We must train and provide skilled birth attendants, shift funding from curative Services to preventive programmes

KARACHI: At the time of independence in 1947; we had less then hundred doctors and only six specialists. Now we have over 150,000 doctors and over 24,000 specialists in 2013. But we have not improved healthcare with the same pace. Up to 1970s we were doing much better but since then we have not improved our parameters. 

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Prof. Iftikhar Ahmad passes away

LAHORE: Prof. Iftikhar Ahmad FRCP, FCPS a noted Physician, former Principal of Allama Iqbal Medical College and King Edward Medical College Lahore passed away on June 1st 2014 at the age of 84. He leaves behind two sons,(Dr. Asif Iftikhar and Dr. Arif Iftikhar) two daughters who are also doctors, his wife and a large number friends and well wishers to mourn his death. May God Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace. Ameen.

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Iron supplements improve anemia, quality of life for women suffering from menorrhagia

A study by researchers from Finland found that diagnosis and treatment of anemia is important to improve quality of life among women with heavy periods. Findings published in Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, a journal of the Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology, suggest clinicians screen for anemia and recommend iron supplementation to women with heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia). 

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Baby Shows and Hoardings promoting infant formulas have disappeared through efforts of paediatricians-Prof. A.G. Billoo

KARACHI: Paediatricians have struggled a lot to promote breast feeding and it is because of their efforts that we now do not see any Baby Shows and Hoardings promoting infant formulas all over the country. This also shows that laws have their own importance. Government failures are there but our failings are there too. We should promote public-private partnership in health and appreciates the good work being done by various Non Governmental Organizations.

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Residents must be told about their strength and weaknesses so that they know how they are progressing in their academic journey-Prof.Gominda

KARACHI: Prof. Zafar Ullah Chaudhry President CPSP made his presentation on “In search of a suitable model of postgraduate medical education in developing countries” at the medical education conference which was part of the CPSP Charter Day Celebrations partly reported in our June 1st 2014 issue. He referred to uncontrolled, ill equipped, under staffed undergraduate medical colleges in the country. 

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Ferozesons group has a mission to provide quality drugs to doctors to earn their trust & improve quality of care besides providing drugs to patients at affordable prices

Until 70s it was the multinational pharmaceutical companies which were ruling the pharmaceutical market in Pakistan with a major share and they continued to do so even in 80s but during that period some new national pharmaceutical companies also started operations. A few national companies which were in the market in 60s and 70s lacked foresight and professional approach. 

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