Medical colleges urged to promote research on public health
PESHAWAR:(MUSTAFA MUGHAL) Health experts have called upon the medical colleges to promote research on public health issues, outbreaks and topics relating to rise in different diseases and malce recommendations for better treatment of patients.
Studies presented on public health issue by doctors at the first national research conference held at Khyber Medical College (KMC) encouraged youth to take up in-depth research work in their respective fields of medical of sciences and present way forward to lessen burden of diseases, improving immunisation and handling Covid-19, dengue fever and other outbreaks ef fectively.
A research study by Dr. Omer Ali of Khyber College of Dentistry (KCD) pointed out that parents didn`t pay due attention todental care of their children. He said that parents should be convinced to ensure their better dental care.
The study focused on parenting style during treatment of patients at paediatric dentistry department of Khyber College of Dentistry, towards acceptance of dental treatment and their cooperation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
He said that dentists should ponder over how to plan the treatment after assessment of the attitude of parents accompanying their children in the hospital. Dental dungeons should educate parents how to discipline their children.
“It will benefit the community as more children will get good response towards their dental issues and will be given better dental care and thus the number of healthier individuals in the community will be increased,” said Dr. Omer Ali.
He said that children cross the world were more susceptible as far as their dental care was concerned. He said that behaviour and action of parents affected personality of their children.
“Studies have shown that parentingstyles are mainly of four types including authoritative, authoritarian, permissive and neglectful,” he said.
The speakers said that self-medication owing to over-the-counter availability of medicines, especially anti-biotic, was a major issue leading to health complications of the people.
They said that people resorted to taking painkillers without prescription of doctors. They said that medicines should be sold only on authorised prescriptions.
“Doctors have recorded longer hospital stays and lack of response to medication in patients with history of using multiple drugs,” they said.
The speakers said that women avoided vaccination during pregnancies due to lack of awareness about significance of immunisation in prevention of diseases.
The child-bearing women didn’t give attention to vaccination, which adversely affected their health, according to a study conducted at Ayub Medical Complex, Abbottabad.
They said that strengthening of immunisation for vaccine-preventable diseases was obligation of all parents to safeguard theirchildren against ailments.
Earlier, KMC Dean Prof Mahmud Aurangzeb told the inaugural ceremony said that the maiden conference was meant to pave way for carrying out quality research on health problems with a view to ensure treatment of people on modern lines.
He said that the research was important for all healthcare providers serve patients in a befitting manner.
Dr. Bushra, the convener of the conference, said the event was attended by 105 teams and more than 800 participants.
Researches were presented by doctors from provincial as well as experts from other provinces, representing Fazia Medical College, King Edward Medical College and Akhtar Saeed Medical College, Lahore.
It comprised research poster and verbal research competitions and workshops.
Guest of honour was Dr. Katerina A Ronius, specialist in global health from Australia. Dr. Mohammad Irfan and Dr Sajjad Savul from the USA presented a webinar on evidence-based research, she said.