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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PMDC issues public notice for the payment of House Job stipends

Karachi: The President of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has issued a public notice for all House Officers serving at private institutions regarding the non-payment of their stipends. According to the notice, all house officers of private medical and dental collages who are not receiving monthly stipends from their institutions must immediately contact PMDC…

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Style Italiano Restorative Workshop 'Hands-on learning key to successful dental practice': Experts

Karachi: Keeping up with its tradition of bringing the dental fraternity together with outstanding symposiums, seminars and other related events, Dental News organized the very first Style Italiano Restorative Workshop on the 19th of October at Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi, in collaboration with Pakistan Dental Association. Amidst countless uncertainties pertaining to the political scenario and…

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PDA Symposium gets an Overwhelming Response

  Karachi: The registrations for the PDA Symposium 2014 is said to have received an overwhelming response. The event is scheduled to take place on the 18th-19th October 2014, at PC Hotel in Karachi. This is the first solo event by the Pakistan Dental Association (CC), and there are limited remaining slots for registrations. The…

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Condolence Meeting of Prof. S. M. Rab held

Karachi: A Condolence Meeting at Arag Auditorium of Dow Medical College, DUHS to condole the death of Prof. S. M. Rab, Former Professor of Medicine & Former President of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) who departed for his heavenly abode recently. Prof. S. M. Rab was remembered for his innumerable services rendered in…

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Prof Nazia appointed as Principal FMH‏

Lahore: Prof. Dr Nazia Yazdanie has been appointed as the Principal of the Fatima Memorial Hospital in Lahore. Prof Yazdanie is also the Dean of Postgraduate Studies. Dr Nazia is one of Pakistan’s most renown Prosthodontists, and she is respected widely for her sound understanding of the subject.

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Karachi at risk of Congo Epidemic

Karachi: Haemoraging fever including congo and dengue may take on the shape of an epidemic if not addressed properly, talking to Medical News Dr Saqib Hussain Ansari a renowned haematologist expressed. Dr Saqib said that Karachi is at a risk only if the provincial authorities concerned could not impose complete ban on the entry of…

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Disciplinary action against substandard institutions – PMDC

Islamabad: The Executive Committee of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has decided to start disciplinary action against substandard medical and dental colleges and institutions. The meeting chaired by Prof Masood Hameed, President PMDC, the council executive committee decided to upgrade the standard of medical and dental education to ensure quality health services to general…


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