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 can perform its regulatory functions : Registrar

Islamabad: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) said no court of the law in the country had stopped it from regulating medical and dental education and practice. “There have been no restraining orders from any court on performing its regulatory functions,” PMDC Registrar Dr Raja Amjad Mehmood told reporters here. The registrar said the…

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Ebola Advisory; Prevention is better than cure; Ministry NHS

Islamabad: An advisory to all the provinces by the Ministry of National Health Services including Islamabad administration, the Capital Development Authority about the necessary precautionary measures against the Ebola disease. In the advisory, the ministry highlighted that this deadly virus has a death rate of almost 90% therefore precautionary measures must be implemented Ebola virus…

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Accelerating dengue surveillance and eradicating dengue larvae

LAHORE: Advisor to Chief Minister on Health Kh Salman Rafique while presiding a Cabinet Committee meeting on Dengue Control recently, has directed all concerned medical departments to accelerate dengue surveillance and for eradicating dengue larvae. He said that monitoring of surveillance teams should strictly ensured action in union councils from where dengue larvae is not…

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Congo Virus Hits Pakistan

Quetta: The Two men who were earlier infected with the Congo virus passed away, while a woman, who also contracted the fatal virus, is still being treated, Medical News Pakistan has learnt. A officer at the district hospital has said that the thirty-year-old Abdullah Jan died at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Zhob, while 60-year-old…

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Doctors Refuse to Treat Policemen

MN Report Lahore–  Lahore which now wears a look of battleground, doctors at the Jinnah Hospital Lahore refused to treat the injured policemen. It is learnt that policemen accompanying the injured had some scuffle with the duty doctors who later refused to treat the injured policemen brought to Jinnah hospital This is a developing story…

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PPSC suspends PMDC registration requirement

LAHORE : Owing to the long conflict prevailing between The Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) and the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) over the “Unnecessary Delays” in the registration of 750 FCPS/MCPS doctors, the PPSC has finally decided, in principle, to conduct interviews of all post graduate doctors who have cleared exams for the…

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Pregnant travelers should not take Polio vaccine – Gynaecologists

Islamabad : The World Health Organization is being questioned by Pakistan’s Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (NHSRC) to provide scientific evidence and clarify the issue of the safety of administering Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) to pregnant women traveling abroad from Pakistan. There is a major confusion prevailing, as the WHO guidelines state…

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Admission tests for medical colleges on 31 Aug.

LAHORE : Aspiring medical students in Punjab can look forward to the entry exams for granting admissions into medical and dental colleges soon. The entry test for public and private sector institutions will be conducted on 31st August in 13 cities.According to media reports; Entrance test kits would be available at the University of Health…

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Doctors suffer in tussle of PMDC & CPSP

LAHORE : Almost 750 medical consultants are bearing the brunt of a tussle prevailing over the accreditation system between the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) and the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), while the Punjab Public Service Commission has clearly refused to evaluate their qualifications for for appointments as senior registrar. These…

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ACHER Islamabad course on Implantology

Islamabad: Academy of Continuing Health Education & Research (ACHER) held the second session of its Implant long-course on 21st and 22nd June 2014. Seven participants attended the session. The session comprised of both didactic lectures and hands-on exercises. Didactic lectures transitioned from the basics of oral implantology to treatment planning and elucidation of surgical technique….


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