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Feeling the Pulse of Health Sector in Pakistan

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July 15-31, 2017
Volume 18 Number 18


Need to promote Health Education, Disease
awareness and preventive health services

BAHAWALPUR: The oil tanker tragedy near Ahmedpur East near Bahawalpur in Punjab which has so far accounted for over two hundred lives and some are still fighting for their lives in the hospitals have provided an opportunity to the disgruntled politicians and opportunist elements in the medical profession to point their guns at the government. The debate for providing facilities for Burns victims in public hospitals and establishment of Burns Units has been highlighted without realizing that establishing such units is not a joke. It is very expensive, require millions of rupees of investment in the shape of equipment and instruments but above all the need for dedicated staff i.e. doctors, nurses and technicians which is a very rare commodity.

Prof. F.U. Baqai – the pioneer of private
medical education in Pakistan passes away

KARACHI: Prof. F.U. Baqai, Founder and Chancellor of Baqai Medical University who was the pioneer of private medical education in Pakistan passed away on July 10, 2017 at the age of eighty two years. May God Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal Peace. Ameen. Despite rain and bad weather, a large number of members of the medical profession which included medical teachers, faculty members form other medical institutions, Vice Chancellors and eminent members from the Civil Society reached Baqai Medical University to participate in his Nimaz-e-Jinaza which was offered at the University Campus mosque.

NICVD offering free Pace Maker implantation facility
to patients with Bradycardia and Heart Block

KARACHI: One seldom hears or reads something good for the public healthcare facilities which always remain under criticism for their failures despite the fact that they are still the last hope for millions of patients who cannot afford private health care and get treated here. The media, print as well as electronic has always been found wanting in projecting good work being done and services being provided at these healthcare facilities by the devoted and dedicated healthcare professionals for which credit of course goes to its management and leadership.

HEC & NUMS officials discuss development
plans of NUMS future Campus

RAWALPINDI: Consultant to Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC), Dr. Mehmood Hassan Butt, visited National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) to discuss the future plans of NUMS’ on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017.


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