The Pioneer medical teachers at King Edward Medical College who were Role Models and inspiring

At Independence Pakistan inherited three medical colleges in the West Pakistan and one in the East Pakistan. In the West Pakistan King Edward Medical College was the oldest established in 1860, Dow Medical College, Karachi and Balak Ram Medical College at Lahore were the newly established medical colleges. Balak Ram Medical College was converted to “Fatima Jinnah Medical College” for women only. Dacca Medical College was also the newly established Medical College. Calcutta Medical College was the oldest medical college in India. Staff from the Calcutta Medical College helped in the establishment of the King Edward Medical College, Lahore.

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Unique initiative by AKU for partnership for innovation in healthcare and medical education

KARACHI: Entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals and researchers belonging to three different private organizations have joined hands and decided to enter into a strategic partnership to promote innovations in healthcare and medical education. A formal MOU was signed here on August 7th by Mr. Firoze Rasul President of AKU and Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed Director Digital Health and Strategic Projects in PharmEvo and President OPEN. Dr. Asad Mian Director, Critical Creative Innovative Thinking (CCIT) Forum was also present on the occasion.

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UHS to host National Conference on Medical Journalism from January 18-20th 2019

LAHORE: University of Health Sciences (UHS) has decided to organize a National Conference on Medical Journalism from January 18-20th 2019. Distinguished Editors of various medical journals from all over the country besides a few delegates from Iran, Saudi Arabia and UAE are also being invited to participate and enrich the conference deliberations with their presentations. The main objectives of the conference are to promote the art of medical writing, scientific publishing and research culture in the country to increase Pakistan’s contribution to medical literature.

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UHS to establish 1500-Bed most modern Hospital, International Medical College-Javed Akram

LAHORE: Prof. Javed Akram who has now taken over now as the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Health Sciences has announced that UHS will establish a 1500-Bed state of the art hospital besides establishing a most modern medical college which will give preference to foreign medical students during admission.

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Medical tourism will drive Thai pharma sector

BANGKOK: Driven by booming strong internal growth and medical tourism, the pharmaceutical market in Thailand is projected to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10% to reach $9.47bn in 2020, according to leading data and analytics company GlobalData.

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Nawaz Sharif sent for treatment to PIMS instead of Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology

ISLAMABAD: On his insistence, former Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif has been sent back to Adiala Jail after spending a few days at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences cardiac ward where he was sent for treatment instead of being admitted to Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology as advised by Maj. Gen. Azhar Mahmood Kiyani who had examined him in Jail. The medical team treating him was under so much pressure that its head could not take it and suffered from cardiac arrest.

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Greater efforts are needed to address ‘Financial Toxicity’ of cancer treatment

In addition to facing new concerns about their health, individuals who are diagnosed with cancer often worry about the financial burdens of treatment. A new study indicates that many patients feel that such ‘financial toxicity’ is not adequately addressed by their doctors and other clinicians. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

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Preventive measures, early detection and treatment essential to control Hepatitis

KARACHI:National Institute of Liver and GI Diseases (NILGID), constituent institute of Dow University of Health Sciences organized a seminar to commemorate World Hepatitis Day with a theme of Find the Missing Millions to celebrate the World Hepatitis Day. Professor Muhammad Masroor Ahmed, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Dow University of Health Sciences was the Chief Guest at the seminar while experts who spoke on this occasion included Nadeem Syed Hassan Director of NILGID, Prof. Zahid Azam, Dr. Tayyab Usmani, Dr. Hafees Ullah Shaikh, Dr. Abdullah Bin Khalid, Dr. Sabihta Shaikh, Dr. Atif Majeed and Dr. Fakhar Ali Arisar. The seminar was preceded with a Hepatitis Awareness Walk.

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Major Gen. Syed Sarfraz Hussain Hamdani HI (M)

Major General (Prof) Syed Sarfraz Hussain Hamdani former Director – General (Chief Surgeon) of the Armed Forces Medical Services, passed away on the 10th of March 2018. The cause of his death was effects of a Transient Ischemic Attack. He was 87. He was born at Gujrat. He had his early education at Gujranwala and Faisalabad. 

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One-dose-fits-all approach to aspirin is unlikely to be optimal, more tailored strategy is required

Considering a patient's weight might improve aspirin dosing in primary prevention against cardiovascular events and make aspirin effective at preventing stroke in men, a meta-analysis suggested. Low doses of aspirin (75-100 mg) were less effective at reducing cardiovascular events with increasing weight (P=0.0072 for interaction).

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Dr. Zarine Mogal gets outstanding achievement award

KARACHI: At the recently held ILAE – Asia Oceanian Congress of Epilepsy 2018, Pakistan’s efforts in Epilepsy treatment and awareness have been the focus of largest region of the world on the innovative work and achievements. Dr. Zarine Mogal was awarded with the regions ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ in the special welcome ceremony where all the delegates of the region and key members of the ILAE participated. 

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