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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Convocation of Margalla Intitute of Health Sciences held

By Dr Sarah Ali Islamabad: The first convocation of Margalla Institute of Health Sciences was held here at the Pak China Cultural Center today. A total of 188 BDS graduates were conferred the degree staring from year 2006 till 2015. The degrees to 61 students who did their bachelors in physiotherapy were also awarded. The…

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Dow gets another PVC

Karachi: Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) administration has appointed another pro-vice chancellor on the same post as Prof Dr Umer Farooq after failure to remove him. The new PVC at Dow University is Prof Dr Muhammad Masroor and the Governor of Sindh has also issued notification in this regard. It has reliably been learnt…

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Lecture on ‘Lifestyle and Dentistry’ at PDA Congress 2015.

Karachi- January 24, Pakistan Dental Association organized their 12th  International and 32nd National Dental Congress at Karachi Expo Center in collaboration with Dental Trade & Manufacturers with active international support of APDF and ICCDE. The successful congress was attended by over a thousand delegates from around the country. Asia Pacific Dental Federation organized a successful…

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Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Unit inaugurated

QUETTA – The newly established Oral  &  Maxillofacial  Surgery  Unit  of  Bolan  Medical  Complex  Hospital (BMCH) Quetta was inaugurated recently, by the  Provincial Health Minister Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch. Previously, the only Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery  unit  of  Sandman Provincial Hospital  was providing services  to the  bulk of  patients  arriving  from  the whole province and…

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PDA joins GSDA initiative of UAE Dental Conference and AEEDC

DN Report DUBAI- Pakistan Dental Association represented by its president – Dr Saqib Rashid has become a member of Global Scientific Dental Alliance – GSDA, which is an initiative of the UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition – AEEDC, Dubai. It is committed to the promotion of Oral Education through dialogue, networking and…

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Higher quality of education urged by the Governor of KPK

By Our Staff Reporter PESHAWAR- The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan, while expressing his views in a meeting, has said that quality of education should never be compromised and such model of education should be set up which will be in the best interest of our nation. According to media reports, He said…

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Get registered for PDA Karachi Elections

KARACHI-  The Pakistan Dental Association – Karachi is planning to hold its elections on time after successfully completing their 3 years tenure. This was stated by its General Secretary – Dr Feroz Jahanagir. PDA Karachi – as it is better known, did a lot of efforts to revive the association by holding many events including…

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Senate discusses the high prevalence of oral cancer in Karachi

By Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD- Saira Afzal Tarar – Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, recently stated at the Senate that; Treatment of cancer is available in all major hospitals. The highest number of oral cancer cases are reported in Karachi. According to media reports, she informed that; Cancer is common in Pakistan…

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Nine Private colleges affiliated to JSMU

Karachi: The Jinnah Sindh Medical University approved nine medical and dental colleges affiliation in its syndicate meeting chaired by Vice Chancellor JSMU Prof Tariq Rafi.  Recently the Provincial Higher Education Commission issued disaffiliation notification of five medical and four dental medical colleges from Karachi University. The administration of these medical colleges has been directed to…


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