Archives: Off the Record

An important reason of our decline in every field (May 1st 2023)

No one is perfect and to Err is human (April 15th 2023)

Essential components of a prescription (April 1st 2023)

PJMS to sponsor special prize for CMJE position holders (March 15th, 2023)

Supple holders can also do wonders (March 1st, 2023)

Reasons for change in publication strategy for PJMS (February 15th, 2023)

Selection of HCPs as Chief Guests (February 1st, 2023)

Thank You Prof. Javed Akram (January 15th, 2023)

Outsourcing publicatios by the faculty members (January 1st, 2023)

The most important speech at cardiocon 2022 (December 15th, 2022)

“Lilliputians in the Academia” (December 1st, 2022)

NIVCD has made the best useof container  (November 15th, 2022)

A welcome decision by the PMC/PM&DC (November 1st, 2022)

PHL elections and the way Forward (October 15th, 2022)

Poor Country with Rich People (October 1st, 2022)

Medical profession and Flood Relief Operations (September 15th, 2022) 

Victim of VVIP Syndrome (September 1st, 2022)

Teaching effectively does not mean asking difficult questions (August 15th, 2022)

Social issues of Female Physicians (August 1st, 2022)

Bangladesh leaves Pakistan far behind in every respect (July 15th, 2022)

Honesty in Research and Publications (July 1st, 2022)

Inferiority complex (June 15th, 2022)

Restoring the PKLI to its original form (June 1st, 2022)

Beware authors, Don’t get trapped (May 15th, 2022)

All about the Viruses and the Vaccines (May 1st, 2022) 

Dignity and Respect for Vice Chancellors of Universities (April 15th 2022)

An unsolicited advice for the conference organizers (April 1st 2022)

Endowment Fund established by UHS Lahore (March 15th 2022)

A unique initiative by KEMU (March 1st 2022)

Bleak future awaits fresh Medical & Dental graduates (February 15th 2022)

Check brain drain to retain talent (February 1st 2022)

Political patients and the Professional Ethics (January 15th 2022)

Beggars in Three Piece Suits? (January 1st 2022)

Members of a rare tribe in the medical profession (December 15th 2021)

Stroke units manned by trained Physicians (December 1st, 2021)

Principal’s office also deserve due respect (November 15th, 2021)

A positive step in the right direction (November 1st, 2021)

The Real World outside the Five Star Hotels (October 15th, 2021)

Recognize and Respect the HCPs before it is too late (October 1st, 2021)

Another opportunity of Funding for Research (September 15th, 2021)

Moral degeneration of the society (September 1st, 2021)

UHS-PAME initiative helps Journal Editors get HEC recognition (August 15yh, 2021)

Let us refuse to become a Nation of Beggars (August 1st, 2021)

Always remember those who helped you in difficult times (July 15th, 2021)

How to say Goodbye to your loved ones? (July 1st, 2021)

Try to win Hearts of People to earn Respect (June 15th, 2021)

Master Clinical Skills and practice ethical medicine (June 1st, 2021)

Let us discourage the use of White Poison (May 15th 2021)

Health Card Scheme (May 1st 2021)

He did come back to Pakistan (April 15th, 2021)

Researchers from less developed areas must get special attention (April 1st, 2021)

Senate elections upset and its effect in health sector (March 15th, 2021)

Learn to say No if you wish to succeed (March 1st, 2021)

Professional ethics and responsibilities of Media (February 15th 2021)

Taking care of Mental Health of Healthcare Professionals (February 1st 2021)

How to define original research & original articles? (January 15th 2021)

Recognition of Dentistry at the highest level (January 1st 2021)

Some painful reflections from the past (December 15th 2020)

Healthcare in rural areas of Pakistan (December 1st 2020)

Running Health Ministry should not be a joke? (November 15th 2020)

“I beg you for an Extension in service Sir” (November 1st 2020)

A Historic and Memorable Day for Medical Journalism (October 15th 2020)

Keep your spirits alive, Better days will come-II (October 1st 2020)

Manipulating publications through “Paper Mills” (September 15th, 2020)

Let us strive for self sufficiency in every field to enjoy real Independence (September 1st, 2020)

Clinical judgment should guide on use of Low Dose Aspirin Therapy (August 15th, 2020)

Something more than Clapping is needed (August 1st, 2020)

Every Human Life matters (July 15th, 2020)

