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...

February 6, 2020 Students warned against taking admission in foreign colleges: PMC

Islamabad: Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) secretary, Arsalan Hyder recently declared in an official communication that PMC has warned that any admission obtained by a Pakistani student in a foreign college will happen solely at their own risk and cost. “Pakistani students seeking admission to a foreign medical college or institution are put on notice that...

February 4, 2020 PMC seemed to benefit private medical colleges only: SC

ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court’s bench headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed recently observed that the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has derailed the SC’s efforts to streamline private medical and dental colleges. The court added that it seemed the PMC “has been established to provide benefit to private medical and dental colleges”. Hearing a case...

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Dental News launches World Oral Health Day 2015 campaign

Karachi– Dental News in collaboration with Pakistan Dental Association launches its World Oral Health Day 2015 (WOHD 2015) ‘Smile for life’ campaign backed by FDI, JPDA, FDI partner associations and the sponsor in Pakistan Shield Corporation. The theme of 2015 is smile for life which is to remind people everywhere about the importance of looking…

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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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International standards implementation in PMDC operations

By Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) was recently visited by a delegation of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). According to a news report; The aim of the visit was to evaluate whether the PMDC is following the guidelines and international standards provided…

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PMDC collaborates with HEC to revise medical curriculum

By Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has been assured by the Higher Education Commission, that it is committed to support and cooperate towards the revision of medical and dental curriculum in the country, with the aim to bring it at par with the global standards. According to media…

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Lack of Fire Safety protocols in medical institutions

By Our Staff Reporter KARACHI – All major public-sector hospitals of Karachi urgently need installation of fire safety equipment and other rescue measures to protect medical staff and diagnostic equipment in emergency situations. The government run hospitals have failed in implementing their rules for fire safety and other rescue measures. Because all major government hospitals…

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Promoting research on social sciences is a top priority at HEC

By Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD– The HEC has been endeavoring to promote and intensify research in social sciences. This was stated by the Chairman of Higher Education Commission (HEC) – Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, recently. The Chairman also stated that; “We have set-up a dedicated social sciences section at HEC to identify realities of diverse…

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NATIONAL DENTIST’S DAY Today

  World over March 6th is celebrated as National Dentist’s Day which was created as a day to say “Thank You” to and show appreciation to your dentist. In many cases, the day of our dental visit usually has us a bit nervous and sometimes anxious.  We would often rather be someplace else than sitting…

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AIDM holds its convocation

Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine held its convocation at a local hotel. The senior Minister for Education & Literacy Government of Sindh Nisar Ahmed Khuhro was the chief guest on the occasion. The Vice Chancellor University of Karachi conferred degrees on the graduating students followed by oath taking by the students.

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First ever Women Dental Conference will be held at the University of Faisalabad Medical & Dental College (UMDC)

Faisalabad: The 1st International Women Dental Conference at the University of Faisalabad will be held at Faisalabad on 10th to 12th of April, 2015 in collaboration with Dental News – the  theme of the congress is  Women in Dentistry, the Trend Setters. The event is supported by the Higher Education Commission and Pakistan Dental Association….

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Insightful studies shared at Dental Congress 2015

DN Report KARACHI – The 12 international 32 national dental congress 2015 was organized at Karachi expo centre recently. During the PDA congress, multiple scientific sessions were conducted. The “Basic science in dentistry” was one of them, conducted on the last day of the congress. This session engaged highly eminent speakers from all over Pakistan,…


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