National News / December 11, 2018 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...

National News / December 11, 2018 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...

National News / December 10, 2018 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...

National News / December 6, 2018 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.

Colleges, National News / December 6, 2018 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...

National News / December 5, 2018 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.

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International Health Expo 2018, Islamabad
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International Health Expo 2018, Islamabad

Islamabad- Stretching from October 5th to 7th, the International Health Expo was the talk of healthcare community. Organized by Dr Jawad Faisal and Mr Aijaz Shahid, the expo took place at the Pak-China Friendship Center, Islamabad. The large-scale, multi-speciality congress was the first of its kind to be held in Pakistan. Several renowned names, like…

Governor Sindh Assures DDC Protestors of Registration with PMDC
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Governor Sindh Assures DDC Protestors of Registration with PMDC

KARACHI-   Dow Dental College Graduates & Students Parents’ Action Committee, on Friday staged a protest demonstration at Expo Centre Karachi during the ‘4th All Pakistan DUHS-DICE Health Innovation Exhibition 2018’. The protestors demanded that Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) should register DDC. They were carrying banners and placards inscribed with different slogans like;…

Dentistry Con’18 Exploring the Recent Variations in Oral Healthcare
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Dentistry Con’18 Exploring the Recent Variations in Oral Healthcare

Islamabad- On October 6th, Dentistry Con 2018, themed “Exploring the Recent Variations in Dentistry & Oral Healthcare” was held at the Pak-China Friendship Center, in Islamabad. Dental News, the leading dental periodical, was the primary organizer and exclusive media partner of the event. The event was executed in collaboration with Pakistan Dental Association (PDA), an…

Admissions in DDC and DIKIOHS on hold
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Admissions in DDC and DIKIOHS on hold

Karachi- It has been months since PMDC barred Dr Ishartul Ebad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences (DIKIOHS) from admitting new students, after witnessing deficiencies in their set-up, on visiting the college and its adjoining facility. Dow Dental College (DDC) also came under fire for continuing to function without being officially registered with PMDC. This…

First phase of MBBS/BDS admission applications completed, Sindh
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First phase of MBBS/BDS admission applications completed, Sindh

KARACHI- The first phase of application for admissions in Sindh’s public and private medical and dental colleges reached completion on Tuesday October 9 as the application submission process met its deadline. This year, the admissions are being held under the centralised induction policy formulated by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), which requires a single merit…

Fact Check: SIUT Refutes Reports of Dr Adib Rizvi’s Death
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Fact Check: SIUT Refutes Reports of Dr Adib Rizvi’s Death

KARACHI- Recently several reports surfaced, claiming Dr Adib Rizvi’s passing away; while others said that he was in critical condition. All such claims have been refuted by the admin of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT). In a statement, SIUT clarified that reports afloat on social media of the Center’s founder’s ill health are…

Dr Munis Mukhtar at ‘Innovation Jumps in Implantology 2018’, Germany
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Dr Munis Mukhtar at ‘Innovation Jumps in Implantology 2018’, Germany

Frankfurt– The 6th international scientific congress ‘Innovation Jumps in Oral Implantology’ took place from 6th to 7th September in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Director Academy of Orofacial Aesthetics (AOA) Dr Munis Mukhtar, an eminent implantologist, was invited to the Goethe University Frankfurt to participate in the congress as a speaker.     Dr Mukhtar is the…

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