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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…

PA: Pechuho speaks about curbing quackery, developing healthcare
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PA: Pechuho speaks about curbing quackery, developing healthcare

KARACHI: Health Minister Azra Pechuho has informed the Sindh Assembly that the Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) has sealed 193 health facilities “due to ongoing quackery practice” in Karachi, Hyderabad, Larkana and Mirpurkhas divisions. She also said that more than 500 warning letters had been issued to the doctors who did not comply with the SHCC’s…

PMA approves new fate of pharmacists doing medical practice
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PMA approves new fate of pharmacists doing medical practice

LAHORE: Punjab Health Department’s recently took the decision that prohibits pharmacists from doing medical practice. PMA referred to the decision as an upright one and welcomed it fully. This was expressed in a PMA meeting chaired by Prof Dr Ashraf Nizami. The meeting was attended by Prof Dr Malik Shahid Shaukat, Dr Iram Shahzadi, Dr…

First training session held at DNA Lab for Police officials
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First training session held at DNA Lab for Police officials

KARACHI: The Sindh Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory (SFDL) organized a hands-on training session for police officials on crime scene investigation at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi. As many as 31 police officials attended the training session, which was conducted by Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad Khan, SFDL Project Director, and…

Hepatitis Centres swept clean of medicines
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Hepatitis Centres swept clean of medicines

KARACHI: The Hepatitis Centers run by the Hepatitis Prevention & Control Program Sindh across Sindh have been facing a grave shortage of Hepatitis C medication for the past several months as the Sindh Health Department failed to supply the centres with the required drugs. Thousands of newly screened hepatitis C patients have been put on…

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