Keep pace with moving technology and your eyes where world is standing-Adibul Hassan Rizvi

KARACHI: Prof. Adibul Hassan Rizvi Chief of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) was the chief guest at the concluding session of the 12th Surgical Week for Colorectal Diseases at JPMC on 12th October 2017. Speaking at the occasion he urged the participants to keep pace with moving technology and eyes where world is standing. Every human being, he opined has a right to get free healthcare with dignity and it is doable, he remarked. The commended the Master Trainer Prof. Torbjorn Holm from Sweden and Course coordinator Prof. Michael Thompson from England for visiting Pakistan and sharing their knowledge and experience with Pakistani surgeons.

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We need to take up Health System Research which is lacking in Pakistan-Dr. Asad Hafeez

KARACHI: Health System research is lacking in Pakistan and we need to take up this aspect and do some research work. Research is particularly very negligible in the field of pharmacy. I am optimistic that the new leadership of Pharmacists and the Pakistan Society of Health-System Pharmacists will take the profession of pharmacy to greater heights for which we will provide the best environment. 

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Lack of health education aggravates problems faced by the rural population

BUREWALA: Over two hundred patients were examined at Free Medical Camp organized by Mohammad Shafi Education and Welfare Trust (MSEWT) at Chak No. 409 EB, Tehsil Burewala District Vehari on September 21-22nd 2017. Dr. Musarrat Riaz Consultant Diabetologist and Endocrinologist at Baqai Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Baqai Medical University examined these patients during two and a half day with the assistance of local support staff. 

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Essential medicines list: The panacea for ill-treatment

Accessibility of health and as its integral part the medicines is a basic human right enshrined in the Pakistan’s constitution. The un-affordability of medicines is one of the key factor making it inaccessible. Equity in healthcare is basic and essential tenet of medical ethics, in fact the soul of the health-care. These principles have been the guiding force in the development of an essential drug list. 

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Most new antibiotics in pipeline are short term solutions

GENEVA: A report – Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis – launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

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Pakistan needs to make a development plan for Pharmacy Workforce-Henri Manasse

KARACHI: Pakistan needs to develop a plan for training of pharmacy work force. You may need to train two to three kinds of pharmacy professionals to serve in different areas. Do not point fingers at individuals involved in medical errors but try to set the system right as team work is critical to ensure patient safety.  In hospitals, pharmacy clinicians should be preferred. This was stated by Henri R. Manasse Jr Ph.D. Professor and Dean Emeritus at University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. 

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Ensure proper disposal of hospital waste to control Hepatitis, Communicable Diseases-Dr. Shagufta Shafi

KARACHI: All efforts should be made to ensure proper disposal of of hospital waste to control Hepatitis and other Communicable Diseases. All hospitals should have vigilance committees to check the proper disposal of hospital waste so that it cannot be reused. This was stated by Dr. Shagufta Shafi Associate Professor of Medicine at Hamdard Medical University Hospital Karachi. She was performing the Otsuka Lucky draw held at Otsuka Head Office on October 26th, 2017.

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German Scientists Resign from Elsevier Journals’ Editorial Boards

Eight German researchers have announced their resignation from the editorial and advisory boards of a handful of Elsevier’s journals since last Thursday (October 12) to show support for German research institutions as they attempt to establish a new, nationwide licensing agreement with the Dutch publishing giant.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to an Increased Risk of COPD

New research suggests that rheumatoid arthritis may increase the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The findings, which appear in Arthritis Care & Researchindicate that greater vigilance may be needed to protect the respiratory health of individuals with chronic inflammatory conditions.

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WHO DG Dr. Tedros announces his senior leadership team

GENEVA: The new team announced by Director General of WHO last week includes former ministers of health, some of the world’s leading physicians, scientists and researchers, and programmatic experts in universal health coverage, health emergencies, communicable and non-communicable diseases, climate and environmental health, and women’s, adolescents’ and children’s health.

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Sindh Govt. is taking special interest to promote healthcare and medical education-Sikandar Mandhro

KARACHI: Over fifteen hundred undergraduates and postgraduates were presented degrees at the Dow University of Health Sciences convocation held on October 18th 2017. Sindh Health Minister Dr. Sikandar Mandhro was the chief guest on this occasion. The degrees were conferred upon the graduates of MBBS, BDS, Pharmacy, Nursing, Medical Technology, and PhDs and other undergraduate and postgraduates of various disciplines. Position holders were also presented 25 gold medals, 30 bronze medals 29 silver medals.

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