October 24, 2020 Why is it high time to QUIT SMOKING?

By Dr Anis Ur Rehman Smoking certainly is the leading cause of statistics. It is the single most common source of preventable diseases and deaths all around the world. Today, you turn me into ashes, but tomorrow is my turn!  – Cigarette Today, many tobacco users are motivated to quit smoking amid Coronavirus Pandemic because...

October 24, 2020 PMC to assist HEC in regularisation of medical, dental colleges

Islamabad: In a recent notification, Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) appointed Higher Education Commission (HEC) as the primary educational regulator of medical and dental colleges and universities and extended assistance. The notification stated that under section 19 of the PMC Act 2020, HEC had been required to regulate faculty’s standard and structure in medical and dental...

October 23, 2020 Scientists discover new pair of salivary glands!

Medical researchers have made a surprise anatomical discovery, finding what looks to be a mysterious set of salivary glands hidden inside the human head – which somehow have been missed by scientists for centuries up until now. This “unknown entity” was identified by accident by doctors in the Netherlands, who were examining prostate cancer patients...

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First Ever PDA President Passes Away

Karachi- Renowned senior dentist, former President of Pakistan Dental Association (PDA), Dr Khalid Mansoor, passed away on the morning of January 27th 2019. His body was flown to Lahore for burial. In 1979, Dr Mansoor was elected as the first President of PDA Karachi. Later, in 1983, he was elected as the first ever President…

Dento-Facial Aesthetics in Demand!
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Dento-Facial Aesthetics in Demand!

KARACHI- Pfizer Pakistan Limited organized a one-day Symposium based on the “Basics of Clinical Orthodontics” at Karachi School of Business Leadership. Large number of dentists from across the city of Karachi attended this session. According to the eminent Orthodontist, Prof. Dr Syed Shah Faisal, In-charge Dental Hospital, Karachi Medical and Dental College (KMDC), due to the…

JSMU Students Protest Against Federal Government’s Control
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JSMU Students Protest Against Federal Government’s Control

  KARACHI-  A large number of students belonging to Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU), earlier staged a peaceful protest demonstration outside Karachi Press Club for the authorities to withdraw the decision of handing over administrative control of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases and National Institute of Child Health to the Federal Government…

2nd Anti-Encroachment Drive Held at CHK  
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2nd Anti-Encroachment Drive Held at CHK  

KARACHI- Earlier, an anti-encroachment drive was held for the second time within the premises of Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK), in collaboration with the Law enforcement agencies and the administration responsible for District South. All the unauthorized encroachers were strictly instructed by CHK’s management to vacate the hospital residential quarters, at the earliest. They…

Senior Dentist Murdered in Islamabad
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Senior Dentist Murdered in Islamabad

Islamabad- Senior Dentist, Dr Muhammad Saeed Iqbal was murdered in Islamabad under mysterious circumstances. Mahwish Saeed (daughter) informed Dental News that the murder had happened inside his house on January 19th, between 12:30 to 12:45pm. Dr Iqbal graduated in 1969 from de’Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore, where he was senior to Dr Arif Alvi, who is…

State-run Hospitals operate under Federal Government’s control
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State-run Hospitals operate under Federal Government’s control

PPP to stand against Supreme Court decision Adviser to Chief Minister Sindh on Information, Barrister Murtaza Wahab said Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) leadership has decided to approach the Supreme Court of Pakistan, against the decision to handover Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) and National Institute of Child Health (NICH)…

Trauma; most common cause behind the increasing number of deaths
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Trauma; most common cause behind the increasing number of deaths

KARACHI- The 2nd Annual Symposium on ‘Emergency Medicine: An Emerging Specialty in Pakistan,’ was recently hosted by Dr Ziauddin Hospital and Ziauddin University, shedding light on the increasing number of deaths, occurring due to trauma cases. Whilst addressing the audience, Prof. Syed Minhas, Consultant Orthopedics, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) stated that, “There are 43% of deaths…

1st Oral Health Research Day, DIDC
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1st Oral Health Research Day, DIDC

The Department of Community Dentistry, DIDC, recently organized the 1st Oral Health Research Day at Dow International Dental College. Dr Kulsoom Fatima Rizvi (Vice Principal Bahria University Medical and Dental College and Head of Community Dentistry Department) was invited as the Chief Guest for the event. The event included research-based poster competition and oral presentation…

Prices of 1,084 medicines fixed by DRAP
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Prices of 1,084 medicines fixed by DRAP

ISLAMABAD: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has fixed prices of packaging of 1,084 medicines and issued formal SROs with the approval of the government. Three SROs of the DRAP provide details of 898, 67 and 128 kinds of medicines that included brand names, compositions, names of manufacturing companies, sizes of packing and maximum retail…

PDA Chakwal Elections 2019
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PDA Chakwal Elections 2019

    The elections of Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) Chakwal 2019 were held successfully on January 5th at Al-Mukhtar Royal Palace, Chakwal. Dental surgeons from Tehsil Chakwal, Talagung, Lawa, Choa Syden Shah, Kalarkhar participated. The announced results are as follows: President: Prof. Dr Arshad Mahmood Malik President-elect: Dr Farooq-ul-Hassan Vice President: Dr Ghulam Kibriya General…

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