Quackery cannot be abolished unless effective healthcare is generally available easily accessible and reasonably affordable
KARACHI: We have laws against rape, robbery and theft but we have not been able to abolish any one of them. Merely making laws without being able to implement them will not serve any purpose. We cannot abolish quackery by mere making laws unless effective healthcare is generally available, easily accessible and reasonably affordable. We also need to keep in mind the economic factor, the socio cultural environment, the existing infrastructure and the available facilities.
Govt. should aim at comprehensive immunization, vaccination against infectious, communicable diseases including polio
ISLAMABAD: It is the incompetence and inefficiency of the federal as well as provincial health departments that we have so far failed to control polio and Pakistan is one of the three countries in the world where polio cases are still being found. Lack of proper planning, lack of adequate monitoring and accountability at every level coupled with the unwilling workers involved with the EPI programmes has resulted in the situation in which Pakistan finds itself today.
GENEVA: The World Health Assembly, the world’s health policy-making body, opened its 67th Session with the election of Dr Roberto Tomas Morales Ojeda, Cuba’s Minister of Public Health, as its new president. Five vice-presidents were also appointed from Bahrain, Congo, Fiji, Lithuania, and Sri Lanka, representing their respective regions.
KARACHI: Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad Chairman of Higher Education Commission has commended the initiative taken by the College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan in initiating Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development programme for its Fellows. Inaugurating the programme formally at the first day of Charter Day Celebrations at CPSP.
KARACHI: The main aim of celebrating the CPSP Charter Day from May 19th to 21st 2014 was to do some self audit, recognize and appreciate the contributions of the Founder Fellows and prepare the young fellows to realize their duties and responsibilities. This was stated by Prof. Zafar Ullah Chaudhry President of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan.
Imamia Medics International meeting at Barbados during August 2014 to focus on preventing, treating NCDs
BARBADOS: Imamia Medics International is organizing its next conference at Hotel Hilton Barbados during August 2014 says a communication received from Prof. Shabih H. Zaidi. The programme includes academic sessions for a wide range of healthcare professionals.
GENEVA: Dr Christine Kaseba-Sata, First Lady of Zambia (WHO Goodwill Ambassador against gender-based violence) and Melinda Gates, co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation addressed delegates at the World Health Assembly this afternoon.
LAHORE: How many healthcare professionals are properly trained and competent to undertake various interventional procedures in Pakistan? How many healthcare establishments in Pakistan have adequate facilities? How many un-necessary angiographies, angioplasties and stenting, laparoscopic surgeries, assisted reproductive techniques, endoscopies, colonoscopies, FESS, are being performed in Pakistan without any indication?
ISLAMABAD: The 23rd international convention of PIMA was held on April 5 to 6 at Jinnah convention centre Islamabad. It was attended by more than 2000 delegates from Pakistan, with delegates from Bangladesh, America, Malaysia, Indonesia and Afghanistan. The basic aim of this 2-day convention was to enlighten doctors with up-to-date knowledge in various fields of medicine, and to guide doctors on character building according to Islamic principles entailed in the Quran and Sunnah.
LAHORE: Dr. Anwar Ahmad Bugvi who graduated from King Edward Medical College retired from the Provincial Health Department after a long distinguished service in 2006. He along with his wife Khanum Farhat Ahmad Bugvi visited Islamic Republic of Iran for eleven days in 2007. Dr.Bugvi has compiled his observations about Iran during his visit which is extremely informative.
There are many misconceptions and unknowns about premature ejaculation in the medical community and the general population. Two papers, both being published simultaneously in Sexual Medicine and The Journal of Sexual Medicine, provide much-needed answers that could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment for affected men.
MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA): The World Heart Federation is dedicated to leading the global fight against cardiovascular diseases (CVD) – including heart disease and stroke. It works to build global commitment to addressing cardiovascular health, generates and exchanges ideas, shares best practice, advances scientific knowledge to tackle cardiovascular disease.
PESHAWAR: A three days conference on medical education was organized by Khyber Medical University (KMU) on Medical Education & Research which was held here recently. The theme of the conference was Integration leading to excellence.
KARACHI: Needle stick injury is awell recognized professional hazard among Healthcare Professionals and in spite of awareness still cases of NSIs are being reported. Hepatitis is increasing very rapidly in our country and healthcare providers are always at high risk of getting hepatitis B or C due to needle stick injuries. Pricking of I.V infusion bottles is one of the major causes of hepatitis spread.
Glimpses of PAME Second National Conference 2014