February 18, 2020 DRAP warns to crack down on face mask profiteering

Islamabad: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has recently warned drugstores of crackdown over surgical mask profiteering following coronavirus outbreak in China. The demand for protective medical gear, especially disposable face masks, has gone up since last December when a new respiratory virus, coronavirus, appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan. As a result,...

February 15, 2020 IHC issues notice on pleas against sealing of PMDC offices

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) recently issued notice to the secretary Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) on a petition filed by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), Registrar, Retired Brigadier Hafizuddin Siddiqui and other employees of the council for sealing their offices. It is pertinent to mention here that on October last...

February 14, 2020 SHC orders to expedite Gutka trade crackdown

KARACHl: The Sindh High Court recently directed the provincial police officer to gear up the ongoing crackdown on the manufacture and sale of gutka and mainpuri in the province. A two-judge bench headed by Justice Mohammad Iqbal Kalhoro also asked the provincial authorities to file a conclusive report about the status of legislation to curb...

February 11, 2020 Paediatric Oral health day celebrated at RCD

Peshawar: Paediatric Oral Health day was recently organized in the Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Rehman College of Dentistry (RCD). Children from ABP&AW (Association of Business, Professional and Agricultural Women) were invited. The organization offered free education to those children who were not able to read and write because of financial issues. Importance of maintaining good...

February 11, 2020 PMDC dissolution ‘null and void’ by IHC

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court recently declared Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) dissolution null and void. A divisional bench comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani announced the decision on identical petitions filed against the dissolution of the council by a presidential ordinance signed by President Dr Arif Alvi. The presidential ordinance had paved way for...

February 8, 2020 47 more quack outlets shut down in Sindh

KARACHI- According to a recent Press Release, Directorate of Anti-Quackery Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) sealed 47 more quacks-clinics throughout the Sindh province in week and raids against fake doctors successfully continued in the province.   The SHCC had sealed 3,306 Healthcare Establishment (HCEs) in Sindh so far while warnings for non-compliance were also issued to...

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BDMC organizes CDE for Dental Surgeons

MIRPURKHAS- Bhitai Dental and Medical College, Mirpurkhas, conducted a CDE program to update the Dental Surgeons on the latest developments taking place in dentistry. The event held on April 23 at the college campus was addressed by luminaries such as: Prof Dr Navid Rashid, Principal, Liaquat College of Medicine & Dentistry (LCMD), karachi, touching on…

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Doctors punished by PMDC

By Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD- The Disciplinary Committee of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) announced punishments from suspension to warning to 23 doctors for professional negligence. The announcement was made during a meeting of the PMDC Disciplinary Committee called to address complaints of people and patients about negligence and misconduct of doctors. According…

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90% doctors think arrangements for CME by PMDC severely inadequate

By: Haseeb UddinKarachi: A countrywide comprehensive survey entitled “PMDC performance Survey” undertaken by Dental News showed that merely 13 per cent dentists are satisfied with the existing curriculum of BDS course, 56pc opined it be revised, whereas 31pc wanted drastic change in it. Gathered from various media reports, PMDC recently decided to re-restructure the BDS…

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PMDC & CPSP join hands to uplift medical education By Our Staff Reporter KARACHI- It was after a long time that two major institutions of the country – Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) – have got together for promoting and uplifting the medical education in the…

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Doctors penalized for negligence by PMDC

By Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD- Various punishments have been announced by the Pakistani authorities, to penalize the doctors who were found committing different kinds of professional negligence. The new and strict punishments have been implemented by the Disciplinary Committee of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). As per recent media reports; These punishments include; Suspensions…

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HEC chief pays tribute to Hakim Said

Over 860 graduates awarded degrees at HU Convocation By Our Staff Reporter KARACHI- Over 860 degrees, including 12 Ph. D, were awarded to students of seven faculties of the Hamdard University at an impressive convocation ceremony held at its newly built hall of Madinat al-Hikmah. It was the 19th Convocation of the university. Higher Education…

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67 ghost employees detected in KMC’s major hospitals

MN Report KARACHI- Sixty-seven ghost employees have been detected in Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s (KMC) two major hospitals – Sarfraz Rafiqui Shaheed Hospital and Sobhraj Maternity Hospital. Of the total 67 ghost employees, 42 have been reportedly detected in Rafiqui Shaheed Hospital and the remaining 25 employees belonged to Sobhraj Maternity Hospital. They were identified as…

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Debra Lobo – Vice Principal, JMDC now stable

Karachi: In a press release recently issued by the Aga Khan University Hospital, Ms. Lobo, the vice principal of Jinnah Medical & Dental College Karachi who was brought in critically injured on the 16th of April 2015, is now improving from the injuries from the attack. Ms Lobo was brought to the Aga Khan University…

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1st Woman Dental Conference Concludes at Faisalabad

    Faisalabad: Women must join the workforce and utilize their education in building the Nation, this was stated by HEC chairman, Prof Mukhtar who was the chief guest at the concluding ceremony of the 1st International Women Dental Conference in Faisalabad. Prof Mukhtar appreciated th efforts of the organizers and said that it is…


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