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  • PMA opposes PMDC recommendations

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association [PMA] on Tuesday expressed its concern over the recent recommendations furnished by the high-powered panel of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) vis-à-vis fresh admissions for 2017-2018, warning that the recommendations could only benefit and empower private medical colleges...

    Qaisar Sajjad, secretary general of the PMA, in a policy statement...

  • PMA opposes PMDC policy for house job doctors

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) says the decision of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) for doctors to appear in an exam after one-year house job will create problems...

    PMA office-bearers told a press conference at the PMA House on Tuesday that in the current system the doctors were being issued house job certificates by the professors and the medical superintendents of the institutes...

  • PMA hails issuance of Indian medical visa to Pakistani child

    “A significant number of such children are still waiting for the change of heart from the Indian government vis-a-vis allowing Pakistanis to get treatment, which the Indian hospitals are offering with greater expertise at cheaper rates,” said a PMA official...

    The PMA statement said thousands of Pakistanis wanting treatment for liver and heart-related ailments at major hospitals in New Delhi, Chennai and other Indian cities had been...

  • PMA voices grievances against drug inspectors’ raids

    GUJRANWALA: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) Gujranwala chapter on Thursday expressed grievances against drug inspectors’ raids at their private hospitals and clinics and alleged harassment by them without any justification...

    The grievances were expressed at a meeting, presided over by PMA President Dr Sajjad Mustafa and former President Dr Mian Zahid Mahmood here on Thursday...

  • Army to increase intake of cadets at PMA

    During his visit to PMA Kakul on Wednesday, Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif reviewed the progress in this regard...

    “The visit focused on reviewing the current training regime for cadets and PMA’s capacity enhancement projects including progress work on the 4th Pakistan Battalion,” a statement by the ISPR said...

  • PMA threatens to shut hospitals

    The decision has been taken at a meeting held with PMA President Dr Rai Arif in the chair here the other day...

    PMA Secretary Dr Mohammad Irfan said that participants had criticised the PMA’s Punjab decision which favoured the registration process and urged doctors to get themselves registered with the commission...

  • Faisalabad PMA’s threat to shut hospitals

    The decision has been taken at a meeting held with PMA President Dr Rai Arif in the chair here the other day...

    PMA Secretary Dr Mohammad Irfan said that participants had criticised the PMA’s Punjab decision which favoured the registration process and urged doctors to get themselves registered with the commission...

  • PMA asks interim set-up to ensure fair PMDC polls

    KARACHI: Asking the interim body set up to run the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council to focus on the upcoming elections, the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) on Wednesday demanded punishment to those health services ministry officials who helped the elements ‘illegally occupy’ the PMDC for more than 17 months...

    Speaking at a press conference at the PMA House, Dr Mirza Ali Azhar, secretary general, and Dr S...

  • PMA seeks ban on foreign visits for medical treatment

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) on Friday demanded that the chief justice take suo motu notice of foreign visits by the ruling elite for medical treatment of illnesses which can be treated within the country...

    The demand was made at a meeting of the office-bearers of PMA Centre, PMA Karachi and those based in other parts of the country who joined in through a video link...

  • PMA seeks probe into murder charge against PMDC officials

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) on Tuesday called for a transparent investigation into the murder charge against Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) chief and senior officials...

    “The PMA has fought against targeted killing of doctors by sectarian terrorists or criminal gangs...

  • PMA lauds dissolution

    KARACHI: The Pak­istan Medical Association, Karachi, on Sunday welcomed the presidential ordinance that dissolved the controversial executive council of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council calling it a step in the right direction to safeguard medical education in the country...

    Published in Dawn, August 31st, 2015On a mobile phone? Get the Dawn Mobile App: Apple Store | Google Play
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