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|Brig. Prof. Mohammad Salim (center)--current President of the PSSP--being awarded DSc. in pain management at Colombo, Sri Lanka, by Prof. Sir Anton Jayasuriya and Dr. Liu Ping, December 1982|
Pakistan came into being on 14 August 1947 after the division of the subcontinent. At that time, the doctor:population ratio was 1:500,000. General health facilities, let alone specialised medical facilities such as those for pain management, were not available to the public. Pain was treated along with the management of other diseases by non-specialized doctors and technicians. Now, in 1999, the population of Pakistan is 130 million and the doctor:population ratio is 1:15,000. At the present time, there are only a few Pain Clinics in the government and private sectors.
The Pakistan Society for the Study of Pain was established in 1990.
Each year it arranges seminars and scientific workshops for members to
share experiences and the latest information regarding pain management.
Extracted from a report by M. Salim (1999)
Some of the organizations which support publications in the study and treatment of pain in Pakistan:
Chapter Exhibit Panel (PDF version) as it was presented at the 9th World Congress on Pain (Vienna, 1999)
IASP Pakistan Chapter information (mailing address, officers, meetings, journal, etc.)
IASP Pakistan Chapter homepage
IASP Online Archives
John C. Liebeskind History of Pain Collection
History & Special Collections Division
UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
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