November 18, 2020 COVID-19: Pakistan records 2,208 cases

Islamabad: Pakistan recorded another 2.208 cases and 37 fatalities on 17 Nov 2020, according to the country’s Covid official portal. The new cases were recorded against a total of 38,544 tests conducted in a day. The tally for confirmed cases has now reached 363,380 and the death toll is 7,230. Around 954 people also recovered from the...

November 12, 2020 WHO urges caution as possible second wave looms

PESHAWAR: The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently suggested imposing complete lockdown in hotspots to minimise mortalities and infections from the second wave of the pandemic as coronavirus claimed the lives of four people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Former deputy medical superintendent of district headquarters hospital in Mansehra, Dr Mohammad Bashir and Adnan Haleem, a third-year student...

November 9, 2020 ‘PMC will conduct National MDCAT Exams On Nov 15’

Islamabad: Muhammad Ali Raza, Vice-President, Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) recently said that the commission has planned to hold National Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) exams on November 15. Addressing a press conference, he said the final date for registration of the students for MDCAT had been changed from November 2 to November 6. He...

November 6, 2020 Dentists demand Govt to create jobs on emergency basis

PESHAWAR: Young Dentists Forum (YDF) has recently expressed concerns over increasing unemployment and demanded of government to create vacancies for 800 jobless dental surgeons in the province on emergency basis. Addressing a news conference at Peshawar Press Club recently, YDF president, Dr Fahd Aslam Dawar said that the number of dental surgeons was increasing with...

November 4, 2020 ‘Pakistani pharma exports increased in current financial year’

Islamabad: Abdul Razak Dawood, Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, recently told that by the grace of God, exports of medicines from Pakistan have increased this year. In his message on the social networking website, Twitter, the Federal Commerce and Investment Adviser said that the exports of the pharmaceutical products from Pakistan had...

November 3, 2020 DRAP launches new app to report drug reaction cases

ISLAMABAD – Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) recently launched ‘MED safety mobile application’ in Pakistan to report adverse drug reactions (ADRs) cases for taking action by the authorities concerned. Sharing details of this mobile app, Director Pharmacy Services DRAP Dr Abdur Rashid said that in case of any such grievance, the victims can submit...

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PMDC cancels accreditation of 10 medical, Dental Colleges
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PMDC cancels accreditation of 10 medical, Dental Colleges

Islamabad: In a recent notification, Pakistan Medical and Dental Commission (PMDC) cancelled the accreditation and registration of 10 medical and dental Colleges. The official document released by Registrar PMDC forbade colleges to admit new batch of students. It further said, “It is informed to all the concerned through Public notice that since all the actions…

‘Plasma saves 92 per cent COVID-19 patients from ventilator’
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‘Plasma saves 92 per cent COVID-19 patients from ventilator’

PESHAWAR: According to report submitted recently to the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), the convalescent plasma immunisation has saved 92 per cent, critical COVID-19 patients, from being put on ventilators and 80 per cent others have shown prompt recovery after 48 hours. The report updated regarding the usefulness of plasma for coronavirus patients during…

Students protest against PMDC’s admission criteria
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Students protest against PMDC’s admission criteria

Islamabad: Pre-medical students, who have completed their A-levels and Intermediate, protested in Islamabad outside the PMDC’s head office recently. The students want the council to postpone the date for its entry test and change the admission criteria. Around 100 students from different colleges are participating in the protest, including those who are members of the…

PMDC approves admissions policy for MBBS, BDS programmes
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PMDC approves admissions policy for MBBS, BDS programmes

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has recently the admissions policy for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programmes for the 2020-21 session. Half of the weightage for admissions will be on an entrance test, 40pc will be on FSc and 10pc will be on…

DUHS announces vacancies for various dental departments
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DUHS announces vacancies for various dental departments

Karachi: Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has recently released a recruitment advertisement for various vacancies available with different dental departments. The last date to apply online for these vacancies is August 31, 2020. Candidates can apply online on the official DUHS recruitment portal, ‘www.duhs.edu.pk‘. Vacancies for dental faculty were announced in basic dentistry, clinical…

Nine more people die of coronavirus across Sindh
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Nine more people die of coronavirus across Sindh

Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah recently said the coronavirus claimed nine more lives overnight, lifting the death toll to 2,367, and infected 319 others, raising the tally to 128,284. In a statement issued here from CM House, he said that nine more patients lost their lives while struggling against Covid-19 lifting the…

President Dr Arif Alvi addresses Parliament’s joint session
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President Dr Arif Alvi addresses Parliament’s joint session

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi recently addressed the joint session of the Parliament, marking the beginning of the new parliamentary year. The President had convened the joint session as per his powers under Article 54(1) of the Constitution. Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser, and parliamentarians attended the…


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