Pak-China MEDCONG opens new avenues for increased collaboration between Pakistan and China in Health Sector

KARACHI: After the commencement of work on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor which will go a long way in further cementing friendly relations between China and Pakistan, avenues for further co-operation between the two countries in other fields has also brightened up. Pakistan Medical Association took an initiative to organize the First ever Pakistan China Medical Congress named as Pak-China MEDCONG at a local hotel from January 8-10th 2016 which attracted a large number of healthcare professionals.  The organizers had chalked out an elaborate interesting scientific programme spread over numerous plenary sessions and symposia on different disciplines of medicine.

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Speakers highlight historical background of terrorism in the world

LAHORE: Although terrorism is nowadays often associated with Muslims but before the attack on the twin towers in the United States on September 11, 2001, the worst case of a terrorist atrocity inside the United States was committed by a Christian fundamentalist Timothy McVeigh who participated in the bombing of the Alfred P.Murrah federal building in Oklahoma city in 1995 in which 168 people died and hundreds were injured. This was stat4ed by Dr. Ali Hashmi Consultant Psychiatrist at KEMU.

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Interesting scientific programme being finalized for RCP regional meeting at Lahore on Feb. 26-28, 2016

LAHORE: The International medical Conference is being organized by the Royal College of Physicians of London and Azra Naheed Medical College/ Superior University Lahore from 26-28 February 2016.  The organizing committee has chalked out an interesting scientific programme for the conference which features numerous guest speakers from RCP UK besides presentations from delegates form Pakistan.

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Proceedings of 13th Annual conference of Pakistan Endocrine Society

KARACHI: Pakistan Endocrine Society organized its 13th annual conference at Karachi from December 18-21st 2015 which attracted endocrinologists from all over the country besides few guest speakers from overseas. In the first plenary session, Dr. Selim Jambart spoke on breaking the cycle of OAD failure with Novel Multi-benefit Diabetes Management approach. He discussed in detail the pathophysiological approach to treat patients with new drugs, main pathophysiologic defect in Type 2 diabetes mellitus. For hepatic glucose reduction, Metformin, he said was a good drug.

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1639 CABG performed, 65,399 patients managed at OPD during 2015

MULTAN: One thousand six hundred thirty nine surgeries were performed and sixty five thousand three hundred ninety nine patients were examined in the Out Patients Department of 280-Bed CPE Institute of Cardiology Multan during the year 2015. According to Dr. Rana Altaf Ahmad Director of the Institute   two thousand two hundred thirty seven angiographies were performed during the same period while seven hundred sixty one patients had free stenting and most of the stents used were Drug Eluting Stents, he added.

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443 Doctors awarded FCPS and 63 MCPS at CPSP 49th Convocation

RAWALPINDI: The 49th Convocation of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan was held in Islamabad in which 443 doctors were awarded fellowship and 63 memberships. Dr. Kishwar Ali was awarded Prof. Zafar Ullah Chaudhry Gold Medal in the subject of surgery. Brig. Azad Ali Azad was awarded the MCPS in Health Professions Education (HPE). Prof. Zafar Ullah Chaudhry, President, CPSP, conferred honorary fellowship upon General Raheel Sharif Chief of Army Staff. This is the 4th honorary fellowship awarded during the last 53 years.

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200-Bed State of the Art Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute being established at Lahore

LAHORE: Construction work is progressing satisfactorily at the 200-Bed State of the Art Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute being established at Educational city in Lahore spread over an area of fifty acres of land provided by the Government of Punjab. The first phase of the institute which will have 200 beds is likely to be completed in 2017. Eventually this healthcare facility will consist of 800 beds hospital, extendable to 1500 beds, whichis expected to set a benchmark in the healthcare sector of Pakistan and to raise the overall standards of the provision of health facilities in the country.

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