Putting Quality Management System in place will ensure quality

KARACHI: Center for Executive Education at Institute of Business Administration Karachi organized a seminar focusing up gradation of current Good Manufacturing Practices in the Pharma Industry on Saturday October 22, 2016. It was very well attended by representatives from the Pharmaceutical industry. Ms. Bilquis Yasmeen in her presentation on current Good Manufacturing Practices- leading to Process Excellence discussed at length the challenges in the area, regulatory trends and how to move forward in the current situation. It was followed by interactive discussion. 

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Most complaints against doctors relates to their Attitude, Behavour and not Competence

LAHORE: There has been an overall deterioration in moral values in the society which has its impact on everything. However, medicine is a profession which has its own norm, callings and requirements and those entering this profession must realize its importance.  Most complaints against the healthcare professionals in general and doctors in particular relate to their attitude and behavour rather than their competence.  It is extremely painful to see that the premier medical institutions of the sub-continent like King Edward Medical College now upgraded as University and its affiliated Mayo Hospital remains in the news all the time not for anything good but getting negative publicity all the time.

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Some rectal prolapse do need abdominal Operation-Prof. Robin Phillips

KARACHI: On September 21st, the Third Day of the Surgical Week for Colorectal Diseases at JPMC Prof. Robin Phillips the noted colorectal surgeon from St. Mark’s Hospital UK talked about Rectal Prolapse and Incontinence. He pointed out that arterial tethering and sigmoid redundancy helps choose the procedure. He showed a full thickness rectal prolapse in an eighty five years old lady in whom Delorme’s procedure had failed. Rectal prolapse could be complete, mucosal, internal or solitary ulcer.

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ISC delegation from Iran visits CPSP Regional Center Lahore

LAHORE: Dr. M. J. Dehghani President Islamic World Science Citation Center and Dr.Ali Ghazni Vice President of Regional Information Center for Science and Technology from ISC in Shiraz from Islamic Republic of Iran visited the Regional Center of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan on October 24, 2016 during their recent visit to Pakistan. They were accompanied by Prof. Maj.Gen. Mohammad Aslam Vice Chancellor of University of Health Sciences, Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid Chief Editor of Professional Medical Publications who was   co-coordinating their visit to Pakistan.

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Medical Editors taking keen interest in improving quality and standard of their Journals

ISLAMABAD: There are over one hundred fifty biomedical journals published from Pakistan but only three medical journals have got Impact Factor and they are covered by PubMed or PubMed Central while the other journals are still struggling to improve their standard. Publishing a good quality peer reviewed medical journal from developing countries including Pakistan is not financially viable and the editors are faced with numerous problems. Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME) ever since its inception has been trying to help the Editors overcome some of their problems finding a solution besides improving their professional capabilities by organizing Workshops and Training Courses from time to time.

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Pricking IV infusion bottle is a chronic habit with HCPs which needs to change-Dr. M. Farooq Mamji

KARACHI: Pricking of infusion bottle is still very common practice in our healthcare facilities. It is chronic habit which will take time to change and it needs change of thoughts of healthcare providers. Healthcare professionals including nurses and paramedics needs to be constantly reminded to follow standard operating procedures to avoid complications. This was stated by Dr. Mohammad Farooq Mamji Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Dow University of Health Sciences & Civil Hospital Karachi.

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Psychological First Aid is a modular approach to reduce initial distress-Farid Aslam Minhas

RAWALPINDI: The Institute of Psychiatry, WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Training and Research, Benazir Bhutto Hospital organized a meeting to celebrate the World Mental Health Day.  The speakers included Prof. Malik H. Mubbashar, Prof. Farid Aslam Minhas, Prof. Mowadat H. Rana and others. This year's theme was “Psychological & Mental Health First Aid for all". As part of our daily lives we may inevitably encounter individuals who have experienced traumatic sufferings.

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