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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PAO join hands with PDA

Karachi: The Pakistan Association of Orthodontists through a press release has informed that they have decided to join hands with PDA by holding their international orthodontic conference with PDA’s forthcoming international congress on the same dates and venue which is already announced by PDA in Dental News. The collaboration and joint efforts of both Associations…

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PAWD set to officially launch in January’15

Islamabad: The PAWD, Pakistan Association of Women Dentists has confirmed plans and arrangements to officially launch on the 18th of January, 2015 at Serena Hotel, Islamabad. The organization was formed to gather all women dentists of Pakistan on a single platform and to provide them with opportunities to develop and grow further in their field….

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Private Medical colleges only should be affiliated with medical universities operating in the public-sector

Governor Sindh orders universities to disaffiliate from medical colleges Karachi: The health experts held the administration of Karachi University, responsible for not establishing a medical college within the stipulated time given by Pakistan Medical Dental Council (PMDC) in 2012. Resultantly, PMDC administration under its rules and regulations, had decided to disaffiliate private medical colleges from…

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DIKIOHS handed over to Jinnah Sindh Medical University

DN Report Karachi Karachi: Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), has formally handed over the Dr Ishrat ul Ebad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences (DIKIOHS) building to Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU).  A simple ceremony was held at DIKIOHS which was attended by Special Secretary Public Health Sindh Dr Khalid Sheikh and Barkat Rajput…

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IBA introduces Post-Graduate Diploma in Hospital Management

Karachi: The Institute of Business Administration has introduced a Post Graduate Hospital Management Diploma, the first session of which will commence from January 2015. The Programme has been designed for individuals associated with medical, dental, pharmaceutical or nursing or allied fields interested in pursuing a Healthcare/Hospital Management career. It is aimed at equipping young individuals…

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MoU signed between PMDC and HEC

Islamabad: A Memorandum of Understanding was mutually signed between the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and the Higher Education Comission of Pakistan earlier last week in order to promote better coordination of the two organizations. President PMDC Dr Masood Hameed Khan and Chairman HEC Dr Mukhtar signed the document, the purpose of which is to…

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Ebola, a potential threat: Prevention is better than cure

Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) is growing increasingly concerned regarding the probable spread of Ebola Viral Infection Pakistan.Ebola is an extremely dangerous, virulent virus that has recently claimed thousands of lives in Africa. As of now, the disease has been contained in a part of Africa with strict monitoring and surveillance by World Health Organization (WHO)….

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PMDC to take measures against unauthorized institutes

Islamabad: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has decided to take strict action against a number of unauthorized dental and medical colleges across the country. According to the Council officials, it is henceforth mandatory for all doctors to display official registration certificates issued by the PMDC at their hospitals and clinics. It was further…


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