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Pakistan polio cases: a reflection of poor health policy
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Pakistan polio cases: a reflection of poor health policy

By Dr. Tayaba Naim Khan A recent travel restriction on polio campaign since the 5th of May has increased the number of polio vaccination attempts at airports, hospitals and railways stations across the country. Travellers are now advised to take their polio vaccine at least 4 weeks prior to their departure. Complicating the matters is…

100,000 Laptops to be distributed among students
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100,000 Laptops to be distributed among students

ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has recently signed a contract with a China-based company – Haier, which will be providing laptops for distribution among students under the prime minister’s youth programme (PMYP). The Information Technology Director of HEC – Gen. Anwar Amjad and Project Manager of HAIER – Mr. Zhang Le signed the agreement…

PMA demands against Doctors’ target Killings
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PMA demands against Doctors’ target Killings

Several Government and security officials visited the PMA recently, for a meeting, where they offered condolence over the target killing of Dr. Manzoor Memon, the Medico Legal Officer of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre Karach (JPMC). In connection of ongoing killings of doctors, an important meeting was held on Saturday the 17th May, 2014 at the…

Scholarship programme launched by HEC & USAID
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Scholarship programme launched by HEC & USAID

ISLAMABAD- A three-day workshop on “Result-Based Performance Management” organized by Pak-USAID Merit and Needs-based Scholarship Programme began at HEC Secretariat recently. Over 45 participants from public sector universities of four provinces are participating in the workshop, which has been designed with the objective to enhance knowledge and skills of the staff of Financial Aid Offices…

PMA condemns JPMC Doctor’s Murder
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PMA condemns JPMC Doctor’s Murder

A high level emergent meeting of the leadership of PMA Centre and PMA Karachi was held on 14th May 2014 at PMA House Karachi. This meeting strongly condemned the brutal murder of Dr. Manzoor Memon of Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Centre (JPMC) Karachi. It also condemned the recent killings of Dr. Farooq Rajpar in Nawabshah and…

Diabetic Foot Ulceration research in Pakistan
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Diabetic Foot Ulceration research in Pakistan

A research study on Diabetic Foot Ulceration in Pakistan Foot ulcers are a major cause of morbidity and hospitalization in patients with diabetes. The incidence of diabetic foot ulceration is higher in developing countries because of various socio-cultural factors. The majority of amputations in patients with diabetes are preceded by foot ulceration; hence it is…

Reducing infant Mortality in Pakistan
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Reducing infant Mortality in Pakistan

A Panel of United Nations was informed by the government authorities from Pakistan, about the significant progress and performance achieved in reducing infant, child, and maternal mortality. Pakistan is contiuing its efforts to improve the scenario and re-align the trends of population with the potential of economic growth. These efforts include better coordination between the…

PMDC recommends closure of 3 medical colleges
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PMDC recommends closure of 3 medical colleges

Islamabad: The Health Ministry has received a recommendation from the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) to take strict action against several colleges. The closure of these colleges was recommended by the PMDC, after a thorough evaluation of the regulatory violations and sub-standard facilities being offered at these institutions. These include; Sahiwal Medical College, Hashmat…

New Amendments in PMDC act for restructuring and revamping
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New Amendments in PMDC act for restructuring and revamping

The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on National Health Services, Regulations and Co-ordination (NHSR&C) has recommended new amendments to Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) Act to restructure and revamp the council and improve its performance. Earlier, a sub-committee under Zulfiqar Ali Bhatti presented a report on the operations and appointments in PMDC. It recommended to…

Sharp temperature variance during Pharma supply chain – Who is to blame?
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Sharp temperature variance during Pharma supply chain – Who is to blame?

One of the most important challenges for health solutions outreach in emerging economies is; the maintenance of a safe and suitable temperature throughout the process of manufacturing, transportation, storage, retail display and administration of a drug to the patient. Several improvements are needed in the pharmaceutical Cold-Chain Infrastructure across Pakistan. In the year 2005, more…

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