Category Archives: Pakistan Medical & Dental Council PM&DC PMDC Islamabad

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) asked to stop registering colleges

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) asked to stop registering colleges Peshawar: A number of students from Khyber Medical College Peshawar have asked the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) to stop registering private medical colleges that lack basic requirements like faculty, hospitals, laboratories and equipment. Speaking at news conference at the Peshawar Press Club […]

NEB exam must for medical graduates from Cuba:Pakistan Medical & Dental Council PM&DC PMDC

NEB exam must for medical graduates from Cuba:Pakistan Medical & Dental Council PM&DC PMDC Islamabad: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has declared that those who have secured medical degrees from Cuba will have to qualify the National Examination Board (NEB) examination for registration with it. “The PMDC licensing examination through the National Examination Board […]

Medical graduates returning from Cuba land in miseries

Medical graduates returning from Cuba land in miseries LAHORE: About 300 of 1,000 Pakistani students, who were studying general comprehensive medicine on HEC (Higher Education Commission) scholarships in Cuba, are facing financial constraints along with huge depression because of joblessness despite completing six-year MD (Doctor in Medicine) degrees. After the October 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, […]

PMDC registration scam- Another registration scam unearthed inPakistan Medical & Dental Council PM&DC PMDC

PMDC registration scam- Another registration scam unearthed inPakistan Medical & Dental Council PM&DC PMDC Islamabad: Another scam regarding registration of fake doctors has surfaced in the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). An official of the PMDC on the condition of anonymity said that eight individuals who claimed that they completed their MBBS and BDS […]

Senate rejects PMDC ordinance- Legislators say federal government can’t take over functions of the regulatory body

Senate rejects PMDC ordinance- Legislators say federal government can’t take over functions of the regulatory body ISLAMABAD: The Upper House of parliament on Wednesday rejected the PMDC Amendment Ordinance that sought to give more powers to the federal government with regard to control of the regulatory body. The combined opposition parties in Senate opposed the PMDC […]

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 […]

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, […]

Two more medical colleges barred from giving admission – Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC)

Two more medical colleges barred from giving admission - Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) on Friday directed Yusra Medical and Dental College, Islamabad and Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical College Mirpur AJK to stop admissions for the year 2014-15 due to lack of facilities and other deficiencies. According […]

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