April 13, 2021 DRAP allows resumption of vaccination administration

Islamabad: The Drug Regulatory Authority Pakistan (DRAP) has allowed recently the privately-owned Shifa International Hospital and Islamabad Diagnostic Centre (IDC) to resume the administration of coronavirus vaccination. The regulator had authorised AGP Limited to be the first company to import Sputnik-V vaccine in Pakistan for private sales. On April 7, the DRAP had stopped both...

April 10, 2021 Clarification sought from principal on forcible closure of KMDC

KARACHI: The city administrator on recently sought a clarification from the principal of the Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC) within three days for not reporting on time an incident of forcible closure of teaching and medical activities at the college. Administrator Laiq Ahmed also asked the SSP Central to arrest the culprits involved in...

April 9, 2021 PDA backs students, challenges PMC’s 60% requirement

Karachi: Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) recently submitted counter affidavit to confirm that set of pleas challenging the 60 percent marks condition for eligibility in written bachelors of dental surgery (BDS) admission test should be granted and found no objection in the application. The official copy of the document available with Dental News read that Dr...

March 29, 2021 President Arif Alvi tests positive for COVID-19

President Dr Arif Alvi tested positive for the coronavirus, it emerged on Monday. “I have tested positive for Covid-19. May Allah have mercy on all Covid affectees,” the president said in a tweet. He said he had only received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine so far, noting that “antibodies start developing after 2nd...

March 20, 2021 Prime Minister tests positive for COVID-19

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan addresses the meeting of federal cabinet on March 16. ISLAMABAD, Mar 20 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan has tested positive for COVID-19, Special Assistant to PM On Health Dr Faisal Sultan revealed on Twitter. The prime minister has isolated himself at home after the test report. On Thursday, the prime...

March 16, 2021 Experts put spotlight on nanomedicine usage against COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: Three-day International workshop on ‘Nanomedicine; Development and Challenges’ kicked off here recently with the participation of a number of national and international experts calling for mutual efforts to make use of Nanomedicine possible for diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 and other diseases. The speakers highlighted that the COVID-19 outbreak has made it clear that...

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Beware of fake Medical & Dental Colleges – Registrar PMDC.

Registrar of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) – Dr. Amjad Mahmood, has warned the aspiring medical students and their parents, not to enroll at the medical institutions which do not meet the quality standard regulations of PMDC. The Registrar stated during an interview on private Television recently; “PMDC has issued an advertisement in three…

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PMDC- Who will bell the Cat?

Recently, the President and other office-bearers of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) had asked to prepare for fresh elections. The Health ministry refused to issue the notification of their elections and asked to hold fresh elections for all the executive positions of the council. In the interim period a caretaker setup was expected to…

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2nd Dental Symposium at LUMHS Jamshoro on 13-14 December

The Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences (LUMHS), in Jamshoro, Hyderabad – is the pioneering dental education institution in the Sindh province of Pakistan. The institution will be celebrating it’s Golden Jubilee on 13 & 14th of December 2013, to commemorate the completion of 5 decades of academic and medical services. On this occasion,…

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PMDC Elections declared Null and Void

The ministry refused to issue the notification of their election and asked to hold fresh elections for all the executive positions of council. In the interim period a caretaker setup is expected to be installed to carry out important tasks till the time new administration is elected. This has resulted into the removal of the…

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Dr. Saqib Rashid Panel wins PDA elections

The results of elections for the Pakistan Dental Association (PDA-Central), have been finally announced by the Chief Election Commissioner – Justice Retd. Afzal Hyder. The results of these elections were stayed by the Sind High Court. According to these final results the winning Panel of the PDA-Central comprises of; Dr. Saqib Rashid as the new…

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Brigadier (rtd) Doctor Sikander Malik's shot

RAWALPINDI: A retired brigadier, his wife and two daughters were killed by firing in Gulistan Colony on Tuesday, DawnNews reported. Doctor Sikander Malik was the principle of the private medical college, and was residing within the medical facility’s residential area. Unknown men entered Brigadier (rtd) Doctor Sikander Malik’s home, in the residential area of a…

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College admissions cancelled by PMDC due to regulatory violations

The admissions made by University Medical and Dental College (UMDC), Faisalabad have been cancelled by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). The council has also issued a warning to 23 other private institutions in Punjab for taking disciplinary action for the violation of PMDC’s rules. From amongst the 40 recognized private sector medical and…


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