September 15, 2020 Helpless dentists cry for help: ‘Dr Alvi, are you listening to us?’

Karachi: In some regions of Karachi, people are still fighting the record floods. Both private homes and many business facilities have been destroyed by the vast and unexpected masses of water. Among those affected are dentists whose practices have been damaged. According to sources, many dentists have been affected due to the urban flooding that...

September 14, 2020 Hamdard University announces vacancies for various dental departments

Karachi: Hamdard University has recently released a recruitment advertisement for various vacancies available with different dental departments. The last date to apply online for these vacancies is September 20, 2020. Candidates can apply online by writing the name of the position and department applied for as the subject of the email to careers@hamdard.edu.pk Vacancies for...

September 11, 2020 WHO applauds Pakistan’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic

ISLAMABAD: The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently said Pakistan was among countries from whom the international community should learn how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a media briefing said Pakistan deployed the infrastructure built up over many years for polIo to combat COVID-19. “Community health workers who have...

September 10, 2020 95% of those with COVID-19 report no symptoms: AKU study

KARACHI: More than 9 out of 10 people infected with the coronavirus experience no symptoms of the disease, according to a new study by the Aga Khan University researchers. Karachi has the most COVID-19 cases in Pakistan, and the study saw AKU’s faculty investigate COVID-19’s prevalence in parts of the city with high and low...

September 9, 2020 DRAP asked to answer for alleged embezzlement and violation of rules

ISLAMABAD: Sending 21 questions regarding alleged embezzlement and violations of rules, the directorate general audit has asked the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) to appear before an audit team. The questioner has been sent on the basis of a complaint lodged by Pakistan Young Pharmacist Association. However, when contacted, Ministry of National Health Services...

September 8, 2020 China shows off COVID-19 vaccines for first time

Beijing: China has put its home-grown coronavirus vaccines on display recently for the first time, as the country where the contagion was discovered looks to shape the narrative surrounding the pandemic. High hopes hang on the small vials of liquid on show at a Beijing trade fair – vaccine candidates produced by Chinese companies Sinovac...

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Get registered for PDA Karachi Elections

KARACHI-  The Pakistan Dental Association – Karachi is planning to hold its elections on time after successfully completing their 3 years tenure. This was stated by its General Secretary – Dr Feroz Jahanagir. PDA Karachi – as it is better known, did a lot of efforts to revive the association by holding many events including…

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Senate discusses the high prevalence of oral cancer in Karachi

By Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD- Saira Afzal Tarar – Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, recently stated at the Senate that; Treatment of cancer is available in all major hospitals. The highest number of oral cancer cases are reported in Karachi. According to media reports, she informed that; Cancer is common in Pakistan…

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Nine Private colleges affiliated to JSMU

Karachi: The Jinnah Sindh Medical University approved nine medical and dental colleges affiliation in its syndicate meeting chaired by Vice Chancellor JSMU Prof Tariq Rafi.  Recently the Provincial Higher Education Commission issued disaffiliation notification of five medical and four dental medical colleges from Karachi University. The administration of these medical colleges has been directed to…

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World Oral Health Day 2015 celebrated enthusiastically all over Pakistan

Karachi: Dental News Pakistan, 5th year in a row has continued to raise oral health awareness across Pakistan. The initiative supported by the Pakistan Dental Association (PDA), Institute of Advanced Dental Sciences & Research, the Journal of Pakistan Dental Association, Dental Hygienist Association Karachi, Dental Tribune Pakistan in Pakistan and sponsored by Shield Corporation in…

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Dental News launches World Oral Health Day 2015 campaign

Karachi– Dental News in collaboration with Pakistan Dental Association launches its World Oral Health Day 2015 (WOHD 2015) ‘Smile for life’ campaign backed by FDI, JPDA, FDI partner associations and the sponsor in Pakistan Shield Corporation. The theme of 2015 is smile for life which is to remind people everywhere about the importance of looking…

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PDA joins GSDA initiative of UAE Dental Conference and AEEDC

DN Report DUBAI– Pakistan Dental Association represented by its president – Dr Saqib Rashid has become a member of Global Scientific Dental Alliance – GSDA, which is an initiative of the UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition – AEEDC, Dubai. It is committed to the promotion of Oral Education through dialogue, networking and…

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International standards implementation in PMDC operations

By Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) was recently visited by a delegation of the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). According to a news report; The aim of the visit was to evaluate whether the PMDC is following the guidelines and international standards provided…

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PMDC collaborates with HEC to revise medical curriculum

By Our Staff Reporter ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has been assured by the Higher Education Commission, that it is committed to support and cooperate towards the revision of medical and dental curriculum in the country, with the aim to bring it at par with the global standards. According to media…


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