Dental Education has remained neglected in Pakistan for several years- Prof. Zafar Ullah Chaudhry

KARACHI: Dental education in Pakistan has remained neglected for several years. Future in dentistry lies in specialization hence the dental graduates should go for specialization. This was stated by Prof.Zafar Ullah Chaudhry President of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan. He was speaking at the 19th annual convocation of Fatima Jinnah Dental College held on February 25th 2016 where he was invited as a chief guest. Vice Chancellor of University of Karachi Prof. Muhammad Qaiser was Guest of Honour on this occasion and the convocation was largely attended by faculty members of Fatima Jinnah Dental College as well as from other dental colleges in the city besides graduating students and their parents.

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PAME Third National conference scientific programme finalized

LAHORE: Dr. Jamshed Akhtar Chairman of the scientific committee of the Pakistan Association of Medical Editors Third National Conference being held at University of Health Sciences Lahore from April 1-2, 2016 has almost finalized an interesting scientific programme. There will be two pre-conference workshops on March 31st in the afternoon from 2.00 to 5.00 PM at UHS campus and the conference will start in the morning of April 1st. The first session which will start at 9.00 AM sharp had been devoted to “What PAME, EMAME and WHO can do for the Editors” will be moderated by Dr. Jamshed Akhtar General Secretary of PAME. 

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UHS should take a leadership role in health sector preparing doctors, health professionals to serve the Nation

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, has said that University of Health Sciences should take a leadership role in health sector and prepare doctors and other health professional with an aim to serve the nation. The world had entered into a knowledge revolution and the government is determined to make Pakistan one of the top 25 economics of the world in next 10 years.  He was speaking atan award distribution ceremony held at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) last month.

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PPMA urges Govt. to review its Irrational Drug Pricing Policy

KARACHI: Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association has urged the Government to restrict price control to Essential Drugs only as per list prepared by the WHO and allow Pharma industry to fix prices of other drugs. It has also offered to mediate between the Government and the Multinational pharmaceutical companies as regards controversy over drug prices provided the Government is prepared to review its Drug Pricing powers. 

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Studies of placental DVH fractals could help define placental growth

“The distal villous hypoplasia (DVH) pattern is connected to fetal growth restriction of the placenta, potentially offering a new approach to placental evaluation. As corresponding author David Grynspan explains, Growth restriction of a fetus in pregnancy has health implications for the fetus that could be lifelong—and for the mother in subsequent pregnancies. Aside from its clinical significance, our study helps shed light on the deeper mathematical aesthetic behind humanity’s unique mother–child interface.

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First do no harm Policy should be adopted by Healthcare providers- Dr. Saeed Minhas

KARACHI: First do no harm policy should be adopted by our healthcare providers especially in emergency and accidental cases which aggravate the condition of the patients if not managed properly.  Healthcare professionals including nurses and paramedics needs to be constantly reminded to uphold professional ethics. Safety of the patients should be our first priority and each one of us should try to do our best to come up to the patients expectations.

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Tareen’s Understanding Psychiatry: An excellent book for medical students and Trainees in Psychiatry

LAHORE: Tareen’s (Prof. I.A.K. Tareen and Prof. Khalida Ijaz Tareen) is a wonderful couple who have contributed a great deal in their own spheres in the field of Psychiatry in Pakistan. Prof. I. A. K Tareen FRC Psych retired as Professor and Head of the Academic Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences from King Edward Medical College while Prof. Khalida Ijaz Tareen was the pioneer of Child Psychiatry in Pakistan who founded the Dept. of Child Psychiatry at May Hospital affiliated with King Edward Medical College, Lahore. 

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Teacher’s Assessment Training at the Army Medical College Rawalpindi

Teachers’ role in imparting education is most crucial. As doctors’ deal with the lives of the people, medical education has added importance. In order to improve teachers’ training/education, ‘Teachers assessment program’ was carried out at the Army Medical College. I would like to narrate the teachers’ assessment process adopted and practiced successfully at the Army Medical College Rawalpindi initiated during 1989 when I took over as the Principal/Dean of the Army Medical College Rawalpindi and Dean of the Medical Faculty Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad.

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Poorest countries in the World missing out on surgery

GENEVA: The volume of surgery has increased globally over the last decade but wide disparities in access to surgery persist between rich and poor countries, according to a study published in the latest issue of Bulletin of the World Health Organization. The authors, based in the United States of America, found that an estimated 312.9 million operations took place globally in 2012, an increase of 38% from the estimated 226.4 million operations that occurred in 2004.

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Neuro-spinal and Cancer Care Institute - NCCI

The M. Hashim Memorial Trust-(MHMT) was established and registered with the Government of Sindh in 1990 to serve humanity and determined to serve the community by offering free complete cancer treatment to the underprivileged cancer patients. We are providing consultation surgical treatment or biopsy, stereotactic radio-surgery & radio-therapy and chemotherapy.

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If you do not have anything to do, “Write a Book”

It is estimated that a large number of Books have been published in the world out of which 2200000 were published from 1990 to 2014. China published 440000, USA 304000 India 90000 and Pakistan3811 books in one year. There is no exact data how many medical books are published in Pakistan. Prof. Ghani and Prof. Elahi Bukhsh, were the first healthcare professionals who wrote books on ENT and Medicine respectively.

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How local neighborhoods can raise your obesity risk

Where you live and how you view your neighborhood is strongly related to your health behaviour and your risk of developing obesity, according to research published this week. A cross-European team of researchers have reported the results of a four-year  study which investigated the nature of local neighborhoods using self-reported perceptions of the environment and objective measures based on Google Street View, along with estimates of individual health behaviour and social integration and community support.

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