Events, Regional News / July 20, 2018 Faculty Development Workshops Conducted By IM&DC

ISLAMABAD: Dental section of IMDC conducted 6 faculty development workshops on Problem Based Learning, MCQ and SEQ construction, Professionalism and Ethics, for the dental faculty. The facilitators of “Professionalism and Ethics” were Dr. Khurshid Ahmed (Project Director Islamabad Dental Hospital). The participants were enlightened with the principles of ethics and its importance. The facilitators of the...

Regional News / July 18, 2018 Task Force Established to Eradicate Quackery from Sindh

KARACHI– Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) chalked out a comprehensive anti-quackery strategy, to eradicate menace of quackery from the province of Sindh, and a task force has been established in order to control malpractices. A meeting of SHCC, chaired by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Minhaj A Qidwai at PMA House Karachi. Chairperson, SHCC,...

Colleges, Events, Regional News / June 29, 2018 Students And Parents Protest For Registration Of Dow Dental College

KARACHI– Dow Dental College Graduates & Students Parents Action Committee, strongly condemned the Dow Dental College’s (DDC) administration for failing to register their institution from Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), despite the lapse of six years. The Parents Action Committee led by Qamar ul Hassan, Najeeb Ashraf, Dr. Ammad and others stated that, the...

Regional News / May 31, 2018 Man Reportedly Dies From Heatstroke In Karachi; Government Health Officials Deny

KARACHI– In light of Karachi’s current heatwave, a man reportedly lost his life due to heatstroke in Khamiso Goth, area of New Karachi. While several others were brought in hospitals suffering from heat exhaustion and associated complications. Edhi Rescue Services, confirmed the death of 26-year old resident of Khamiso, Qurban Ali s/o Akhter Ali  due to...

Regional News / May 23, 2018 Dengue Menace Continues.. 19 New Cases Surface in Karachi

KARACHI– At least 19 more dengue fever cases were reported across the city of Karachi within last week, taking the reported cases toll to 343 in the city, since 1st January 2018. According to the weekly report issued by Prevention and Control Program for Dengue in Sindh, as many as 20 new dengue fever cases were...

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PM&DC forms Dental Education Committee
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PM&DC forms Dental Education Committee

Islamabad: According to Notification No. 29-Notification / Council-2017 / 304436, Dated 8th February 2018, issued and signed by the Registrar (PMDC), the following have been notified as Honourable Members of the PMDC “Dental Education Committee (DEC)”: Professor Dr. Arshad Javed, VC, Khyber Medical University: Chairman DEC. Gen. Waseem:                     …

PMDC Decides to Reform Medical, Dental Curriculum
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PMDC Decides to Reform Medical, Dental Curriculum

ISLAMABAD: The interim Council of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) decided to bring the medical and dental curriculum on a par with global standards. The council, the top decision-making body of the medical and dental education regulator in the country, met here with PMDC President Justice (R) Mian Shakirullah Jan in the chair….

Book Review “Shade Selection for Optimal Esthetics”
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Book Review “Shade Selection for Optimal Esthetics”

Lahore: First Local hand book “Shade selection for optimal esthetics” By Prof. Tayyaba Saleem was launched at 5th PPA/PAO conference in Lahore. Prof Nazia Yazdani gave an introduction to the booklet in the opening session of the occasion. She highly appreciated the effort and encouraged such trends. This handy booklet published by IADSR Publications, is written…

PMA Lauds Punjab Govt for Banning Sale of “Chalia”
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PMA Lauds Punjab Govt for Banning Sale of “Chalia”

KARACHI – Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) appreciated Punjab Government for banning sale and consumption of beetle nut (Chalia) in the province and violators will be punished after 31st January, 2018. Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr SM Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement, said it was need of the time to take such steps because the…

Gutka Users Prohibited From Joining Sindh Police Force
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Gutka Users Prohibited From Joining Sindh Police Force

KARACHI – The general instructions for recruitment for members in the Sindh Police have recently been released alongside currently ongoing advertisements inviting individuals for generate recruitment of Constables in the Sindh Police force 2018. Among the instructions it has been clearly directed that candidates who are addicted to GUTKA (Chhaalia or betel nut) or any…

Destruction of Tons of Toxic Betel Nuts Is Pending
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Destruction of Tons of Toxic Betel Nuts Is Pending

KARACHI: Tons of betel nuts infested with Aflatoxin (poisonous carcinogens), and therefore required to be destroyed as per law, are lying at a local warehouse, as traders are attempting to exercise their influence to get the consignment cleared. The nuts were found infested with Aflatoxin at 137ppb level, far exceeding the permissible limits of 30ppb,…

Free Medical and Dental services by Cheezal Clinic
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Free Medical and Dental services by Cheezal Clinic

KARACHI – With the advancements in the lanes of dentistry, the costs of dental treatments are increasing day by day and it becomes fairly impossible for a common person to afford such expensive procedures. Free dental camp is a blessing for people who cannot afford dental procedures or are reluctant to pay due to lack…

SIUT’s Adeeb Rizvi on his way to recovery
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SIUT’s Adeeb Rizvi on his way to recovery

KARACHI: Renowned philanthropist and the Head of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) Professor Dr.Syed Adeebul Hasan Rizvi has been shifted out of the intensive care unit (ICU) at SIUT after spending three days there for chest infection and influenza. Dr Rizvi had stayed in the high dependency unit for three days, but was later…

Hundreds of Children Dying In Sindh Due to a Preventable Problem
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Hundreds of Children Dying In Sindh Due to a Preventable Problem

KARACHI: Dozens of children under the age of five are daily dying in Sindh due to nutritional deficiencies and its complications, but their lives can be saved by educating their parents, especially mothers, on giving them “cheap but balanced diet”, providing safe drinking water and improving hygienic conditions in and around their abodes, health experts…

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