CPSP should be proud of its accomplishments but must plan to face the challenges ahead

KARACHI: College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan should be proud of its accomplishments so far i.e. safeguarding its independence and credibility, holding of all the examinations on schedule and providing an opportunity to the postgraduates of cost effective postgraduate training and examination, interlinking all the Regional Centers with Video conferencing facility, improving the facilities being provided to the postgraduates including easy accessibility, receptive attitude and willing to solve their problems, resolve hardships, providing them opportunities of training overseas at sate of the art healthcare facilities besides post fellowship training opportunities just to mention a few.

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Can the Sindh Govt. run and manage institutions like JPMC, NICVD and NICH efficiently?

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party government has just completed its five years term but its performance has been very dismal and disappointing. Apart from allegations of mega financial scandals and corruption some of which were taken up by the higher judiciary, it can also take the credit of destroying a large number of state institutions. Now it appears that PPP has decided to take the credit for destroying the institution named after the Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah the premier postgraduate medical institution of the country like JPMC as well.

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Young doctor’s activities are bringing bad name to the medical profession whose public image is already at its lowest ebb

LAHORE: Activities of the young doctors like going on strike every other day on one pretext or the other, closing the healthcare facilities and depriving the poor who avail the facilities of these healthcare institutions, misbehaving and even beating, torturing their senior professional colleagues which has been shown on the electronic media quite often is bringing a bad name to the medical procession as a whole.

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Shahbaz Sharif assures funding for educational workshops for trainers and trainees of CPSP

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif has assured to provide funding for educational workshops for Trainers and Trainees of the CPSP. He was speaking at the 47th Convocation of CPSP held here recently. He further stated that their government has kept health on top priority. He commended the role of CPSP saying that it was producing high quality specialists.

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66th World Health Assembly closes with concern over new global health threat

GENEVA: After seven days of intense discussions, the 66th World Health Assembly (WHA) concluded with agreement on a range of new public health measures and recommendations aimed at securing greater health benefits for all people, everywhere. In all, 24 resolutions and 5 decisions were adopted by the nearly 2000 delegates representing the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Member States.

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Cost of treatment should always be considered while prescribing drugs-Prof. Yakoob Ahmedani

KARACHI: Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) organized a symposium on cardio metabolic syndrome at JPMC on June 9th 2013. The scientific programme was spread over two session, the first was devoted to diabetes while the second one to cardiovascular diseases. Speaking in the brief inaugural session Dr. Misbahul Aziz President PIMA said that PIMA has eighty six local units, four thousand doctors are its members in addition to three hundred five female physicians.

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WHO calls for 100% voluntary blood donors

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has called upon all countries to obtain 100% of their supplies of blood and blood products from voluntary unpaid blood donors by 2020.The need for blood and blood products is increasing every year, and many patients requiring life-saving transfusion do not have timely access to safe blood and blood products.

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Emerging double threat of childhood obesity and undernutrition in low and middle income countrie

GENEVA: Many low- and middle-income countries are neglecting overweight and obesity as major health threats, with policies in place to tackle under-nutrition, but lack policies to halt the growing burden of diseases due to the rise of overweight, and obesity, according to new information released by WHO recently.

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Uneven progress reported in expanding pregnancy & delivery care in Developing World

GENEVA: Each year, an estimated 287,000 women worldwide die from pregnancy-related causes, and approximately three million newborns do not survive past the first 28 days of life. The majority of these deaths occur in developing countries at or around the time of delivery, and result from treatable conditions that could be prevented with adequate care. However, more than a third of women in the developing world do not give birth in a health facility that has properly trained staff and adequate equipment.

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Doctors report 50% hearing loss among cellphone users

MUMBAI: Excessive use of cellphones can cause the deadliest of health hazards among users, from hearing loss to neuro-endocrine disruption, hormonal imbalance and cancer. Over the last decade, cellular phone usage has grown exponentially with the introduction of new communication systems and newer and smaller phone models.

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Early results for aortic aneurysm stent offer optimism for future treatment

Journal of Endovascular Therapy – The continuing quest for less invasive procedures to treat aortic diseases has found new promise in a multilayer flow modulator stent. This new technique has been used as treatment for thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) in 243 patients enrolled in a worldwide registry.

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ABLADE’ Project to focus on Lasers on Bladder Cancer

DUNDEE: Bladder cancer is one of the most common forms of the disease – particularly among the over-60s – and one of the hardest to diagnose and treat.Now a new European-wide project co-ordinated by the University of Dundee, working with industrial partners, is to examine whether advanced laser techniques can be used to both detect and treat the disease.

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