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October 15-31, 2017
Volume 18 Number 20


“Kiani Kahani” documents many important events
in Pakistan’s medical and political history

RAWALPINDI: “Kiani Kahani” is an autobiography by Maj.Gen. Masud Ur Rehman Kiani HI (M), SI, T Bt, one of the pioneer cardiac surgeons of Pakistan. The book contains 44 chapters with numerous small sub-chapters which makes it easy to read. The book covers a wide range of topics from his personal and family life to early education in Abbottabad, professional education at King Edward Medial College, commission in Pakistan Army, personal observation of breakup of Pakistan in 1971, life in Prisoners of War Camps in India, higher postgraduate training in UK, service at Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology from where he eventually retired as Commandant, numerous visits overseas, development of AFIC, the tragic accident in Saudi Arabia after performing Hajj.

We need to ensure judicious use of resources and
work for affordable healthcare-Maj.Gen. Salman Ali

ISLAMABAD: Maj. Gen. Salman Ali Senior Vice President CPSP was the chief guest in the inaugural session of FAMILYCON 2017 organized by Pakistan Associate of Family Physicians here on August 13, 2017. In his address Gen. Salman Ali remarked that family physicians are the backbone of primary healthcare. We need to work for affordable healthcare in Pakistan. We also need to ensure judicious use of resources. 

Thyroxin can be taken half an hour before Sehri or at
bed time if patient takes dinner early-Prof. Najmul Islam

KARACHI: Prof. Najmul Islam from Aga Khan University was the first speaker in the second session of Ramada & Health Conference jointly organized by Jinnah Sindh Medical University and SSIDE from September 9-10th 2017. This session was chaired by Prof. Noshed Sheikh Vice Chancellor of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences along with Prof. Zaman Sheikh Director of SSIDE at Sir Syed Institute of Medical Sciences, Karachi. The topic of Prof. Najmul Islam’s presentation was management of Thyroid disorders. These patients he said, need some adjustments in treatment during Ramadan as there are changes in T3 and T4.

 Diabetics should be educated about clinical
features of Hypoglycemia-Zaman Sheikh

KARACHI: On September 10th third day of the Ramadan and Health Conference organized by JSMU and SSIDE Qazi Khalid Ali along with Prof. Iqbal Dean of Dental College at JSMU chaired the first session. Prof. Zaman Sheikh Director SSIDE was the first speaker who talked about Diabetes and Ramadan. He pointed out that hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia could lead to DKA which is a common emergency.


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