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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Health Minister receives Contempt of Court notice

Karachi:The State Minister for National Health Service along with the Director General NHS and other Members of the Managing Committee of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC), have all received notices from the Sindh High Court, in response to a “Contempt of Court” application. These high officials have been accused of defying the Sindh High…

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New PMDC management council formed for interim period

Federal Government finalizes a new interim committee to manage PMDC. ISLAMABAD: A seven-member committee has been formed by the federal government, for managing the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), while taking measures to improve the rapidly deteriorating medical education in Pakistan. The new management committee of the PMDC has already started working under the…

Dental Hygienists Association Karachi Launched‏
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Dental Hygienists Association Karachi Launched‏

DHAK promises “Oral Health Coverage” to the most needy citizens KARACHI- The Dental Hygienists who have recently graduated from a 4-year accredited Dental Hygiene programme of Dr Ishrat ul Ebad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences (DIKIOHS), in Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, held a meeting and announced the launch of “Dental Hygienists Association…

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Awareness camp by Ziauddin college

Lack of awareness of oral hygiene causes numerous patients to present to dental OPDs with severe tooth ache, oral lesions and other problems. These problems can be easily be prevented with regular screening and community education. To highlight the importance of oral care and prophylaxis and to decrease dental disease burden among non affording patient…

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Schools Dental Health Program by Bahria University

Dental Section of BUM&DC continuously strives to promote community services. Progressing with this commitment, the institution has launched a “Schools Dental Health Program initiated by the Department Of Community & Preventive Dentistry, at Bahria Model School, SRE Sabir under the supervision of Dr. Kulsoom Fatima Rizvi (HOD), assisted by Dr. Sana, Dr. Sehrish & Dr….

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PDA Hyderabad Chapter dissolved

The Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) Central Council has dissolved the Hyderabad Chapter of PDA and Professor Abdul Qadir Khero has been appointed as a temporary Chief Organizer for the PDA Hyderabad Chapter. Professor Khero has also been given the task to form an election commission for holding fresh elections of PDA Hyderabad Chapter.

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Health care system in Pakistan

Primary healthcare remains an essential component and game shifter in the future provision of healthcare. The Millinnium Development Goals outlined by the World Health Organization continue to be the roadmap for primary healthcare. A recent document by Punjab Developed Social Services Programme has created minimum service delivery standards for primary and secondary health care in…

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