Improve the System to avoid such tragic mishaps (July 1st, 2020)

Helplessness of the Medical Profession (June 15th, 2020)

Some pearls of Wisdom form Mushtaq Yusufi (June 1st, 2020)

Remember Friends, The World is One (May 15th, 2020)

“Give due respect to the Healthcare Professionals” (May 1st, 2020

“When people get fed up with Democracy, They suffer from Zia-betes” (April 15th, 2020)

PSIM sets new standards for other Professional organizations to follow (April 1st, 2020)

HEC policy regarding Health Science Journals (March 15th, 2020)

Iranian model of medical education and healthcare (March 1st, 2020)

“Jihad with a Pen” (February 15th, 2020)

Let us not politicize Health (February 1st, 2020)

Visiting Professorship at medical universities (January 15th, 2020)

Senior lawyer’s praiseworthy response to PIC incident (January 1st, 2020)

Who should be the Chancellor of Medical Universities? (December 15th, 2019)

Different types of EXPATITIS (December 1st, 2019)

Don’t presume but always make Sure (November 15th, 2019)

Americanization of Pakistan’s Health Services (November 1st, 2019)

Physician pleads the cause of dentistry (October 15th, 2019)

Social Media Addiction Clinics (October 1st, 2019)

Revealing dress by working women is asking for trouble (September 15th, 2019)

Pakistan Cardiac Society in the good old days? (September 1st, 2019)

Non-Resident Indians and Part-time Pakistanis (August 15th, 2019)

Mohamed Al-Eraky-a medical Educationist with a difference (August 1st, 2019)

When Honesty without competence and ability can be a disaster (July 15th, 2019)

Don’t push your opponents to the wall (July 1st, 2019)

Sohail Zindani: One of the most entertaining speakers (June 15th, 2019)

Professional agitator faces agitation from her own colleagues (June 1st, 2019)

Educated illiterate, professional Ethics and moral values (May 15th, 2019)

Research must include a publication strategy (May 1st, 2019)

“Acceptance Letter” (April 15th, 2019)

The Death of Clinical Medicine (April 1st, 2019)

Never over step your domain and Promise something you cannot do (March 15th, 2019)

Professional ethics, HCPs and Medical Boards (March 1st, 2019)

Medication administration errors and the elderly (February 15th, 2019)

Health and Education should remain with the Provinces? (February 1st, 2019)

Can we compete with India in Health Services? (January 15th, 2019)

All about the Dead Wood and the Dead meat? (January 1st, 2019)

A commendable gesture by Prof. Nadeem Rizvi (December 15th, 2018)

Be careful and move cautiously to escape media trial (December 1st, 2018)

Modifying patient’s behaviour to promote health (November 15th, 2018)

Surgery is not Religion: Do what is good for the patient (November 1st, 2018)

Cost of free treatment at public hospitals (October 15th, 2018)

Those who are dead and do Nothing have no critics (October 1st, 2018)

Eventual outcome of indifferent attitude (September 15th, 2018)

Emerging new tends in primary healthcare (September 1st, 2018)

“A Frightening Dream” (August 15th, 2018)

Promote love and affection rather Sowing seeds of hatred (August 1st, 2018)

Ensuring time management, Quality of presentations at conferences (July 15th, 2018)

When Physicians enjoyed more respect than the Kings (July 1st, 2018)

Pakistan needs more institutions like PKLI (June 15th, 2018)

Let us all concentrate on our own work (June 1st, 2018)

Punjab Govt. owes an apology to Prof. Junaid Sarfraz Khan and his family (May 15th, 2018)

Third Physician leaves in a disgraceful manner as Vice Chancellor (May 1-14, 2018)

Need for Behaviour Therapy (April 15th, 2018)

Why we do not learn any lesson From our past mistakes? (April 1-14, 2018)

Know your responsibilities as well (March 15th, 2018)

Unprecedented development work in health sector in Punjab but-- (March 1st, 2018)

SMDC holds successful medical conference without Pharma support (February 15th, 2018)

Recognition of Advance Practice Nurses to improve healthcare (February 1st, 2018)

Poor patients suffering from chronic diseases (January 15th, 2018)

Strategic Plan for control of Hepatitis (January 1st, 2018)

Medical Journal Editors getting payment from Pharma, Medical Device industry? (December 15th, 2017)

