156th ATLS Course at CPSP

LAHORE: Advance Trauma Life Support Course (ATLS) is organized at College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan with the collaboration of American College of Surgeons. This course is aimed to provide immediate medical treatment after accident to save the human lives.

In one of the recent courses, sixteen senior doctors participated from all over the Punjab.  This was the 156th Advance Trauma Life Support Course (ATLS) which lasted for three days at CPSP Regional Center Lahore. The course coordinator Prof. Muhammad Farooq Afzaal, Prof. Ahsan Nazir Ahmed and Dr. Khalid Cheema demonstrated the medical treatment and the precautionary measures to the participants. The death rate after trauma and other accidents is higher in Pakistan due to the non-availability of immediate medical treatment. This course is mandatory for the trainee doctors and supervisors of CPSP so that they may be able to provide the immediate medical help to the patient.(PR)

PMA expresses concern

Permission to recognize
more medical colleges

KARACHI: PMA has expressed its concern that Ministry of health has recommended to PMDC 20 more medical colleges across the country for recognition. Allegedly all these to be medical colleges belong to highly influential and well-connected individuals and the prime purpose for establishing these colleges has nothing to do with medical education but to mint money in an easiest possible way.

In a communication PMA says that at present there  are already 144 medical & dental colleges (101 medical & 43 dental college) in the country, more private, but as far as the teaching and training facilities are concerned, with the exception of few one, all lacking the basic requirement according to guidelines of PMDC. 

PMA believes that instead of recognizing more and more substandard institutions, PMDC shouldn't allow any new medical college to be established but at the same time deal firmly with all those medical colleges which do not fulfill the standards made by PMDC. (PR)

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