Category Archives: Punjab

185-bed spine surgery unit opens at Ghurki Hospital

185-bed spine surgery unit opens at Ghurki Hospital LAHORE: The first spine surgery unit has started working at Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital on Jallo Morr. Zakia Aziz, mother of renowned spine surgeon Prof Dr Amer Aziz, inaugurated the unit on Wednesday. Hospital Chairman Mohsin Bilal Ghurki, Samina Khalid Ghurki, Director Naeem Ghurki, Medical Superintendent Dr […]

Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) runs out of blood, ambulances for blast victims

Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) runs out of blood, ambulances for blast victims Islamabad: Due to the absence of blood at the blood bank and ambulances at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), patients and the relatives of those killed in Wednesday’s bombing had to wait for hours.The blood bank of the hospital, which […]

Ordinance promulgated to run PMDC affairs: Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar

Ordinance promulgated to run PMDC affairs: Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar Presidential ordinance dissolves PMDC, suspends executive committee over forged elections Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Saira Afzal Tarar has said an ordinance has been promulgated to run the affairs of Pakistan Medical […]

Presidential ordinance: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council’s (PMDC executive body dissolved

Presidential ordinance: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council’s (PMDC executive body dissolved ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Thursday dissolved the executive committee of the country’s premier medical regulatory body through a presidential ordinance. The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council’s (PMDC) affairs will be run by a seven-member committee which will be constituted to replace the executive committee members […]

President promulgates Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) (Amendment) Ordinance 2014

President promulgates Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 Islamabad - Taking a direly needed step, President Mamnoon Hussain Thursday resorted to promulgation of an ordinance, which will pave the way for constitution of Interim Council that will hold elections for re-composition of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). Titled ‘Pakistan Medical and Dental […]

Seven-member committee formed to manage Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) affairs

Seven-member committee formed to manage Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) affairs ISLAMABAD: The federal government has finalized a seven-member committee to manage the affairs of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) and revamp the fast deteriorating medical education in the country. A top official of the National Health Services ministry told The News that […]

Righting wrongs: Revoke ex-Pakistan Medical & Dental Council PM&DC PMDC executive body’s actions, says NA panel

Righting wrongs: Revoke ex-Pakistan Medical & Dental Council PM&DC PMDC executive body’s actions, says NA panel ISLAMABAD:  A sub-committee of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Health has said that the medical colleges that were registered by the former executive committee of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) without the approval of the Ministry […]

Medical maladies: In Pakistan, just being a doctor can get you killed

Medical maladies: In Pakistan, just being a doctor can get you killed ISLAMABAD: In Pakistan, the medical profession can often become deadly for the practitioner. While regular reports of attacks on immunisation workers make the headlines, in the last three years, Karachi alone has seen over 100 doctors killed. There is a also a need to […]

Punjab hospitals’ ICUs in bad shape

Punjab hospitals’ ICUs in bad shape LAHORE: Muhammad Usman Khan is a relationship manager at a bank in Sahiwal. He recently went looking for something as basic as a bed in an intensive care unit (ICU) in a hospital and a ventilator to save the life of his 54-year-old mother who was suffering from acute […]

In a diseased state

In a diseased state Credit: ZUBEIDA MUSTAFA THE health sector in Pakistan is in a crisis. Various reports and surveys paint a bleak picture which is not surprising given the breakdown in the healthcare infrastructure. If the country has a high infant mortality rate, if polio cases have taken an upwards turn and the state […]

Lack of heads of 11 faculties evokes grave concerns – Rawalpindi Medical College

Lack of heads of 11 faculties evokes grave concerns - Rawalpindi Medical College RAWALPINDI: The students of the Rawalpindi Medical College have voiced grave concern over the non-appointment of regular heads in 11 out of the 23 faculties in their college since the last several years. Two key professors of the Surgery Department have settled abroad […]

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) tells Chandka Medical College (CMC) Larkana to rectify deficiencies

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) tells Chandka Medical College (CMC) Larkana to rectify deficiencies Larkana: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has warned the management of Chandka Medical College (CMC) Larkana to rectify deficiencies pointed out by the council after a visit in December 2013 in the faculty or face action under the PMDC law, […]

Pakistan Day function held at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore

Pakistan Day function held at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore LAHORE: A special function was organised at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital to celebrate the Pakistan Day on Sunday. Fatima Jinnah Medical College Principal Prof Dr Sardar Fakhar Imam, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr Umer Farooq Baloch, a large number of doctors, […]

Al-Shifa gears up to fight against avoidable blindness

Al-Shifa gears up to fight against avoidable blindness Rawalpindi: Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital has decided to take its fight against avoidable blindness to a new level as it doubled the number of free eye camps being held in the remote areas of Pakistan. “We have decided to double the number of free eye camps from […]

Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) to hold alumni conference

Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) to hold alumni conference LAHORE: The Post Graduate Medical Institute (PGMI) is going to hold an alumni conference on its 40th foundation day on April 9. PGMI Principal, Prof Anjum Habib Vohra stated this on Tuesday. He added that all the old students of the institute from both inside and outside the […]

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