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May 15-31, 2017
Volume 18 Number 10


Punjab Government speeds up planning to
establish three medical universities at
Rawalpindi, Multan and Faisalabad

LAHORE: Provincial Government of Punjab has accelerated the planning of establishing three new medical universities in the province at Rawalpindi, Multan and Faisalabad which needs to be commended. However, it must be remembered that by mere changing the name from medical college to a medical university is not going to help in the long run. An institution is only as good as its faculty, hence if the authorities are serious in ensuring that these universities get established and earn credibility faster, they must practice open merit policy for all new selections and promotions in the universities. This is something which is currently being practiced by Postgraduate Medical Institute/Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar and let the planners in Punjab learn some lessons from them.

Hypertension Risk factors are as prevalent in
Rural as in urban population-Khawar Kazmi

KARACHI: Hypertension risk factors are as prevalent in rural areas as in cities while stroke is six times more in rural areas as compared to urban population. Not only that, the use of drugs to treatment hypertension is also very poor in the rural areas. This was stated by Prof. Khawar Kazmi, Head of the Dept.of Cardiology at Aga Khan University Hospital while speaking at a meeting organized by Pakistan Hypertension League in collaboration with OBS Pakistan to celebrate the World Hypertension Day here on May 7th 2017. 

Noted Hematologist
Prof. Moinuddin passes away

KARACHI: Prof. Moinuddin a well-known hematologist and an important faculty member of Baqai Medical University passed away last week. May God Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace. Ameen. He leaved behind a large number of friends, students, professional colleagues and family members, well-wishers to mourn his death. Late Prof. Moinuddin graduated from King Edward Medical College in early 60s and has been affiliated with Baqai Medical University for a very long time.

Thumb, hand, shoulder pain and low back pain are
some of the musculoskeletal injuries reported by
Gastroenterologists, Endoscopists-Mehnaz Shafi

KARACHI: Dr. Mehnaz Shafi from United States who made numerous presentations at the Pakistan Society of Gastroenterology’s 33rd Annual Conference also discussed Ergonomics of Endoscopy and injury to the endoscopists at one of the sessions on March 11, 2017.  She was of the view that we must always have our focus on patient safety, practicing Gastroenterologists and Endoscopists. Ergonomics deals with long standing in awkward position and work related stress. The gastroenterologists and endoscopists often work in awkward positions which results in musculoskeletal problems which we can develop.


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