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PMA flays Sheikh Zayed Medical College’s high fees

PMA flays Sheikh Zayed Medical College’s high fees

LAHORE – The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) office-bearers including Dr Sarwar Chaudhry, Dr Yasmin Rashid, Dr Tanveer Anwar, Dr Shahid Malik, Dr Ashraf Nizami, Dr Izhar Chaudhry, Dr Kamran Saeed, Dr Akhtar Rashid and Dr Salman Kazmi on Sunday condemned the Government Sheikh Zayed Medical College, Lahore’s administration for charging Rs 0.5 million annual fees from its students and termed it a “great injustice”.
They urged Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani to decrease the

Six-member blind family gets free medical treatment

DASKA – The provincial health secretary ordered the medical superintendent of Civil Hospital Daska to bring the six-member blind family to the hospital for check-up and provide them with free medical facilities after the story of this poor family was published in Pakistan Today on December 14.
Rehmat Ali, 65, appealed to the government for help stating that his income was very low and he could not afford medical treatment of his family. When the news was published in Pakistan

Edhi staff provide Ashura medical cover

LAHORE – Staffers of Edhi Foundation have claimed on Saturday to provided first aid service to 3325 injured mourners and hospitalized 55 on 9th and 10th of Muharram, while providing 24 hours Emergency Medical Cover to mourning processions in all the provincial capital.
According to Edhi officials, mourners who sustained injuries owing flagellate were provided with dressings and appropriate medicines while fifty five (55) mourners having severe injuries and deep cuts were shifted

Medical store owners violating ICT Drug Rules-1989

ISLAMABAD: Several medical stores in Islamabad and its suburbs are being operated by non-pharmacists, which is a violation of Islamabad Capital Territory Drug Rules-1989, Pakistan Today learnt on Sunday. “People without the basic knowledge of pharmacy are running most of the drug stores in Islamabad and its suburbs.
This is the violation of ICT Drug Rules-1989, which stipulate that only a Bachelor in Pharmacy degree holder is eligible to run a medical store’,” said a source in

Medical negligence – ‘Cold Chain’ for vaccines not being maintained by pharmaceutical companies

LAHORE: A majority of distributors of national and multinational pharmaceutical companies are supplying medicines to retailers without maintaining the requisite “Cold Chain”, affecting the efficacy of vaccines, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Medical experts said that maintaining the Cold Chain means that a vaccine manufactured at 2 degree Celsius should be stored in the same temperature until it reaches the patient for proper efficacy of vaccines. They said certain medicines need to

Saudi king to visit US today for medical checks

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz will leave for the United States on Monday for medical checks, while Crown Prince Sultan will return from a holiday abroad, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday.
The Gulf Arab state controls more than a fifth of the world’s crude reserves, is a vital US ally in the region, a major holder of dollar assets and home to the biggest Arab bourse.
Western diplomats said the king’s departure and crown prince’s sudden

UHS reforms testing system – Single entry test for medical colleges from next year

LAHORE: University of Health Sciences (UHS) shall conduct a single and unified entrance test from next year for intermediate candidates interested in taking admission in medical and dental institutions of the Punjab, UHS Vice Chancellor Prof Malik Hussain Mubashar said on Thursday.
Addressing a press conference, Malik said the decision of conducting single entrance test was made keeping in view the best international practices. He said that entry test shall be held soon after FSc

Single entrance test for medical colleges from 2011

A single entrance test for admission to medical and dental institutions of Punjab for both FSc and non-FSc candidates will be introduced from next year, a spokesperson from University of Health Sciences (UHS) said on Tuesday.
The format, syllabus and model papers for the Entrance Test 2011 have been updated on the university website: www.uhs.edu.pk. The syllabus, focused on biomedical sciences, was designed by teachers from both FSc and non-FSC systems and was

Medical entry test challenged in LHC

LAHORE: The medical entry test policy of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) has been challenged in the Lahore High Court (LHC) and has been termed to be against the fundamental rights of students seeking admission in MBBS.
Afzal Butt, father of an intermediate student, moved the petition through his counsel Muhammad Azhar Siddique against the policy for entry tests to medical colleges issued in May 2003 by PMDC under PMDC Ordinance 1962 to regulate the admission process

Students protest against preference given to medical entry tests

Flay Punjab govt, UHS for changing admission criteria at eleventh hour
Varsity spokesman says entry test weight age given according to LHC judgment
“It’s quite annoying that this year, the entry test was taken just 20 days before the announcement of result, unlike last year, when entry test was conducted after three months.
Asma Jamil
997 marks out of 1100 in the intermediate exams
“According to students, only 3,162 students out of the total 8,000