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December 1-14 2015
Volume 16 Number 23


Doctors should mentor Pharmacists and utilize
their expertise to ensure safe medications

KARACHI: Pharmacists are the key stake holders in medication management system. Members of the medical profession particularly the senior physicians should mentor them and utilize their expertisein ensuring safe medications which will reduce the chances of medication errors to a great extent and thus ensure patient safety. This was stated by Mr. A. Latif Sheikh an eminent pharmacist and Director of Pharmacy Services at Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi. He was speaking on “Transforming the Pharmacy into a strategic Asset” at a meeting organized by PharmAssist an entity established by PharmEvo Pharmaceuticals at Karachi on November 4, 2015.

 Unreasonable expectations, unexpected outcome,
communication failure, human error,
substandard care were major reasons

KARACHI: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) formally released its report on violence against healthcare professionals in Karachi at a meeting held on November 13th 2015. Sindh Health Minister Jam Mahtab Hussain Dahar was the chief guest while Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Siddiqui, representative or the civil society, government officials, healthcare professionals, representatives of emergency services including Ambulance service and media was also present. The study was conducted by ICRC in collaboration with Jinnah Sindh University, JPMC, Ziauddin University and Aga Khan University.

 Theories about learning are ignored, misunderstood
and misused in medical education-Janet Grant

LAHORE: Dr. Janet Grant from UK was the first speaker in the plenary session on first day of the 2nd international conference on medical educaiotn organized by Council for Collaboration for Medical Educaiotn (CCME) at University of Health Sciences Lahore form October 29-31st 2015.  Topic of her presentation was Learning Theories, Curriculum integration and the Transition to Practice. This session was chaired by Prof. Sardar Fakhar Imam Vice Chancellor of Fatima Jinnah Medical University along with Prof. Kazi M. Saeed.

 UHS and its affiliated institutions organize
1578 CME programmes from Jan-Oct 2015

LAHORE: University of Health Sciences Lahore is ranked as the second best medical university in Pakistan because of its academic programmes and contributions to research. When the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council decided to introduce Continuing Medical Education (CME) programmes with credit hours, UHS had already done its homework hence it was the first institution to be accredited by   PM&DC. Vice Chancellor of UHS Prof. Major Gen. Muhammad Aslam and Pro Vice Chancellor Prof. Junaid Sarfraz Khan are both keen and interested in promoting research culture and professional capacity building of healthcare professionals hence  it encourages all its affiliated medical and dental institutions to have a regular CME programmes.


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