SIUT hosted conference on infectious diseases and methodology

Karachi(Cliff News)A two -day conference to discuss some vital issues concerning infectious diseases will open at SIUT on Friday. The theme of the conference is “where we stand today” as far as the infectious diseases are concerned in the world of medical sciences organized by Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases society of Pakistan (MMIDSP), the conference also marks the completion of 25 years of society’s activities in the country.According to organizers of the conference which has chalked out an elaborate program to discuss all those threats which are posed by infectious diseases and methodology required as a fundamental part of preventive medicine. The conference is attended by delegates from within the country and abroad including specialist from WHO. The conference was preceded by a series of workshop which highlighted the key areas in the outbreak of infectious diseases, measures as how to carry out infection management in hospitals, clean environment in patient’s surroundings, misuse of antibiotics and important role of pharmacy in checking the unhindered use of antibiotics. Most important subjects which was discussed in workshops and will come up again in the conference would deal with outbreak of typhoid which reported over 6000 cases in the country two years ago. Similarly, the contagious diseases of Congo Virus which also took few lives in recent time would be another area of concern for doctors attending the conference. On the academic side the conference will also arrange bio safety sessions and use of protective equipment for healthcare staff.

It is expected that at the end of conference the findings will be recommended to evolve a national strategy for comprehensive treatment of infectious diseases.

MRI,safest diagnosis technique

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Syeda Maryam Fatima

Interesting and stunning technique of radiation and medical imaging has increasing its application day by day. As its name indicates this is a technique of an image acquisition of medical systems. MRI is a medical imaging technique, uses strong magnetic fields to get images of the anatomy and physiological process of the human being. MRI machine is widely used in the diagnostic purposes and in the biomedical research. In 1946, foundations of MRI began. In 1971, NMR images were created. In 1977, first human being was examined using MRI.

The imaging technique is highly versatile. Image is created by strong magnetic field and radio waves. It is a non-invasive procedure. MRI gives detailed cross sectional images of internal organs and structure. It is different from other imaging techniques because it does not use radiations which are potentially harmful for the human body. The use MRI technology is expanding gradually. The latest application is discovered by the group of researchers that MRI is used to detect energy and heat emitting from the cell phone on brain. The heat is resulting from the reaction of brain cells and radio frequencies emitting from the cell phone. The heats in the brain resulting from cell phones are very dangerous and damagethe brain cells. The cell phone set is not supposed to take inside the MRI machine because of high magnetic field inside, instead giving radio frequencies as emitting from cell phone and then image the effect of the frequencies.

The acquisition process is very different and interesting from other imaging techniques. The two magnets play a vital role in visualizing human body. Abundant of hydrogen atoms are present in human body, a small magnet is present inside the nucleus of the hydrogen atom which is very sensitive to magnetic field, when a human being is entered in the magnetic field, one magnet of MRI machine align all the hydrogen atoms of the human being in either north or south direction and other magnet is used for shifting the direction of these atoms.

MRI machine is available in nearly all hospitals and research centers. It has no side effects unless someone has problem to stay in a closed pack of MRI machine. An injectable dye used to clearly visualize the image has some side effects but it is not used every time. In Pakistan MRI machine is mostly used for diagnostic reasons. The cost of MRI machines are very high because of the very expensive elements used in the machine and the other reason is that only few companies make MRI machine.

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Dr Muhammad Ali Khalid introduce Bio Resonance Therapy in Pakistan

20181012_173941-1Karachi (Cliff News)Dr Muhammad Ali Khalid is the first doctor to introduce Bio Resonance Therapy in Pakistan.While talking to Media in Karachi Press Club he said “Each organ and it’s cells in the human body has a different and specific frequency on which it functions.When this frequency reduces or increases,the particular organ or cell of the body behaves abnormally,which results in abnormality or illness.He furthers added bio-resonance is an advanced method of therapy that makes use of biological frequencies.It is a non-invasive,non-drug treatment that focuses on the biophysics of the body instead of the biochemistry.During the process of development of technology,we are the first one who has converted electromagnetic waves into sound waves.An instrument is set to match the original frequency of particular organ,which helps bring the organ back to its natural frequency,Dr Khalid said.”I belive that energy generated at sub-atomic level that is the actual frequency,can help and rectify human diseases.He added more that specific frequency is generated by normal and abnormal cells and our trained doctors are able to measure and regulate this frequency,with the help of this all diseases could be helped and supported.Bio-resonance also helps to kill bacteria,viruses,fungus and parasites at specific amplitude of the frequency.This method of treatment without drugs and injections is very effective for chronic ailments,with no reported side effects.We have seen that therapy helps and alleviate in allergies,long-term illnesses,depression,lung diseases,eye problems,digestive problems,skin problems,gastrointestinal disorders,autoimmune disease,infections,cancers and neurological disorders.The centre already has two branches in Singapore,two in Malaysia,one in Oman,one in Hyderabad and 5 centres in Karachi.Dr Ali said our master plan is to open centers in all cities of Pakistan to help and support against all kind of diseases.