Regional collaboration to improve healthcare and academics (December 1st, 2017)

Ambassadors of Goodwill for Pakistan (November 15-30, 2017)

Remembering one’s Benefactors (November 1-14, 2017)

Increasing prevalence of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) (October 15-31, 2017)

 Long term implications of certain decisions (October 1st, 2017)

A kind hearted cardiologist serving the rural community (September 15-30, 2017)

Real story and a truly inspiring one (September 1st, 2017)

AFIC, Death of General Asif Janjua and Mian Nawaz Sharif (August 15th, 2017)

Some bitter facts from down the memory lane (August 1st, 2017)

Patient satisfaction and Passenger without Ticket (July 15th, 2017)

 Fresh breeze and positive changes at the KEMU (July 1st, 2017)

Cost effective management of Hypertension (June 15th, 2017)

What a Physician should know about Drugs? (June 1st, 2017)

Behind every fortune there could be Crime or Honesty, competence and hard work (May 15th, 2017)

Research Methodology workshops by the CPSP (May 1st, 2017)

Honorary Fellowship of CPSP & Prof. Alaf Khan (April 15th, 2017)

Treatment of H. Pylori: Need for local Guidelines (April 1st, 2017)

Medical Politicians and Functions of Medical Editors (March 15th, 2017)

Prof. Muhammad Aslam earns Retirement with Dignity and Respect (March 1st, 2017)

Commendable initiative on Birth Spacing (February 15th, 2017)

 Contract appointments for Medical Teachers (February 1st, 2017)

 False Medical Certificates and Professional Ethics (January 15th, 2017)

Medications, Patient Safety, ADRs and LASA Drugs (January 1st, 2017)

Antiplatelet Therapy and Management of ACS (December 15th, 2016)

Professional Ethics and Pakistan Endocrine Society (December 1st, 2016)

All about YOLO and FOLO (November 15th, 2016)

Reducing morbidity and mortality through “Never Events” (November 1st, 2016)

Ensuring integrity of research remains an uphill task (October 15th, 2016)

Identifying the Triggers for acute Low Back Pain (October 1st, 2016)

Star Performers at the IDEC 2016 (September 15th, 2016)

Chief Guest at the SAARC Congress of ophthalmology (September 1st, 2016)

An enlightened dedicated group of Family Physicians (August 15th, 2016)

 Almost Free education in public sector Medical and Dental Colleges (August 1st, 2016)

Progress and Development in Sindh Province(July 15th, 2016)

Intellectual Corruption (July 1st, 2016)

Medical Editors should be mindful of their responsibilities (June 15th, 2016)

Suffering in Silence (June 1st, 2016)

At the Second Pakistan Pharma Summit 2016 (May 15th, 2016)

Late Dr. Ali Muhammad Chaudhry: A physician par excellence (May 1st, 2016)

Degrees and boastful chain of letters (April 15th, 2015)

Common mistakes made by the presenters at medical conferences (April 1st, 2016)

Royal Colleges of UK’s re-engagement with Pakistan (March 15th, 2016)

Diabetes Care in Pakistan (March 1st, 2016)

 Become a part of change and development rather an adversary (February 15th, 2016)

How Doctors Die? (February 1st, 2016)

Primary Healthcare and Shahbaz Sharif’s address at UHS Convocation (January 15th, 2015)

This also happens in Pakistan (January 1st, 2016)

Rational pharmacotherapy for cancer patients (December 15th, 2015)

What do you do when the Dog comes? (December 1st, 2015)

 Restructuring of the PM&DC (November 15th, 2015)

 Evaluation of Biomedical Journals by HEC (November 1st, 2015)

 Failure of the Civilian Institutions? (October 15th, 2015)

 Punjab CM Need to be careful of foolish friends and advisors (October 1st, 2015)

Pharmacists as an important member of healthcare team (September 15th, 2015)

Medical conference organizers and professional ethics (September 1st, 2015)

How you would like to be remembered? (August 15th, 2015)

Let us learn some lessons from Bangladesh (August 1st, 2015)

PM&DC is once again in the news (July 15th, 2015)

Stalwarts and Outstanding participants at conferences (July 1st, 2015)

Health Bureaucrats and a Combination of Tableegh and Speech (June 15th, 2015)

Dr. Amjad Saqib and Karwan-e-Akhuwat (June 1st, 2015)

The crisis of Leadership (May 15th, 2015)

PM&DC and CME Credit Points (May 1st, 2015)

How to Write Medico legal reports (April 15th, 2015)

Multifaceted personality of late Dr. Maqbool Jafary (April 1st, 2015)

Manuscript Clinics (March 15th, 2015)

 Beware of Fraudulent websites and factious Impact Factor (March 1st, 2015)

 Ebola Virus- a severe febrile gastrointestinal illness (February 15th, 2015)

 Ensuring availability of Essential Drugs (February 1st, 2015)

 Professional Ethics and Pakistan Cardiac Society (January 15th, 2015)

 Keep the spirits alive-Better Days will come (January 1st, 2015)

 Few dedicated individuals can make all the difference (December 15th, 2014)

 Bioethics movement in Pakistan making steady progress (December 1st, 2014)

 Reducing overuse of salt to combat Hypertension & Stroke (November 15th, 2014)

 Preserving independence and need for reforms in the CPSP (November 1st, 2014)

 Positive side effects of Surgical Week for Colorectal Diseases (October 15th, 2014)

 Journal Retracts 60 articles after Peer Review Ring is identified (October 1st, 2014)

 Orthopaedic surgeons doing brain surgery (September 15th, 2014)

 Mental Health of Pakistani political leadership (September 1st, 2014)

 Religious duties, Business and professional ethics (August 15th, 2014)

 Prevention and Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy (August 1st, 2014)

 Professional Specialty Organizations and Research Culture (July 15th, 2014)

 Need for more good quality Peer Reviewed Biomedical Journals (July 1st, 2014)

 Intellectual corruption in our medical institutions (June 15th, 2014)

 The last wish of a senior physician (June 1st, 2014)

 Political illness, medical profession and Professional ethics (May 15th, 2014)

 Serving healthy food at Medical Conferences (May 1st, 2014)

 Provincial Bioethics Committee formed in Punjab (April 15th, 2014)

 Selection and election of cheats to coveted positions (April 1st, 2014)

 Standard of General Practice and elimination of quackery (March 15th, 2014)

 Tatarian Club Members contributions are commendable (March 1st, 2014)

 Professional Jealousemia (February 15th, 2014)

 Increased Cesarean Section rates & promotion of Social Medicine (February 1st, 2014)

 CPSP’s representation in National Bioethics Committee (January 15th, 2014)

 Pressure to Publish and Fraudulent Journal websites (January 1st, 2014)

 Training Healthcare Professionals in Listening Skills (December 15th, 2013)

 A wake up call for the CPSP Council (December 1st, 2013)

 Kidnapping and target killing of doctors in Baluchistan (November 15th, 2013)

 Farrar from Repetition: An advice to the speakers (November 1st, 2013)

 Lack of original research work (October 15th, 2013)

 Different components of private medical education (October 1st, 2013)

 How do you want to be remembered? (September 15th, 2013)

 Well Done SIUT - keep the Hope & Spirit Alive (September 1st, 2013)

 Let us look at the brighter side (August 15th, 2013)

 Pharmacists need to do some soul searching (August 1st, 2013)

 Strengthening Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (July 15th, 2013)

 Un-necessary surgical procedures (July 1st, 2013)

 Poor patients pay for Doctors social get-togethers at Five Star Hotels (June 15th, 2013)

 My First ever encounter with unethical medical practice (June 1st, 2013)

 The Royal Carriage (May 15th, 2013)

 Making the death more expensive (May 1st, 2013)

 CPSP and the Professional Specialty Organizations (April 15th, 2013)

 Emergency services at healthcare facilities (April 1st, 2013)

 Targeted Killing of Healthcare Professionals (March 15th, 2013)

Admiral Asif Sandila on Patient Safety (March 1st, 2013)

 "Mukhtaf Nama" (February 15th, 2013)

 Failure to control Polio Virus (February 1st, 2013)

 Agitation virus and the Young Doctors (January 15th, 2013)

 Some positive developments on the academic front (January 1st, 2013)

 The most democratic President (December 15th, 2012)

 Failure of the Examiners (December 1st, 2012)

 Prove your credibility Money will run after you (November 15th, 2012)

 Peanuts will be picked up only by Monkeys and not Lions (November 1st, 2012)

 Some painful side effects of development and prosperity (October 15th, 2012)

 Holistic approach to manage obesity and weight gain (October 1st, 2012)

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