HEC, PM&DC & PAME should collaborate to promote Medical Journalism and research culture-Prof. Arshad Javed

RAWALPINDI: National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) in collaboration with Pakistan Association of Medical Editors (PAME) and Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME) organized a daylong seminar on Medical Journalism in Pakistan which attracted a large number of editors of medical journals from the twin cities of Rawalpindi-Islamabad.

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Medical profession must wake up before it is too late

ISLAMABAD: Medical profession must wake up before it is too late. It has already lost control of the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council which now in the interim set up is headed by a retired Judge of the Supreme Court simply because it elected incompetent, dishonest and intellectually corrupt leadership to run and manage the affairs of the council. It had been virtually converted in to Private Medical & Dental Colleges Council rather than the PM&DC. 

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Endocrinology units should be established at all medical colleges/universities

LAHORE: No surgeon is ever interested in doing amputation surgery for diabetic foot. Early diagnosis of diabetic foot, timely management including debridement and patient education is extremely important. This was stated by Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal Vice Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Medial University while inaugurating the NADEP (National Association of Diabetes Educators of Pakistan) Diabetes Foot Congress 2018 held here at Lahore from August 10-12th 2018.

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If we cannot enjoy what we do, we cannot reach at the top Happiness is a choice-Mr. Sohail Zindani

KARACHI: Usually it is taught that one should work hard which leads to success which make us happy. However, one should reconstruct this formula to first be happy then work hard and become successful. When we work and be happy we can generate world-class results. This was stated by Mr Sohail Zindani, a renowned leadership consultant and motivational speaker in a two-hour session of ‘Happiness Workout’ organized by “Institute of Leadership Excellence” at Dow University of Health Sciences on August 15, 2018.

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Punjab Healthcare Commission’s Resolve against quackery

The establishment of the Punjab Healthcare Commission (PHC) in 2011 determined the resolve of the Punjab government to bring the health sector under the legal ambit. Not that the health industry was operating without rules or regulations, but the absence of an overarching body with judicatory powers had paved way for professional lapses and the penetration of unethical medical practices and untrained doctors. 

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Needle Stick Injuries should be prevented following SOPs-Prof. Raheel Sikandar

HYDERABAD: Healthcare Professionals should follow the Standard Operative Procedures to prevent Needle Stick Injuries (NSIs) which will not only prevent hepatitis spread but also ensure patient safety. This was stated by Prof. Raheel Sikandar, Prof. of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Hyderabad. She was performing the Otsuka Lucky Draw in connection with their ongoing campaign against spread of hepatitis and other infectious diseases here on August 30, 2018. 

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