January-A 2021, Volume 71, Issue 1

FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK

FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

It was an unusual year, 2020, working with COVID-19 and its consequences. It must have been an unusual experience with other colleague editors too. We had to shut down our office from April to June, 2020. All of us were working from home, flexible timings due to electricity load shedding and wifi availability. We pulled through successfully. There were no gross delays and all were safe. It was a unique experience. It also proved that all of us need motivation to work in all circumstances no matter how adverse they may be. The lockdown provided amp

Editorial

The Human Touch- REALITY vs. RIGHTS

Fatema Jawad  , Sanjay Kalra

The scenario is of a doctor’s office. An anxious looking middle-aged lady sits opposite the physician, trying to relate her challenges, expecting re-assurance and sympathy. This is a normal feeling, expecting encouraging words from the health care provider, to address the fear of an unexpected, unwelcome illness. The doctor is busy: she has a long waiting list of patients. She curtly informs the patient: “I have written your prescription; how you handle your domestic problems is really not my concern. Wish you success”

RESEARCH ARTICLES

IN THIS ISSUE

Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association has agreed to receive and publish manuscripts in accordance with the principles of the following committees: