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Plastic Surgeon Faiz Muhammad
Khan passes away

Karachi: Dr. Faiz Muhammad Khan a noted plastic surgeon who retired as Prof. & Head of the Dept. of Plastic Surgery from Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre passed away on Friday August 9th 2019. May God Almighty rest the departed soul in peace? Ameen. His Nimaze Jinaza was held at Alamgir Mosque which was very well attended by members of the medical profession, his friends and well-wishers.

After his retirement, he was also affiliated with Liaquat National Hospital. He trained a large number of plastic surgeons during his stay at JPMC. He had great passion for Cricket, was himself a good cricketer. In recognition of his service the Government of Pakistan had awarded him Sitar-e-Imtiaz. He was also Chairman Board of Governors of United Medical and Dental College established by his son Dr. Bilal Faiz Khan in Karachi.

Dr. Raheela’s lecture at DUHS

Karachi: Pakistan is lacking in the research based treatment of patients. The researchers here should be provided with opportunities so that they can come up with new guidelines and new technologies and help develop a research culture together. This was stated by Dr. Raheela Ahmad a Knowledge Mobilization Fellow at National Institute of Health Research and Management Programme Lead Faculty of Medidcine at Imperial College of London. She was speaking at the Dow University of Health Sciences. The lecture was organized by the Quality Enhancement Cell of DUHS.

The research and development in Pakistan, she further stated, is not bringing the desired results in healthcare industry. It is important to reduce the use of antibiotics in Pakistan as they are adversely affecting the health and economy. The preventive measures are being taken by medical practitioners but no positive results can be seen so far. 

Her lecture covered research methodology and research outputs of innovation in behavior change, technology and patient safety, Strategic management & policy analysis. She discussed her research findings in 2013 wherein she observed 60 women during their pregnancy and the behavioral changes in them. She also explained multi-level analysis addressing Strategic validation of scientific approaches & dissemination, Knowledge mobilization, reflexivity, triangulation, Design & implementation of interventions and Operational and economic evaluation of interventions i.e. System Dynamics (prospective cohort of surgical patients).

She also pointed out that the bed availability and occupancy in hospitals of Pakistan is not adequate which is creating hindrance in services to the local public. Difference in population of urban and rural areas of Pakistan and rate of infectious diseases due to the use of antibiotics were a few issues she highlighted in her presentation. She opined that we need to act proactively and professionally to address these issues. (PR)

JPMC annual symposium
from 18-21st Sept. 2019

KARACHI: Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre is holding its 54th annual medical symposium from 18-21st September 2019. Scientific programme consists of pre-conference workshops, symposium on important topics, invited talks and free papers.

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