Mouths louder than gun shots!

Karachi’s shooters targeted a prominent journalist and were promptly let off the hook by a segment of the media that immediately began making wild unfounded allegations about ISI (Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence Agency) being behind the attack.

The actual attackers and those who launched them must be laughing themselves silly because no one was really . . . → Read More: Mouths louder than gun shots!

ZoneAsia-Pk: Why aren’t the Army Doctors complaining?

By Zoon Ahmad Khan

Punjab’s problems are not only escalating (vertically), but also very visibly expanding (horizontally). The unscheduled load shedding, Energy Crisis, and the Doctor’s strike. The perceived culprits in Punjab’s suffering vary from the federal government, the provincial, or corruption and the jealous peripheries, influenced for the most part by prior political . . . → Read More: ZoneAsia-Pk: Why aren’t the Army Doctors complaining?

Why they Protest

By Abdul Majeed Abid

For the sake of full disclosure before saying anything on this topic, I want to state that I myself am a young doctor, working in a public sector hospital of Punjab. The following blog contains my view on the issue of the recent wave of protests by young doctors and . . . → Read More: Why they Protest

How to overcome the rural-urban gap

The disparity in mortality rates and access to quality and affordable care, between rural and urban Pakistan, is hardly a revelation. Yet, we have resigned ourselves to accept it among the harder truths of life. While access may be a ubiquitous problem all over the world, the disparity need not be this stark.

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Greece’s public health care system affected by spending cuts

The free clinic here opened about a year ago to serve illegal immigrants. But these days, it is mostly caring for Greeks like Vassiliki Ragamb, who was sitting in the waiting room hoping to get insulin for her young diabetic son.

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Say No To Medical Tests!!!

New research shows how some common tests and procedures aren’t just expensive, but can do more harm than good.

Dr. Stephen Smith, Professor emeritus of family medicine at Brown University School of Medicine, tells his physician not to order a PSA blood test for prostate cancer or an annual electrocardiogram to screen for heart irregularities, . . . → Read More: Say No To Medical Tests!!!

A Certificate Course In Racism

Several years ago, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, in New Delhi became the heart of ‘agitation’ against discrimination in government services. The Hindu students of medical sciences there were perturbed as why the shudras and ati shudras were getting into this institution which was the sole preserve of the high caste Hindus. The media . . . → Read More: A Certificate Course In Racism

Punjab government announces Rs 5.2 billion for doctors

The Punjab government on Monday approved an Rs 5.2 billion package for doctors, paramedics and staff nurses by increasing their salaries but the Young Doctors Association (YDA) rejected the move. After announcement of the pay package by the Punjab government, the doctors’ community was divided into two groups with the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) welcoming . . . → Read More: Punjab government announces Rs 5.2 billion for doctors