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Pakistan Medical and Dental Council is dissolved
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Pakistan Medical and Dental Council is dissolved

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court dissolved the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council’s (PMDC) governing body. PMDC regulates medical educational institutes across Pakistan. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar headed the three-member bench hearing a case regarding the functioning of the council. He has also ordered the formation of an interim committee which is to…

PMA and PDA praise Health Dept for doctors’ promotions
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PMA and PDA praise Health Dept for doctors’ promotions

KARACHI-Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) praises the Sindh Health Department for doing a commendable job regarding the promotions of doctors of Sindh under four-tier and three-tier formula under the decision of Honorable Supreme Court of Pakistan. According to a statement issued by PMA, Health Secretary Sindh Dr Fazlullah Pechuho appeared in the Supreme Court Karachi Registry, and…

Pakistan’s dental and surgical instruments exported to China
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Pakistan’s dental and surgical instruments exported to China

ISLAMABAD: In a major breakthrough, Pakistani and Chinese companies have signed an agreement of $3million for export of dental and surgical instruments from Sialkot to China. An official statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that after sustained efforts, for the first time, Pakistan has been able to make inroads into Western China’s flourishing…

Private Medical Colleges’ admissions are banned
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Private Medical Colleges’ admissions are banned

LAHORE: In an expression of anger over the fee-hike, the Supreme Court has banned admissions to all private medical colleges in the country, till further orders direct to the contrary. Private medical colleges all over the country have thus been banned from inducting students into their programs. The two-member bench of the Supreme Court’s Lahore…

Pakistan Prepares To Finance Its Own Vaccination Programmes
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Pakistan Prepares To Finance Its Own Vaccination Programmes

Pakistan needs to prepare for major cut in donor support from 2020 KARACHI: Immunization programme managers, health policy planners and private sector officials from Pakistan and Afghanistan attended a four-day skill-building workshop at Aga Khan University on the planning of financially sustainable national vaccination programmes. Pakistan and Afghanistan rely on the financial support of the…

65 Is the New Retirement Age Limit for University Teachers
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65 Is the New Retirement Age Limit for University Teachers

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Functional Committee on Devolution recommended that retirement age of university teachers should be extended to 65 years and they must be given a tax rebate of 75 percent. The committee discussed a public petition by All Pakistan Teachers Association regarding the implementation of 18th Amendment in the higher education sector confining role of…

Private Colleges Fees Will NOT Be Raised: PMDC
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Private Colleges Fees Will NOT Be Raised: PMDC

ISLAMABAD: Notwithstanding recent declaration by the LHC that it is presently an annulled body, the regulator of medical education, Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) has nevertheless still made it strictly clear that no private medical or dental college are Pakistan are to charge extra fees from students. Private colleges had recently been vying to raise…

Pharmacies Finally Stop Sale of Contaminated Baby Milk
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Pharmacies Finally Stop Sale of Contaminated Baby Milk

ISLAMABAD – Two weeks following the announcement of a global recall of a highly injurious baby formula, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) finally issued a notification to stop the marketing of said formula and directed two local companies to recall it from the market. France has banned the sale of and ordered a…

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