Gaps and lapses of serious nature in healthcare needs to be identified and corrected- Shahbaz Shareef

LAHORE: There are gaps and lapses of serious nature in our healthcare set up which needs to be identified and corrected. I have no doubt in the competence of our healthcare professionals who successfully fought the epidemic of Dengue Fever which was eliminated from the province. With the help, support and encouragement of the government, we can have one of the best healthcare set up in the region. If countries like Cuba with not much resources and Islamic Republic of Iran can have excellent health services, why we cannot have that. It may be a bit difficult but certainly not beyond our reach if we all work with devotion and dedication.

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Speakers call for upholding professional ethics by Medical Profession and Pharma Industry

KARACHI: Leadership of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center and members of the organizing committee of 51st annual symposium deserve to be commended for selecting “Ethical Medical Practice” as a theme for this year’s symposium. Unethical medical practices by some doctors and medical conference organizers are bringing lot of bad name to the doctor’s community. Similarly unethical marketing practices by the Pharma industry bribing the doctors to generate sales by influencing their prescribing practices has now crossed all limits.

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PAME Third National Conference at UHS Lahore from April 1-2, 2016

LAHORE: Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME) in collaboration with Health Research Advisory Board is organizing its Third National Conference at University of Health Sciences Lahore from April 1-2, 2016. Prof. Maj. Gen. M. Aslam Vice Chancellor of UHS is the chairman of the organizing committee which includes Dr. Fatema Jawad and Dr. Jamshed Akhtar President and General Secretary of PAME respectively along with others.

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Exposure to noise during pregnancy increases risk of hearing dysfunction in children

A recently published study from the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) at KarolinskaInstitute in Sweden shows that exposure to noise during pregnancy can damage the child’s hearing, with an 80 percent increase in risk in occupational environments with particularly high decibel levels. The results strongly indicate that pregnant women should not be exposed to loud noise.

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126 medical teachers complete Certificate Course in Medical Education at UHS

LAHORE: It is important to invest in the training of local health professionals and constantly update their skills so that they are capable of meeting the health challenges faced by Pakistan. This was stated by Prof. Malik H. Mubbashar Board of Governors member of UHS while addressing the certificate distribution ceremony at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) on December 07, 2015. Medical Education was a strand of medicine that focused on these very areas – providing training and continuous professional development to health practitioners

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Prof. Khalida Adeeb Khanum Akhtar FRCS, FRCOG (1935-2015)

Professor Khalida Adeeb Khanum Akhtar a leading Gynecologist and Obstetrician, an outstanding teacher, prolific writer, researcher, mentor, artist and above all an exceptional human being passed away on 16th Oct 2015. The cause of death was pneumonia leading to multi organ failure.

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Younger generation needs to be educated about objectives of creation of Pakistan

KARACHI: Eminent intellectuals at 9th Quaid-e-Azam Qaumi Conference at Baqai Medical University have urged the nation and the youth to understand the historic perspective and objectives of creating Pakistan and also educate the young generation about the visionary charismatic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam as well as his philosophy.

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Education of Paramedics and Nurses is important to control infections ­- Dr. Farha Idris Rehmani

KARACHI: Healthcare professionals including nurses and paramedics needs to be constantly reminded to uphold professional ethics and follow the standard operating procedures. Safety of the patients should be our toppriority and we should try to do our best to come up to the patients expectations. Education of paramedics including nurses and General practitioners working in peripheral areas is very important to control infections.

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Working as a Surgeon in a Peripheral Hospital

I am a retired professor of surgery. After retirement I thought that I should go to periphery and serve the most neglected people of the country. Pakistan is an agricultural country where most of the population live in the rural area. But most of the good health care facilities, Government or private are situated in the big cities and towns. 

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Treatment strategy protects children who receive liver transplants from Hepatitis B–infected donors

Researchers have found that a prophylaxis treatment can prevent new-onset hepatitis B in children who receive liver transplants from donors who were previously infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) but had successfully cleared the virus. The findings are published in Liver Transplantationa journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

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