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BDS Convocation at CMH Lahore
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BDS Convocation at CMH Lahore

Lahore: CMH Lahore Medical College and Institute of Dentistry held its 1st Convocation of BDS Batch and 2nd Convocation of MBBS batch in Feburary 2014. The Chief Guest for this prestigious event was the Chief Minister of Punjab Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif along with Commandar 4 Corps Lt. Gen. Naweed Zaman, Vice Chancellor University of…

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…

Anti-measles campaign gears up
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Anti-measles campaign gears up

The rise of summer temperatures in Karachi has generated a surge in efforts to control spread of diseases in the city, particularly measles. Karachi has been actively involved in promoting measles campaign, with Police Hospitals and Stations now giving anti measles vaccines to police officers and their families. The campaign is a response to reporting…

An Icon of Medical Education – Dr. Iftikhar passed away
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An Icon of Medical Education – Dr. Iftikhar passed away

A leading personality of the medical profession in Pakistan – Prof. Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad has passed away in Lahore recently. He was the Ex-Principal of King Edwards Medical College and the Allama Iqbal Medical College. During his tenure, the colleges took great strides and achieved numerous milestones of success, due to his untiring efforts. May…

Leprosy continues to threaten India
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Leprosy continues to threaten India

Leprosy in India still persists, despite being officially ‘eliminated’ in 2005. Stigma remains a huge obstacle to early diagnosis and treatment of this curable disease. Health hero Rajni Kant Singh has been working as a state coordinator for a leprosy NGO for many years. He laments the fact that since leprosy was declared ‘eliminated’ in…

LRBT inaugurates its 17th Eye Hospital in Swat
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LRBT inaugurates its 17th Eye Hospital in Swat

Swat: The Leyton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust (LRBT) is a leading humanitarian organization in Pakistan, which is providing state of the art Eye treatment and surgery facilities Free of Cost for the economically deprived segments all over Pakistan. Recently, LRBT has inaugurated it’s 17th Eye Hospital at Odigram in Swat area of Northern Pakistan. The Governor…

Pakistan can save 158,000 newborn lives
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Pakistan can save 158,000 newborn lives

Karachi, May, 2014: Each year, 5.5 million babies enter and leave the world without being recorded and one in three newborns – over 45 million babies – do not have a birth certificate by their first birthday. Babies who are stillborn, born too early, or who die soon after birth are least likely to be…

Ahmadi Doctor Shot dead in Chenab Nagar Punjab
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Ahmadi Doctor Shot dead in Chenab Nagar Punjab

LAHORE: In the town of Chenab Nagar in Punjab, a 50 year old heart surgeon, – Mehdi Ali, belonging to the beleaguered Ahmedi community, was shot dead by unknown assailants. It appears to be a case of sectarian violence. Dr. Mehdi Ali was a resident of the United States, and was currently visiting Pakistan for…

Patient on Wheels
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Patient on Wheels

Karachi: Seen in the picture at JPMC is a patient being taken on a stretcher to a ward unprotected from the scorching sun on a very hot day in Karachi. Is the hospital short of such arrangement or is it but careless about patients it treats? Patient on wheels- attendant is trying to locate emergency…

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