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NUMS & QAU sign MOU
for further collaboration

RAWALPINDI: An MOU was signed between The National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi and Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, on 6th October 2017 at NUMS Secretariat. The ceremony was graced by the Vice Chancellor NUMS, Lt Gen Syed Muhammad Imran Majeed HI(M) and Vice Chancellor Quaid-i-Azam University, Professor Dr. Javed Ashraf and witnessed by Dr. Saeed Khan of the Quaid-i-Azam University and the Registrar NUMS Brig Ehsan Kadir (Retd).

The two institutions showed mutual interest in joint research and development projects and consented to work together, coordinate their efforts and pool multiple resources to help the general public of Pakistan by providing cost-effective indigenous diagnostic/ therapeutic solutions. In addition, both parties will explore venues for market/ industry oriented R&D projects.


Lt. Gen. Syed Muhammad Imran Majeed Vice Chancellor of NUMS and Prof. Javed Ashraf
Vice Chancellor Quaid-i-Azam University signing an MOU for further academic
collaboration between the two institutions.

NUMS offered to provide clinical support to Quaid-i-Azam University in designing and development of the research protocols, guidance related to intellectual property rights and publication in future.

Exchange of technical expertise, collaborative seminars, workshops and training courses were also highlights of the agenda. It was mutually agreed to formulate an executive committee comprising of members from both Universities for designing mutually benefited academic and research programs leading to the amelioration of health and social sector benefit. (PR)


 Sania Nishtar to chair WHO

Commission on NCDs

ISLAMABAD: Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), announced the establishment of a new High-level global Commission on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) chaired by Dr Sania Nishtar. The announcement came at the 64th Session of WHO’s Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean being held in Islamabad, 9-12 October.

The commission’s aim is to identify innovative ways to curb the world’s biggest causes of death and extend life expectancy for millions of people. The commission will support ongoing political efforts to accelerate action on cardiovascular disease, cancers, diabetes and respiratory disease, as well as reducing suffering from mental health issues and the impacts of violence and injuries. (PR)


 PMA criticizes increase in
medical college admission fee

KARACHI: PMA and PDA representatives had a meeting with the councilors of PMDC from Sindh last week to discuss recent PM&DC decisions. Later they severely criticized the step which will benefit the private medical colleges.
Increase of tuition fee from 642,000/- to 800,000/-per annum, Increase of 7% tuition fee per annum and post-dated cheque as fee guaranty were not acceptable to them.

The prospectus should not be sold but it should be uploaded on the website of the individual Medical & Dental Institution. PMA reiterated that PMDC should be made autonomous, independent, and ensure transparent functioning. (PR)

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