April 26, 2019 Dr Tariq Bhutta elected new PMDC president

ISLAMABAD- On March 31, first meeting of the newly-constituted Council constituted under the 2019 Ordinance was held to elect the president and vice president. Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has elected new president and vice president after running on ad-hoc basis for 13 months. The 17-member new council notified by Ministry of National Health Services,...

April 24, 2019 16th Convocation of Ziauddin University

KARACHI-6th Convocation of Ziauddin University will be held on Friday, April 26th, at  Expo Center Karachi.  Deputy Chairman Senate of Pakistan Saleem Mandviwalla has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest. Around 572 graduates from MBBS, BDS, Pharm.D, Bio Medical Engineering, Medical Technology, Speech Language, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Clinical Lab Sciences, Media Sciences, Ph.D, M.Phil,...

April 22, 2019 Rs 22.5 Million fine imposed on 3 medical and dental institutes

ISLAMABAD- Three medical and dental colleges have been penalized by Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) for violating Section 10 of the Competition Act, 2010 by fraudulently claiming recognition by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and offering admissions to students for 2013-14 sessions. The imposed fine is Rs22.5 million. The CCP conducted an inquiry...

April 22, 2019 Dr Zafar Mirza welcomed as new Federal Health Minister

Islamabad: The recent appointment of eminent public health specialist, Dr Zafar Mirza, as the Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination was welcomed by the global and national public health fraternity. Assigning health at the federal level to a top expert in the field with years of relevant experience in Pakistan and...

April 20, 2019 Girl declared dead a few hours after reporting dental pain

Karachi- On experiencing toothache, Asmat, 25, visited a government hospital for checkup. The doctor on duty, Dr Ayaz, wrote a prescription of an injection and handed it over to the compounder, Shahzaib. Asmat’s condition deteriorated as soon as the compounder administered the injection. She was immediately shifted to the emergency ward on a stretcher. Upon examination by...

April 18, 2019 Federal Health Minister Kiani shown the door

In a major reshuffle the Federal Minister for National Health Services, Regulation and  Coordibation, Dr Aamir Mehmood Kiani has been removed for poor performance. Many other ministers have also been shown the door.

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2nd Dental Symposium at LUMHS Jamshoro on 13-14 December

The Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences (LUMHS), in Jamshoro, Hyderabad – is the pioneering dental education institution in the Sindh province of Pakistan. The institution will be celebrating it’s Golden Jubilee on 13 & 14th of December 2013, to commemorate the completion of 5 decades of academic and medical services. On this occasion,…

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PMDC Elections declared Null and Void

The ministry refused to issue the notification of their election and asked to hold fresh elections for all the executive positions of council. In the interim period a caretaker setup is expected to be installed to carry out important tasks till the time new administration is elected. This has resulted into the removal of the…

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Dr. Saqib Rashid Panel wins PDA elections

The results of elections for the Pakistan Dental Association (PDA-Central), have been finally announced by the Chief Election Commissioner – Justice Retd. Afzal Hyder. The results of these elections were stayed by the Sind High Court. According to these final results the winning Panel of the PDA-Central comprises of; Dr. Saqib Rashid as the new…

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Brigadier (rtd) Doctor Sikander Malik's shot

RAWALPINDI: A retired brigadier, his wife and two daughters were killed by firing in Gulistan Colony on Tuesday, DawnNews reported. Doctor Sikander Malik was the principle of the private medical college, and was residing within the medical facility’s residential area. Unknown men entered Brigadier (rtd) Doctor Sikander Malik’s home, in the residential area of a…

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College admissions cancelled by PMDC due to regulatory violations

The admissions made by University Medical and Dental College (UMDC), Faisalabad have been cancelled by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). The council has also issued a warning to 23 other private institutions in Punjab for taking disciplinary action for the violation of PMDC’s rules. From amongst the 40 recognized private sector medical and…

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No more Root-Canal

A revolutionary Swiss dental product by the name of “Pulpotec”  has created ease for millions of patients throughout the world , by eliminating the need for a root canal and enabling permanent restoration in case of Vital Canals! The technique causes minimum discomfort for the patient.Now, the cautious and compassionate dentists can; save the tooth, minimize…

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A sanctuary for the quacks…Is it?

Health care is a highly sensitive humanitarian profession, which requires a broad knowledge-base and practical training in human biology, physiology, chemistry, hygiene and surgical skills, driven by a compassionate mindset. Although every competent doctor today is able to earn a handsome remuneration, it was never meant to be a money-making business. Centuries ago, it emerged…

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IADSR international conference 2013 kicks off in Islamabad, Pakistan

The IADSR International Conference 2013 at the Convention Center Islamabad has started off with two Hands-on Course Programmes on “Direct Veneers”and “Bleaching” – conducted by Dr. Wolfgang Richter and Dr.Philip Lewis from the European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry (ESCD). These lectures are being conducted at the Islamic International Dental College G-7/4 and the Islamabad Medical…


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