Aitzaz Rai

Aitzaz Rai

A fellow at the Oxford center for clinical magnetic resonance and cardiovascular clinical research facility.

The toll Covid-19 is taking on the mental health of medical personnel

Coronavirus is a silent demon hunting down not only the physical well-being of healthcare workers but also their mental health. The pandemic is drastically impacting the work load of those in the medical field and simultaneously leading to a spectrum of adverse psychological effects on several medical personnel working in a clinical setting. Members of the healthcare workforce are our first and last line of defence against this pandemic, and it is just as important to account for their psychological well-being as it is to ensure that they are provided with medical equipment and the necessary protective gear. In this regard, we can learn many lessons ...

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Why scientists love the HEC

Science is a process that requires consistency. It takes years to gain momentum before researchers can reap the fruit of the labour – continuity is vital for progress. But in Pakistan, scientific study has already received multiple blows. Mistakes like the devolution of various bodies that support scientific education including the University Grants Commission are being repeated. Devolution hurts the economy Investors and global business leaders look at the total budget spent on research and development before investing into an economy. Low budgets mean they move onto more favourable countries. Apart from the security issues that Pakistan is facing, the ...

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