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.

National News / November 20, 2018 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...

National News / November 19, 2018 City Health Facilities put on High Alert

KARACHI- Medical & Health Services Department of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has declared high alert in all medical institutions/ hospitals of KMC in connection to Rabi-ul-Awal from November 20th to 22nd.  All heads of institutions/focal persons have been instructed to make foolproof arrangements to deal with any medical emergency in their respective hospitals during the mentioned emergency...

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Peshawar School attack condemned by the medical community

KARACHI – As a whole, Pakistan is grieving in great pain following Peshawar’s deadly attack. The Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) also organized a condolence and condemnation meeting in order to mourn the tragic incident in Army Public School, Peshawar. Terming it as the darkest day in the history of Pakistan, Vice-Chancellor Prof Masood…

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Medicine shortage deepens at government hospitals

KARACHI – The shortage of medicines has further deepened in all the major government hospitals of Karachi and provincial health department has failed to purchase drugs for public hospitals under centralized policy. All the major hospitals of Karachi like; Civil Hospital, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and others are facing acute shortage due…

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PMDC extends moratorium on new medical and dental colleges

KARACHI – Prof Dr Tariq Rafi, Vice Chancellor, Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU), expressed his concern on PMDC’s decision to extend moratorium on new medical and dental colleges saying Pakistan is already facing shortage of dentists as only 16,000 dentists are registered in the country.  He said 16,000 dentists are not enough to cater to…

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Politicization of Health Department Sindh

KARACHI – Health Department Sindh has once again started favoritism and politically motivated postings, as a woman pharmacist has been appointed on the post of drug inspector in Hyderabad, it was learned recently. Sources in the Sindh Health Department on condition of anonymity said; Health department started favoritism and nepotism on recommendations from influential politicians,…

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PMA urges for proactive measures to deal with emergency situations

KARACHI – Experts said   visionless  and incompetent provincial Sindh government and civic  institutions are totally unprepared to deal with any kind of disaster and Peshawar-like emergency situation in the Sindh province. Mirza Ali Azhar, Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association, Center, said Karachi city population has crossed the 25 million figure but medical institutions could not…

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Medical qualifications: PMDC to update lists of graduates

ISLAMABAD: PMDC, according to a recent press release has written letters to the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan (CPSP) asking it to provide a list of institutions not yet included in the Third Schedule so as to process their registration cases. The PMDC has also directed the CPSP that it also provide lists of…

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Baqai concludes Silver Jubilee with Dental Congress-2014

KARACHI– Baqai Medical University (BMU) celebrated its Silver Jubilee through the year 2014. The grand celebrations comprised of numerous events, making it the most happening year in the history of BMU. The Silver Jubilee of Baqai Dental College marked its closing in an exuberating way with the “Dental Congress 2014” held on 17th and 18th…

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Pharmatec spreads smiles at the International Pak OrthoCon

KARACHI: Amidst tears and tragedies, sorrows and broken hearts that prevail in every corner of Pakistan as an aftermath of the Peshawar Attacks, Pharmatec is encouraging people to show their strength and courage, and to muster their best smiles challenging those that dare to threaten and target Pakistan’s peace. At the International Pak OrthCon 2014…

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