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After PMDC, DRAP employees lose health allowance
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After PMDC, DRAP employees lose health allowance

ISLAMABAD: The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) recently raised objection to the overpayment of Rs308 million to the employees of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) as health professional allowance (HPA). It has been recommended that the amount be recovered and the practice discontinued forthwith. However, DRAP Chief Executive Officer Dr Asim Rauf said…

Dr Irfan Qureshi’s Comprehensive Implantology Course
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Dr Irfan Qureshi’s Comprehensive Implantology Course

Renowned Implantologist Dr Irfan Qureshi recently conducted a two-day course on Comprehensive Implantology. The course was designed for general dental practitioners and dental students that desired to enhance their clinical knowledge and skills in Implant Dentistry. The course outlined the basics of implantology, applied anatomy, diagnosis and treatment planning, bone physiology, sinus augmentation, socket management,…

1st UHS- International Dental Conference: Collaborate, Innovate, Cure
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1st UHS- International Dental Conference: Collaborate, Innovate, Cure

Lahore- With the mission of creation of knowledge, providing platform for latest cutting-edge research, and networking, University of Health Sciences Lahore, is all set for the 1st UHS-International Dental Conference to take place from October 3rd to 5th, 2019. The conference themed “Collaborate. Innovate. Cure” will take place at Expo Center Lahore under the leadership…

CPSP responds to allegations
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CPSP responds to allegations

Press Release SECRETARY, CPSP: Apropos your piece in these columns, this is to mention that the fellowship of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan (CPSP) is a world-recognised degree of international standards. It is a well-known fact our degrees consist of highly-structured training with stringent monitoring to maintain high standards. There is no…

Saudi Arabia disqualifies MS/MD graduates of Pakistan
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Saudi Arabia disqualifies MS/MD graduates of Pakistan

LAHORE: Saudi Arabia and some other Arab countries have banned the century-old MS (Master of Surgery) and MD (Doctor of Medicine) postgraduate degree programmes, removing it from the highest-paid tier of medics in KSA. This decision has reportedly affected hundreds of qualified medical practitioners who have been rendered jobless. Several are still present in Saudi…

Oman’s biggest Healthcare Platform
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Oman’s biggest Healthcare Platform

It’s a call to all the healthcare traders, manufacturers, suppliers and buyers! The three-day, 9th Oman Health Conference is all set to take place from September 23rd to 25th at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, Muscat, Oman. The Conference aims to address the present and future of the Sultanate’s healthcare sector by offering a…

Free Dental Services Camp by IADSR
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Free Dental Services Camp by IADSR

The “Dental Services” project by IADSR is a social-economic project in which state-of-the-art dental treatment is provided in a sophisticated, air-conditioned and infection-free environment for all social strata of the population. The Millat town project is for lower & upper-middle-class strata where high standard dental care is provided at the lowest possible costs. IADSR recently…

PMDC team to visit DMC and CHK
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PMDC team to visit DMC and CHK

KARACHI- A team of officials of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) will visit Dow Medical College and Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi  today, August 05,2019, to check academic and clinical performance of these institutions. The aim of the visit would be to evaluate whether the PMDC guidelines and standards are being implemented in…

FBR starts crackdown against non-filer physicians and surgeons
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FBR starts crackdown against non-filer physicians and surgeons

KARACHI- Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has issued notices to 30 hospitals for provision of information about physicians and surgeons practicing in these health facilities for FBR registration. The FBR notice said, “During the task of identifying new taxpayers it transpired that a large number of physicians and surgeons that are registered with Pakistan Medical…


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