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July 15-31 2016
Volume 17 Number 14

Highlights

Organizers finalize an interesting informative
scientific programme for the conference

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Academy of Family Physicians is organizing its Midyear conference here on July 17th which is expected to attract a large number family physicians, General Practitioners from Rawalpindi-Islamabad and its adjoining areas while a large contingent of Family Physicians from Lahore will travel to participate in the conference. The meeting being held on Sunday July 17th2016 is being organizing in collaboration with  Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan Aspirin Foundation, Cardio metabolic Society of Pakistan besides American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, Pakistan Chapter.


The role of Statins in the Athero-Sclerosis,
Heart attacks and Strokes

Statins are the most effective drugs for the prevention of athero-sclerosis and diseases like heart attacks, strokes and peripheral vascular disease etc. Surprisingly doctors including many cardiologists do not prescribe statins for the primary prevention and even not for the secondary prevention which amounts to medical negligence. Even when prescribed, are not given in adequate doses. It is usually due to lack of knowledge about drugs i.e. the discipline of clinical pharmacology and clinical therapeutics.


Uncertainty about the future of JPMC, NICVD
and NICH resurfaces once again

KARACHI: Sindh High Court has announced its Judgment on a case filed by employees of the Federal government health institutions in Karachi i.e. Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases and National Institute of Child Health and declared their devolution unconstitutional. The Court has accepted their plea and said that these institutions will continue to be governed and administered by the Federal Government. 


Professional ethics and declining 
moral values in healthcare professionals

Professional ethics and moral values are touching very low levels in a section of the healthcare professionals across the world. It seems the time has come that professional ethics among physicians needs to be taken up seriously by all the stake holders including the professional societies themselves to discipline their members. An investigative report by Carrie Teegardin, Danny Robbins, Jeff Ernsthausen and Ariel Hart from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has highlighted the problem which describes   disturbing acts of physician sexual abuse in United States of America.

 

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