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Importance of women empowerment

  Considering the role of women throughout the world today, it can be safe to say that change is definitely taking place. Not only do women now have better access to health services and education but jobs too are now being made available for them and with this kind of independence, the voices of women are also being raised in parliament. Empowerment of women, however, has been occurring slowly with …

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Alternative medicine getting strong roots

  “Pakistan possesses huge potential to fetch forex through export of herbal and other alternative medicines” Alternative Medicine is a medicine that is outside the mainstream of Western medicine. Alternative medicines exist in all cultures to sum degrees and terms such as traditional medicines, indigenous medicines, folk medicines, holistic medicines and oriental medicines are used to describe such practice. Date back 100 or even thousands of years it is depending …

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Health has become luxury

  Excellent healthcare is being provided in Pakistan, but at a high cost. An overwhelming majority of Pakistanis cannot afford the specialized healthcare that they seriously need. The challenge in Pakistan is to enable access to quality healthcare to those who cannot afford it. The quality of healthcare largely depends upon the skill and experience of physicians and the ready availability of advanced equipment needed for diagnostics and procedures. In …

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Reducing poverty: An enormous challenge

  Poverty is a widespread scarcity, or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. That is, they have little or no material means of surviving; little or no food, security, clothes, shelter, education, healthcare facilities and other physical means of living and improving one’s life. In Pakistan, poverty is at alarming level and according to a recently revealed Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) report …

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Review of health facilities

  Pakistan’s health system is comprised of a mix of publicly financed health delivery with privately financed market delivery. The country’s public health care system is comprises of health workforce, physical infrastructure, tools, supplies and a host of health activities. It is recorded that there are 118,041 hospital beds in Pakistan, which give a population-bed ratio of 1,593. The number of registered doctors 175,223 whereas the number of dentists available …

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Commercialism eroding welfare factor in education and health

  The growing commercialized trends in health and education sectors have enhanced profitability at the expense of welfare of the people in Pakistan. Schools and hospitals have now turned somewhat into firms and companies, which all the time remain engaged in improving their financial profile. What is actually missing is the ‘welfare’ from these welfare institutions. Commoditization of education Friendly and peaceful environment, standard educational facilities, high-tech computing services, institutional …

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Dow university taking leading role in medical education

  No doubt, without education it is complete darkness and with education it is light. Education is a matter of life and death to our nation. The world is currently moving so fast that if you do not educate yourselves you would be not only totally left behind, but would be finished up. Currently the Government of Pakistan is making all attempts to modernize medical education in Pakistan. Revolutionary alters …

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Review of health facilities

  Pakistan’s health system is comprised of a mix of publicly financed health delivery with privately financed market delivery. The country’s public health care system is comprises of health workforce, physical infrastructure, tools, supplies and a host of health activities. It is recorded that there are 118,041 hospital beds in Pakistan, which give a population-bed ratio of 1,593. The number of registered doctors 175,223 whereas the number of dentists available …

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Healthy heart vital for healthy living

  Professor Mansoor Ahmed in his awesome message for all for keeping a healthy heart has recommended that one should be in constant movement. Even after undergoing a heart-related procedure or surgery, thus saving from acquiring serious complications, he emphasized and added “taking rest is not the answer and mobilization is a key factor to prevent heart attack.” The medical experts shared their valuable opinion with people who have got …

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The model of public-private sector partnership need to be practiced to address healthcare issues for the sake of humanity

  Interview with Arif Habib Arif Habib, one of the leading business tycoons in Pakistan, despite of his endless preoccupations to oversee his business interests widely spread from capital market to steel making industry, huge real estate initiatives like Naya Nazimabad and REIT, energy and many other sectors, never forgets to spend his valuable time for the welfare activities specially healthcare sector and put his time and efforts for the …

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