15 03, 2019

551 graduates conferred degrees in LUMHS 18th Convocation


As many as 356 MBBS, 83 BDS graduates and 112 postgraduates were conferred with the degrees in the 18th Annual Convocation of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro held recently at its campus. Honorable Pro-Chancellor and Minister of Health Sindh, Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho presided over the Convocation as the Chief Guest. The [...]

15 03, 2019

Advances in Dental Care – What’s new at the Dentist


Dr. M. Ashraf Khan M.D. Are you behind on your dental visits, and now you’re being driven in by a toothache, other dental problems, or guilt? If so, be prepared -- not for a lecture from your dentist -- but for discovering that there is a host of new options to keep teeth healthy and beautiful. Here are [...]

15 03, 2019

New President & Vice President elected at PMDC


Pakistan Medical & Dental Council elected Dr. Tariq Bhutta as the new President while Dr. Amer Zaman as Vice President of the council on ad-hoc basis for 13 months. The 17-member new council notified by Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination. Dr. Tariq Bhutta secured 11 votes for the post of President while [...]

15 03, 2019

NHS establishes Model Infectious Diseases Centre


The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination established Model Infectious Diseases Centre to provide free testing and treatment of Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis. The Centre was inaugurated by Federal Minister, Aamer Mehmood Kiani at a Dispensary in Islamabad. Sharing his view on this occasion, Aamer Mehmood Kiani the government is revamping all health services [...]

15 03, 2019

Dentist-to-population ratio far lower than global standards


The Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) warned that the availability of dentists in small towns and rural areas of the country had become so much dismal that fatal oral diseases among their populace could spread like an epidemic if due measures would not be taken on an emergency basis. The office-bearers of PDA addressing a press [...]

15 08, 2018

High number of Dental Practitioners lacking adequate qualifications


Says the dentist to population ratio is Pakistan is 1:1,305,811, while the WHO standard for developing countries is 1:75,000  Dental hygiene is a new concept in Pakistan and in many countries of the developing world it is still unknown. There are approximately 40,000 non-qualified dental practitioners in Pakistan. The dentist to population ratio in the [...]

15 05, 2015

PM&DC & CPSP finally gathered to uplift standard of medical education in Pakistan


After a long time the two big institutions of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and College of Physicians and Surgeons has now esteemed together to promote and uplift the Medical Education in Pakistan. Prof .Dr. Masood Hameed (President PM&DC) & Prof. Dr. Zafarullah Choudhry (President CPSP) while talking to the media at a dinner organised [...]

15 02, 2014

Dow University celebrates its Tenth Anniversary


A Ceremony was organized by Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) to mark its Tenth Anniversary at Governor House, Karachi. It was attended by Dr. Asim Hussain, Founder Ziauddin University, Ahmed Chennoy, Chief CPLC, Syndicate & Academic Council Members, Seniors Professors, Doctors and students. The Ceremony was presided over by Governor Sindh & Chancellor DUHS, Dr. Ishrat Ul [...]

15 02, 2014

PMDC framed in false FIR – Executive Committee


Executive Members of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) called on a Press Briefing to respond allegations concerning Illegal election and appointments and FIR against them for allegedly preparing a fake gazette notification about their election and presenting it before a parliamentary committee. Briefing the Press, Prof. Masood Hameed Khan, President, Dr. Raja Amjad Mahmood, [...]

15 04, 2012

Call to bring quack dentistry practice to halt


The practice of quack dentistry could not be brought to a halt until Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) continue issuing certificate without proper evaluation of dentists. Sindh Health Minister stated this while addressing at an inaugural session of three-day 10th International and 30th National Dental Congress organized by Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) at Expo [...]

15 12, 2011

Continuing Medical Education in Pakistan in Disarray


“In order to provide continuously improving health care to their patients while staying informed about new advances in the medical field, it is imperative for doctors and nurses to take part in continuing medical education,” said Dr Wasim Jafri, Associate Dean of Continuing Medical Education at Aga Khan University while speaking to the organising committee [...]

15 09, 2011

World Oral Health Day: Seminar highlights the importance of oral health


Oral health means more than just good teeth; it is integral to general health and essential for a person’s overall well-being. Aga Khan University held a seminar on September 12, 2011, World Oral Health Day, to highlight the importance of healthy oral practices and dental treatments. Oral diseases such as tooth decay affect approximately 90 [...]

15 08, 2011

Awareness key to controlling various types of Hepatitis


The number of people suffering from various types of hepatitis is on the rise in the country. This is the first time that World Hepatitis Day is being sponsored globally by the World Health Organization (WHO) following the passing of the resolution on Viral Hepatitis at the 63rd World Health Assembly in May [...]