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Chief Minister Punjab promises better health care
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Chief Minister Punjab promises better health care

The Chief Minister of Punjab – Mian Shahbaz Shareef recently addressed the 2nd Annual convocation of Shaikh Zayed Medical College in Rahim Yar Khan, where he stated that; The real purpose of spending billions of rupees on the health sector cannot be achieved unless modern treatment facilities become available to the poor and deprived people…

Seminar on poor reproductive health facilities
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Seminar on poor reproductive health facilities

PESHAWAR: In an effort to better understand the sexual and reproductive health issues of adolescent girls and young mothers, a seminar was held in Peshawar recently. The moot was conducted by an NGO named – Rehnuma – in association with CARE International. Addressing the conference delegates, Dr. Rehan – the author of a report on…

Measles outbreak continue in Balochistan
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Measles outbreak continue in Balochistan

Quetta, Pakistan: At least 6 six children had died many are suffering from a measles outbreak in at least 3 districts in Balochistan in the last few days.. The provincial Deputy Coordinated of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) Dr. Ishaq Panezai confirmed the report however further claims that they are unable to proceed in…

Open Pharma trade with India- Can it work?
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Open Pharma trade with India- Can it work?

By: S M Turab Hussain & Muhammad Usman Khan. Presently, the size of the local pharmaceutical market in Pakistan is around US$2.0 billion (60% of the market share belonging to local manufacturers) with a contribution to GDP of almost 1%. This share can potentially exceed US$2.5 billion by 2015 as incomes increase and health expenditure…

The sad state of Health Management Information systems Continues
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The sad state of Health Management Information systems Continues

Health management information systems or HMIS form the backbone of any health care system. Unfortunately in Pakistan, such a concept does not exist owing to the lack of any HMIS policy. Furthermore, most students and healthcare professionals are completely unaware of what is meant by HMIS and its integral role in healthcare provision. The continuing…

Sad state for Pakistan’s polio efforts
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Sad state for Pakistan’s polio efforts

With India celebrating its third consecutive year being polio free, it is a time of deep concern for all healthcare professionals of our country. The World Health Organization states that since 13th January 2013, there has been no case found of wild poliovirus. This means that Pakistan remains the only country which is preventing WHO…

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…

Interim Stay-Order against PMDC’s Ad-hoc panel extended by SHC
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Interim Stay-Order against PMDC’s Ad-hoc panel extended by SHC

Karachi: The Sindh High Court has recently rejected the government’s request to cancel the interim stay-order against the operations of the ad-hoc PMDC managing committee, which was recently appointed to run the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council. A Federal Government Ordinance had formed this Ad-hoc committee, after de-notifying the previously “Elected” members of PMDC, on…

WHO’s initiative against corruption in Pharma
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WHO’s initiative against corruption in Pharma

A new comprehensive programme named – Good Governance for Medicine (GGM) has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO). This global programme and its objectives will also be pursued in Pakistan. The objectives include; prevention of corruption in the pharmaceutical sector through measures to promote good-governance, while ensuring the common man’s access to basic…

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