Pakistan Live had focus on academics, professional ethics, and training of juniors, Nurses and Technicians
KARACHI: Pakistan Live 2017 Interventional Cardiology Workshop had focused on academics, professional ethics and training of juniors, nurses and technicians. Live demonstration from the Cath Labs from overseas and from Pakistan by renowned interventional cardiologists of different interventional procedures provided an excellent opportunity to the participants to learn various techniques. This was stated by Dr. Baheer Hanif, Chairperson of the organizing committee of Pakistan Live 2017 while talking to Pulse International last week.
LAHORE: Chemists and Druggists all over the country went on a strike recently to lodge their protest against the Amendments to Drugs Act by the Punjab Government. The protest also got some support from the drug manufacturers but was there any justification for this strike? According to the amendments to the Drug Act, those selling sub-standard medicines will get punishment for five years jail with Rs. One million fine. Those selling fake medicines will undergo five years imprisonment and Rs. Fifty million fine while those selling medicines without a license will get ten years jail sentence and a fine of Rs. One hundred million.
Until a few culprits get exemplary punishment, unethical practices amongst HCPs cannot be eliminated
LAHORE: The recent reports in the print and electronic media regarding stents and interventional cardiology procedures have brought an immense bad name to the medical profession in general and interventional cardiologists in particular. Videos making rounds on the social media has also done a great damage to the professional integrity and credibility of all those practicing interventional cardiology and it has also shaken the trust of the patients to a great extent. Hence, unless a few black sheep involved in this dirty business get an exemplary punishment, unethical practices among the healthcare professionals cannot be eliminated.
LAHORE: Future of Medical Education in the next Fifty Years and beyond was the topic of the presentation by Prof. Cess van der Vieuten in the First plenary session during the First International Medical Conference organized by Shalamar Medical & Dental College Lahore from February 3-5, 2017. This session was chaired by Prof. Paul Barach along with Dr. Nasir Islam Bhatti and Prof. M.A.Wajid. He discussed in detail the areas of professionalization, assessment and integrated curriculum. He then talked about Problems Based Learning, Outcome based learning and competency based learning. The driver of change, he said, is school based learning and learners are not prepared for healthcare.
CPEIC will appoint full time statistician to help guide researchers to promote research culture and art of Medical Writing-Prof. Rana Altaf
MULTAN: A full time statistician will be appointed at CPE Institute of Cardiology from next month to help researchers in data analysis and data interpretation. This will help the faculty members and postgraduates who are interested in scientific writing. This was announced by Prof.Rana Altaf Executive Director of CPE Institute of Cardiology while speaking at the concluding session of the two day workshops on Medical Writing, Editing and Peer Review organized at the institute on February 15-16, 2017. Mr.Shaukat Ali Jawaid Chief Editor, Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences who is also Secretary of Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME) was the facilitator.
Kidneys are important organs of the body- they perform vital functions. Studies in the USA have shown that more people die due to kidney diseases than cancer of breast and prostate combined. In the United States kidney diseases do not get attention or concerns associated with cardio-vascular and malignant diseases. It is also true in Pakistan
LAHORE: Brig. Waheed uz Zaman Tariq an eminent Virologist was the first speaker during the State of the Art lecture session on February 4, 2017 at the First International Medical Conference organized by Shalamar Medical & Dental College. His presentation was on Current Updates on Viral Infections. Apart from talking about Hepatitis-C, he also referred to the emerging Arbo Viruses. AIDs, he opined, will live with us for some time. Viruses can fly anywhere within twenty four hours even in the remotest parts of the world. He then elaborated factors affecting Arbo viruses, Zika Viruses, Dengue Sand Fly virus. So far there is no antiviral available for chickengunia, he remarked.
KARACHI: Increased awareness is the best option to control hepatitis spread and for this we have to change the mindset of healthcare providers. Proper knowledge about management of various diseases is very important because little knowledge become dangerous. This was stated by Dr. Qurat-Ul-Aman Siddiqui Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gyanecolpogy at Liaquat National Hospital & Medical College, Karachi while performing Otsuka lucky draw held at Otsuka Head Office here on 21st, February 2017. Mr. Hanif Sattar Chief Executive Officer of Otsuka Pakistan, Syed Tariq Shahid, Director Marketing & Sales, Mr. Khalid Munir, Business Unit Head Dr. Talha Senior Medical Advisor Arshad Khan, Mr. Moinuddin Ansari product Manager and some other senior executives from Otsuka were also present on this occasion.
We started our journey in 2006 when we acquired Organon Pakistan. With a humble beginning, our vision was to be among top five Pharmaceutical players of Pakistan. Though it seemed easier said than done, yet we knew it was possible because we firmly believe ‘Limits exist only in the souls of those who do not Dream’. Eleven years later, today, our dream has been realized. We are the sixth largest national company of the country whereas we stand at the 11th position in the Pharmaceutical Sector which includes multinationals as well1. I would like to congratulate and thank every member of the OBS Team on this remarkable achievement!