Navigation Links
Pakistan’s Public Health System On Downward Tren

Nearly 10 percent of Pakistan's 155 million population carries the deadly hepatitis virus, a group of medical professionals said Monday. //

"Hepatitis B and C is a time bomb waiting to explode unless the government takes drastic measures to control it," said the president of the Pakistan Medical Association, Dr Omar Ayub, quoting the organisation's annual 2006 report.

The association represents medical practitioners and surgeons across Pakistan and its warning is based on the number of patients seeking treatment against the deadly virus.

"This (hepatitis) threat is 100 times more serious than AIDS because there has been a sharp decline in the quality of life over the last few years, because of poverty and inadequate health cover," Dr Ayub pointed out.

"The government must also launch awareness campaigns through the media and significantly enhance the allocation for health in its annual budget," Ayub added.

During fiscal 2005-06, the government allocated 4,128 million rupees (about $70 million) for the health sector, which is less than 2 percent of the total spending.

In the largely poor population, only one doctor is available for 1,900 people while there is one specialist for 14,500 persons.

The inadequate infrastructure also leaves big space for quacks who through attractive advertisements, mostly in the vernacular Urdu language press, offering cheap remedies for hepatitis B and C, cancer and kidney ailments.

The government has already drafted a law to discourage and punish quacks but has not succeeded yet to put it before the legislature.

The association's report said that the life expectancy in Pakistan has declined from 63 to 60 years.

--Edited IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Pakistan’s Literacy On The Downward Tren
2. WHO To Support Public Health Threats
3. Public Defibrillators Found To Improve Survival Rate
4. FDA Issues Public Health Advisory on Tysabri, a New Drug for MS
5. WHO Steps Up To Create A Public Awareness About The Consequences Of Exposure To Radon
6. Disaster Planning Guide From Harvard Health Publications
7. India to maintain Public domain Registry database of clinical trials conducted in India.
8. Smoking Ban Believed To Enjoy Widespread Public Acceptance In Scotland
9. Evidences that Better Health Care Facility is Offered By Public Hospitals.
10. Defibrillators In Public Places Will Help Cardiac Patients
11. Sex Education, Need Of The Hour In Public Schools
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Pakistan Public Health System Downward Tren

(Date:9/2/2015)... ... 2015 , ... On September 9, 2015, over 27,000 people from all over ... convention to date for the state of Utah. , “We are thrilled with the ... David Stirling, doTERRA CEO. “One of the most exciting elements of our convention is ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... ... Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month , which was established by the Foundation in 2007 ... and education, and helping fund more research remains our top priority,” commented Christine ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... ... Mobile working is increasingly more important, as business professionals are looking to be ... being launched, and mobile device usage as a whole is something people around the ... lives. What's more people are expecting mobile versions of their favorite software. , While ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... 2015 , ... September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Florida Hospital ... each year in the United States. , Prostate cancer is to men what breast ... 1 in 7 men. One new case occurs every 2.3 minutes and a man ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... the American Medical Association, individuals with type 2 diabetes that participated in a three ... of diabetes three years down the line if they elected weight loss surgery at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:doTERRA to Host the Largest Single-Company Convention in the State of Utah 2Health News:September Celebrated as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month 2Health News:New Mobility Experience From Winscribe 2Health News:New Mobility Experience From Winscribe 3Health News:September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2Health News:September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 3Health News:Recent Journal Article on Diabetes Remission Adds to the Growing Pile Of Evidence in Favor of Bariatric Surgery, Says Dr. Feiz and Associates 2
... Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, April 4 (HealthDay ... that accounts for most cases of cervical cancer, may also ... other smaller studies, HPV has been found in lung cancer ... the development of the disease is not known, the scientists ...
... The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and ... of mimicking the body,s natural mechanism of fighting ... termed ,microparticles, that retain features of their parent ... beneficial to health, and that these microparticles contained ...
... winners and finalists of the 2010 Prix Galien USA and ... issue of Annals of the New York Academy of ... in biopharmaceutical research, recognizes outstanding achievements in improving the global ... Established in 1970, Prix Galien is the most ...
... New guidelines issued by the American Gastroenterological Association ... to remove precancerous cells in patients with Barrett,s ... acid reflux, or GERD. Barrett,s esophagus is ... an estimated two million Americans. While traditionally ...
... country in the 1970s. Currently, there are approximately 9.5 million ... in this country annually. The rapid rise in ATV-related injuries ... of larger, faster, and more powerful vehicles, according to a ... of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic ...
... or ADHD, is widely recognized by the medical community, and ... many as six percent of all children suffer from the ... refined motor skills, children with DCD tend to have a ... They appear to be uncoordinated and many parents think ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:HPV Might Be Linked to Lung Cancer 2Health News:Researchers mimic body's own healing potential to create personalised therapies for inflammation 2Health News:Prix Galien winners published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 2Health News:Treatment of Barrett's esophagus may lower risk of esophageal cancer 2Health News:Adult-sized ATVs are not safe for kids; statistics startling 2Health News:Adult-sized ATVs are not safe for kids; statistics startling 3Health News:Clumsy kids who don't 'grow out of it' 2
(Date:9/2/2015)... -- Research and Markets ( ... "Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs in the Middle East, ... conference to their offering. An Essential ... Particularly relevant for Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical ... Regulatory Authorities Topics to be covered ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... Sept. 2, 2015   Americord Registry , a private ... placenta tissue banking company, announced today that is has ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150902/263095LOGO ... have grown at least tenfold over the past three years. ... continued this trend with 50% quarterly growth during the first ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... The latest clinical trial ... review of H2, 2015 provides an overview of ... enhance decision making capabilities of active stakeholders in ... market clinical trials review spread across 72 pages, ... organizations and supported with 43 tables and 21 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Course in the Middle East, Dubai (Dubai, UAE - October 18-19, 2015) 2Americord Registry Announces Ranking on 2015 Inc. 500 2Keratoconus Market Clinical Trials Review H2 2015 Global Research Report 2Keratoconus Market Clinical Trials Review H2 2015 Global Research Report 3Keratoconus Market Clinical Trials Review H2 2015 Global Research Report 4Keratoconus Market Clinical Trials Review H2 2015 Global Research Report 5
... test setup, try Cadwell paired disc electrodes. ... The custom-molded contacts are 10 mm (0.4 ... solid stainless steel with a locator pin ... color coded and available in twisted pairs. ...
... Video Camera System (NTSC)With Maxenon PowerPlus ... surgeon's eye view of any procedure. ... or digital files for later use. ... 8" to 36". Automatic Iris and ...
... chloride ring electrodes fit pediatric ... with minicrocodile clip lead wires ... (4 in) long, 0.6 cm ... package contains 50 individually sealed ...
Four disposable disc electrodes are pre-gelled and attached to wires in red, blue, black and green. 4mil carbon film, Ag/AgCl coated. Each package contains 20 individually sealed sets of four leads....
Medicine Products: