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CPSP will introduce
CME credit hours

LAHORE: Prof. Zafar Ullah Chaudhry President College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) was the chief guest at the two day scientific symposium organized at PGMI Lahore General Hospital recently. Speaking on this occasion he said that CPSP will introduce CME credit hours. He assured the Principal Prof Anjum Habib Vohra that CPSP will provide them every possibility support.
Earlier Prof Anjum Habib Vohra Principle PGMI said that the CPSP has played a pivotal role in the field of medical education at every stage. The fellows of the College have earned a good name for the country. Prof Asghar Naqi, Prof Agha Shabir Ali, Prof. Ghias un Nabi Tayyab and all members of academic council were also present on this occasion. (PR)


AFIC has started Fellowship
training in electrophysiology

RAWALPINDI: Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology organized 11th international conference on cardiac diseases which was attended by eminent cardiologists from across the country. Prof. Zafar Ullah Chaudhry, President, CPSP, was the chief guest of the conference. Speaking at the occasion he said that AFIC was adopting the latest training system. AFIC is the pioneer in the new fellowship of cardiac electrophysiology. During the next few years specialists of cardiac electrophysiology will be available in the country because of AFIC.

Surgeon General Pakistan Army, Lt. Gen. Azhar Rasheed presenting a shield to
Prof. Zafar Ullah Chaudhry, President, CPSP. Maj. Gen. Imran Majeed,
Commandant, AFIC is also present on the occasion.

Maj. Gen. Imran Majeed, Commandant of AFIC in his welcome address threw light on the aims and objectives of the conference. Prof. Zahid Aslam, President of Heart Rhythm Society appreciated the role of CPSP in higher medical education in the country and said that CPSP is becoming a symbol of identification of the country across the world. Surgeon General of Pakistan Army, Lt. Gen. Azhar Rahseed briefed about the role of Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology and threw light on the services rendered by specialists of Pakistan Army. Prof. J. Singh apprised the participants of the conference about the importance of cardiac electrophysiology fellowship program. Prof. Muhammad Asghar Butt, Vice President, CPSP, Maj. Gen. Salman Ali, Principal Army Medical College, Maj. Gen. Abdul Khaliq Naveed and other officers from Pakistan Army were also present. (PR)


World Cancer Day meeting
at CPSP Lahore

LAHORE: A cancer surgical conference was organized on the World Cancer Day in association with Society of Oncology and College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan at CPSP Regional Center, Lahore. More than 300 participants attended the conference. Khawaja Salman Rafique, Advisor to Chief Minister on health was the chief guest.
Speaking on this occasion he appreciated the services of CPSP .Prof Khalid Masood Gondal, DGIR, CPSP, said that College is using its utmost resources for the trainee doctors. CPSP is using video link for holding courses in the shortest time span. Prof. Muhammad Arshad Cheema, President of Society of Oncology Surgery said that diseases like cancer are curable in the beginning. The percentage of breast cancer in women is very high. Likewise the cancer of liver, stomach and intestines is also very common. The number of patients with oral cancer is increasing. Later on, the cancer experts exchanged their views through video link from America, UK, Greece, France, Spain and other countries and also performed hands on training.(PR)


CPSP delegation visits medical
institutions in KPK

PESHAWAR: Prof. Zafar Ullah Chaudhry, President, CPSP, along with the members of Executive Committee inspected the medical institutions and reviewed the standard of training in Peshawar and Abbottabad. Addressing the heads of civil, armed forces and private medical institutions in the province including vice chancellors, supervisors and fellows he said the standard of education will improve with the electronic monitoring system of CPSP.
During his visit to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province he also met the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Pervaiz Khattak, Mr. Shaukat Yousafzai, Health Minister and Mr. Ghulam Qadir, Secretary Health, and exchanged views on the existing medical training facilities in the province. The Secretary Health requested President, CPSP, for the accreditation of district hospital for training and provision of facilities. President CPSP said that district hospitals can be accredited after proper inspection. During the meeting with chief minister the posting of trainee doctors in rural areas for a specific period of time also came under discussion. Mr. Pervaiz Khattak assured for support and patronage on behalf of government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. President CPSP also inaugurated the extension project of CPSP regional center Peshawar. This project will be completed with an amount of Rs.60 million. On this occasion Prof. Hafizullah, Vice Chancellor, heads of medical institutions, including Prof. Mumtaz Ali Marwat, Chief Executive Hayatabad Medical Complex, Prof. Naqibullah Achakzai from Baluchistan, Prof. Abdul Sattar Memon, Treasurer of CPSP from Sindh, Maj. Gen. Prof. Salman Ali Principal Army Medical College, Vice President, Prof. Muhammad Asghar Butt, Prof. Rakhshanda Tayyab, and Prof. Shoaib Shafi were also present. Prof. Mumtaz Ali Marwat, Chief Executive of Hayatabad Medical Complex hosted a dinner which was attended by Mr. Shaukat Yousafzai, Health Minister, KPK, Mr. Ghulam Qadir, Secretary Health, KPK, Mr. Ghulam Qadir, Home Secretary, KPK along with other eminent personalities of medical profession.(PR)


Sanofi and BIDE sign MoU to promote
better diabetes management

KARACHI: Sanofi and the Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology (BIDE), have signed an MOU to promote better diabetes management. The objective is to improve the quality of care for diabetic patients in Pakistan by enhancing competencies of healthcare providers, increasing public awareness of diabetes while building the capacity of patients for self-management of their conditions.
Professor Abdul Basit, Director, Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology and Mr. Tariq Wajid. General Manager and Managing Director of Sanofi Pakistan signed the MOU on behalf of their respective organizations. Through this an e-learning initiative will connect teaching hospitals of Pakistan digitally (online) with BIDE for activities like online educational programs, clinical meetings, telemedicine etc. Being entirely digital, this project is an extremely cost-effective and efficient way of connecting medical students and healthcare professionals to benefit from the collective wisdom and experience of peers. In the 1st phase, this project will connect Shalimar Hospital (Lahore) and PIMS (Islamabad) to BIDE (Karachi). The next phase of this program will connect a further 8 stations from around the country to BIDE through this digital platform. (PR)

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