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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Beware of fake Medical & Dental Colleges – Registrar PMDC.

Registrar of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) – Dr. Amjad Mahmood, has warned the aspiring medical students and their parents, not to enroll at the medical institutions which do not meet the quality standard regulations of PMDC. The Registrar stated during an interview on private Television recently; “PMDC has issued an advertisement in three…

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PMDC- Who will bell the Cat?

Recently, the President and other office-bearers of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) had asked to prepare for fresh elections. The Health ministry refused to issue the notification of their elections and asked to hold fresh elections for all the executive positions of the council. In the interim period a caretaker setup was expected to…

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2nd Dental Symposium at LUMHS Jamshoro on 13-14 December

The Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences (LUMHS), in Jamshoro, Hyderabad – is the pioneering dental education institution in the Sindh province of Pakistan. The institution will be celebrating it’s Golden Jubilee on 13 & 14th of December 2013, to commemorate the completion of 5 decades of academic and medical services. On this occasion,…

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PMDC Elections declared Null and Void

The ministry refused to issue the notification of their election and asked to hold fresh elections for all the executive positions of council. In the interim period a caretaker setup is expected to be installed to carry out important tasks till the time new administration is elected. This has resulted into the removal of the…

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Dr. Saqib Rashid Panel wins PDA elections

The results of elections for the Pakistan Dental Association (PDA-Central), have been finally announced by the Chief Election Commissioner – Justice Retd. Afzal Hyder. The results of these elections were stayed by the Sind High Court. According to these final results the winning Panel of the PDA-Central comprises of; Dr. Saqib Rashid as the new…

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Brigadier (rtd) Doctor Sikander Malik's shot

RAWALPINDI: A retired brigadier, his wife and two daughters were killed by firing in Gulistan Colony on Tuesday, DawnNews reported. Doctor Sikander Malik was the principle of the private medical college, and was residing within the medical facility’s residential area. Unknown men entered Brigadier (rtd) Doctor Sikander Malik’s home, in the residential area of a…

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College admissions cancelled by PMDC due to regulatory violations

The admissions made by University Medical and Dental College (UMDC), Faisalabad have been cancelled by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). The council has also issued a warning to 23 other private institutions in Punjab for taking disciplinary action for the violation of PMDC’s rules. From amongst the 40 recognized private sector medical and…


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