15 06, 2019

No link between vaccination efforts, spread of HIV


The Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan (MMIDSP) representing Infectious Diseases and immunization experts, has categorically and unequivocally denied any connection between vaccination efforts and the spread of HIV in Pakistan. Prof. Bushra Jamil, the MMIDSP President and Dean, Infectious Diseases, College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) took strong exception to a [...]

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

Increasing drug resistance is limiting the options to treat infections- Moving back towards pre-antibiotic era?


Professor Dr.  Saeed Khan, Department of Pathology, Dow International Medical College,  Dow University of Health Sciences,, When the most groundbreaking discoveries of the 20th century are discussed, it is unanimously agreed upon to consider antibiotics as being one of them. A Scottish scientist named Alexander Fleming introduced us to this miracle at St. [...]

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 12, 2017

WFME Special Advisor visits PMDC


Special Advisor to World Federation for Medical Education (WFME), Prof. Dr. Janet Grant visited Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PM&DC) recently along with Prof. Dr. Umar Ali Khan Pro Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences, Isra University. Prof. Dr. Abid Farooqui, Vice President PMDC; Prof. Dr. Mubashir Malik, Special Advisor to President PMDC along with Dr. Wasim Hassan [...]

15 08, 2016

Introducing innovation into the Emergency Room


AKU’s first-ever Hackathon brings together a variety of experts to solve pressing problems in the city’s emergency room facilities. A hospital’s Emergency Room (ER) is often the first point of call for citizens when a terrorist attack, disaster or public health outbreak hits Karachi. Hence the challenges arising from the city and even the country’s [...]

15 07, 2016

Karachi Institute of Radiotherapy & Nuclear Medicine (KIRAN)


MESSAGE The heart and soul of the most remarkable achievements of PAEC is the establishment of Atomic Energy Medical Centres primarily aimed to provide tertiary care service to the patient suffering from cancer. The philanthropic culture developed at these institutes is unmatchable. The people who conceived the idea and who caused them to realize that [...]

16 03, 2016

World Health Day – Measures urged to counter Antibiotics Resistance


Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs used in human medicine,  However, up to 50% of the time antibiotics are not optimally prescribed, often done so when not needed or incorrect dosing or duration,’ said health experts in briefing arranged by Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan (MMIDSP), “Antibiotic Resistance: Act Today [...]

15 01, 2016

Chief Minister Sindh inaugurated Jacobabad Institute of Medical Science


Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Sindh Chief Minister and David Hale US Ambassador inaugurated the Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences (JIMS) recently. The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provided $18 million to build the 133-bed hospital complex and supply it with medical equipment and a solar energy system. Dr. Jam [...]

15 01, 2016

Larkana Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Radiotherapy (LINAR)


Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission established LINAR as its fifth nuclear medical center at Larkana in year 1978. This Institute is spread over an area of 9.5 acres of land and provides diagnostic and treatment facilities to cancer patients with latest sophisticated medical equipments. LINAR caters for about 25000 (twenty five thousand) patients per year now. [...]

15 07, 2015

Iran offers to train Pak Health Workers, help in vaccine Production


An Iranian delegation comprising senior officials from Ministry of Health and Medical Education called on the Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar  here today to discuss Pak-Iran cooperation in the field of health. The delegation was led by Dr. Mohsin Asadi Lari, Special Assistant for International Affairs to the Health Minister. Other delegates [...]

15 07, 2015

World Blood Donor Day 2015 Celebrations in Pakistan


The World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is celebrated every year on June 14 to thank voluntary blood donors for their gift of life. The designation of this special day has the support of all major stakeholders in blood transfusion medicine and blood transfusion services, including the WHO, ISBT, FIODS and the IFRC. The theme of [...]

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 09, 2014

Is Health a Basic Human Right?


By Dr. Marriam Gul Thaheem Health care is one of the basic needs of human like air water and food. Everyone has right to attain the highest standard of physical and mental health, without any social and gender discrimination. Health care system clearly encompasses the preventive health care system for example health immunization. Public health care [...]

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, [...]