October 18, 2019 PMDC ranks KGMC best for excellence in education

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council recently awarded the Khyber Girls Medical College (KGMC) the first position in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and fifth in Pakistan for excellence and quality of education. The PMDC also ranked the premier medical institution, Khyber Medical College (KMC), on the sixth number in the province. KGMC is the first and...

October 9, 2019 PMA urges people to take preventive measures to avoid dengue

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) recently expressed grave concern over the rising cases of dengue in Pakistan. The PMA stated that the cases of confirmed dengue virus had been reported in thousands from all the provinces. Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement, said, “The situation is very...

October 8, 2019 Minister Yasmin calls for advancement in dental treatment

LAHORE- Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, while speaking at a seminar held at the Lahore Medical and Dental College, Harbanspura, said that doctors in field of dentistry should introduce advance studies with full commitment and passion. Dr Yasmin was attending a scientific session on advance sciences as Chief Guest. Principal, faculty members and a...

October 5, 2019 DUHS draws flak over controversial word choice in admission forms

Karachi- A letter of warning, addressing the Vice Chancellor Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), was recently released from the Sindh Chief Minister’s Secretariat calling out the DUHS Admin over their negligent attitude. The admission forms for D. Pharm and BS Biotechnology for session 2019-20 mentioned ‘Karachi’ separately from ‘Sindh’, insinuating that Karachi was a...

October 1, 2019 Islamabad candidates allowed admission in Punjab medical universities

Islamabad : After protests against the new policy, the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has allowed students from Islamabad Capital Territory to apply for admission to government medical and dental colleges in Punjab as per the last year’s admission policy. In a letter issued by its registrar, the PMDC said there were desperate complaints...

September 24, 2019 Minister Maqbool inaugurates Health & Pharma Expo

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Information Technology, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqi, inaugurated of the three-day Health & Pharma Asia International Exhibition & Conference 2019 at the Karachi Expo Centre. The Turkish Consul General in Karachi, Tolga Uçak, and the Consul General of Iran in Karachi, Ahmad Mohammad, were the chief guests for the occasion. On the first...

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800 Doctors’ posts in Sindh government remain vacant

By Our Staff Reporter KARACHI- About 800 general cadre doctors had been retired from their posts in last one year and health department Sindh seemed reluctant to fill the vacant posts, it was learnt recently. A senior official of health department Sindh on condition of anonymity said; About 800 general cadre doctors had been retired…

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Award Ceremony by Pakistan Association for Women Dentists

RAWALPINDI– Miss. Ayesha Zaka – student of final year BDS and pride of Margalla Institute of Health Sciences Rawalpindi, was nominated for the award of “student of the year” in non-academic category, organized by Pakistan Association of Women Dentist. Among many nominations from colleges from all over Pakistan, Miss Ayesha was one of the strongest…

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Professor B.A Yazdanie laid to rest

DN Report LAHORE– Professor Dr. B.A. Yazdanie the legendary figure in dentistry breathed his last in Lahore. Born in Jallunder (India) on 01 March 1923, he did his BDS from de’Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore in 1945. He then started private dental practice in Sialkot before moving to Lahore in 1947. Subsequently, he started his…

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OPDs closed in Karachi as doctors protest against killings in the city

By Our Staff Reporter KARACHI-The doctor community in Karachi completely boycotted Outpatient Department (OPDs) in all major public sector and private hospitals against the rising incident of target killing and extortion. The protest call was jointly given by Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), Sindh Doctors’ Welfare Association (SDWA), Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA), Medical Aid Committee,…

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High-quality education must: Chairman HEC

ISLAMABAD – Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) stated that no improvement can be brought in the health sector without studies and research.While talking at the convocation ceremony Chairman HEC termed advanced health sector as a key towards economic stability. He further advised the students and faculty to adopt high quality education to fight any challenge….

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Dr Rafia Khanum Malik Passes Away

It was sad to know that Dr Rafia Khanum Malik died on 18th January, where her funeral was held to days later on 20th of January, 2015 in London.  Dr Rafia Malik graduated from deMontmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore. In 1970, She got the license to practice in England where she got the diploma in…

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PMDC urged to register 3,000 CPSP specialist doctors

KARACHI– Over 3000 graduates of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) remain jobless since they could not get their registration from the PMDC. A senate standing committee has been informed and urged to expedite their registrations. According to media reports, the members were informed that after the 18th Amendment, it had become mandatory…

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General Body Meeting PDA held

Karachi: A general body meeting of PDA was held today at the Expo Center, Karachi during the 12th international and 32nd National congress to discuss the constitutional changes. The meeting was moderated by Dr Saqib Rashid as President PDA and attended by PDA office bearers from Karachi, Hyderabad, Quetta, Lahore and Peshawar besides a large…


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