Purpose built 6-story Surgical Block having 19 OTs, Surgical ICU and HDU costing Rs.1 Billion to be completed at JPMC by 2016

KARACHI: Despite the fact that Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center is passing through the worst times in its history, faculty is working with utmost deduction and various development plans, expansion, addition of services continue through the courtesy of donor community in the city and international donors. JPMC is the mother of all the medical institutions in the country and its staff continue to deliver even in these unfavorable circumstances. 

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Presidential Ordinance dissolves the PM&DC, paves the way for 7-member Management Committee to run the Council affairs

ISLAMABAD: After the recent disputed controversial elections of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council, something which was inevitable has eventually happened and some people in the medical profession are even surprised as to why it took the government so long to come to this conclusion and act so late. The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (Amendment) Ordinance 2014.

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PAME National Conference to discuss Challenges and Opportunities in Scientific Publishing

LAHORE: Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME) is holding its Second National Conference at University of Health Sciences Lahore from April 26-27th 2014 which will discuss many important issues related to medial journalism in the country and in the region. Challenges and Opportunities in Scientific Publishing is the Theme of the conference which is expected to attract a large number of editors of medical and dental journals, authors, reviewers, faculty members, publishers, medical libraries and government officials.

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Proceedings of 17th annual symposium of Pakistan Hypertension League held at Larkana

LARKANA: Cardiology Department of Chandka Medical College/ Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU) Larkana organized the 17th annual symposium of Pakistan Hypertension League here from February 7-9th 2014 Prof. Saeed Ahmad Sangi and Dr. Jawaid Akbar Sial were nominated as Convener and Secretary of symposium respectively.

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CPSP Charter Day Celebrations from May 19-21 2014

KARACHI: College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan has decided to celebrate Charter Day by holding two confines on Medical Education and Reproductive Health besides holding 48th Convocation and CME/CPD launch. This has been stated in a communication received from Prof. Rakshanda Rehman, Councilor CPSP who is also Dean, Medical Education. 

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Otsuka Pakistan’s campaign against spread of Hepatitis, infectious diseases is commendable

KARACHI: Otsuka Pakistan’s awareness campaign against Hepatitis and other infectious diseases, education of healthcare professionals is indeed commendable and it will also help reduce the incidence of Needle Stick Injuries among the healthcare professionals. This was stated by Dr. Javaid Ahmed, Associate Professor of Surgery at Dow University of Health Sciences/Civil Hospital Karachi.

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Omalizumab by Novartis approved in EU for chronic spontaneous urticaria

BASEL: European Commission (EC) has approved the use of omalizumab (Xolair®) as an add-on therapy for the treatment of chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) in adult and adolescent (12 years and above) patients with inadequate response to H1-antihistamine treatment says a communication released by Novartis.

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Breakthrough drug pushed as standard treatment for dengue fever in Indonesia

INDONESIA: Results of a two year phase three human clinical trial into 98alive™’s efficacy in treating dengue fever have been so positive that experts are now suggesting the drug be adopted as the standard treatment for the deadly virus in Indonesia.

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