Scientia Pakistan is a digital science magazine struggling to reshape the narrative of science journalism in Pakistan.

Our primary aim is to spread scientific awareness among the masses through our stories. We always try to make complicated scientific concepts simple, absorbing, and entertaining to all.

In March 2020, when coronavirus hit Pakistan and statistics started marking COVID19 cases, we immediately realized the severity of the situation and bring the next monthly edition on Virus-borne diseases that specifically cover CORONAVIRUS.

Later, we published a magazine edition on the theme, “Being a professional in the pandemic.” For this, we reached out to around twenty-five national and international experts, journalists, strategist, futurist, Doctors, Paramedical staff, Psychiatrist, scientists, Astronomers, Astrobiologists, Pilots, and Senior teachers/professors to know about how life has changed and how they are staying productive under quarantine despite the chaos that is surrounding us. We also approached the students of local and international Universities, housewives, and laymen to know how they are keeping their momentum high in these days of trouble. We believe that it was the most creative way we turned these challenging days into an opportunity and inspiration.

Now, super excited team Scientia is glad to announce its next Bi-Monthly edition on the theme, “healthcare system of Pakistan’.

This edition covers Telemedicine, laboratory diagnostics, Tech influence, Medical research, Barriers in the healthcare system of Pakistan, and impacts of COVID-19.  We feature a few representative medical institutions and the contributions of basic elements of any healthcare system, i.e., physicians, pharmacists, and others. We analyze in detail the dark plays of DRAP and the testing conditions of Pakistan’s laboratories. Health budget, insight to low and middle-income countries, notable women in medical science, and philanthropic contribution to better healthcare facilities are also part of this edition.

Our dedicated team members reached out to healthcare experts including Dr. Ali Madieh Hashmi, a famous psychiatrist, Dr. Rukhsana, a senior prof at Quaid e Azam University Islamabad, and experts in Punjab health department to grasp about mental health taboos, environmental effects on healthcare and current situation of hospitals in Punjab that hit most by COVID19.

Cutting the chase, this edition is a complete documentation of Pakistan’s Healthcare System. Our problem is not lack of talent or recourses; Pakistan just lacks efficient and trustworthy management. According to the available statistics for the delivery of medical services in Pakistan, there is an entire absence of programs and initiatives for non-communicable diseases at provincial and federal levels. Almost 78% of the general population pays out of their pockets for medical treatment.

It is evident that the system is leaking at seams, yet our politicians are immobilized by ideology, fear of being voted out of the office. The Government’s poor healthcare policies resulted in the scarcity of choices regarding effective diagnostic and medical services. Something has to change, and it has to change quickly; otherwise, if another epidemic or virus outbreak hits the country shortly, the overloaded healthcare system will cripple.

The entire team Scientia Pakistan Magazine is highly motivated by its efforts and aims to highlight the significant flaws in every sphere of life.