King Edward Medical University will concentrate on its core function of teaching and training of medical students - Prof. Faisal Masood
LAHORE: It appears as if King Edward Medical University has at last found its savior in the name of newly appointed Vice Chancellor Prof. Faisal Masood. His greatest strength is that he has been selected on merit, has no personal agenda, is a devoted academician and above all he also knows how to use his powers as Vice Chancellor. All this augurs well for this 153 years old premier medical institution in Pakistan which has remained in news for the last couple of years for one reason or the other with the result that its image suffered badly.
LAHORE: In a most significant development which is going to have far reaching impact on medical education in the province of Punjab, newly appointed Vice Chancellors of University of Health Sciences Prof. Major Gen. M. Aslam and Prof. Faisal Masood VC King Edward Medical University have decided to join hands to improve the standard of medical education in the biggest province of the country.
PAME-EMAME Training Course for Medical Editors on Medical Journal Publishing at UHS on April 25th 2013
LAHORE: Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME) in collaboration with Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME) and University of Health Sciences (UHS) has decided to organize a day long training course for medical editors on Medical Journal Publishing on Thursday April 25th at the UHS Campus in Lahore. The details were worked out in a meeting attended by Dr. Maqbool H. Jafary President EMAME, Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid SG EMAME and Prof. Maj. Gen. Aslam Vice chancellor UHS. President PAME Dr. Akhtar Sherin and SG PAME Dr. Jamshed Akhtar were also informed of this decision.
NEW YORK: Many sources have reported on the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation’s release of the Choosing Wisely report on unnecessary medical tests. The New York Times (2/22, Tarkan, 1.68M) in its “Well” blog notes that in the report, “17 major medical specialty groups” shared “90 widely used but largely unnecessary” medical treatments. Although some “recommendations reinforce existing guidelines,” other suggestions “aggressively go after procedures that have little evidence of benefit and may cause harm, yet are still practiced on a daily basis.
Public should be educated on healthy living practices including benefits of consuming safe water, washing hands and eating healthy food
SUKKUR: Unavailability of clean drinking water, unhealthy environment and poor living conditions are more serious health-related issues than management and treatment of cancer, HIV and other diseases as a little spending on provision of safe water, awareness about cleanliness and preventive measures can save thousands of precious lives in Pakistan, senior health experts of the country said on Thursday.
Healthcare professionals advised to be tolerant, practice ethical medicine and give quality time to children
LAHORE: King Edward Medical College Adabi Society organized a SeerutuNabi meeting at the new auditorium of King Edward Medical University on March 19th 2013. An eminent religious scholar Maulana Tariq Raheem was the guest speaker. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Asad Aslam Pro VC of KEMU while it was conducted by Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal.
A Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery Course was held on March 9-10, 2013 at Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College (LNH &MC), Institute for Postgraduate Medical Studies & Health Sciences Karachi. It was organized by the Department of Pediatric Surgery at LNH. The course director was Dr. Shabbir Hussain, Consultant Pediatric surgeon at LNH and faculty included Dr. Naved K. Alizai (Leeds, UK), Dr. Anwar Arain (National Institute of Child Health, Karachi), Dr. Ali Raza Brohi (Peoples University of Medical & Health Sciences Nawabshah) and Dr. Saqib Qazi (Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi).
KARACHI: Patients Aid Foundation (PAF) JPMC is an NGO that serves the 1340 bedded tertiary care hospital Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) Karachi since 1991. JPMC entertains more than one million patients every year and PAF helps JPMC in building/renovating departments, providing medical equipment, medicines, consumables, human resource wherever needed.
Lack of political will and resources responsible for resurgence of TB in the developing countries-Prof.Nadeem Rizvi
KARACHI: The Department of Chest Medicine JPMC in collaboration with Chest Health & Education Society organized a seminar to commemorate to World TB day. The theme of this year is also STOP TB IN MY LIFE. Speaking at the occasion Prof. Nadeem Rizvi, Head of Chest Medicine Department, JPMC said that due to lack of political will and resources, world is seeing the resurgence of TB particularly in 3rd world countries.
KARACHI: Medical emergencies and injuries are significant contributors to child deaths and one in 10 children in Pakistan do not live to see their fifth birthday. Despite th public awareness as well as government support and legislation for emergency care needs of children is lacking in health care facilities. This was stated by various speakers at the third Annual Emergency Medicine Conference held at Aga Khan University recently.
SUKKUR: Speakers at the 16th Biennial Convention of Pakistan Islamic Medical Association Sindh has urged the medical students and young doctors to concentrate on career development and enhancement of their professional skills by applying for advanced medical courses within the country and abroad to serve ailing humanity instead of moving permanently to developed countries in search of greener pastures.
KARACHI: Sixty two percent girls and sixty seven percent boys in Islamabad have heard about their reproductive health rights, as compared to only 39% girls and 50% boys in Lahore and 53% girls and 48% boys in Karachi. Knowledge about contraceptive practices, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), emotional aspects of growing up, gender based violence is low.
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) is aiming to enhance the support on offer to its Fellows and Members in Pakistan through the International School of Surgery; an exciting new venture which brings together the College’s wide range of international activities, events, courses and exams.