Those opting for employment under MTI shall cease to be Civil Servants

Lahore: The present PTI Government which is very fond of Governing the country through Ordinances rather than after getting the legislation passed in the Parliament and the Provincial Assemblies after in depth discussions and feedback from members of these houses, has now issued “The Punjab Medical Teaching Institutions (Reforms) Ordinance 2019 on September 02, 2019 which comes into force at once.

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Proceedings of Workshop on Children in a Digital World

Today’s children are ‘digital natives’, who have grown up surrounded by digital information and various screens (TV, Computers, mobiles, tablets to name a few). However, there have been growing concerns of impact of screen time on the health and development of young people.

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Patient Safety at the Heart of PHC’s Standards

While there is no empirical research on the healthcare burden associated with medical errors in Pakistan, global statistics quoted by the World Health Organization are alarming. Every year, 134 million adverse events occur due to unsafe care in hospitals in low and middle income countries, contributing to 2.6 million deaths.

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Excerpts from Random Musings By Alaf Khan-V

The 23 years of life in these two institutions were a gardening interlude for planting, pruning, grooming and harvesting a generation of young professionals. Lecturing to the undergraduates and teaching them at the bedside were elating moments.

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The Punjab Medical Teaching Institutions Reforms Bill (PMTI) 2019

Health care delivery is an ever expanding and always changing system. It can never remain static and stagnant. It is the basic need of people and must strive to provide health relief to the tax payers of the country.

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Elimination of Hepatitis-C is going to be a medical miracle -Prof. Hamid Saeed

SWAT: With the likely elimination of Hepatitis-C, there is a medical miracle in the making. This was stated by Prof. Hamid Saeed from Aga Khan University Karachi while making a presentation on Hepatitis-C Updates during the fourth scientific session at Pakistan Society of Internal Medicine Mid-Summer conference held here recently.

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All new anti diabetic agents should have cardiovascular safety- Prof. Azizur Rehman

SWAT: The third scientific session during the PSIM Mid-Summer meeting at Swat was devoted to Cardio metabolic Diseases. It was chaired by Prof.M.Akbar Chaudhry along with Prof. Zafar Iqbal Chaudhry, Prof. Mumtaz Marwat while Dr.Nabeel Akbar was the moderator.

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Symposium on Role of Combination Therapy in Treatment of Hypertension

SWAT: Globally the prevalence of hypertension is increasing and a vast majority of the people suffering from it do not know about it. One of the studies showed that 46.4% of patients are aware of their hypertension and 40.6% are treated while only 13.1% are controlled.

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Medics International to hold its Silver Jubilee Conference in Pakistan

KARACHI: Medics International is holding a Global Summit which is also coinciding with its Silver Jubilee Conference and the 10th Annual International conference in Pakistan during December 2019.

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Study discovers abnormal expression of genes in psychopathy

The expression of many genes that have previously been associated with autism is abnormal also in violent psychopathy, a new study shows. The researchers used stem cell technology to analyze the expression of genes and proteins in the brain cells of psychopathic violent offenders.

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Most modern 150-Bed Cardiac Center set up at QAMC Bahawalpur at a cost of Rs. 560 Million

BAHAWALPUR: Heart is the life line of the body so is a well-equipped cardiac center for a teaching institute. Newly commissioned Cardiac Center at Quaid-e Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur is a state of the art Cardiac care facility built at a cost of Rs.1707.684 Million,

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Speak Up for Patient Safety

No one should be harmed when receiving healthcare. Safe healthcare service delivery forms the first pillar of high-quality patient care, a basic patient right that lays foundation of medical practice through doctrine of ‘first do no harm’.

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