15 01, 2019

SC Monitoring Judge visits ICCBS Forensic Lab


The Supreme Court’s Monitoring Judge of Anti-terrorism Courts, Justice Faisal Arab visited the under-construction Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory at the Jamil-ur-Rahman Centre for Genome Research at Dr Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, University of Karachi. The monitoring judge, along with Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto, Administrative Judge Anti-Terrorism Court for the province of [...]

15 06, 2018

Changing Dynamics of Medical Laboratory Technology in Pakistan


By Usman Waheed Chair, Board of Certification Pakistan, American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Knowledge creation and dissemination are crucial for the economic growth and development of a country. Colleges and universities are central to this enterprise. The government of Pakistan is keen to create world-class universities and introducing new courses. This has embarked on [...]

15 04, 2018

Country’s First Clinical Transplant Immunology Laboratory inaugurated at SIUT


Country's first clinical transplant immunology laboratory aimed to bring advancement in the field of transplant sciences was inaugurated recently at Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation (SIUT), Karachi. Prof. Medhat Askar, Internationally acclaimed transplant immunologist inaugurated the newly set up laboratory which will focus on the subject of tissue typing, detection of antibodies, transplant of [...]

15 04, 2018

International hospital inaugurated in Bahria Town Karachi


A 120-bed state of the art Bahria Town International Hospital has been inaugurated in the Bahria Town, Karachi. The inauguration ceremony was carried out by CEO Bahria Town, Ahmad Ali Riaz Malik by unveiling its plaque. He was accompanied by Vice CEO of Bahria Town Zain Malik, Mrs. Ali Riaz Malik, Chief Operating Officer of [...]

15 07, 2016

Karachi Institute of Radiotherapy & Nuclear Medicine (KIRAN)


MESSAGE The heart and soul of the most remarkable achievements of PAEC is the establishment of Atomic Energy Medical Centres primarily aimed to provide tertiary care service to the patient suffering from cancer. The philanthropic culture developed at these institutes is unmatchable. The people who conceived the idea and who caused them to realize that [...]

15 07, 2015

HEC to pay tuition fee under PM’s youth program


Government of Pakistan through the Higher Education Commission (HEC) announced that from financial year 2015-16, tuition fee and approved mandatory charges of all new university admissions under PM’s tuition fee scheme will be paid in advance. The PM’s Tuition Fee Scheme has been launched on objective is to increase outreach of the Scheme and further [...]

15 12, 2014

Seminar on future perspective for medical laboratory scientists


Speakers at a Seminar emphasized that the true role of medical laboratory technology can only be achieved by setting up specialized institutions, updating and standardizing the curriculum and instituting a Pakistan Medical Technology Council (PMTC). They were addressing a Seminar titled ‘Future Perspectives for Medical Laboratory Scientist’ organized by Pakistan Chapter of the South Asian [...]

15 04, 2014

WHO issues its first hepatitis C treatment guidelines


WHO has issued its first guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C, a chronic infection that affects an estimated 130 million to 150 million people and results in 350 000 to 500 000 deaths a year. The publication of the "WHO Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection" coincides [...]

15 02, 2014

Dow University celebrates its Tenth Anniversary


A Ceremony was organized by Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) to mark its Tenth Anniversary at Governor House, Karachi. It was attended by Dr. Asim Hussain, Founder Ziauddin University, Ahmed Chennoy, Chief CPLC, Syndicate & Academic Council Members, Seniors Professors, Doctors and students. The Ceremony was presided over by Governor Sindh & Chancellor DUHS, Dr. Ishrat Ul [...]

15 11, 2013

Re-Emergence of Avian influenza A(H7N9) virus: Another Pandemic Threat


Dr. Muhammad Najeeb Durrani, Epidemiologist, District Surveillance Coordinator, District TB Coordinator (DTC), In-charge Dengue Fever Surveillance Cell, Member Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) Health Department ICT, Islamabad After 2004 when Influenza appeared at global horizon it was initially localized in the migratory birds and appeared as H5N1 called the Avian Influenza later it [...]

15 11, 2013

Training Workshop on Transfusion Transmitted Infections Screening Strategies


Lack of appropriate manpower is one of the major constraints in the development and strengthening of blood transfusion services in Pakistan. Appropriate trainings require planning of training programmes and refresher courses for the staff working in the blood banks. To fulfill this gap, the World Health Organization and Safe Blood Transfusion Programme recently organized a [...]

15 11, 2013

Clinical Microbiology handbook published for Medical Laboratory Professionals


The book, Clinical Microbiology, published from Islamabad, has been received well by the academics and professionals in the field of Clinical Microbiology. The book provides the background for the techniques, tests and stains commonly used in the clinical microbiology laboratory. Each chapter has been made as self-contained as possible to achieve flexible organization. Usman Waheed, [...]

15 10, 2013

ASCP Board of Certification in Pakistan


Clinical laboratories represent an area of healthcare that has undergone great deal of improvement since its beginning centuries ago. With over 475,000 individuals certified, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is the largest association of laboratory professionals in the world. Serving as the largest and oldest pathology and laboratory medicine society, the ASCP Board [...]

15 02, 2013

Measles deaths decline, but elimination progress stalls in some regions – WHO


The number of measles deaths globally decreased by 71% between 2000 and 2011, from 542 000 to 158 000. Over the same period, new cases dropped 58% from 853 500 in 2000 to 355 000 in 2011, according to new data released Thursday by WHO, a leading member of the Measles and Rubella Initiative. Although [...]