from de’Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore, where he was senior to Dr Arif Alvi, who is…

State-run Hospitals operate under Federal Government’s control
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State-run Hospitals operate under Federal Government’s control

PPP to stand against Supreme Court decision Adviser to Chief Minister Sindh on Information, Barrister Murtaza Wahab said Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) leadership has decided to approach the Supreme Court of Pakistan, against the decision to handover Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) and National Institute of Child Health (NICH)…

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