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Proud moment for Pakistan’s dental fraternity
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Proud moment for Pakistan’s dental fraternity

Dr Mohammad A. Javaid, a graduate of University of Health Sciences (Lahore), has become the first Pakistani dentist to get accepted in Canadian Dental Specialty Residency Program. Dr Javaid is also a Fellow of The Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and Diplomat of The American Board of Periodontics and Implant Surgery. Dr Javaid has…

Claims of transforming Larkana to Paris couldn’t see light
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Claims of transforming Larkana to Paris couldn’t see light

Make WHO HIV Outbreak report public, demands PML-F leader Pakistan Muslim League Functional (PML-F) General Secretary and Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) Information Secretary Sardar Abdul Raheem has expressed concern over the World Health Organisation (WHO) report about the HIV outbreak in Larkana, calling the exponential rise in HIV cases Sindh Government’s worst failure. “The recent WHO report…

PDA honours Dr Inayatullah Padhiar S.I
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PDA honours Dr Inayatullah Padhiar S.I

Pakistan Dental Association hosted an iftar dinner to honour the esteemed Dr Inayatullah Padiar who was recently awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi. A shield and an ajrak veil was presented to Dr Inayat as a gesture of appreciation and recognition of his community work and selfless contribution to academic writing…

SHCC establish regional offices in Larkana 
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SHCC establish regional offices in Larkana 

KARACHI- Sindh Healthcare Commission has established regional offices in Larkana while another regional office is being setup in Sukkur to improve health delivery standards and eradicate quackery in these two regions. The Chief Executive Officer SHCC in compliance of Sindh High Court Sukkur Bench, visited Sukkur to identify the office and also met with Commissioner…

Upcoming budget to witness rise in tax on cigarettes
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Upcoming budget to witness rise in tax on cigarettes

ISLAMABAD: The prime minister has given the go-ahead for imposing health tax of Rs10 per pack of cigarette, earnings from which would be used by the health ministry on welfare projects. PM Khan approved a plan to increase taxes on the cigarette manufacturing industry in the upcoming budget for 2019-20 in a bid to enhance revenue…

Fed govt urged to build new hospitals instead of controlling others 
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Fed govt urged to build new hospitals instead of controlling others 

KARACHI- Civil society, human rights and medical and legal profession activists have urged the federal government to construct new hospitals in Karachi city instead taking administrative control of Sindh government hospitals. They expressed their serious concern over the federal government’s action to take over the control of three major medical facilities of Sindh, including Jinnah…

Sindh Govt halts handover of hospitals till SCP’s decision on the review petition
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Sindh Govt halts handover of hospitals till SCP’s decision on the review petition

Karachi: The Sindh government has decided to arrest the transfer of three key Karachi hospitals including the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) and the National Institute of Child Health (NICH) to the federal government until the Supreme Court of Pakistan decides on a review petition filed by the…

Johnson & Johnson faces a multi-billion dollar lawsuit over opioid crisis
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Johnson & Johnson faces a multi-billion dollar lawsuit over opioid crisis

Johnson and Johnson, one of the world’s largest drug manufacturers, recently came under fire for promoting the ‘opioid epidemic’. Prosecutors have accused Johnson & Johnson for misleading the public by deceptively marketing their painkillers while completely downplaying its negative dependence traits. The company is now on trial in a multi-billion dollar lawsuit by the Oklahoma…


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