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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Prices of 1,084 medicines fixed by DRAP
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Prices of 1,084 medicines fixed by DRAP

ISLAMABAD: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has fixed prices of packaging of 1,084 medicines and issued formal SROs with the approval of the government. Three SROs of the DRAP provide details of 898, 67 and 128 kinds of medicines that included brand names, compositions, names of manufacturing companies, sizes of packing and maximum retail…

Adopt healthy lifestyle to prevent diseases: Dr Alvi at 6th KMDC Convocation
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Adopt healthy lifestyle to prevent diseases: Dr Alvi at 6th KMDC Convocation

President Arif Alvi was Chief Guest at the 6th Convocation Ceremony of Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC). Speaking on the occasion, President congratulated the graduates, faculty and administration of the College and said that convocation was an important milestone in the life of graduates. Advising the graduating doctors, he said, “Moving towards the professional…

Up to 1,370 students conferred degrees at DUHS 9th Convocation
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Up to 1,370 students conferred degrees at DUHS 9th Convocation

KARACHI- More than 1,370 students were conferred  degrees in different fields including Allied Health Sciences, diploma and MPhil at the 9th convocation of  Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) on December 12th 2018. postgraduates of different fields of Allied Health Sciences, Diploma, MPhil, 26 gold medalists, 24 silver medalists and 24 bronze medalists successfully passed…

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100-day performance report on health sector

ISLAMABAD: Following suit from other ministries and departments, the federal health ministry presented its three-month performance report to Prime Minister Imran Khan, highlighting how it prepared an ordinance on the apex medical education regulator. According to sources in the health ministry, its three-month performance report states that the ministry worked to prepare an ordinance to amend…

PPMA to increase drug prices
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PPMA to increase drug prices

Hike in Drug Prices Likely KARACHI- Addressing a press conference in Karachi, Central Chairman, Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA), Mr Zahid Saeed, urged the federal government to allow local drug manufacturers to rationally increase the prices of medicines, considering the alarming inflationary trends in Pakistan’s economy. He also mentioned that approximately 250 medicines have virtually vanished…

PEMRA urges verification of doctors before TV/radio interviews
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PEMRA urges verification of doctors before TV/radio interviews

KARACHI- Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) in an official letter, has issued directives to all the satellite TV channels and FM radio stations to confirm registrations of healthcare providers, before inviting them to appear on any health related programme. According to the letter issued by PEMRA, the Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) established under Sindh…

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Senior dentist Dr Shahina Nusrat passes away

Lahore- Dr Shahina Nusrat of Dental Materials Department, de’Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore passed away yesterday. The dental community, including her students were greatly saddened by her demise. Dr Nusrat’s funeral prayer will be held at Mian Sahib, opposite Suriyya Azeem Hospital, at 2pm, on Friday, December 6th.

New Oral Pathology Lab at Baqai
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New Oral Pathology Lab at Baqai

Baqai Dental College (BDC) recently held the inauguration ceremony for their newly established Oral Pathology Diagnostic laboratory. Director Planning and Development Dr Shaoaib Baqai graced the occasion along with Principal BDC Dr Kashif Ikram, Vice Principal BDC Dr Talha M. Siddiqui and other faculty members of Baqai Dental College. At the diagnostic centre of Baqai Dental…

Sin tax on tobacco and soft drinks
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Sin tax on tobacco and soft drinks

Sin tax for better healthcare Islamabad- Minister of National Health Services Aamir Mehmood Kiani  recently announced the government’s plan of imposing sin tax on cigarettes, tobacco and soft drinks. He stated that sin tax imposition was one of the routes to higher healthcare budget. Interesting how there is no “sin” tax on liquor.

CJP dissolves Punjab Healthcare Commission board
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CJP dissolves Punjab Healthcare Commission board

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar dissolves PHC LAHORE- On November 17th, Supreme Court Pakistan dissolved the Board of Commissioners of Punjab Healthcare Commission (PHC), and ordered for a new one to be formed in two weeks’ time. Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid along with other members of the board appeared before the court on being…

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