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...

September 18, 2019 5th All Pakistan DUHS-DICE Exhibition in October

KARACHI: Vice-Chancellor, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Prof Mohammed Saeed Quraishy, recently announced that the 5th DUHS-DICE exhibition is scheduled to be held in the mid of October 2019. The exhibition will support science and research projects from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Swat, Azad Kashmir, and all over Pakistan. He said this while presiding the...

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Substandard blood banks sealed in Sindh

KARACHI – About 48 blood banks had been seized across the Sindh province in 2014 due to sub standard blood supply, commercial blood banking and various other irregularities. Provincial Program Manager & Secretary Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority (SBTA) Dr Zahid Hasan Ansari told a news agency that 48 blood bank have been closed across the…

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SHC stops PMDC from acting against JSMU recognition

KARACHI- The High Court of Sindh has temporarily stopped the issuance of a final order from Pakistan Medical and dental council (PMDC) against the recognition of Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU). According to media reports; The bench, headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, issued notices to the provincial health secretary and PMDC to file comments…

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Become ICCDE Fellow at PDA Congress

 KARACHI- International College of Continuing Dental Education better known as ICCDE is the educational arm of Asia Pacific Dental federation (APDF). APDF is the representative body of the FDI in the Asia Pacific region and represents the following countries. The forthcoming dental congress provides the Pakistani ndentists an opportunity to become ICCDE Fellow.  This has…

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Governor Sindh to inaugurate Pakistan’s largest PDA Congress

KARACHI– The Governor of Sindh Dr Ishratul-Ibad Khan is to inaugurate the 12th International & 32nd National Dental Congress on “Multi-Disciplinary Approach in Dentistry” here to be held January 23-25 at the Expo Center Karachi. Congress chairman Dr Asif Arain disclosed this recently to the official media partner Dental News. The forthcoming Congress will be…

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PMDC lifts ban from Bhitai Dental & Medical College, Mirpurkhas

MIRPURKHAS– Dr. Ghulam Mustufa Butt – Chairman Bhitai Dental and Medical College; Mirpurkhas, recently announced that the Bhitai Dental and Medical College, has been recognized by PMDC and affiliated with LUMHS. It has also been allowed to induct admissions. A letter from PMDC dated: 31-12-2014 was received, mentioning that the ban on further admissions imposed…

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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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