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PMA condemns the formation of PMC, demands reinstating of PMDC
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PMA condemns the formation of PMC, demands reinstating of PMDC

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) is gravely concerned about the dissolution of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), which has now been replaced by a new institution called the “Pakistan Medical Commission,” through a controversial Presidential ordinance. President, PMA Centre, Dr Ikram Ahmed Tunio, and Secretary-General, PMA Centre, Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad,…

7 out of 9 MDC members to be nominated by PM
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7 out of 9 MDC members to be nominated by PM

An Economist, a Lawyer and an Accountant Nominated in Medical and Dental Council along with CPSP, Surgeon General, 3 doctors and a general dentist. ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Health Services notified that nine new members of the Medical and Dental Council (MDC) have been appointed and were recently summoned for their first meeting. Special…

Universities to regulate medical colleges, no cap on fee & feared NLE
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Universities to regulate medical colleges, no cap on fee & feared NLE

PAKISTAN MEDICAL COMMISSION ORDINANCE’19 ISLAMABAD: The advent of ‘Pakistan Medical Commission Ordinance, 2019’ has given private medical and dental colleges’ unlimited autonomy. As per the new ordinance, which took the medical and dental fraternity by storm with its shocking takeover on a Sunday, colleges will now be able to appoint faculty members on the directions…

Public health facilities require image building to gain patients’ trust: Commissioner Karachi
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Public health facilities require image building to gain patients’ trust: Commissioner Karachi

KARACHI: Public health institutions like the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) Karachi are among the world’s best medical institutions as they offer the services of top of the line medical professionals and state-of-the-art equipment like Cyberknife, PET Scan, and other facilities. However, there is also a need to further improve their image by creating awareness…

Nationwide crackdown by DRAP, overpriced medicines confiscated
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Nationwide crackdown by DRAP, overpriced medicines confiscated

ISLAMABAD: According to recent reports, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) recently seized the stocks of overpriced medicines in various cities during a nationwide crackdown. According to details, a team of federal drug inspectors raided the drug line pharma wholesale market in Multan and sealed the wholesale pharma on overpricing. In the drug line pharma…

Establishment of Pakistan Medical Commission, PMDC abolished
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Establishment of Pakistan Medical Commission, PMDC abolished

The president of Pakistan has signed a new ordinance titled as Pakistan Medical Commission Ordinance 2019 by virtue of which a new era will begin with reference to regulation and control of the medical profession by establishing uniform minimum standard of medical education and training and recognition of qualifications in medicine and dentistry. Implementation of…

DUHS-DICE Health Innovation Exhibition begins at Expo Centre
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DUHS-DICE Health Innovation Exhibition begins at Expo Centre

KARACHI: The two-day event of the 5th All Pakistan DUHS-DICE Health Innovation exhibition was inaugurated at the Expo Center Karachi. The Dow University of Health Sciences, a leading health sciences university, organized the event. In this exhibition, Pakistani and foreign delegates stated that Pakistan must adopt self-reliance as a national agenda by making everything that…

PMA asks Federal Govt to involve stakeholders in PMDC affairs
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PMA asks Federal Govt to involve stakeholders in PMDC affairs

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) recently discovered through various sources that the government is once again prepared to present a new bill in the Senate regarding the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), which will be inappropriate for medical education in the country. Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr Qaisar Sajjad, before presenting the…

PMA urges people to take preventive measures to avoid dengue
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PMA urges people to take preventive measures to avoid dengue

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) recently expressed grave concern over the rising cases of dengue in Pakistan. The PMA stated that the cases of confirmed dengue virus had been reported in thousands from all the provinces. Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, in his statement, said, “The situation is very…

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