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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President of Pakistan visits Dow University

Karachi: As a token of appreciation for the sterling services of Dow University of Medical Sciences in the educational and healthcare sector, the President of Pakistan Mr. Mamnoon Hussain recently paid a visit to the Dow University Ojha Campus in Karachi. The President was accompanied by the Governor of Sindh – Dr. Ishrat ul Ibad…

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Health Minister receives Contempt of Court notice

Karachi:The State Minister for National Health Service along with the Director General NHS and other Members of the Managing Committee of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC), have all received notices from the Sindh High Court, in response to a “Contempt of Court” application. These high officials have been accused of defying the Sindh High…

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New PMDC management council formed for interim period

Federal Government finalizes a new interim committee to manage PMDC. ISLAMABAD: A seven-member committee has been formed by the federal government, for managing the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), while taking measures to improve the rapidly deteriorating medical education in Pakistan. The new management committee of the PMDC has already started working under the…

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Dental Hygienists Association Karachi Launched‏

DHAK promises “Oral Health Coverage” to the most needy citizens KARACHI- The Dental Hygienists who have recently graduated from a 4-year accredited Dental Hygiene programme of Dr Ishrat ul Ebad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences (DIKIOHS), in Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, held a meeting and announced the launch of “Dental Hygienists Association…

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Awareness camp by Ziauddin college

Lack of awareness of oral hygiene causes numerous patients to present to dental OPDs with severe tooth ache, oral lesions and other problems. These problems can be easily be prevented with regular screening and community education. To highlight the importance of oral care and prophylaxis and to decrease dental disease burden among non affording patient…

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Schools Dental Health Program by Bahria University

Dental Section of BUM&DC continuously strives to promote community services. Progressing with this commitment, the institution has launched a “Schools Dental Health Program initiated by the Department Of Community & Preventive Dentistry, at Bahria Model School, SRE Sabir under the supervision of Dr. Kulsoom Fatima Rizvi (HOD), assisted by Dr. Sana, Dr. Sehrish & Dr….

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PDA Hyderabad Chapter dissolved

The Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) Central Council has dissolved the Hyderabad Chapter of PDA and Professor Abdul Qadir Khero has been appointed as a temporary Chief Organizer for the PDA Hyderabad Chapter. Professor Khero has also been given the task to form an election commission for holding fresh elections of PDA Hyderabad Chapter.

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Health care system in Pakistan

Primary healthcare remains an essential component and game shifter in the future provision of healthcare. The Millinnium Development Goals outlined by the World Health Organization continue to be the roadmap for primary healthcare. A recent document by Punjab Developed Social Services Programme has created minimum service delivery standards for primary and secondary health care in…


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