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PMDC, Private Colleges At Loggerheads
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PMDC, Private Colleges At Loggerheads

  ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and private medical colleges are at loggerheads once more over the college admissions process. The council has issued a number of statements advising students not to seek admission in private medical colleges that are in violation of council regulations, while private colleges are using their students and…

Pharma Industry Running Out of Time to Print Bar Codes
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Pharma Industry Running Out of Time to Print Bar Codes

LAHORE: The rising threat of counterfeit products has become a serious issue for consumers and producers. The proliferation of fake products not only hurts the consumers and genuine producers of goods, it also adversely affects numerous industries which struggle with the task of separating authentic products from their counterfeit counterparts. Despite the Pakistan Drug Regulatory Authority…

Alliance for Eradication of Gutka
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Alliance for Eradication of Gutka

Karachi-Latif Kapadia Memorial Welfare Trust (LKMWT) has joined hands with The Hunar Foundation (THF) in an effort to create an awareness for various basic health issues and the particular effects of consuming “Gutka.” To safeguard the common ailments within the society by adapting precautionary measures. Following this alliance, ‘Gutka Eradication’ event was held at the…

Surgeon General Pak Army Calls for Ban on OTC Sale of Antibiotics
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Surgeon General Pak Army Calls for Ban on OTC Sale of Antibiotics

Karachi- Surgeon General Pakistan Army Lt. General Zahid Hamid has demanded the regulatory authorities in Pakistan country to immediately put a ban on over the counter sale and without prescription availability of the antibiotics to ensure patient safety, minimize the emergence of drug-resistant diseases like drug resistant tuberculosis and other infections. “We are fast approaching…

PMDC Recommends To De-Notify Two Colleges For Failing To Fulfil Criteria
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PMDC Recommends To De-Notify Two Colleges For Failing To Fulfil Criteria

Islamabad – Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) recommended to de-notify two private medical and dental colleges – Abbottabad International Medical College and Jinnah Medical College, Peshawar – on their failure to fulfil the criteria of the council while the scheme for the enrolled students’ adjustment will be framed later. An official informed The Nation that…

500 Eye Surgeries to Be Performed By Chinese Doctors
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500 Eye Surgeries to Be Performed By Chinese Doctors

KARACHI: As part of the project “Bright Journey Pakistan”, a team of Chinese ophthalmologists will perform 500 eye operations in Karachi in January. The announcement was made by a delegation of the International Exchange and Cooperation China (IHECC), headed by its deputy director Hu Meiqi, on Wednesday during a press conference. The press conference was also…

PMDC Chief for Action Against Colleges Acting Like ‘Extortionists’
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PMDC Chief for Action Against Colleges Acting Like ‘Extortionists’

KARACHI – National investigation agencies should probe private medical colleges in the country who are behaving like “the worst type of extortionists” by collecting “bhatta” from parents of aspiring medical students, said Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) President Professor Dr Shabbir Ahmed Lehri. Speaking to the media at the International Conference on Patient Safety at Aga Khan University Hospitals,…

Agitated Health Workers: 200 Protests, & the Year’s Not Even Over
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Agitated Health Workers: 200 Protests, & the Year’s Not Even Over

LAHORE: The provincial capital has been besieged by protests from health workers in 2017 as 200 different demonstrations have taken place since January 2017. In most cases, the protests were against public medical institutes being privatised. Despite repeated assurances from the government, the continued demonstrations showed that health department employees were far from convinced. Records showed…

Pneumonia Claims 92,000 Children’s Lives Annually
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Pneumonia Claims 92,000 Children’s Lives Annually

KARACHI: Despite the fact that free vaccination is available in Pakistan, pneumonia is killing as many as 92,000 children under the age of five annually, health experts revealed on Tuesday during a press briefing to mark the upcoming World Pneumonia Day on November 12. According to the World Health Organisation estimates, pneumonia accounts for 16% of…

DRAP Responds to Bribe Accusations By Pointing Fingers
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DRAP Responds to Bribe Accusations By Pointing Fingers

LAHORE – Allegations in response to allegations. Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has responded to the allegations made by representatives of Pakistan Drug Lawyers Forum (PDLF) and Pakistan Young Pharmacist Association (PYPA). PDLF and PYPA accused the regulatory authority of making false promotions and illegal hiring. DRAP has rejected all claims of PDLF and…

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