November 19, 2020 PMC announces new National MDCAT date

Islamabad: Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) recently announced the new date of National Medical and Dental Admission Test (MDCAT). The new date was announced on the PMC official website. The notification read, “Upon compliance with the directions of the Honourable Sindh High Court, the National MDCAT will be held on 29th November 2020.” Earlier Sindh High...

November 18, 2020 COVID-19: Pakistan records 2,208 cases

Islamabad: Pakistan recorded another 2.208 cases and 37 fatalities on 17 Nov 2020, according to the country’s Covid official portal. The new cases were recorded against a total of 38,544 tests conducted in a day. The tally for confirmed cases has now reached 363,380 and the death toll is 7,230. Around 954 people also recovered from the...

November 12, 2020 WHO urges caution as possible second wave looms

PESHAWAR: The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently suggested imposing complete lockdown in hotspots to minimise mortalities and infections from the second wave of the pandemic as coronavirus claimed the lives of four people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Former deputy medical superintendent of district headquarters hospital in Mansehra, Dr Mohammad Bashir and Adnan Haleem, a third-year student...

November 9, 2020 ‘PMC will conduct National MDCAT Exams On Nov 15’

Islamabad: Muhammad Ali Raza, Vice-President, Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) recently said that the commission has planned to hold National Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) exams on November 15. Addressing a press conference, he said the final date for registration of the students for MDCAT had been changed from November 2 to November 6. He...

November 6, 2020 Dentists demand Govt to create jobs on emergency basis

PESHAWAR: Young Dentists Forum (YDF) has recently expressed concerns over increasing unemployment and demanded of government to create vacancies for 800 jobless dental surgeons in the province on emergency basis. Addressing a news conference at Peshawar Press Club recently, YDF president, Dr Fahd Aslam Dawar said that the number of dental surgeons was increasing with...

November 4, 2020 ‘Pakistani pharma exports increased in current financial year’

Islamabad: Abdul Razak Dawood, Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, recently told that by the grace of God, exports of medicines from Pakistan have increased this year. In his message on the social networking website, Twitter, the Federal Commerce and Investment Adviser said that the exports of the pharmaceutical products from Pakistan had...

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UHS delays MDCAT online registration amid PMC fiasco
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UHS delays MDCAT online registration amid PMC fiasco

Karachi: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) recently delayed Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) online registration for students applying in MBBS, BDS program in public and private medical and dental colleges of the Punjab province. According to sources, the online registration of MDCAT on the official website of UHS, www.uhs.edu.pk was announced to start…

MBBS, BDS entry tests in Sindh on Oct 18
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MBBS, BDS entry tests in Sindh on Oct 18

Karachi: Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences (PUMHS), Shaheed Benazirabad, has recently announced to hold the annual test for admission to medical and dental colleges in Sindh on October 18th. It is pertinent to mention here that earlier, PUMHS was declared as the Admitting University / Test Conducting University dealing with admissions in MBBS…

Turkmen counterpart reminds President Alvi about his ‘profession’
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Turkmen counterpart reminds President Alvi about his ‘profession’

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi and Presiden Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov of Turkmenistan exchanged views on Pakistan-Turkmenistan bilateral relations, implementation of Turkmenistan Afghanistan Pakistan Iran (TAPI) Gas Pipeline Project, and TAP Power Transmission lines. They exchanged the views during a phone call by the President of Turkmenistan to President Alvi. According to a press release issued by…

Noted dentist, Dr Qurban dies of coronavirus
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Noted dentist, Dr Qurban dies of coronavirus

Sindh’s renowned senior dental surgeon Dr Qurban Soomro recently died of coronavirus at Civil Hospital at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) Jamshoro. The Publisher, Editor and the staff of Dental News Pakistan express their heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Dr Qurban Soomro and pray that God gives his soul eternal…

Hamdard University announces vacancies for various dental departments
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Hamdard University announces vacancies for various dental departments

Karachi: Hamdard University has recently released a recruitment advertisement for various vacancies available with different dental departments. The last date to apply online for these vacancies is September 20, 2020. Candidates can apply online by writing the name of the position and department applied for as the subject of the email to careers@hamdard.edu.pk Vacancies for…

WHO applauds Pakistan’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic
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WHO applauds Pakistan’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic

ISLAMABAD: The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently said Pakistan was among countries from whom the international community should learn how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a media briefing said Pakistan deployed the infrastructure built up over many years for polIo to combat COVID-19. “Community health workers who have…

DRAP asked to answer for alleged embezzlement and violation of rules
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DRAP asked to answer for alleged embezzlement and violation of rules

ISLAMABAD: Sending 21 questions regarding alleged embezzlement and violations of rules, the directorate general audit has asked the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) to appear before an audit team. The questioner has been sent on the basis of a complaint lodged by Pakistan Young Pharmacist Association. However, when contacted, Ministry of National Health Services…

China shows off COVID-19 vaccines for first time
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China shows off COVID-19 vaccines for first time

Beijing: China has put its home-grown coronavirus vaccines on display recently for the first time, as the country where the contagion was discovered looks to shape the narrative surrounding the pandemic. High hopes hang on the small vials of liquid on show at a Beijing trade fair – vaccine candidates produced by Chinese companies Sinovac…


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