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Interim Stay-Order against PMDC’s Ad-hoc panel extended by SHC
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Interim Stay-Order against PMDC’s Ad-hoc panel extended by SHC

Karachi: The Sindh High Court has recently rejected the government’s request to cancel the interim stay-order against the operations of the ad-hoc PMDC managing committee, which was recently appointed to run the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council. A Federal Government Ordinance had formed this Ad-hoc committee, after de-notifying the previously “Elected” members of PMDC, on…

WHO’s initiative against corruption in Pharma
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WHO’s initiative against corruption in Pharma

A new comprehensive programme named – Good Governance for Medicine (GGM) has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO). This global programme and its objectives will also be pursued in Pakistan. The objectives include; prevention of corruption in the pharmaceutical sector through measures to promote good-governance, while ensuring the common man’s access to basic…

GlaxoSmithKline accused of bribing doctors in Poland
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GlaxoSmithKline accused of bribing doctors in Poland

GlaxoSmithKline – the British drug company embroiled in bribery scandals in China and Iraq, has been accused of bribing doctors in Poland in the latest corruption furore to hit the business. The company, which has made a series of public promises to “root out corruption wherever it exists” following allegations that it bribed doctors with…

Measles outbreak in Thatta
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Measles outbreak in Thatta

Karachi – While almost 200 human lives are fighting the outbreak of measles in a village near Keenjhar Lake, Thatta, seven children have been reported dead. The source of the outbreak has been linked to contaminated supply water in the area. While villagers report that they have access to a filter plant installed by an…

PMA moves for the protection of Doctors
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PMA moves for the protection of Doctors

Karachi – A statement issued in a press release by Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) today, Dr. Qazi Wasiq, the General Secretary of PMA Karachi informed that with joint collaboration with DG Rangers Sindh, Gen. Rizwan Akthar and the high police officials, a Joint Emergency Report & Response Center (JERRC) has been established at the PMA…

Sad demise of Dr. Dara J. Hormasji‏
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Sad demise of Dr. Dara J. Hormasji‏

Eminent oral & maxillofacial surgeon – DARA J. HORMASJI, died on 22nd March 2014. He graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1956, and opened his surgery at the prominent location of 65- The Mall, Lahore where he remained a busy leading practitioner and treated the elite of the country. He joined MDS –…

Reducing infant Mortality in Pakistan
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Reducing infant Mortality in Pakistan

A Panel of United Nations was informed by the government authorities from Pakistan, about the significant progress and performance achieved in reducing infant, child, and maternal mortality. Pakistan is contiuing its efforts to improve the scenario and re-align the trends of population with the potential of economic growth. These efforts include better coordination between the…

PMA and Rangers offer Security Response for Doctors
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PMA and Rangers offer Security Response for Doctors

With the cooperation of DG Ranger Gen. Rizwan Akhtar and high police officials, a Joint Emergency Reporting/Response Center (JERRC) has been established at PMA House, Garden Road, Karachi, which is manned by the rangers and police officers 24 hrs a day / 7 days a week. Any security threat or incidence can be reported to…

Monitoring Committee for Pharma pricing
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Monitoring Committee for Pharma pricing

ISLAMABAD : A 3 member committee has been constituted by the ministry for national health services to monitor the pharmaceutical pricing and market practices. The committee will report on any violation of the pricing regulations. Minister for national health services, regulations & coordination – Saira Afzal Tarar constituted the committee which will be headed by…

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