January 9, 2021 Recognising foreign medical colleges is PMC’s top priority

ISLAMABAD: Vice President Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) Ali Raza recently said that the commission will complete the assessment process of foreign medical colleges within one month to issue a provisional license to eligible foreign medical graduates. Addressing a press conference, he said that in case of failure in recognition of any foreign medical college, a...

January 6, 2021 Foreign Medical Graduates Protest against PMC

Islamabad: Foreign Medical Graduates recently held a protest outside Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) office in Islamabad. The students were raising voices against the announcement by PMC blacklisting 70% of Chinese universities. PMC previously blacklisted most of the universities in Kyrgyzstan. Students informed that PMC policy, the future of thousands of foreign medical graduates, who have...

January 5, 2021 Experts confirm presence of UK’s new COVID-19 variant in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Health (NIH) recently confirmed the presence of the UK COVID-19 variant in two people who had just returned to Pakistan. The B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant was confirmed via whole-genome sequencing following preliminary reports of the prevalence of the virus in some travellers. Since the emergence of the new coronavirus variant in...

January 4, 2021 ‘115,000 frontline health workers to get Covid-19 vaccine in Sindh’

KARACHI: The Sindh government have identified some 115,000 frontline health workers across the province who would be inoculated in the first phase of the programme in two major centres, becoming the first province in the country that had already designed such a strategy to meet the challenge, officials and sources said. The first supply of...

January 2, 2021 PMC disciplinary body resumes hearing against doctors next week

ISLAMABAD: The disciplinary committee of the Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) has recently resumed hearings in cases against the health practitioners. In September 2020, government passed the PMC bill from joint session and stopped employees of the Pakistan Medical and dental Council (PMDC) from worl(ing. Because of the legislation the disciplinary committee, which hears complaints against...

December 31, 2020 LHC reserves verdict on maintainability of pleas against MDCAT

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court recently reserved verdict on the maintainability of the petitions challenging the results of the Medical & Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) for the year 2020 and for rechecking of the papers. Several candidates, who are the petitioners, pleaded through their counsel that queries in the entrance test were out of...

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Annual Function at HUDH's

  KARACHI- In the way of its tradition, Hamdard University dental section organized annual farewell dinner recently at the HUDH. The annual function is always well attended function and this year again it was graced by Hamdard University Chancellor, Sadia Rashid, Vice Chancellor Hamdard University Prof. Hakim Abdul Hannan and Head of Dental Faculty, Prof….

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Oral cancer on the rise among youth

KARACHI – Oral cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide with high mortality and low 5-year survival rates. It is the second most common malignancy in Pakistan; insufficient information is available regarding its etiological assessment and molecular characterization. People using Paan are about 8-9 times more likely to develop oral cancers as compared…

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HU's Oral Cancer Awareness Program

KARACHI-  Preventive Dentistry is an integral component of dental management. It is more important in those disease where treatment is of longer duration and due to which overall cost of the treatment is also high. In Pakistan, among dental diseases, unfortunately incidence of Oral Cancer is very high. In males, it is the second most…

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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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