Sindh Government approves Rs. 800 Million for Rehabilitation of the JPMC

KARACHI: Better communication and co-ordination with the provincial Government of Sindh has been very fruitful with the result that the authorities have approved Rs. 800 Million for the rehabilitation of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre. Depleted Human Resource and financial constraints had been our two major problems so far. At present  seven hundred eight posts are lying vacant while another one hundred Medical Officers and Consultants who went on Ex-Pakistan Leave and never returned are absconding. 

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Poorly controlled Type 2 Diabetes is a worldwide problem- Prof. Zafar Iqbal

DHAKA (BANGLADESH):  Novo Nordisk was one of the major sponsors of Second SAFES SUMMIT 2015 held at Dhaka, Bangladesh from April 24-26. The conference attracted a large number of diabetologists and endocrinologists from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Pakistan. Novo Nordisk also availed this opportunity to launch its new preparation, Ryzodeg a combination of  70% insulin degludec and 30% insulin aspart rDNA origin injection.

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PPMA needs a fully aligned high performance team to achieve its objectives

KARACHI: Until 1960s, Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associaton (PPMA) was a very well knit united body representing the pharmaceutical trade and industry. Mr. S.M. Abbas was the Secretary General who served for a very long time and did exceptionally well to look after the interest of the Pharmaceutical industry. In early 70s with the start of the Generics era, the situation changed dramatically. 

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I have played my innings well and was quite satisfied with my professional achievements

LAHORE: I have played my innings well and was quite satisfied with my professional achievements and accomplishments. I am quite happy and thank God Almighty for all that he gave me. This was stated by Prof. A.H. Nagi an eminent histopathologist currently affiliated with the University of Health Sciences Lahore while talking to Pulse International recently.

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400 million do not have access to essential health services

GENEVA: A World Health Organization and World Bank Group report released last week shows that 400 million people do not have access to essential health services and 6% of people in low- and middle-income countries are tipped into or pushed further into extreme poverty because of health spending.“This report is a wakeup call: It shows that we’re a long way from achieving universal health coverage.

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Hope for patients with chronic wounds

Most wounds clear up by themselves, but some fail to heal and become chronic. An international team of researchers led from Karolinska Institutet, now unveil the important role of so-called microRNAs in regulating skin wound healing, pointing to new therapeutic possibilities for the treatment of hard-to-heal wounds.

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Saudi Arabia has made huge investment in science and technology infrastructure

KARACHI: Prof. Mukhtiar Baig is a distinguished teacher in Clinical Biochemistry. A graduate of Liaquat Medical College (1994) he did his M. Phil from BMSI at JPMC Karachi and later earned PhD from Karachi University. He was in the first batch of MHPE started by Dow University of Health Sciences and qualified in 2012. He served at numerous medical colleges in Pakistan before leaving for Saudi Arabia where at present he is Prof.  of Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Rabigh, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah Saudi Arabia.

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AASLD Updates Guidance for use of Hepatitis C Drugs

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), in partnership with the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and in collaboration with the International Antiviral Society-USA (IAS-USA), created online Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C in 2014 to aid practitioners treating patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). 

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Atco Literary Society’s contribution to promote literature

KARACHI: In the good old days, literary work was sponsored by leading corporate in the shape of different awards like Sir. Adamjee Award, Daud Adabi Award and all writers used to write and submit their work for award consideration. Some other institutions were also supporting literary activities by publishing books and giving different awards for litterateur which ultimately helped to produce lot of literary work in the society.

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New health evidence gives women informed choice about treatment

new Cochrane systematic review published recently on surgery for stress urinary incontinence makes an important contribution to an ongoing debate and will help women to make more informed choices about treatment. Inserting a ‘mid-urethral sling’, a type of tape, to support the muscles of the bladder by either the groin or abdomen results in similar cure rates. 

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War on Trauma

Trauma is a global major health concern and is the second leading cause of death and disability in the age group between 15-44 years.1 According to the Global Annual Road Crash Statistics, nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average of 3,287 deaths per day; an additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled globally.

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Cancer survivors may face unique challenges when trying to adopt

A new study has found that cancer survivors’ options for adoption may be limited by adoption agencies’ policies. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also indicates that a training program for oncology healthcare providers can help them provide valuable information to patients who are making decisions about fertility and adoption.

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