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

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 […]

Punjab Medical College (PMC) Faisalabad dental section recognised

Punjab Medical College (PMC) Faisalabad dental section recognised Faisalabad: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council has finally recognised the dental section of the Punjab Medical College (PMC) six years after its inception. Students had been trying their level best to get the section accredited as a number of their seniors had passed out of the college […]

Ministry of National Health Services and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) fight it out as thousands wait

Ministry of National Health Services and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) fight it out as thousands wait Islamabad: Future of thousands of medical student across the country looks bleak as the tussle between the Ministry of National Health Services and Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PM&DC) has further intensified. A petition has been filed in […]

Medical students seek Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) recognition

Medical students seek Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) recognition Sukkur: Students of the Ghulam Mohammad Mahar Medical College staged protest demonstration and burnt tyres outside the local press club against denial of recognition by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC). Speaking to the media, Dr Avinash Punshi said that their college was registered with […]

Strict action against illegal medical colleges on cards

Strict action against illegal medical colleges on cards Islamabad: The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has decided to take strict action against illegal medical and dental colleges operating across the country without approval from the council. According to official sources, doctors having acquired additional medical or dental postgraduate qualifications will only be authorised to […]

Students being overcharged: LHC issues notice to Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC)

Students being overcharged: LHC issues notice to Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) LAHORE: A division bench of the Lahore High Court issued notice to the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) on a petition against charging of heavy fees by private medical colleges from students. Bench comprising Justice Amin-ud-Din and Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh sought […]

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