Critical analysis, evaluation of Federal, Provincial Govts. about their performance in Health Sector

KARACHI: It is heartening to note that despite the Dharnas, intrigues, conspiracies, working overtime by the disgruntled politicians and nefarious activities of Jokers who visit Pakistan from time to time, we have the second Parliament and provincial assemblies which have completed their five year term. It is not less than a miracle in a country where democracy has never been allowed to flourish. Credit for this goes not only to the Government which had to work under very difficult circumstances some of which have come to the surface while a lot still remains hidden but the Opposition as well. 

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Six interesting cases presented at Endocrine Clinical Meeting held at BIDE

KARACHI: Case based clinical meetings are a regular feature of Pakistan Endocrine Society, Karachi chapter long before its inception. It all started with a handful of practicing endocrinologists of the city with their trainees as monthly endocrine Journal Club. Over the years it has evolved in a very organized learning experience where people who attend these meetings have a chance to share and learn from the experiences of other fellow endocrinologists. The current meeting was held at Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology (BIDE) in which six interesting cases were presented by endocrine fellows being trained in different institutions of Karachi followed by interactive discussion.

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Six story 385-Bed Surgical Tower built at a cost of Rs. 2.66 Billion to provide state of the art surgical treatment facilities

LAHORE: The Six story 385-Bed State of the Art Surgical Tower built at the Mayo Hospital affiliated with King Edward Medical University at a cost of Rs. 2.66 Billion was formally commissioned last month. This most modern state of the art surgical tower will be a Jewel in the Crown of Mayo Hospital Lahore and yet another gift from the PML-N Government for the people of the province.  Former Chief Minister of Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif who has written history in the development work in all sectors in the province formally inaugurated it on May 18th 2018 and appreciated the health department for ensuring timely and qualitative construction of the project.

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Aspirin reduces Pre-Eclampsia by 24 %. Preterm birth by 14% & intrauterine growth retardation by 20%-Prof. Naela Tarique

LAHORE: Aspirin plays a major role in many Obstetrical and Gynecological conditions. Some important ones include Pre-Eclampsia, Intrauterine Growth Retardation, Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and Deep Vein Thrombosis. This was stated by Prof. Dr. Naela Tarique Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Azra Naheed Medical College. She was participating in the panel discussion on new and emerging indications for Aspirin Therapy during the National Medical Conference organized by AZNMC in collaboration with Pakistan Aspirin Foundation here on April 28, 2018.

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Management plan for CVD should include Aspirin daily, BP control, Cigarette smoking cessation, management of diabetes & pre-diabetes, regular exercise and healthy diet-Prof. Ishaq

LAHORE: Azra Naheed Medical College organized its National Medical Conference in collaboration with Pakistan Aspirin Foundation here on April 28th 2018 at the Superior University Campus. The first scientific session was chaired by Prof. Mahmood Ali Malik along with Maj. Gen. Ashur Khan. The session was moderated by Prof. Zahid Latif. Prof. M. Ishaq from Karachi was the first speaker who talked about epidemic of cardiovascular diseases. Cardiovascular diseases, he said claim more than eighteen million deaths every year which accounts for one third of total global mortality. 

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NUMS celebrates International Nurses Day 2018

RAWALPINDI: National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) celebrated ‘International Nurses Day’ at NUMS’ Secretariat, Rawalpindi on 14th May 20018 to acknowledge and appreciate the arduous role of nurses in delivering quality healthcare services and their tireless commitment to the patients.

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Speakers from different specialties highlight diagnosis and management of Tuberculosis

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Department of Community Medicine at Gomal Medial College recently organized a seminar on TB awareness under the supervision of Dean Gomal Medical Teaching Institution, Dr. Akhtar Munir Gandapur and Dr. Iftikhar Gandapur (Head of Department, Community Medicine) with Dr. Rizwan Baloch as resource person.

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Pakistan’s Sanitation Situation: Need for an urgent action

Last year, Pakistan was placed at the tenth position from the bottom in the world sanitary index of nations. Indeed, it was pathetic condition. Poor sanitation is one of the major factor for the high incidence for communicable diseases particularly created by oral fecal contamination. Sadly now, Pakistan has been ranked the seventh worst country - sinking down three places from the last year. Pakistan is at the bottom of the pile when it comes to the gamut of community health issues. 

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PIMA concerned over malicious campaign

LAHORE: Pakistan Islamic Medical Associate (PIMA) has also taken notice of insulting remarks against Dr. Saeed Akhtar the noted Transplant Surgeon at present heading Pakistan Kidney, Liver Institute and Research Centre at Lahore. In a joint statement issued by Prof. Muhammad Afzal Mian. President, Prof. Khubaib Shahid, General Secretary Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA). Prof. Muhammad Iqbal Khan, Vice Chancellor Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad and Prof Hafiz Ijaz Ahmad consultant Nephrologist, they have stated that professional bodies view the recent trial of Dr. Saeed Akhtar with great anguish. A dedicated professional is ridiculed in media.

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Tobacco and Heart Disease

GENEVA: Tobacco use has declined markedly since 2000, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report, but the reduction is insufficient to meet globally agreed targets aimed at protecting people from death and suffering from cardiovascular and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

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