February 14, 2019 Sindh doctors observe strike again

KARACHI: The doctors of Sindh under the banner of the Joint Action Committee announced a complete boycott of OPDs and Operation Theaters (OTs) throughout the Sindh province on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019. Vice-President, Young Doctors Association (YDA), Sindh, Dr Waris Ali Jakhrani, stated that the doctors of Sindh would observe a complete strike across the province again...

February 13, 2019 Dr Masood Solangi appointed DG Health Sindh

KARACHI: Services, General Administration and Coordination Department Sindh have appointed Dr Masood Ahmed Solangi as the Director General (BS-20) Health Services, Sindh, Hyderabad, against an existing vacancy. According to a notification, Dr Masood Ahmed Solangi, Senior Medical Officer (BS-20) currently working as the District Health Officer, District East, Karachi, has been transferred and posted with...

February 13, 2019 Sindh doctors salary at par with Punjab doctors

KARACHI: Chief Minister, Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah has decided to give salary packages to doctors working in the Sindh Provincial Government Health Department at par with the salaries of Punjab doctors. The Chief Minister has directed Chief Secretary, Mumtaz Ali Shah, to carry out an exercise to give remuneration to the doctors of Sindh...

February 12, 2019 SHCC awareness session on complaint registration process

KARACHI: The Directorate of Complaints Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) conducted awareness sessions at their divisional headquarters of Larkana and Ghotki district to provide information about SHCC and the importance of complaint cell along with the process of complaint registration. About 60 participants from different healthcare establishments (HCE’s) including superintendents, doctors, the nursing staff of hospitals...

February 12, 2019 PMA concerned over poor functioning of PMDC

KARACHI-The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) expressed its concern about the present situation of chaos and confusion in the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) that has severely affected the working of PMDC. The Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr S.M. Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement said, as you know that on 5th January 2019, a...

February 2, 2019 Sindh’s Doctors to get Punjab-like Allowances

KARACHI: Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh on Information, Barrister Murtaza Wahab stated that protesting young doctors had announced to end their strike following successful negotiations. Flanked by Dr Peer Manzoor and Dr Ahmed Sultan at the Sindh Assembly, Wahab addressed the media quoting that the health department had agreed to the genuine and bona fide...

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Annual Function at HUDH's

  KARACHI- In the way of its tradition, Hamdard University dental section organized annual farewell dinner recently at the HUDH. The annual function is always well attended function and this year again it was graced by Hamdard University Chancellor, Sadia Rashid, Vice Chancellor Hamdard University Prof. Hakim Abdul Hannan and Head of Dental Faculty, Prof….

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Oral cancer on the rise among youth

KARACHI – Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide with high mortality and low 5-year survival rates. It is the second most common malignancy in Pakistan; insufficient information is available regarding its etiological assessment and molecular characterization. People using Paan are about 8-9 times more likely to develop oral cancers as compared…

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HU's Oral Cancer Awareness Program

KARACHI-  Preventive Dentistry is an integral component of dental management. It is more important in those disease where treatment is of longer duration and due to which overall cost of the treatment is also high. In Pakistan, among dental diseases, unfortunately incidence of Oral Cancer is very high. In males, it is the second most…

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PDA Elections

First ever women panel rejected; serious reservations on postal ballot and ballot paper DN Report LAHORE- The PDA elections are on and after scrutiny only 3 panels; two from Karachi and one from Islamabad have been cleared to contest. Unfortunately the first ever women only panel could not get the nod of the chief election…

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HEC to confer 63 best university teacher awards

  ISLAMABAD – The Higher Education Commission (HEC) would confer Best University Teacher Awards 2011 upon 63 university faculty members. These 63 university teachers have been selected by Best Teacher Award Committee after comprehensive   evaluation and scrutiny among the 153 nominations received from higher education institutions from all over the country. The awards will be…

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Tooth tattoos

Washington- A person involved in making dental crowns in Washington by claiming to make tooth tattoos. David W. Roberts of Blue Crown Dental Arts takes the concept of body art to a whole other level — the micro level. Developing dental crowns – caps that encircle a tooth or dental implant. He takes imprints provided…

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Dr Tanwir selected for award by HEC

KARACHI- Dr Farzeen Tanwir, Associate Professor and Director of Postgraduate Studies and Research, Ziauddin College of Dentistry, Ziauddin University has been selected for the Best University Teachers Award for the year 2011 by the Higher Education Commission, Main Awards Committee in a meeting convened on January 11, 2013.The award consists of a certificate and a…

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Dr. Ashfaq Khawaja Khail joins BMC Quetta

QUETTA- Dr. Ashfaq Khawaja Khail has joined the Dental-Section of the Bolan Medical College Quetta, as Assistant Professor, Community & Preventive Dentistry. He received his Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Mahidol University, Bangkok. Previously he was working as head of office (South Region) in Mercy Corps International. He has presented numerous research articles in…

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PDA welcomes delegates to 4th SADAF Congress

LAHORE –  The 4th SADAF and 24th National Dental Conference is being held in the historic city of Lahore on 5-7 April at the state-of-the-art Expo center, Johar Town. The last SADAF was held in 1995 at Dhaka Bangladesh, so this congress will mark the revival of SADAF as well. The congress has been organized…

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Young Dentists Forum launched in Balochistan

QUETTA- Launching ceremony of Young Dentists Forum (YDF) of Balochistan held at Dental Section, Sandman Prov. Hospital Quetta.  The participants of the occasion discussed various issues countered by the young dentists and their quick remedy by getting the dentists united at the platform of YDF. While talking on the role of YDF,the speakers highlightedthat YDF…

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