RMU will be the first public sector medical university to introduce integrated training module-Prof. Umar

RAWALPINDI: During the last three months ever since Rawalpindi Medical College was upgraded as a medical university, we have applied for affiliation with the Higher Education Commission, have applied for forty crore rupees grant to set up Research Lab to the Government of Punjab and forwarded PC-I Form to the HEC for a grant of Rs. 50/- crore for various development projects after completing all the paper work and other necessary formalities. This was stated by Prof. Muhammad Umar, Vice Chancellor of Rawalpindi Medical University in an exclusive interview with Pulse International here last week.

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Cost effective Management of Hypertension:

As usual I have read with enormous interest ‘OFF THE RECORD’ column “Cost Effective Management of Hypertension” by Shaukat Ali Jawaid. I could not but agree more with his statements (pronouncements). Mr. Shaukat Ali Jawaid and his publications have always highlighted who so ever speaks for upholding the professional ethics for human care particularly the poor lot and who are genuinely interested in the welfare of the patients and the country by showing the mirror to all the stake holders at times at a great personal cost.

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Pharmacists play an important role in monitoring, policy making and regulatory affairs-Latif Sheikh

LAHORE: Pharmacists play an important role in monitoring, policy making and regulatory affairs. If pharmacists become a member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team, it will reduce ADRs and Medication Errors. This was stated by Mr. Abdul Latif Sheikh a well known pharmacist and President of Pakistan Health System Pharmacists while highlighting the role of pharmacists in creating health awareness at the Pakistan Pharma Summit-III organized by PPMA at Lahore from July 23-25, 2017.

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Regulatory Guidelines-Present and Future Scenario

LAHORE:Ms. Zeba Ahmed Shuja Director Technical at Schazoo Zaka moderated the panel discussion on regulatory guidelines: Present and Future Scenario during the Pakistan Pharma Summit-III organized by PPMA at Lahore from July 23-25, 2017. The panelists were Mr. Anis Shah CEO Merck, Dr. Ajmal Nasir Director Technical BFD Biosciences, Dr. Rizwan Mahmood Director Quality Operations at CCL Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Sarfraz K. Niazi Founder therapeutic Proteins Inc. from USA and Mr. Arshad Rahim Khan Managing Director OBS Pakistan.

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Workshop on Leadership & Conflict Resolution at Avicenna Medical College Lahore

LAHORE: Department of Medical Education in collaboration with OASAC 2018 conference secretariat arranged a one day capacity building preconference workshop at Avicenna Medical College, Lahore on Aug 5th 2017. Prof Brig Suhail Amin current Chairman of POA Trauma Forum. OASAC is the Association of Orthopedic Surgeons of SAARC countries facilitated and directed the activity.

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Un-necessary use of injections is a major source of Hepatitis spread-Dr. Shahbaz Haider

KARACHI: Use of unnecessary injections is a very common practice by quacks which is a major source of Hepatitis B and C in Pakistan. Majority of General Practitioners are involved in unnecessary injection therapy for their personal gain which is helping to increase hepatitis cases in Pakistan and we do not speak against them. It could be controlled by educating general public and health care providers highlighting the safety measures and consequences of these unethical practices.

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Pakistan Cardiac Society establishes Heart House in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan Cardiac society has established its own office (Heart House) at Speedy Tower, Defense Housing Authority, Korangi Road, Karachi. Inauguration of the newly established office was performed on 13th August, 2017. Eminent cardiologists & past presidents of the Pakistan Cardiac Society, graced the occasion with their presence.

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