Moot stresses indigenous research in medicine.


KARACHI -- Experts at an international conference, which concluded at the Jinnah Sindh Medical University (JSMU) on Tuesday, underscored the need for indigenous research and training to make the country self-reliant in health needs.

Organised by the JSMU Alumni Association of North America, the two-day event was addressed by eminent physicians and surgeons from the United States as well as different cities of Pakistan.

'Pakistani medical universities and tertiary-care hospitals need to identify Pakistani doctors serving abroad and persuade them to train local doctors and students, particularly in the field of transplant,' said Prof Saeed Akhtar while speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the conference.

Prof Akhtar, a former director of the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute, also the keynote speaker, emphasised the need for research on regenerative medicine and stem-cell technology.

'Advanced research in this particular area within 20 years would end the need for liver transplants as livers would be regenerated with the...

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