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PMA asks Federal Govt to involve stakeholders in PMDC affairs
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PMA asks Federal Govt to involve stakeholders in PMDC affairs

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) recently discovered through various sources that the government is once again prepared to present a new bill in the Senate regarding the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), which will be inappropriate for medical education in the country. Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr Qaisar Sajjad, before presenting the…

Remington Pharmaceuticals Gets “Best Place to Work 2019” Award
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Remington Pharmaceuticals Gets “Best Place to Work 2019” Award

Remington Pharmaceuticals was recently declared the winner of the most coveted “Best Place to Work 2019” Award, presented by Engage Consulting and Pakistan Society of Human Resources Management (PSHRM). The award was given to Remington in recognition of their progressive work environment and the culture of empowerment and camaraderie it provides to its team. Chairman…

PA: Pechuho speaks about curbing quackery, developing healthcare
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PA: Pechuho speaks about curbing quackery, developing healthcare

KARACHI: Health Minister Azra Pechuho has informed the Sindh Assembly that the Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) has sealed 193 health facilities “due to ongoing quackery practice” in Karachi, Hyderabad, Larkana and Mirpurkhas divisions. She also said that more than 500 warning letters had been issued to the doctors who did not comply with the SHCC’s…

Shifting the paradigm of dental education and organization
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Shifting the paradigm of dental education and organization

· Day-2, 1ST UHS-International Dental Conference By Dr Afifa Ehsan With the theme of ‘Collaborate, Innovate and Cure‘, 1st UHS International Dental Conference is being conducted under the auspices of the University of Health Sciences at Expo Centre, in Lahore, from October 3rd-6th, 2019. Speakers from across the globe and delegates from all over the country…

President Alvi inaugurates 1st UHS IDC in Lahore
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President Alvi inaugurates 1st UHS IDC in Lahore

University of Health Sciences kicked off day one of the 1st UHS International Dental Conference on October 3rd, at the Convention Center, Expo Center Lahore. The opening ceremony was embellished with the top dignitaries of the country. The Chief Guest for the occasion was the honourable President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Dr Arif-ur-Rehman…

KMDC doctors to observe token hunger strike
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KMDC doctors to observe token hunger strike

KARACHI-The faculty members of Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC) has decided to observe a one-hour token hunger strike today to press authorities for release of four month salaries and allowances.   The faculty members, including assistant professors, professors and associate professors, have not been paid their salaries since May 2019 due to financial crisis…

Committee formed to manage woes of medical education in Pakistan
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Committee formed to manage woes of medical education in Pakistan

A five-member delegation was also formed to resolve the matter with Saudi authorities. A committee has been established to address emerging challenges in medical education, including undergraduate and graduate education, clinical certification, health research and research oriented education, adoption of international standards, and addressing equivalence and certification issues in other countries. The decision to form…

Hepatitis Centres swept clean of medicines
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Hepatitis Centres swept clean of medicines

KARACHI: The Hepatitis Centers run by the Hepatitis Prevention & Control Program Sindh across Sindh have been facing a grave shortage of Hepatitis C medication for the past several months as the Sindh Health Department failed to supply the centres with the required drugs.   Thousands of newly screened hepatitis C patients have been put on…

Twenty receive grant application training at JSMU
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Twenty receive grant application training at JSMU

KARACHI: Twenty researchers from the Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) recently underwent comprehensive training for writing effective grant applications in efforts to support several community-oriented research projects at the university. The workshop was conducted by Junaid A Razzak, Professor of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins University in the United States. Prof Razzak discussed ways to…

Cancer Risk; DRAP Advises Halt in Ranitidine Production
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Cancer Risk; DRAP Advises Halt in Ranitidine Production

Food and Drug Regulatory Authority of the US made an announcement on September 13th, which alerted the pharmaceutical industry and public alike. FDA had determined that N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) could be produced during the manufacturing of ranitidine drugs. Ranitidine (commonly marketed under ‘Zantac’) is a common heartburn medicine/antacid, which is easily available over the counter. NDMA is…


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