Experts call for update of medical education curriculum on modern lines

KARACHI: One percent of newborn babies are suffering from some type of cardiac diseases and a large number of such diseases can be treated with much improved results. It is high time to build more capacity of health professionals, cardiac and transplant surgeons and health infrastructure to tackle these cases.

This was shared by Cardio Transplant Surgeon Dr Asif Hasan came from England to deliver his plenary lecture on the second day of Pak-China MEDCONG organized by Pakistan Medical Association in collaboration with Chinese Medical Association here in a local hotel.

He said such genital cardiac diseases are treated with much improved outcome in developed world and Pakistan has also capacity to do such surgeries here and save a large number of affected babies. He said parents should have no worry anymore here looking for treatment of their children.

Delivering her lecture in Oncology session, Dr Zehra Kapadia told that a large number of women are being victim of ovarian cancer silently. Ovarian cancer is second leading cause of death after breast cancer in women. “Now we have many modern techniques and treatment options to prevent these deaths,” she stressed.

Dr Amir Liaquat of Kiran Hospital and Dr Noor Soomro of Civil Hospital Karachi also spoke in this session.

Discussing medical education, Dr Nighat Huda from College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) and Prof Lubna Baig of Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) stressed the need to update medical education curriculum and structure at modern lines.

Our doctors cannot compete with those getting medical education in developed parts of the world because their education is not on right track nor they are included in organized training programs, they observed.

Speakers in session on orthopaedic told that many orthopaedic diseases are later complicated as even after their diagnosis proper attention is not paid for their treatment.

Other session held on second day of the congress included gynaecology, anaesthesia, update in arthoplasty, bio ethics, plastic surgery, gastroenterology, endocrinology and diabetes, family medicine, infectious diseases and a large number of doctors attended the same.

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