Ophthalmologists urged to create a balance between High-tech & Community Ophthalmology

KARACHI: South Asia is a poor region with rich history. Our contributions to economy are very little and majority of the population is illiterate. It is an extremely resourceful but poorly managed area, hence mutual assistance was needed among the SAARC countries. We need to make concerted efforts to improve standard of patient care in the region, enhance undergraduate and postgraduate medical educaiotn besides promoting research. This was stated by Prof. Saleh Memon, a well-known ophthalmic Surgeon and Director Projects & Research, Isra Ophthalmic Research & Development Center, Al Ibrahim Eye Hospital Isra Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology. 

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BIDE organized ICDE 2016 calls for extension of diabetes care at primary care level

KARACHI: Prof. Abdul Basit and his team from Baqai Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology(BIDE) affiliated with Baqai Medical University put up a great effort to attract a large number of distinguished speakers from many countries of the world to participate in the International Diabetes and Endocrine Conference 2016 held at Karachi from August 19-21st 2016.

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Health RAB establishes Clinical Research Center at PUMHSW Nawabshah

NAWABSHAH: Health Research Advisory Board (Health RAB) has established a Clinical Research Center at Peoples University of Medical & Health Sciences for Women in Nawabshah to help faculty members, postgraduates and young researchers to promote research culture at this university. A focal person which will work as a facilitator has also been appointed to help authors and researchers. The center was formally inaugurated by Prof. Azam H. Yousfani Vice Chancellor, Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences for Women on August 16th 2016.

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Hostel for students at College of Ophthalmology Funded by Fred Hollows Foundation inaugurated

LAHORE: Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Margaret Adamson and Mr Najam Ahmed Shah Secretary Specialized Health Care and Medical Education Punjab inaugurated new hostel at the College of Ophthalmology & Allied Vision Sciences, Mayo Hospital Lahore on 26TH August, 2016. The hostel will house 250 ophthalmic students, mostly girls from remote areas of Pakistan. Prof Asad Aslam Khan, National Coordinator Prevention & Control of Blindness Program Pakistan, Principal / DG COAVS and Dr. Amjad Shahzad, Medical Superintendent Mayo Hospital Lahore were present.

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Community Oriented Research must be given preference- Prof. Tariq Rafi

KARACHI: Prof. Syed Muhammad Tariq Rafi, Vice Chancellor Jinnah Sindh Medical University has urged the faculty of JSMU to spare some time for research and Community Oriented Research must be given preference. He was speaking at launching ceremony of Abstract Book 2014-2015 and distribution of honorarium Cheques to the faculty members of JSMU for publication of articles in Impact Factor Journals. It was organized by Research Department of JSMU.

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True magnitude of stillbirths, maternal and neonatal deaths underreported

GENEVA: The day of birth is potentially the most dangerous time for mothers and babies. Every year, worldwide, 303 000 women die during pregnancy and childbirth, 2.7 million babies die during the first 28 days of life and 2.6 million babies are stillborn. Most stillbirths and neonatal deaths are preventable with quality health care during pregnancy and childbirth. Nearly all babies who are stillborn and half of all newborn deaths are not recorded in a birth or death certificate, and thus have never been registered, reported or investigated by the health system.

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Peoples University of Medical and Health Sciences for Women (PUMHSW) established in 2011 making steady progress

NAWABSHAH (BENAZIR ABAD): Peoples Party Government in Sindh has established four universities in District Nawabshah which was also renamed sometime back as Shaheed Benazir Abad. These include Quaid-e-Awam University, Benazir Bhutto University, and Veterinary university in Skrand besides Peoples University of Medical & Health Sciences for Women commonly known as PUMHSW.  It was late Mr. Z. A. Bhutto who in 1974 had announced establishing two new medical colleges in Sindh province when late Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi was the Sindh Chief Minister. One of these colleges was at Nawabshah exclusively for girls and it was named as Peoples Medical College for Girls.

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Diabetic Foot CME in Hyderabad Organized by Otsuka

HYDERABAD: Interdisciplinary coordination is extremely important to properly manage the diabetic complications like Diabetic Foot and Peripheral Arterial Diseases. This was stated by Dr. Kamal M. Yousef while speaking at a CME meeting on Diabetic Foot Management organized by Otsuka Pakistan in Hyderabad on 18 August 2016. It was very well attended by healthcare professionals from Hyderabad. Dr. Ayub Leghari Professor of orthopedic surgery and Dr. Mohammad Ali, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery were also present.

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Need to revisit the existing regulations on Bio-safety and biosecurity in Pakistan

LAHORE: Increased number of global incidence of mismanagement of dangerous pathogens at workplaces has necessitated revisiting the existing regulations on biosafety and biosecurity in the country and strict implementation of these laws, say biorisk experts who attended a workshop here at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) held on July 28-29, 2016.

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Simple preventive measures can eliminate lot of complications & Hepatitis spread-Dr. M. Amin Anwar

KARACHI: Screening of patients is the most important factor which must be considered which will help to save others from being infected. During different procedures simple operating measures can prevent lot of complications and Hepatitis spread. This was stated by Dr. Muhammad Amin Anwar Consultant Anaesthetist at Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College Karachi while performing the Otsuka Lucky draw in connection with Otsuka awareness campaign against Hepatitis held at Otsuka Head Office on August 29, 2016.

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Rural Doctor Movement strongly relies on social media to connect, share important rural health messages to isolated clinicians everywhere

I am a rural doctor in Central Queensland Australia. I am a family medicine practitioner and a GP Obstetrician. I have lived in my town for the last 27 years. My town of Emerald has a population of about 16,000 people. It is a center for Coal Mining as well as Cattle and Agricultural Industries. I work in a busy training practice where registrars in family medicine study towards fellowship of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine or the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

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