July 20, 2019 PMA objects to unconstitutional PMDC decisions

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) recently expressed its concern over the practice of taking unconstitutional decisions by the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC). We reiterate to run the affairs of the PMDC according to its constitution. Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association, Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement said that the PMA is...

July 15, 2019 Writers criticize lack of checks on language used in the electronic media

KARACHI: “None of the TV channels today have hired qualified script editors which are adversely affecting the state of Urdu language in Pakistan,” said playwright Haseena Moin at a panel discussion on Urdu Story writing which turned into a debate on the general state of the Urdu language in Pakistan. The panel consisting of renowned...

July 12, 2019 430 teeth extracted from a 14yr old’s mouth

A team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons of Nishtar Institute of Dentistry, in Multan, pulled out 430 teeth from the maxilla and mandible of a 14 year old boy. The boy was suffering from Complex Odontoma and had hundreds of teeth in his maxilla and mandible. In the first step, surgery was performed on the...

July 8, 2019 National level strategy needed to deal with quackery

KARACHI: The Anti-Quackery Directorate of the Sindh Health Care Commission has organized a second task force committee meeting where experts discussed various areas of healthcare. The task force committee meeting was attended by representatives of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC), Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC), National Council for Homeopathy (NCH), and Pharmacy Council of...

June 29, 2019 Medical colleges to be annually categorized on quality by PMDC

Islamabad- Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has decided to initiate annual categorization of all public and private medical and dental colleges of Pakistan, based on quality. According to an official of PMDC, all medical and dental colleges will be ranked into five categories from A+ to D on the basis of their performance indicators,...

June 24, 2019 SHCC conducts training of trainers

KARACHI: The Sindh Health Care Commission’s (SHCC) Directorate of Clinical Governance & Training recently organized a “train the trainer” session on Sindh Service Delivery Standards (SSDS) at Darul Sehat Hospital. This training will be attended by the SHCC’s inspection team and medical experts. The objective is to train the experts in the field on SSDS...

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Ebola Advisory; Prevention is better than cure; Ministry NHS

Islamabad: An advisory to all the provinces by the Ministry of National Health Services including Islamabad administration, the Capital Development Authority about the necessary precautionary measures against the Ebola disease. In the advisory, the ministry highlighted that this deadly virus has a death rate of almost 90% therefore precautionary measures must be implemented Ebola virus…

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Accelerating dengue surveillance and eradicating dengue larvae

LAHORE: Advisor to Chief Minister on Health Kh Salman Rafique while presiding a Cabinet Committee meeting on Dengue Control recently, has directed all concerned medical departments to accelerate dengue surveillance and for eradicating dengue larvae. He said that monitoring of surveillance teams should strictly ensured action in union councils from where dengue larvae is not…

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Congo Virus Hits Pakistan

Quetta: The Two men who were earlier infected with the Congo virus passed away, while a woman, who also contracted the fatal virus, is still being treated, Medical News Pakistan has learnt. A officer at the district hospital has said that the thirty-year-old Abdullah Jan died at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Zhob, while 60-year-old…

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Doctors Refuse to Treat Policemen

MN Report Lahore–  Lahore which now wears a look of battleground, doctors at the Jinnah Hospital Lahore refused to treat the injured policemen. It is learnt that policemen accompanying the injured had some scuffle with the duty doctors who later refused to treat the injured policemen brought to Jinnah hospital This is a developing story…

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PPSC suspends PMDC registration requirement

LAHORE : Owing to the long conflict prevailing between The Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) and the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) over the “Unnecessary Delays” in the registration of 750 FCPS/MCPS doctors, the PPSC has finally decided, in principle, to conduct interviews of all post graduate doctors who have cleared exams for the…

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Pregnant travelers should not take Polio vaccine – Gynaecologists

Islamabad : The World Health Organization is being questioned by Pakistan’s Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (NHSRC) to provide scientific evidence and clarify the issue of the safety of administering Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) to pregnant women traveling abroad from Pakistan. There is a major confusion prevailing, as the WHO guidelines state…

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Admission tests for medical colleges on 31 Aug.

LAHORE : Aspiring medical students in Punjab can look forward to the entry exams for granting admissions into medical and dental colleges soon. The entry test for public and private sector institutions will be conducted on 31st August in 13 cities.According to media reports; Entrance test kits would be available at the University of Health…

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Doctors suffer in tussle of PMDC & CPSP

LAHORE : Almost 750 medical consultants are bearing the brunt of a tussle prevailing over the accreditation system between the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) and the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), while the Punjab Public Service Commission has clearly refused to evaluate their qualifications for for appointments as senior registrar. These…

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ACHER Islamabad course on Implantology

Islamabad: Academy of Continuing Health Education & Research (ACHER) held the second session of its Implant long-course on 21st and 22nd June 2014. Seven participants attended the session. The session comprised of both didactic lectures and hands-on exercises. Didactic lectures transitioned from the basics of oral implantology to treatment planning and elucidation of surgical technique….

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Foreign grads clear PMDC exam

Islamabad: Nearly all of the foreign qualified doctors, who took the accreditation and registration exam, conducted by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), has successfully cleared the test. The results for the National Examination Board (NEB) step III exam OSCE/Viva, were recently announced by the Khyber Medical University. These results have been posted on…


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