Medical Education in Pakistan has transformed into an industry

KARACHI:  We in Pakistan has made mockery of Health and Education. Medical Education in Pakistan has transformed into an industry. We see mushroom growth of medical and dental colleges being established in the private sector which are not for Pakistanis but for expatriates who can pay exorbitant fees in US dollars. Health and Education is the basic right of every Pakistani.  At least up to Matric education should be free and the students should be provided free books, uniform, proper accommodation and one meal. Health in Pakistan is becoming a luxury.  Provision of safe drinking water, proper sanitation, immunization and accommodation makes a Nation and Society Healthy. 

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Structured training programme enables PMC students to bag 19 out of 23 Distinctions in Medicine

FAISALABAD: It is not uncommon to hear allegations that medical teachers in public sector medical colleges do not come in time and leave soon in the afternoon. They do not concentrate on teaching as well as patient are but it may be true in some cases but one cannot generalize this as there are quite a few exceptions. A recent visit to Allied Hospital the affiliated teaching hospital for Punjab Medical College Faisalabad proved it so. During this unscheduled visit,  It was heartening to note that  soon after one batch of medical students had finished their class at about 12.30 in the afternoon, the other batch of students were taken in by another faculty member after half an hour.

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NICVD performs a record 3,500 primary angioplasties in eleven months

KARACHI: National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NCVD) the premier tertiary cardiac center in the country has performed a record three thousand five hundred primary angioplasties during the last eleven months. It has also embarked on ambitious expansion programme whereby it has signed MOU with the Sindh Government to establish Satellite Cardiac Centers at Tando Mohammad Khan and Larkana in the first phase and at Nawabshah, Khairpur and Sukkur in the second phase.

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JPOA in collaboration with POA and PharmEvo organizes workshop on Medical Writing at CMCH Larkana

LARKANA: Journal of Pakistan Orthopaedic Association in collaboration with Pakistan Orthopaedic Association and PharmEvo organized a day long workshop on scientific paper writing at Dept. of Orthopaedics, CMCH Larkana on April 30th 2016.  Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid Chief Editor of Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences and Secretary of Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME) was the workshop facilitator which was attended by over thirty orthopaedic surgeons and postgraduates not only from CMCH Larkana but medical colleges from Khairpur and Sukkur.

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Experts highlight safety and efficacy of Low Dose Aspirin Therapy in reducing morbidity and mortality in various medical disorders

SARGODHA & FAISALABAD: Pakistan Aspirin Foundation in its Continuing Medical Education programme organized Panel Discussions on Medial Uses of Aspirin at Sargodha on April 20th and at Faisalabad on April 21st 2016.  The meeting at Sargodha was chaired by Prof. Siddique the senior most physician in the city while the meeting at Faisalabad was presided over by Prof. Abdul Hafeez Chaudhry a well-known cardiac physician.

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POA helps establish a Seminar Room at Dept. of Orthopaedics at CMCH Larkana

LARKANA: Pakistan Orthopaedic Association (POA) has helped the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Chandka Medical College Hospital, Larkana to establish an air-conditioned Seminar Room in the department which is equipped with audiovisual aids including multimedia for presentations. The seminar room has a seating capacity for thirty people although it can also accommodate up to forty participants if need be. The project so far, it is learnt, has cost sixty lacs rupees of which forty lacs were provided by the Pakistan Orthopaedic Association. 

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3400 facilities run by Quacks made dysfunctional by PHC

LAHORE: The Punjab Healthcare Commission has identified managerial attitude as major factor towards poor quality service delivery in the Review and Coordination Committee meeting with Punjab Health Department. The meeting was held on May 5th 2016. 

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