GE Healthcare to deliver comprehensive training program for Maternal,Newborn & Child Health

Lahore(Cliff News)GE Healthcare and one of its local partners, Ferozsons L.L.  will deliver a capacity-building program around maternal & infant care, including a series of application training classes and knowledge transfer sessions delivered by international and local trainers, at Shahbaz Sharif Mother & Children Complex, Sheikhupura.  The strategic cooperation agreement was signed by the Minister of Primary & Secondary Health, Khawaja Imran Nazeer, in the presence of David Mezher, General Manager GE Healthcare Middle East & Pakistan, Mohammad Kenanah, General Manager- Ultrasound, Middle East & Turkey, GE Healthcare, and Dr. Mazhar Qureshi, Country Manager, GE Healthcare Pakistan. This strategic cooperation between GE and the Primary & Secondary Healthcare Department (P&SHD), Government of Punjab, will run throughout the year and aims to enhance and develop the skills of healthcare providers and midwives in the Punjab province. Ultimately, the program will help enhance the reach and quality of primary care services for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (MNCH), and will help address the challenge of maternal and neonatal mortality in the province.Through this capacity-building program, GE Healthcare and local partner Ferozsons L.L, will cooperate with the Ministry of Health to train healthcare providers and midwives in nine districts of Punjab on utilizing ultrasound technology to help enable the provision of 24/7 high-quality antenatal care. These healthcare providers and midwives will then continue training primary healthcare providers throughout these districts year-round. With this remarkable training on adoption of innovative technologies designed to empower healthcare professionals, led by the government’s Vision 2025 to reduce infant mortality rate from 74 to less than 40 (per 1000 births) and reduce maternal mortality rate from 276 to less than 140 (per 1000 births), GE continues to play a pivotal role in strengthening Pakistan’s healthcare sector.Speaking at the occasion, Khawaja Imran Nazeer, Minister of Primary & Secondary Healthcare, Government of Punjab said: “Although the situation for maternal and child mortality is alarming, the Government of Punjab under the leadership of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, is fully committed to addressing these challenges and this training center is a major step in that direction. We are not only training LHVs and CMWs in all districts of Punjab but also equipping the BHUs with the latest technology to ensure that no pregnant woman is refused the right to quality healthcare. “Dr. Mazhar Qureshi, Country Manager, GE Healthcare Pakistan, commented: “GE is proud to support the development of Pakistan’s healthcare sector by providing innovative technology and solutions that address their biggest clinical and economic challenges. In-depth programs like these deliver the technical hands-on training healthcare providers needed to improve the patient experience, increase clinical confidence and heighten productivity.  Perhaps most importantly, these sessions enable knowledge transfer and ensure that more healthcare professionals across Pakistan have the training they need to deliver better healthcare outcomes for years to come.”

Pakistan lags behind most developing nations in its MNCH indicators. According to WHO & UNICEF, the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) of Pakistan ranges from 111 to 283/100,000 live births, under five mortalities is 81 deaths/1000 live births and infant mortality rate (IMR) is 66 deaths/1000 live births; more than half of infant deaths occur in the neonatal period, respectively. While IMR has declined steadily over the last two decades, there has been no parallel decline in neonatal mortality rate.GE partners with the public and private sector to deliver a new age of patient care in Pakistan. Today, a growing number of the large hospitals (facilities with 300+ beds) across the country are equipped with GE Healthcare technologies, helping healthcare providers combat cardiovascular diseases, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

About GE Healthcare: GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world. GE works on things that matter – great people and technologies taking on tough challenges. From medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions, GE Healthcare helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients.




