September 27, 2020 Medical instruments will now be made in Pakistan: Fawad

Islamabad: Minister of Science and technology recently announced on his Twitter handle that an industrial zone in Faisalabad will be set up to manufacture medical instruments. This move shall further decrease price for many medical and surgical instruments in future.

September 26, 2020 Dr Irfan becomes first Pakistani dentist to speak at Latin American Online Conference

Karachi: Dr Irfan Qureshi, who is rapidly becoming a talismanic presence for Implantology in Pakistan, once again made Pakistan dental community proud. He will be the first and the only Pakistani dentist representing country ever on the global event, DENTIS Latin America Online Conference. This is a testament to the high-quality international standard and state...

September 26, 2020 FDA highlights high-risk patients to avoid dental amalgam

Instead of recommending a complete ban of dental amalgam, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising that high-risk individuals, such as pregnant women, avoid getting these fillings “whenever possible and appropriate.” Those considered high risks are advised to receive nonmercury materials, such as composite resins or glass ionomer cement fillings. Previously, the agency...

Sindh MCAT rescheduled!
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Sindh MCAT rescheduled!

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) has decided to reschedule Medical and Dental Colleges Aptitude Test for session 2019-2020 in Sindh from September 8th to September 15th on account of Ashura. PM&DC had received requests from the conducting university, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), and Sindh Minister of Health and Population Welfare,…

Restructuring of healthcare system underway: Azra Pechuho
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Restructuring of healthcare system underway: Azra Pechuho

KARACHI: The Provincial Minister of Sindh for Health and Population Welfare, Azra Fazal Pechuho, recently stated that the restructuring of the healthcare system is currently underway in the Sindh province and is likely to reach completion by June 2020. She shared these views during a question and answer session with health reporters at the New…

SCFHS’s decision against Pakistani doctors draws flak from NA
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SCFHS’s decision against Pakistani doctors draws flak from NA

National Assembly’s Standing Committee on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination has strongly condemned the decision of Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS) of terminating services of Pakistani doctors, holding MS/MD degree, working in Saudi Arabia. Presiding over the fifth meeting of the committee, its chairman Khalid Hussain Magsi from Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) termed…

Bar raised: Students need 70% marks to sit the entry test
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Bar raised: Students need 70% marks to sit the entry test

Karachi: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has raised the bar for admissions in medical colleges for MBBS and BDS. Students aspiring to sit in the entry test for admissions in medical and dental colleges would now be required to present a score of 70 percent marks in the intermediate exams. Previously, students securing 60 marks in…

DRAP seeks international accreditation to raise credibility
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DRAP seeks international accreditation to raise credibility

To improve the standard and credibility of their structure and procedures, Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has sought accreditation from SGS United Kingdom Ltd. According to a DRAP spokesperson, International Standards Organisation (ISO) certified Quality Management Systems (QMS) is one of the many steps for acquiring international accreditations such as World Health Organisation (WHO)…

MCAT’19 Sindh likely to be postponed
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MCAT’19 Sindh likely to be postponed

KARACHI- September 8th will most probably fall on 8th Muharram-ul-Harraam. Realizing the clash of dates, Sindh Government has requested for Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) to change the announced date for Medical and Dental College Aptitude Test 2019. Owing to the predicted situation of order in the province, commute will be of major challenge…

Only 17.9% of 43,830 aspirants clear MCAT’19 in KP
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Only 17.9% of 43,830 aspirants clear MCAT’19 in KP

PESHAWAR- A total of 43,829 students, including 26427 male and 17402 female students appeared in Medical Entrance Test for Academic Session 2019-20 for public and private medical and dental colleges of the Khyber Medical University (KMU). Out of almost 43,290 aspiring candidates only 7,850 managed to score passing 60% marks or above, producing only 17.9% result. Break down: 15…

Dr Aqeel Shaikh’s Mother Passes Away
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Dr Aqeel Shaikh’s Mother Passes Away

Dr Aqeel Ahmed Shaikh’s mother has passed away. Her Namaz-e-Janaza will be held today, August 27th, after Zuhr prayers, at Medina Masjid, behind Hyderi Super Market, North Nazimabad, Block B. Publisher and staff of Dental News and JPDA express their heartfelt condolence to Dr Aqeel and his family. Dr Aqeel Shaikh is HOD Operatives at…

Thousands from Sindh to compete in medical career pursuit
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Thousands from Sindh to compete in medical career pursuit

Jamshoro: In compliance with the Admission Regulations 2018 (as amended on 30 May 2019) of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PM&DC), this year LUMHS shall conduct entry test Session 2019-2020, for admission in MBBS/BDS Courses in Public and Private Sector Medical Universities/Colleges of Sindh Province, through National Testing Service (NTS) on 8th September, 2019 (Sunday)….

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