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Missing vaccines at the Pak Afghan Border‏
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Missing vaccines at the Pak Afghan Border‏

Chaman: Pakistan and Afghanistan had agreed to make the polio campaign on the Durand more effective. In a high level meeting it was stressed that there is need to strengthen the mutual cooperation for making anti-polio campaign in border areas of the two countries effective. The discussion has missed the important elements of planning Sbg…

Disciplinary action against substandard institutions – PMDC
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Disciplinary action against substandard institutions – PMDC

Islamabad: The Executive Committee of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has decided to start disciplinary action against substandard medical and dental colleges and institutions. The meeting chaired by Prof Masood Hameed, President PMDC, the council executive committee decided to upgrade the standard of medical and dental education to ensure quality health services to general…

PMDC can perform its regulatory functions : Registrar
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PMDC can perform its regulatory functions : Registrar

Islamabad: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) said no court of the law in the country had stopped it from regulating medical and dental education and practice. “There have been no restraining orders from any court on performing its regulatory functions,” PMDC Registrar Dr Raja Amjad Mehmood told reporters here. The registrar said the…

Maternity Ward for JPMC
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Maternity Ward for JPMC

Karachi: As part of USAID’s commitment to Pakistan, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre will get a 120-bed maternity ward and the ground breaking ceremony of this new facility was attended by Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, the outgoing US consul-general, Michael J. Dodman, USAID acting provincial director Dr Randy L Hatfield and the upcoming US…

Ebola Advisory; Prevention is better than cure; Ministry NHS
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Ebola Advisory; Prevention is better than cure; Ministry NHS

Islamabad: An advisory to all the provinces by the Ministry of National Health Services including Islamabad administration, the Capital Development Authority about the necessary precautionary measures against the Ebola disease. In the advisory, the ministry highlighted that this deadly virus has a death rate of almost 90% therefore precautionary measures must be implemented Ebola virus…

PMU organizing workshop on PFT
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PMU organizing workshop on PFT

Karachi: As per announcement Asstt. Prof. dr S Zafaryab hussain of the Department of pulmonology, Baqai Medical University in collaboration with Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases, Dow University of Health Sciences, is organizing one-day workshop on ‘Pulmonary Function Tests (spirometry)’ on September 01, 2014 at Baqai University Hospital, Nazimabad.

Sheikh Zaid Hospital running without regular chairman
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Sheikh Zaid Hospital running without regular chairman

By MNA Butt LAHORE– A 700 bed hospital, one of the biggest health institution of Lahore city – Sheikh Zaid Hospital, has been running without its chairman due to which patients and hospital staffers are facing numerous challenges. Sources confided that former chairman – Prof. Zafar Iqbal had retired on June 26, 2014, since then…

Prof Mahmood Haider Resumes at KMDC
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Prof Mahmood Haider Resumes at KMDC

Karachi: Prof. Dr. Mahmood Haider has resumed his duties at Karachi Medical & Dental College (KMDC) as Vise Principal of the Dental Section. It is expected that dental section at KMDC will touch  new heights under the able leadership of Professor Mahmood Haider. Professor Haider is a renowned Oral Surgeon, and is respected globally for…

India introduces a different polio shot
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India introduces a different polio shot

Bangalore: With polio having been eradicated in India, the focus is now on carrying out a small change in the routine immunization program. This involves withdrawing the live vaccine first and introducing a dose of inactivated vaccine in the form of an injection before facilitating a global switch in the program itself. Dr Poonam Khetrapal…

CFMP’s election results declared
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CFMP’s election results declared

KARACHI: College of family Medicine Pakistan (CFMP), in a press release has declared the results of its biennial election for the year 2014-16. Those elected are listed below: Dr Muzafar Ali Uqali- Chairman, Dr Muhammad Amin Kharadi- Vice Chairman, Dr Shahla Naseem- Secretary General, Dr Abdul Ghafoor Shoro- Joint Secretary and Dr Altaf Hussain Khatri-…

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