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Feeling the Pulse of Health Sector in Pakistan

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January 15-31, 2019
Volume 20 Number 2


17 Member PM&DC Council to have
representation from CPSP and 
Non-medical personnel

ISLAMABAD: The new PM&DC ordinance promulgated by the Government of Pakistan envisages the establishment of a seventeen member council of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council. For the first time its composition has been enlarged to give representation to the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan as well as to non-medical persons i.e. philanthropists which are involved in such councils the world over. The Ordinance also envisages giving more autonomy to the Council which would inspect the colleges and other institutions when they start a new programme and send the report to the Ministry which will issue the notification.

Prof. Tariq Rafi urges Government to transfer
all faculty positions from JPMC to JSMU

KARACHI: Speaking at the Second Convocation of Jinnah Sindh Medical University held here on December 31st 2018, Prof. Tariq Rafi Vice Chancellor of JSMU has called upon the government to transfer all faculty positions at JPMC to the JSMU. As per traditions all over the world and in Pakistan faculty of teaching hospitals works under the administrative control of university whereas the hospital is controlled by the health department. Even at present almost 98% of the faculty of JPMC is on JSMU payroll. He also demanded the government to allow them to retain medical teachers by relaxing the retirement age and even beyond to overcome the problem of shortage of faculty.

FMH Medical and Dental College is striving to
achieve excellence in undergraduate and
postgraduate studies-Rakhshanda Rahman

LAHORE: FMH Medical and Dental College organized “1st International Conference on Medical Education with a theme: Future Trends in Health Professions Education”: from 30th November to 2nd of December 2018. Prof. Yasmin Rashid, provincial minister for primary and secondary healthcare, inaugurated the conference. She congratulated FMH Medical & Dental College for organizing this event by taking a step towards educational improvement in the health sector for better patient care.

We need to help students interested in
Transnational Education-Sonia Ijaz

LAHORE: Dr. Sonia Ijaz a medical educationist at Aga Khan University was the first speaker in the session devoted to “Learning Vs. Patient Care- How to strike a balance” during the Medical Education Conference organized by FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry from December 1-2, 2018. Her topic was Transnational Education- the Way Forward. Transnational education she opined is no doubt difficult and expensive but people would like to go abroad for quality education. During the last few years the number of students in higher education has almost doubled and the number of those going overseas has also increased.

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