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February 1-14 2016
Volume 17 Number 3

Highlights

New PM&DC leadership should strive to regain
its image and prestige through efficient
and transparent functioning

ISLAMABAD: After elections and notification by the Ministryof National Health Services the new eight member management committee of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council has started functioning. The most important challenge it faces is to regain the image and prestige of this body which monitors the healthcare professionals ensuring standards of medical education, teaching and training through efficient and transparent functioning.  The outgoing Management Committee headed by Major Gen. Azhar Keyani had done a commendable job and organized transparent elections on January 16th within its mandate.


 95% of Heart Transplants are done in 
North America and Europe-Dr. Asif Hassan

KARACHI: About four thousand heart transplants are done every year in the world and 95% of this are performed in North America and Europe while the rest 5% are done in the rest of the world. It is because organs are available there and there is no paucity of donors. Donation is variable in European countries. In Roman Catholic countries the donation is much higher. Almost 97% of donations come from white population there and just 2% from Asians living in these countries. In fact there is no culture of organ donation in Asian population wherever they live.


 Rheumatic disease are under diagnosed, 
Biologicals are good but they are
expensive-Dr. Tahera Parveen

KARACHI: Dr. Tahera Parveen consultant rheumatologist at Liaquat National Hospital was one of the guest speakers at the JPMC annual symposium where she talked about “When Backache is not a backache”. Backache, she stated, is the most frequent disorder and almost 90% of people suffer from it.  It results from tenderness, ligaments and cartilage inflammation. It could be due to psoartic, reactive arthritis and the incidence of ankylosing spondylitis is 0.1%.


 250-Bed Darul Sehat Hospital embarks
upon an ambitious expansion project

 

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