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August 1-14 2015
Volume 16 Number 15


Family Physicians should see the patient as a whole
not in the context of a disease-Maj. Gen. M. Aslam

ISLAMABAD: Inaugurating the Mid Year Familycon 2015 of Pakistan Academy of Family Physicians held here on July 26th, Vice Chancellor of University of Health Sciences Maj. Gen. (R) Prof. Muhammad Aslam has called upon the Family Physicians to look at the patient as a whole and not in the context of a disease. While the specialists take care of a particular organ of the body, the Family Physicians take care of the whole body; hence they have a vital role to play in healthcare delivery system. 

 Prevention of diabetes mellitus is cost effective
in high risk group-Prof. Hajera Mehtab

DHAKA (BANGLADESH): On second day of the SAFES-II Summit held at Dhaka Bangladesh from April 24-26. 2015, Prof. Liaquat Ali, Vice Chancellor of Bangladesh University of Health Sciences chaired the first session. Dr. Noel Somasunderam from Sri Lanka was the first speaker who talked about Epidemiology of Diabetes in South Asia. He pointed out that 25% of all people with diabetes live in South Asia. IHD and Infectious diseases are also on top in these areas. Diabetes prevalence in Pakistan is reported to be 8% in rural areas and 5% in urban areas. India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have high prevalence of diabetes. In China the prevalence of diabetes is 18.6% in people above twenty years of age which is going to increase to 24.7% in the next ten years.

to train Health Informatics professionals

ISLAMABAD: Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU) at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with COMSATS Institute of Information Technology to produce Health Informatics professionals. The MOU was formally signed by Prof. Javed Akram Vice Chancellor on behalf of SZABMU and Dr. Dr. S.M. Junaid Zaidi, Rector of COMSATS on behalf of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology here at the COMSATS Campus on July 27th 2015.

Orthopaedic & Spine Unit at LM&DC/GTTH
Lahore examined 30,934 patients in OPD and
performed 6,550 surgical procedures during 2014

LAHORE: Keeping up its traditions, the Department of Orthopaedics and Spine Surgery at Ghurki Trust Teaching Hospital affiliated with Lahore Medical & Dental College has published its annual departmental audit report for the Year 2014. It shows that during this period they examined 30,934 patients in the Out Patients Department while 6,550 surgical procedures were performed.


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