February 15, 2020 IHC issue notice on pleas against sealing of PMDC offices

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) recently issued notice to the secretary Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) on a petition filed by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), Registrar, Retired Brigadier Hafizuddin Siddiqui and other employees of the council for sealing their offices. It is pertinent to mention here that on October last...

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...

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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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Medical graduates from China at PMDC’s mercy

  Islamabad: PMDC reluctant to enlist doctors who graduated Sino-Pak ties likely to brace rare ‘diplomatic storm’ over issue. Despite issuing NoCs, PMDC adamant not to implement court judgments. The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council’s (PMDC) has refused to register 200 medical graduates from 7 leading Chinese universities who successfully completed MBBS after obtaining NOC…

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Ministry, PMDC truce

By Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD-The ongoing tussle between the federal health and the medical and dental regulatory body finally came to an end both sides agreed to form a reforms committee to streamline the functioning of the PMDC. According to the press release PMDC President Prof Dr Masood Hameed and Vice President Dr Syed Muhammad…

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Volunteers: The unsung heroes of PDA Congress 2015

KARACHI- The recently held PDA’s 12th international dental congress was successfully held at Expo center Karachi. The Baqai university volunteers played a major role behind the scenes for its success. The volunteers are young graduates and students who make all possible efforts to support the whole congress. The volunteers from Baqai were in the forefront…

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PMDC's 'apathy' enrages Senators

By Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD– A meeting of the parliamentary body, recently discussed the Issues around PMDC’s refusal to register over 500 Pakistanis with foreign medical qualifications. This has led to a controversy, where the graduates have refused to appear for the requisite equivalence exam. The studenst demand that they should be exempted from this…

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800 Doctors’ posts in Sindh government remain vacant

By Our Staff Reporter KARACHI- About 800 general cadre doctors had been retired from their posts in last one year and health department Sindh seemed reluctant to fill the vacant posts, it was learnt recently. A senior official of health department Sindh on condition of anonymity said; About 800 general cadre doctors had been retired…

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Award Ceremony by Pakistan Association for Women Dentists

RAWALPINDI– Miss. Ayesha Zaka – student of final year BDS and pride of Margalla Institute of Health Sciences Rawalpindi, was nominated for the award of “student of the year” in non-academic category, organized by Pakistan Association of Women Dentist. Among many nominations from colleges from all over Pakistan, Miss Ayesha was one of the strongest…

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Professor B.A Yazdanie laid to rest

DN Report LAHORE– Professor Dr. B.A. Yazdanie the legendary figure in dentistry breathed his last in Lahore. Born in Jallunder (India) on 01 March 1923, he did his BDS from de’Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore in 1945. He then started private dental practice in Sialkot before moving to Lahore in 1947. Subsequently, he started his…

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OPDs closed in Karachi as doctors protest against killings in the city

By Our Staff Reporter KARACHI-The doctor community in Karachi completely boycotted Outpatient Department (OPDs) in all major public sector and private hospitals against the rising incident of target killing and extortion. The protest call was jointly given by Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), Sindh Doctors’ Welfare Association (SDWA), Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA), Medical Aid Committee,…


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