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July 1-14 2015
Volume 16 Number 13

Highlights

Corrupt officials and vested commercial
interests sabotage indigenous production
of economically priced Interferon

KARACHI: Corrupt officials and vested commercial interests have sabotaged the indigenous production of economically priced Interferon used for the treatment of Hepatitis-C which is more infectious than AIDS virus. At present the average carrier rate of Hepatitis-C in Pakistan is about  7.5% which varies considerably from location to location  as in some areas the prevalence is between 20- 30%. The result is that a vast majority of patients suffering from Hepatitis-C who cannot afford expensive medications are dying and it appears they will continue to die in the days to come as well thanks to the inefficient and incompetent health officials and government functionaries.


 Punjab to establish new medical colleges
at Bahawalnagar, Bhakar and Attok

LAHORE: The Government of Punjab plans to establish new medical colleges at Bahawalnagar, Bhakar and Attok for which funds have been allocated in the next year’s budget. In all Rs.  166.13 Billion has been allocated for Health which is 14% of the total provincial budget. It is also planned to establish a cancer hospital at Lahore, cancer treatment center in Multan, Children Hospitals at Gujranwala, Rawalpindi and Bahawalpur.


 Functional GI disorders include Functional
Dyspepsia and Irritable Bowel
Syndrome- Dr. Zahid Azam

KARACHI: Dow University of Health Sciences in collaboration with Pakistan Society of Gastroenterology and G.I.Endoscopy organized a meeting at DUHS Campus on May 29th 2015 to celebrate the World Digestive Health Day. It was jointly chaired by Prof. Saeed Qureshi President PSG & GI Endoscopy, Prof. Abu Talib and Prof. Rauf Memon.


 We can implement Modular System of
Integrated Spiral Curriculum within
six months to a year

LAHORE: Ever since assuming the responsibilities of Vice Chancellor of University of Health Sciences, Prof. Maj. Gen. (Retd) Mohammad Aslam is trying his best to improve the academic standard and promote research culture at this institution as well as at its affiliated medical and dental colleges. An institution is only as good as its faculty and UHS is lucky to have a highly qualified, experienced, dedicated, devoted faculty and the result is that University of Health Sciences continues to retain its Second best position among the universities in Pakistan as per ranking by the Higher Education Commission.

 

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