We need to adopt best standards and practices to ensure provision of universal healthcare-Lt. Gen. S. Imran Majeed

ISLAMABAD: We have just eight thousand hospital beds in Rawalpindi-Islamabad though we need about thirty six thousand hospital beds. Let us try and learn from military model. At present almost 40% of supervisors and examiners of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan for Fellowship exam are from Army. We are now planning to build a Medical City for which details are being worked out. We have accomplished much but a lot more needs to be done. To ensure universal health coverage, we need to adopt best standards and practices. 

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Thyroid Cancer should be a Pre-operative diagnosis-Neil Tolley

KARACHI: Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre organized its 5th annual Endocrine Surgical Week which concluded on March 15th 2018.  Prof. Mark R. J.  Lansdown and Prof. Neil Tolley from UK were the two distinguished Master Trainers. The course was very well attended by Head & Neck Surgeons as well as general surgeons interested in endocrine diseases. Keeping up the past traditions the registration was mandatory but free and the participants also got CME credit for attending this academic activity.

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Insulin pump ensures customized insulin delivery as per requirement of the body- Shazlee Naseer

LAHORE: One of the scientific sessions during the Second International Medical Conference organized by Shalamar Medical & Dental College from February 2-4th was devoted to Endocrinology. This was moderated by Prof. Bilal Bin Younis.

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Healthcare Professionals should follow SOPs and ensure ethical practice to prevent infections

KARACHI: Mir Khalilur Rehman Memorial Society from Jang Group of Publications in collaboration with PMA and Otsuka Pakistan organized a seminar on March 21st to create awareness about measures which can prevent infections. Speakers in their presentations highlighted the importance of ethical medical practice and hazards associated with pricking of Intravenous Infusion bottles which is considered as one of the major risk factor for spread of hepatitis and other infections. 

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An Evidence Based Approach to Diabetes and Endocrine Management

KARACHI: Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology (BIDE), recently organized a two-day seminar regarding management of various endocrine diseases. This seminar was part of recently launched online certified endocrine course in collaboration with Cosmopolitan International Diabetes and Endocrinology Centre University of Missouri – Columbia USA.

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Speakers laud Latif Sheikh’s efforts to promote Hospital Pharmacy, earn respect and recognition for Pharmacists

ARACHI: M/s PharmEvo in collaboration with Aga Khan University Hospital, M/s Pulse International, PSHSP and PPMA hosted a dinner reception in honor of Mr. Latif Sheikh a well-known Pharmacist of the country at a local hotel here on March 28th, 2018. This event was organized to honour him as he has recently been selected for the Award of Donald Frank Medal by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHSP) for his noteworthy contributions to the advancement of Pharmacy practices internationally. 

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Life at Khyber Medical College and Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar

Those 23 years were a gardening interlude for planting, pruning, grooming and harvesting a generation of young professionals. Lecturing to the undergraduates and teaching them at the bedside were elating moments. Moulding young House Officers and grilling the Registrars was much like pruning the rose bushes and trimming the apple trees. Clinical teachers bear an awesome responsibility. It is their job to make sure that half-baked Registered Medical Practitioners (RMPs) are not unleashed on the blindly-trusting public.

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HEC IPE Review panel appreciates the academic & physical infrastructure of NUMS

RAWALPINDI: The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) conducted its first ever three day Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE) Review visit of National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi from 14th–16th March 2018 based on the IPE 11 Standards elucidated in the NUMS University Portfolio Report (UPR).

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Brown adipose tissue made transparent

Brown adipose tissue has played a key role in prevention research since its presence was first documented in adults. However, there was no non-invasive method of measuring its heat generation. A team at the Technical University Munich (TUM) and the Helmholtz Zentrum has now succeeded in making the activity of brown adipose tissue visible without injecting substances.

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