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Feeling the Pulse of Health Sector in Pakistan

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March 15-31, 2019
Volume 20 Number 6

Highlights

Annual Appraisal & Re-certification
of healthcare professionals needs to
be started-Ghulam Rasool Mufti

LAHORE: One of the important scientific highlight of the FHM International conference on General Medicine Update was panel discussion on “Healthcare Challenges in South Asia”. Dr. Ghulam Rasool Mufti Consultant Urological Surgeon and Fitness to Practice Tribunal Member from UK was the main speaker in this session.


PM&DC should look at the end product,
ensure quality of care rather than placing
too much emphasis on infrastructure

LAHORE: An informal discussion on structure, functioning and responsibilities of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council was also held during the International Conference on General Medical Updates at Fatima Memorial Hospital on February 27th 2019. Dr. Ghulam Rasool Mufti lead the discussion which was also participated by other invited guest speakers from UK and USA which included Dr. Shaukat Ashai, Dr.Noor Ali Pirzada, Dr. Farhat Ashai Khan, Dr. Nuzhat Ashai, Dr. Arjmand Mufti while Prof. Rakhshanda Rehman, Prof. Nighat Mir and Mrs. Shahima Rehman represented the FMH.


1.5 Million People were screened  for
hypertension in 89 countries during 2018

Lahore: About 1.5 Million people were screened for high blood pressure in 89 countries during 2018 and Pakistan contributed twenty five thousand people. By 2025 it is expected that there will be 1.5 Billion patients suffering from hypertension. This was stated by Prof. Neil Poulter former President of International Hypertension League.


Politics has taken over the pedagogy
of medical education in Pakistan -
Prof. Lubna Baig

LAHORE: Prof. Junaid Sarfraz along with Prof. Munir Saleemi chaired one of the scientific sessions devoted to Medical Education during the Third International Conference of Shalamar Medical & Dental College held from 1-3rd February 2019.This session was moderated by Prof. Shed Hasan Shoaib.

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