Nestle Pakistan wins 1st Prize for United Nations Global Compact Award 2017

Karachi (Cliff News)For second time in a row, Nestlé Pakistan was awarded with First Prize for “Living the UN Global Compact Business Sustainability Award 2017″, in a multi-national category.In 2016, Nestlé Pakistan was awarded with the first prize as well in the category “Living the Global Compact Business Excellence 2014-15.”Winning this prestigious award twice in a row signifies Nestlé Pakistan’scontinuous commitment towards its purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future in complete alignment with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.NestléPakistan’s vision lies at the core of promotion of United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Principles in terms of engaging with community outreachacrossits value chain throughinitiatives such asNestlé Healthy Kidsto educate children about healthy lifestyle. By partnering with various schools theyhave reached more than 140,000 children so far.Furthermore, Nestlé Pakistan has also reached out tothe rural Pakistan by partnering with Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP). The initiative, focuses on needs of BISP beneficiaries,by providing them with livelihood opportunities along withholding seminars to educate them on basic nutrition knowledge.Nestlé also partnered withWWF-Pakistanto implement the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) standardsforimproved water efficiency. So far, two of its factories have been awarded with AWS certification which is also the first in Pakistan.On being awarded by such prestigious network, Waqar Ahmad, Head of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Pakistan said “We are honored to be recognized by UNGC for the second time, this motivates us further to continue our mission in line with UNGC principles”.FasihulKarim Siddiqi, Executive Director Global Compact Network Pakistan also congratulated Nestlé and said “We recognize Nestlé’s commitment which iscompletely aligned with UNGC principlesof sustainable business practices in Pakistan, I think such practices should be promoted at greater levels for other businesses to follow.”The event was organized by Employers’ Federation of Pakistan which launched the formation of Global CompactNetwork Pakistan in 2005 to embrace the ten principles of UNGC. The network is currently fortified with around 90 organizations in Pakistan.

About Nestlé Pakistan

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It is present in 191 countries around the world, and its 328,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands include local favorites like NESTLÉ MILKPAK, NESTLÉ PURELIFE and NESTLÉ FRUITA VITALS. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago.


Breast cancer awarness seminar organised by Mrs Shazia Ali


Karachi (Cliff News)A seminar regarding Breast Cancer Awareness was organised by Mrs Shazia Ali (Begum Brigadier Shahid Hassan Ali Administrator DHA Karachi). Ms Haseena Moin, Ms Durdana Butt, Mrs Imrana Maqsood and Dr. Rufina Soomro addressed the seminar and shared their valuable views/experiences regarding this very important issue.The event was attended by ladies from various walk of life including some very eminent personalities like Mrs Naheed Ansari (Cooking Expert), Mrs Tahira Raza (President, First Women Bank) Ms Fatma Hassan (Renowned poetess), Neelum Bashir (Writer and Poetess) and many more. The participants showed lot of interest and praised the efforts of DHA administration in general and Mrs Shazia Ali in particular. The event was also attended by many cancer survivors.

Role of Meat as a Functional Food,Dr.Rizwan Tariq

IMG-20180128-WA0051Karachi (Cliff News)A seminar was organised by the Faculty of Science of DIHE on “How food can be used as a Medicine”.Dr. Rizwan Tariq spoke on the role of Meat as Functional Food. He covered the nutritional composition of meat. Also presented a com-positional analysis of Beef and Rabbit Meat. Another speaker was Dr Waseem Safdar, who talked about importance of Omega 3 Fatty Acids and it can be used as Food Supplement. He enlightened the audience with a detailed introduction to poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFA),Omega 3 sources. its role on human body.Rector of DIHE Dr. Shahana Urooj Kazmi emphasized on the fact that Food is the main component that can be used as a Medicine, Because other medicines are subject to its relativity and are time bound however if we alter our eating methods food, it can be beneficial for our body functioning rather causing any harm to it.Chairperson Advisery Council Consumers Association of Pakistan Rana Awais Khan, Chairman Consumers Association of Pakistan Kaukab Iqbal, HOD of Microbiology department Dr. Rakhshanda Baqai
HOD of Food Science Marium Tarique, Dr. Syeda Sadaf Akber and Mr. Syed Arsalan Ali also attended the session.