February 25, 2020 IHC upholds PMDC restoration, rejects Govt appeal

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) recently rejected the federal government’s inter-court appeal challenging the restoration of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) verdict and issued notices to all petitioners. IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah, while heading a two-member division bench, observed that the court’s verdict had spelled out detailed reasons for the restoration of...

February 24, 2020 714 medicines seized over quality, safety concerns

ISLAMABAD: In a recent Press Conference, DRAP Spokesperson told that 3,169 inspections were carried out in various sites in the last three months and a total of 5,072 violations of DRAP Act 2012 and Drug Act 1976 were registered. These action were undertaken by the National Task Force (NTF) under the Drug Regulatory Authority of...

February 22, 2020 A ‘Strong culture’ of volutary blood donation is needed, Dr Alvi

KARACHl: President Arif Alvi recently visited to the LRBT (Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust) Teniary Teaching hospital in Korangi where he stressed the need for a strong culture of voluntary blood donation in the country with equal attention towards cadaveric organ donation. Najmus Saqib Hameed, Prof Fawad Rizvi and Umer Ghafoor briefed him about the working...

February 21, 2020 Contempt notice issued to Ministry over PMDC employee’s plea

ISLAMABAD: IHC Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani recently issued a notice to National Health Services (NHS) Secretary Malik Allah Bakhsh on a petition filed by the registrar and other Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) staff for not implementing a court order reinstating council employees. On Feb 11, Justice Kayani revived the dissolved PMDC by setting...

February 20, 2020 IHC issues stay to DRAP officials’ promotions

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued a stay to consider the promotion cases of additional directors for the post of director. The Drug Regulatory Aauthority Pakistan (DRAP) board, which comprised the National Health Services (NHS) secretary and joint secretary and representatives of the Establishment Division and the Ministry of Law and Justice, were...

February 19, 2020 No tobacco scenes on TV please: Dr Zafar

Islamabad: The Directorate of Tobacco Control of the Ministry of National Health Services has directed the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to instruct all television channels to immediately cleanse their dramas and programmes of smoking scenes. Such scenes lure young people towards tobacco use, and PEMRA should instead consider telecasting public service messages against...

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Surgical complications are more likely to heighten in smokers
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Surgical complications are more likely to heighten in smokers

KARACHI: According to a recently issued WHO report, tobacco smokers were at a significantly higher risk than non-smokers for post-surgical complications, including impaired heart and lung functions, infections, and delayed or impaired wound healing. However, new evidence revealed that smokers who quit approximately four weeks or more before surgery have a lower risk of complications…

Two Quackery outlets sealed in Rawalpindi
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Two Quackery outlets sealed in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: Dr Zeeshan Khurram, Deputy District Health Officer (DDHO), District Health Authority (DHA) recently announced that two quacks clinics were sealed. This was part of in its ongoing drive against illegal clinics. While addressing the Press, Dr Zeeshan Khurram said that on the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan, the DHA sealed two clinics including…

DRAP will register with WHO-Listed Authorities: Asim Rauf
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DRAP will register with WHO-Listed Authorities: Asim Rauf

ISLAMABAD– Asim Rauf, Chief Executive Officer, Drugs Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) recently announced that DRAP would soon associate with an international body of World Health Organization. This step would ensure the provision of international standards of medicine in the country. While addressing to the media, Asim Rauf said that quality of medicines had become…

Dental Community congratulates Dr Kefi Iqbal
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Dental Community congratulates Dr Kefi Iqbal

Karachi: Dental Community appreciates the newly formed National Medical and Dental Academic Board (NMDAB) and appointment of Dr Kefi Iqbal in the board. The Dental officials congratulates Dr Kefi on his selection in the Academic Board and believed that Dr Kefi would rightly represent dental fraternity from Sindh in NMDAB. With the aim to look…

PMC setups new Medical and Dental Academic Board
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PMC setups new Medical and Dental Academic Board

ISLAMABAD: According to a recent notification, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) had constituted an 18-member National Medical and Dental Academic Board (NMDAB). The board would look into the standard of education being followed by the undergraduate/post-graduate medical and dental institutions across the country. The notification was signed by NHS secretary Dr Allah Bakhsh…

PMDC DISSOLUTION CASE: IHC reserves judgment on filed petition
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PMDC DISSOLUTION CASE: IHC reserves judgment on filed petition

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) recently reserved its judgment on identical petitions filed against the dissolution of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) by a presidential ordinance. IHC Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani reserved the decision after Additional Attorney General Tariq Mehmood Khokhar concluded his arguments. The court earlier heard from the petitioners and…

MoU signed between IPAC Foundation and Next Level Dentistry
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MoU signed between IPAC Foundation and Next Level Dentistry

Lahore: A Memmorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Chairman, Infection Prevention And Control Foundation (IPAC), Dr. Sameer Shafi and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Founder, Next Level Dentistry, Dr. Aqib Mudassarat at IPAC Foundation Head Office. The event was attended by Prof. Dr. Mulazim Hussain Bukhari, Head of Pathology Department, University of Lahore and Mr. Rana Zahid. Students from De’Montmorency College…

Federal Govt ordered to sum up arguments regarding PMDC
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Federal Govt ordered to sum up arguments regarding PMDC

Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) directed federation to conclude its arguments on next date of hearing on a petition challenging the dissolving of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and termination of its all employees. Justice Mohsin Akhter Kiyani conducted hearing on a petition filed by former employees of PMDC against the presidential Ordinance…


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