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PMA objects to the redundant creation of HEC Sindh

Pakistan Medical Association, Karachi is extremely concerned about the neo-formation of Higher Education Commission – Sindh, in the presence of HEC at Federal level. It will only produce confusion in Higher Education in the Sindh Province. The idea of Provincial HEC is not acceptable and it seems that Provincial Government is acting without proper consultation and…

SC seeks report on doctors safety in Baluchistan‏
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SC seeks report on doctors safety in Baluchistan‏

ISLAMABAD- The Supreme Court directed the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Interior to submit comprehensive report over the prevailing law and order situation in the Balochistan province. The three-member bench of the apex court was headed by Justice Nasir-ul- Mulk who resumed the hearing of this case. Attorney for Balochistan government Shahid Hamid apprised…

AKUH Hyderabad launches cardiology
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AKUH Hyderabad launches cardiology

Aga Khan Hospital introduces cardiology services in Hyderabad Hyderabad, January 29, 2014: Expanding its range of services to patients in interior Sindh, the Aga Khan University Hospital has introduced specialist cardiology services in Hyderabad. Cardiac clinics by cardiologists from AKUH, Karachi will be available at the Aga Khan Maternal and Child Care Centre. Diagnostic services…

New Amendments in PMDC act for restructuring and revamping
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New Amendments in PMDC act for restructuring and revamping

The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on National Health Services, Regulations and Co-ordination (NHSR&C) has recommended new amendments to Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) Act to restructure and revamp the council and improve its performance. Earlier, a sub-committee under Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti presented a report on the operations and appointments in PMDC. It recommended to…

Eggs don’t cause high Cholesterol
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Eggs don’t cause high Cholesterol

In the past it was thought that people should limit the number of eggs they eat because they contain dietary cholesterol. But it is now known that saturates – in which eggs are relatively low – are more influential in raising blood cholesterol than dietary cholesterol itself. Over 30 years of prospective epidemiological surveys of…

Ziauddin college of dentistry welcomes to new faculty
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Ziauddin college of dentistry welcomes to new faculty

Dr. Ziauddin College of Dentistry recently added two new members to its faculty. Dr Amir Akbar Shaikh recently joined Ziauddin College of Dentistry (Ziauddin University) as Assistant Professor and Head of Department for Community and Preventive Dentistry. A graduate of Fatima Jinnah Dental College, Dr. Amir went on to complete his Masters in Dental Public…

Dow University started producing PhDs
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Dow University started producing PhDs

KARACHI, November 2013: Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has started its first PhD Defence Thesis Examination and with this has now started producing PhDs. Dr. Jahan Ara Ainuddin from Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, DUHS was the PhD candidate. Her thesis was approved by subject expert from outside Pakistan and she was awarded the…

Fine imposed on doctor, hospital for wrong operation
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Fine imposed on doctor, hospital for wrong operation

Faisalabad: The doctor who performed operation on backbone instead of rib making a young girl paraplegic may go scot free after paying a fine. The hospital has also been fined for the same reason. It is a pity that a doctor who did such a grave mistake putting the life of a promising young girl…

Pill cures Leukemia without Chemotherapy
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Pill cures Leukemia without Chemotherapy

NEW YORK (January 22, 2014) : Use of a twice-daily pill could turn a deadly blood cancer into a highly treatable disease, according to scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College who led a multinational research team. Their findings on the therapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), reported in the Jan. 22 issue of the New…

Polio Workers killed in Karachi-Vaccination halted
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Polio Workers killed in Karachi-Vaccination halted

21st January, 2014 – Three members of a Polio team were killed in the crowded area of Qayyumabad in Karachi, when armed men on motorcycles opened fire on them. The victims including two women were targeted while they were administering the oral polio vaccination. In reaction to the gruesome attack, The polio vaccination drive has…

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