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Experts call for protection of family from diabetes
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Experts call for protection of family from diabetes

KARACHI: The Diabetic Association of Pakistan (DAP) and the World Health Collaborating Centre Karachi recently organized a scientific session for doctors at a local hotel in Karachi. The session began with a welcome address by Prof A Samad Shera, Secretary-General, Diabetic Association of Pakistan (DAP), Founding President, Diabetes in Asia Study Group (DASG), and Director,…

Experts urge parents to vaccinate their children against XDR typhoid
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Experts urge parents to vaccinate their children against XDR typhoid

KARACHI: Ex-President, Pakistan Pediatric Association (PPA), Sindh, Prof Dr Jamal Raza, stated that the upcoming typhoid campaign is extremely important, and the PPA urges parents to get their children vaccinated against this drug-resistant form of typhoid. He said this during a recent health reporters’ orientation session on Polio and the upcoming Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine (TCV)…

XDR typhoid presents new dilemma for citizens
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XDR typhoid presents new dilemma for citizens

KARACHI: Health officials of the Sindh Health Department and UNICEF have expressed serious concerns over the increasing number of ‘extensively-drug resistant’ (XDR) typhoid cases in the province. Typhoid infects around 21.6 million people every year, while the severity of the disease kills two to six thousand people each year. In Asia, Pakistan and India are…

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(PMA) is gravely concerned about the dissolution of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), which has now been replaced by a new institution called the “Pakistan Medical Commission,” through a controversial Presidential ordinance.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…

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