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Renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Mohammad Ali Shah
passes away

KARACHI: Dr. Mohammad Ali Shah, a well known orthopaedic surgeon of the country who had a great passion for the game of Cricket passed away last week at the age of sixty seven years. He was in United States for treatment. He was suffering from blood cancer. He leaves behind two wives and three sons and a large number of friends and well wishers to mourn his death. May God Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal Peace. Ameen.

Dr. Mohammad Ali Shah graduated from Dow Medical College and then got fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons England in 1976, LRCP from Royal College of Physicians London in 1978. He also earned fellowship from Royal Colleges of Glasgow and Edinburgh in 1978 and LMSSA from University of London in 1980. Late Dr. Shah did a lot to promote the game of Cricket in Pakistan and even built a Stadium in North Nazimabad in Karachi. He was also a member of the Sindh Provincial Assembly.
Dr. Shah had a unique multifaceted personality. He was also unique in the sense that despite the fact that he was not affiliated with any public sector medical institution but even then he earned a great name in the medical community. He had a busy practice and recipient of numerous Civil Awards.

 HELP establishes MCH 
Centre at Khuda Ki Basti

KARACHI: Health, Education and Literacy Programme (HELP) has established Maternal and Child Health Center at Khuda Ki Basti, Gadap Town recently. Mr. Tasneem Siddiqui, Chairman Saiban, was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony. HELP, he stated has always worked for the health of women and children. This Maternal Child Health Centre was very much needed in this area.
Dr. Amara Shakeel, Programme Manager HELP gave a brief introduction about HELP and its achievements. Dr, Yasmeen Suleman, Senior Programme Manager HELP informed about how they started working in Khuda Ki Basti. Dr. S. K. Kausar, Mr.Ghulam Nabi from National Bank of Pakistan were also present at the occasion. Dr. D.S. Akram, Chairperson HELP presented the vote of thanks. (PR)

 Many Heart Patients deprived of 
benefits of Aspirin Therapy

“More than half of cardiovascular patients who could benefit from aspirin for secondary prevention were not prescribed the drug,” according to a perspective article published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers found that “aspirin or other antiplatelet drugs were prescribed for secondary prevention in only 47% of outpatient visits in 2007-2008, a rate ‘virtually unchanged from the 2005-2006 period.’” Additionally “in 2007-2008, general medicine or primary care physicians prescribed antiplatelet medications to cardiovascular patients only 35% of the time, a decrease from 38% in 2005-2006.”

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