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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PDA Elections

First ever women panel rejected; serious reservations on postal ballot and ballot paper DN Report LAHORE- The PDA elections are on and after scrutiny only 3 panels; two from Karachi and one from Islamabad have been cleared to contest. Unfortunately the first ever women only panel could not get the nod of the chief election…

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HEC to confer 63 best university teacher awards

  ISLAMABAD – The Higher Education Commission (HEC) would confer Best University Teacher Awards 2011 upon 63 university faculty members. These 63 university teachers have been selected by Best Teacher Award Committee after comprehensive   evaluation and scrutiny among the 153 nominations received from higher education institutions from all over the country. The awards will be…

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Tooth tattoos

Washington- A person involved in making dental crowns in Washington by claiming to make tooth tattoos. David W. Roberts of Blue Crown Dental Arts takes the concept of body art to a whole other level — the micro level. Developing dental crowns – caps that encircle a tooth or dental implant. He takes imprints provided…

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Dr Tanwir selected for award by HEC

KARACHI- Dr Farzeen Tanwir, Associate Professor and Director of Postgraduate Studies and Research, Ziauddin College of Dentistry, Ziauddin University has been selected for the Best University Teachers Award for the year 2011 by the Higher Education Commission, Main Awards Committee in a meeting convened on January 11, 2013.The award consists of a certificate and a…

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Dr. Ashfaq Khawaja Khail joins BMC Quetta

QUETTA- Dr. Ashfaq Khawaja Khail has joined the Dental-Section of the Bolan Medical College Quetta, as Assistant Professor, Community & Preventive Dentistry. He received his Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Mahidol University, Bangkok. Previously he was working as head of office (South Region) in Mercy Corps International. He has presented numerous research articles in…

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PDA welcomes delegates to 4th SADAF Congress

LAHORE –  The 4th SADAF and 24th National Dental Conference is being held in the historic city of Lahore on 5-7 April at the state-of-the-art Expo center, Johar Town. The last SADAF was held in 1995 at Dhaka Bangladesh, so this congress will mark the revival of SADAF as well. The congress has been organized…

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Young Dentists Forum launched in Balochistan

QUETTA- Launching ceremony of Young Dentists Forum (YDF) of Balochistan held at Dental Section, Sandman Prov. Hospital Quetta.  The participants of the occasion discussed various issues countered by the young dentists and their quick remedy by getting the dentists united at the platform of YDF. While talking on the role of YDF,the speakers highlightedthat YDF…

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LMDC convocation on March 14

LAHORE (PR) – The third convocation of graduates of Lahore Medical & Dental College will be held on 14th March 2013. Organizing Secretary Prof Shaheena Asif directed all the graduates of MBBS and BDS who have graduated in Suppl 2009, Annual/Suppl 2010 and Annual/Suppl 2011 to report for registration to the convocation office before 28th…


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