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PMA rejects DRAP notification about prescription of generic name of medicines
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PMA rejects DRAP notification about prescription of generic name of medicines

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) expressed grave concern over the notification issued by the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP). As per the notification, the DRAP has directed the health departments to ensure that doctors prescribe generic medicine names rather than their brand names. Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad,…

COVID Vaccination Centre established at the Sindh Secretariat
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COVID Vaccination Centre established at the Sindh Secretariat

KARACHI: The Services General Administration Coordination Department Sindh has established a COVID Vaccination Centre (CVC) at the People’s Hall, New Sindh Secretariat, to vaccinate Secretariat employees. All the administrative secretaries have been requested/advised to get themselves vaccinated (if eligible), along with their staff from the Sindh Secretariat, Karachi.

Major Cities Will Be Mull If The COVID Situation Worsens
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Major Cities Will Be Mull If The COVID Situation Worsens

ISLAMABAD: With the national positivity ratio of COVID-19 surpassing 11 per cent, Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Wednesday said more restrictions could be announced on Friday, hinting at closing down major cities if the current trend continued. On the other hand, the decision to place more countries on the category…

Life after COVID Vaccination
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Life after COVID Vaccination

Wearing masks, social distancing, and carrying hand sanitisers has become the new normal over the past year. Many countries worldwide have been trying their best to combat COVID. However, only some were successful. Nonetheless, vaccines have become available now, which seems promising for the future. -by Areeba Mahmood

DRAP Wants Chemical Names In Prescriptions
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DRAP Wants Chemical Names In Prescriptions

ISLAMABAD: The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has directed health departments to ensure that doctors prescribe chemicals rather than brand names of medicines. In a letter addressed to health departments across the country, it was mentioned that a number of complaints had been received in which citizens raised concerns over company influenced brand-based prescriptions…

PM Imran Launches Pakistan Medical Commission Online Service
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PM Imran Launches Pakistan Medical Commission Online Service

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has recently launched Pakistan Medical Commission Online Service to facilitate doctors, dentists and students to apply online for licenses, certificates and verification. The service will also provide assistance to the physicians about the latest developments taking place in medical education and treatment. This reflects digitalization of the regulatory body harmonized…

SHCC ready to resolve PMA grievances
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SHCC ready to resolve PMA grievances

KARACHI: The Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) is actively playing its role in improving healthcare services and eradicating quackery in the Sindh province. Chairman, Board of Commissioner, Sindh Healthcare Commission, Anisul Husnnain Musavi, said that the SHCC is actively playing its role for quality improvement in healthcare services and eradicating quackery in the province. He said…

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