November 15, 2019 PMDC Dissolution, Employees’ Termination; Peshawar High Court Responds

PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench recently issued notifications to the ministries of national health services and law in regards to their response concerning a petition contradicting the dissolution of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and termination of its staff members through a presidential ordinance. An employee of the dissolved PMDC, Faridullah Khan, filed...

November 14, 2019 JSMU lacks funds and space: Prof Tariq Ahmed

KARACHI: Vice-Chancellor (VC), Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Prof Tariq Ahmed, expressed his concerns regarding the lack of resources and funds at the JPMC, which is a hurdle in the way of imparting education at the varsity, he said. Addressing a recent session, Prof Ahmed said that the JSMU is the only university that does not...

November 13, 2019 PMA Stakeholder’s Summit Passes Resolution Against PMC 2019

DN Report KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association organized a summit to discuss Pakistan Medical Commission 2019 ordinance and Medical tribunal Ordinance 2019 at the PMA house Karachi.  The stakeholders rejected government’s move of dissolving the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) as the “worst action”. They demanded immediate withdrawal of the “controversial Pakistan Medical Commission...

November 11, 2019 16 medical & dental colleges participate in intercollege quiz competition

KARACHI: An intercollege quiz competition was recently held at the Liaquat College of Medicine and Dentistry for all of BDS as well as first-year MBBS students. Students from 16 colleges were invited to participate in this quiz competition including the Bahria University, Liaquat College of Medicine & Dentistry, Bhitai Dental & Medical College, Liaquat National...

November 5, 2019 PMC claims to uplift medical education in Pakistan

Islamabad: Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza has announced office bearers of newly constituted Pakistan Medical Commission. Dr Arshad Taqi will be the President and Ali Raza the Vice President of the new body. Dr Nasir Mohyeddin has been temporarily elected as Secretary General of the commission for three months;...

October 30, 2019 PDA rejects the formation of PMC

DN Staffer KARACHI: The Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) had rejected the establishment of the Pakistan Medical Commission through a Presidential Ordinance, which dissolved the former regulatory authority: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council. A recent PDA press release quoted its President, Dr Mahmood Shah, and Secretary-General, Prof Nasir Ali Khan, saying that the formation of 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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