15 06, 2019

Uplifting Mental Health Services Upon Judicial Directives – A Hope For The Rights of Marginalized Sufferers and Caregivers


Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Afridi, President Pakistan Psychiatric Society (PPS) lauded the directives by Justice Salahuddin Panhwar of Sindh High Court (the petition filed by Ms. Erum Shaheen, submitted through her counsel, Mohammad Qadir Khan), to all the commissioners and the senior superintendents of police to constitute special committees to visit public places including shrines [...]

15 01, 2019

Awareness Seminar on Giving Way to Ambulances


Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) in collaboration with Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST Karachi) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) organized an Awareness Seminar titled ‘Saving Lives: Legislative Changes for Giving Way to Ambulances’ JPMC, Karachi. It was attended by representatives of the media, police, traffic police, transport [...]

15 08, 2018

Need to address mental health issues


Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Afridi is currently the Dean of JPMC (Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre), the Dean of Faculty of Medicine, JSMU (Jinnah Sindh Medical University), Chairman of Faculty of Psychiatry, JSMU, Head, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, JPMC, Member of Sindh Mental Health Authority as well as a Member of the Sindh Health [...]

15 07, 2018

Seminar to raise awareness about Mental Health Act


Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), Karachi organized an Awareness Seminar on ‘Sindh Mental Health Act & Authority’ recently at Najmuddin Auditorium, JPMC Karachi. Prof. Dr. Syed Haroon Ahmed speaking as the chief guest on the occasion emphasized the immediate constitution of ‘Board of Visitors’ in order to establish the [...]

15 07, 2018

Expert highlights Mental Health issues


Experts at a Seminar has stressed Mental Health Act has been enforced in all the four provinces of Pakistan to protect basic human and civil rights of persons with mental illness and to improve the quality of care provided to them. There is need to create more awareness in order to sensitize masses regarding mental [...]

15 10, 2016

Epilepsy is amongst the second most common neurological conditions – Experts


Epilepsy is still considered a taboo and a supernatural phenomenon, while Parkinson’s disease is considered as a result of growing age. Similarly, there is a misconception of being addicted to the medication for the entire life if a treatment for depression is started, These view were expressed by experts at a Media Briefing held recently [...]

15 07, 2016

World Brain Day 2016 devoted to ageing brain


One in three individuals over the age of 80 suffers from at least one neurological disease – Raising awareness for an underestimated problem – More prevention can mitigate human suffering and economic consequences – “Viewing advanced age as more than just a burden” For this reason, the World Federation of Neurology has decided to devote [...]

15 03, 2016

China donates 80 ambulances to Pakistan


State Minister for National Health Services Regulation and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar Friday said that the Federal Government had presented the gift of peace to the Karachiites, which has no alternate. The overall situation of the commercial hub of the country is getting better and better. She stressed the need to further improve the health [...]

15 03, 2016

Children count 35 percent of bone fracture cases – experts


Clubfoot is a congenital or a birth defect in which one foot or both feet of a newly born child are rotated inwards from the ankle. It is a painful condition that makes movement of the foot very painful. It can be cured completely and that too without surgery, if the child receives treatment early. These [...]

15 05, 2015

Speakers urged to enforce anti-smoking laws


Chest Health and Education Society in collaboration with Department of Chest Medicine, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), organized a Seminar in eve of World Asthma Day recently at JPMC, Karachi. Dr. Javed A. Khan, Chairman of National Alliance for Tobacco Control and Consultant Chest Physician at Aga Khan University urged the government to enforce anti-smoking [...]

15 08, 2014

USAID to fund construction of new 120-bed maternity ward at JPMC


Consul General of the United States of America in Karachi Michael J Dodman and Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah jointly performed the ground breaking ceremony of construction of a new 120-bed maternity ward at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing $6 million to fund [...]

15 08, 2014

Korean firm donated Ultrasound machines to JPMC


The Karachi office of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea has announced the donation of 3 units of its latest Color Doppler’s Samsung Ultrasound Machines  to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). A ceremony in this regard was held which was attended by Korean Consul General, Lee Chang Hee, Samsung Electronics Managing Director, John [...]

15 07, 2014

World Cancer Day celebrated at AEMC


Atomic Energy Medical Center, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) Karachi to mark World Cancer Day 2014 organized a Symposium and Poster Competition among all the medical students of Karachi and Hyderabad region with the title of ‘Cancer Prevention is possible’ recently at JPMC Karachi. Nuclear Scientist Dr. Tariq Suleja, Prof. Syed Hassan Manzoor Zaidi, Oncologist, [...]

1 01, 2014

Need for enhancement of quality in blood transfusion services in the country – Experts


Standard of blood transfusion services in region varies from country to country. Reasons for differential quality standard is the lack of development programs to obtain advanced training to improve quality standards in day to day operations. There is need for enhancement of quality in blood transfusion services in the Asian region. These views were expressed [...]

15 11, 2011

Smoking and Pollution Responsible for Rising Chronic Lung Disease in Pakistan


Widespread tobacco smoking and the use of fuels such as wood and coal are a major cause of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The disease poses a major health hazard and unfortunately remains largely under-diagnosed and under-treated in Pakistan. This was the consensus opinion of experts gathered at a collaborative seminar organised by Aga Khan [...]