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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PMA urges for proactive measures to deal with emergency situations

KARACHI – Experts said   visionless  and incompetent provincial Sindh government and civic  institutions are totally unprepared to deal with any kind of disaster and Peshawar-like emergency situation in the Sindh province. Mirza Ali Azhar, Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association, Center, said Karachi city population has crossed the 25 million figure but medical institutions could not…

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Medical qualifications: PMDC to update lists of graduates

ISLAMABAD: PMDC, according to a recent press release has written letters to the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan (CPSP) asking it to provide a list of institutions not yet included in the Third Schedule so as to process their registration cases. The PMDC has also directed the CPSP that it also provide lists of…

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Baqai concludes Silver Jubilee with Dental Congress-2014

KARACHI– Baqai Medical University (BMU) celebrated its Silver Jubilee through the year 2014. The grand celebrations comprised of numerous events, making it the most happening year in the history of BMU. The Silver Jubilee of Baqai Dental College marked its closing in an exuberating way with the “Dental Congress 2014” held on 17th and 18th…

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Pharmatec spreads smiles at the International Pak OrthoCon

KARACHI: Amidst tears and tragedies, sorrows and broken hearts that prevail in every corner of Pakistan as an aftermath of the Peshawar Attacks, Pharmatec is encouraging people to show their strength and courage, and to muster their best smiles challenging those that dare to threaten and target Pakistan’s peace. At the International Pak OrthCon 2014…

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HEC vows to take stern action against Varsities

LAHORE – Public and private sector universities, sub-campuses and degree awarding institutions will be facing an imminent clampdown by the Higher Education Commission for not meeting the criteria vis-à-vis faculty requirement, and offering non accredited programmes and running illegal campuses/sub-campuses, across the country. According to reports; The Higher Education Commission (HEC) setting a deadline of…

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Senate panel asks for dismissal of PMDC

ISLAMABAD– Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat has suggested that the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council should be closed down, because of its disappointing performance. According to reports; Committee chair Senator Kalsoom Parveen said that future of thousands of medical students studying at private medical colleges is at stake due to flawed PMDC policies. She…

Provincial Medical & Dental Councils – a threat to PMDC's “National status”
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Provincial Medical & Dental Councils – a threat to PMDC's “National status”

LAHORE – Another threat to the “National Status” of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) is expected to arise, due to the proposal being discussed by the Punjab government to establish the “Punjab Medical and Dental Council”. According to reports; The Sindh government has already established the “Sindh Medical and Dental Council (SM&DC)”, challenging…

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Professor Dr. Aziz-ur-Rehman Khan – A Profile

  As the dental fraternity, close friends and family mourn the tragic demise of Professor Dr Aziz-ur-Rehman, it is important to highlight some of the most prominent contributions he made to the promotion of dentistry, and improvement of dental education in Pakistan. Born on the 10th of November, 1952, in Quetta, Dr Aziz-ur-Rehman acquired his…


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