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Medical fraternity rejects PRA sales tax
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Medical fraternity rejects PRA sales tax

LAHORE: Different doctors’ organizations have rejected the sales tax imposed by the Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) on the services provided by medical practitioners and medical specialists, terming the decision as an injustice towards patients. Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr S M Qaisar Sajjad, informed that the Punjab Revenue Authority had imposed a 5% sales…

PMDC Ordinance 2019 withdrawn: Senate’s decision
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PMDC Ordinance 2019 withdrawn: Senate’s decision

ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to withdraw the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) Ordinance from the Senate to introduce an improved law free from any conflict of interest. According to a representative of the Ministry of National Health Services, it is a matter of grave concern that the standard of medical education and practice…

Darul Sehat holds walk a cause for Kashmir Solidarity
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Darul Sehat holds walk a cause for Kashmir Solidarity

Karachi: The management of Darul Sehat Hospital & Liaquat College of Medicine & Dentistry has organized a Walk a cause to show Solidarity for the cause of Kashmir in recent announcement by the honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Imran Khan. All Hospital & College Staff members including Doctors & Nurses along with Students of…

PMA condemns Indian Govt for not allowing doctors to see patients  
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PMA condemns Indian Govt for not allowing doctors to see patients  

KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) strongly condemned the Indian Government for their inhuman act of prohibiting doctors from providing treatment to Kashmiri patients. Secretary-General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr S MQaisar Sajjad, said that this is a shameful act of brutality against the ailing people of Kashmir. Doctors have been arrested in Kashmir under…

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…

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)…

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)….

PM&DC completes scrutiny of 168 medical and dental colleges
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PM&DC completes scrutiny of 168 medical and dental colleges

ISLAMABAD- The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has completed nationwide inspections of 168 medical and dental public and private colleges in order to improve the standard of medical education. Addressing a press conference, PMDC President Prof Dr Tariq Bhutta on Saturday said the Council had decided to close down those institutions which failed to…

More than 74,000 candidates to appear: Punjab MCAT’19
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More than 74,000 candidates to appear: Punjab MCAT’19

Lahore: Around 74,000 candidates including 48,000 female and 26,000 male, will appear in Punjab Medical & Dental Colleges’ Admission Test (MDCAT) on Sunday (today). The test shall be conducted by University of Health Sciences (UHS). Punjab government has finalized the arrangements for the test and has deputed senior bureaucrats including provincial secretaries, commissioners and deputy…

Pharma sector being closely observed, collusion to be strictly punished; CCP
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Pharma sector being closely observed, collusion to be strictly punished; CCP

Press Release The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) while setting aside its show-cause notice issued to Pharma Bureau for prima facie cartelization, has warned that the pharmaceutical sector is being observed closely and any collusive or anti-competitive activity shall be dealt with strictly. In another instance of impartial and unbiased enforcement, CCP is setting aside…

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