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49th Annual CardioCon highlighted Cardiovascular Innovation
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49th Annual CardioCon highlighted Cardiovascular Innovation

KARACHI: the 49th Annual CardioCon event was held recently in Islamabad. A delegation of cardiovascular physicians and surgeons from the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi attended the event. The delegation was led by Dr E Murat Tuzcu, Chief Academic Officer and the Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, the Heart & Vascular Institute, the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi…

Ex-Employees protest against PMC Ordinance
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Ex-Employees protest against PMC Ordinance

ISLAMABAD- The ex-employees of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) staged a protest in front of National Press Club (NPB). The protest was arranged by the members of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) Employees Movement, which also staged a sit-in in front of the council’s headquarters. The protest was against the dissolution of…

Antimicrobial resistance needs attention from Government: Experts
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Antimicrobial resistance needs attention from Government: Experts

KARACHI- A World Antibiotic Awareness Week was organized by Dow Medical College in collaboration with Dr Ruth KM Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, World Health Organization and National Institute of Health. The event was chaired by Prof Amjad Siraj Memon, Principal of Dow Medical College. Dr Aziz Ullah Dhallo was also among the particpants. Earlier, public…

Antibiotics apocalypse: the “super-bug killer” on the loose
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Antibiotics apocalypse: the “super-bug killer” on the loose

KARACHI- a press briefing on the World Antibiotic Awareness Week “World Health Organization (WHO) was organized. The medical practitioners participated to celebrate the week. Dr. Zafar Mahmood, Associate Professor at Hamdard University& Head of department Kulsum Bai Valika (KVSS) Hospital Karachi. , Dr Faisal Faiyaz Zuberi, Interventional Pulmonologist, Associate Professor Pulmonology Head of Chest Unit-II…

Down syndrome needs special attention: Special Assitant to CM Sindh
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Down syndrome needs special attention: Special Assitant to CM Sindh

Karachi: Syed Qassim Naveed Qamar, Special Assistant to Chief Minister (CM) Sindh in the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DPED) , recently visited the office of the Karachi Down Syndrome Program (KDSP). Ali Allawala, Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), KDSP, Samar Naqvi, and Nadeem Baig were also present on occasion. Qassim Naveed…

Future of doctors at stake in Pakistan: PMA
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Future of doctors at stake in Pakistan: PMA

KARACHI- Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) and representatives of doctor’s bodies held a press conference at PMA House. Addressing the joint press conference, they said that there is no regulatory body for registration of doctors in the country after abolition of Pakistan Medical and dental council (PMDC). All affairs are being through a new council known as…

AMR poses a risk to Pakistan’s health system and economy: experts
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AMR poses a risk to Pakistan’s health system and economy: experts

KARACHI_ Up to 95 per cent of the population of Pakistan could be carrying bacteria that makes them resistant to life-saving antibiotics, said speakers at the inaugural session of the annual National Health Sciences Research Symposium (NHSRS) of the Aga Khan University (AKU) in Karachi. The theme of the 22nd three-day symposium is ‘Antimicrobial resistance:…

‘AAP Reduction of Stunting and Malnutrition’ meeting
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‘AAP Reduction of Stunting and Malnutrition’ meeting

THARPARKAR- Accelerated Action Plan for Reduction of Stunting and Malnutrition (AAP) organised a meeting in Tharparkar, Sindh, which was attended by District Coordination Committee for Nutrition (DCCN) and representatives from different government and non-governmental organisations. UNICEF Nutrition Officer Dr Mazhar Iqbal, presenting global, national, and Tahrparkar-specific malnutrition statistics, spoke about the measures and steps that…

MoU signed for an infection-free Pakistan
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MoU signed for an infection-free Pakistan

An MoU signing ceremony was, recently, held between Infection Prevention And Control Foundation and Health & Hygiene Ltd. at a local hotel. Dr Umar Farooq, Vice Chairman IPAC; Associate Professor Hershey Medical Centre PennState University, and Mr Amir Younis, Executive Director H&H Ltd, signed the document. Prof Dr Mateen Izhar, Chairman Sheikh Zayed Hospital Lahore,…

One-third of health problems related to stress and anxiety
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One-third of health problems related to stress and anxiety

KARACHI: “One-third of the problems presented by the patients to the doctors are directly or indirectly related to stress and anxiety,” said Family Medicine experts at an awareness session at the Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU). The event was organized by the JSMU’s Institute of Family Medicine and Continued Medical Education Department to underscore the…

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