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Feeling the Pulse of Health Sector in Pakistan

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May 15-31, 2019
Volume 20 Number 10


Patient safety has emerged as an important
issue in healthcare facilities in Pakistan

Karachi: Patient Safety has once again emerged as an important issue in healthcare facilities in Pakistan. Every day numerous medical errors and at times cases of professional negligence are taking place due to greedy attitude of the hospital owners, underqualified, ill-trained, in-experienced paramedics, nursing staff which they have hired at low pay besides irresponsible attitude of some healthcare professionals which results in increased morbidity and at times fatal cases many of which are preventable.

Pakistan needs more centers for training
in Rheumatology-Prof.Khalid Mahmood

Karachi: Childhood SLE is not uncommon but it is misdiagnosed. For SLE NFC is a good instrument to see the progress of the disease. We have a few rheumatologists in the country who cannot cope with the burden of the disease. Hence, we need to establish more training centers in rheumatology.

Health benefits of Breast Feeding

Breast feeding week is celebrated from 1st to 7th August every year. Breast feeding needs to be promoted in Pakistan as it offers enormous benefits both to infant and mother. It is one of the most important public health interventions. It is entirely natural, 100 percent nutritionally balanced with correct temperature and completely cost effective.

DMARDs should be started within
three months of diagnosis of
Rheumatoid Arthritis-John Axford

Karachi: Prof. John Axford from UK was the first speaker in this session on Day-2 of the 23rd International Rheumatology Conference organized by Pakistan Society of Rheumatology at Karachi from 14-17 March 2019. The topic of his presentation was “Curing Rheumatoid Arthritis- Can it be Difficult?” He pointed out that there are many ways to cure it than many inflammatory disorders.

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