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Hiked drug prices. Who belled the cat?
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Hiked drug prices. Who belled the cat?

 Rise in drug prices must to ensure survival of the pharma industry The rise in drug prices including approved 15% has drawn palpable hue and cry from the masses. Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan through SRO 34(I)/2019 issued in January 2019 notified an increase of 9% over and above maximum retail price (MRP) of medicines…

Former VC Baqai, Gen. Dr Azhar passes away
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Former VC Baqai, Gen. Dr Azhar passes away

Prof. Lt. Gen. Dr Syed Azhar Ahmed, former Vice-Chancellor, Baqai Medical University passed away in the evening of March 21st, in the USA, where he was receiving treatment for his unstable health condition. Dr Azhar was and continues to be a celebrated asset of Pakistan. He had been awarded with prestigious awards, inlcuding Hilal-e-Imtiaz  and Sitara-e-Basalat,…

Dental News WOHD’19 campaign in progress
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Dental News WOHD’19 campaign in progress

The WOHD 2019 campaign recently launched by Dental News- FDI’s official partner- in close association with its sponsor, Shield Pakistan, has been progressing successfully. The movement for oral care awareness has probed and penetrated many diverse population groups. Various programs aimed at oral care consciousness are being conducted as part of their WOHD’19 ongoing campaign….

Dentist/Teacher/Editor Dr Inayyat named for Sitara-e-Imtiaz
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Dentist/Teacher/Editor Dr Inayyat named for Sitara-e-Imtiaz

  Dr Inayatullah Padhiar- the selfless dentist- whose services to dentistry are finally acknowledged, has been nominated to receive the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, a prestigious civil award, in recognition of his services rendered to dentistry. It’s a proud moment for the entire dental fraternity. President Dr Arif Alvi has decided to confer Civil Awards on one hundred…

PMDC council sans Sindh, Balochistan representation
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PMDC council sans Sindh, Balochistan representation

ISLAMABAD: Federal Government’s recent notification regarding PMDC council members has been heavily criticized for not including representation from Sindh and Balochistan. This is in violation of the PM&DC rules, according to which two members belonging to clinical and basic sciences from each province must be included. Moreover, one member, a dental professional, is to be…

PMA concerned over poor functioning of PMDC
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PMA concerned over poor functioning of PMDC

KARACHI-The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) expressed its concern about the present situation of chaos and confusion in the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) that has severely affected the working of PMDC. The Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr S.M. Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement said, as you know that on 5th January 2019, a…

Sindh’s Doctors to get Punjab-like Allowances
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Sindh’s Doctors to get Punjab-like Allowances

KARACHI: Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh on Information, Barrister Murtaza Wahab stated that protesting young doctors had announced to end their strike following successful negotiations. Flanked by Dr Peer Manzoor and Dr Ahmed Sultan at the Sindh Assembly, Wahab addressed the media quoting that the health department had agreed to the genuine and bona fide…


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