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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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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