15 10, 2021

88% of People in Asia-Pacific believe Robots can support their Career better than Humans


Global study finds 78% of people feel “stuck” professionally and personally (77%); 90% of people say their meaning of success has changed since the pandemic started People are turning to robots to support their career development after the COVID-19 pandemic left them feeling lonely and disconnected from their own lives, according to a new study [...]

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 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

AKUH and Media collaborate to improve public health


To develop greater collaboration between healthcare experts and the media, The Agha Khan University Hospital organised Health Media Conference in Partnership with the Agha Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications in Kenya and the Centre for Innovation in Medical Education. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Asim Belgaumi spoke about the role of the institution in raising healthcare [...]

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 04, 2018

Expert highlights mental health issues


By Dr. Abdul Hameed Memon, Chief Psychiatrist (R), Govt of Sindh & Incharge Pre-Conference Workshop & Sessions, Quaid-e-Azam Medical Centre, Hyderabad Pakistan Psychiatric Society (PPS) hold its 22nd National Psychiatric Conference in the historical city of Hyderabad. The Conference was held under the supervision of renowned psychiatrists including Dr. Abdul Hameed Memon, Dr. Darya Khan [...]

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 10, 2016

People with mental illness, victims of social bias – Experts


Only 400 trained psychiatrists for nearly 50 million people with common mental disorders in Pakistan There is a perception that people with mental illness are violent, look different from others, can never get better or cannot be productive members of society. These inaccurate and misleading stereotypes impact adversely on people's struggle to cope with their [...]

15 08, 2014

Emotions – Changing Minds


By Fauzia Saeed, Psychologist VCCTC, PRCS Punjab Branch.LHR In psychology and philosophy, emotion is a subjective, conscious experience characterized primarily by psycho physiological expressions, biological reactions, and mental states. Emotion is often associated and considered reciprocally influential with mood, temperament, personality, disposition, and motivation. The physiology of emotion is closely linked to arousal of the [...]

15 02, 2014

Government committed to improve services for mental health at all hospitals: Minister


Minister of State for Health, Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar chaired the first meeting of the Task Force on mental health. The Minister on this occasion said that the issues of right discrimination and exploitation by non professionals of people with mental health and mental disorders need be addressed by better awareness and education of the [...]

15 05, 2013

3 Health bills promulgated


Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) is very much delighted over the  Sindh Health Commission Bill ordinance, Thalesemia Prevention  Bill ordinance, The Mental Health Bill ordinance  being promulgated in the Province of Sindh by Honorable Governor Dr. Ishratul Ebad Khan. This Health Commission Bill was a dream of PMA which has finally come true as an ordinance. [...]