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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SKMCH Organises “HEAD AND NECK” Conference

Lastly, CME credited certificates were distributed among the participants of the event.This expert session was attended by students, faculty and invited guests from many meical and dental universities of Karachi. This educational programme was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from MERCK. This event, based on interesting presentations on diagnosis, staging, surgery, adjuvant treatments and…

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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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