The director of Portugal Nestlé announced that this Swiss company will create about 350 new jobs in Portugal because Human Resources department has being receiving a lot of applications and it’s difficult to review them all. The program of recruiting has started on January of 2014, although the registrations were opened before. Although only 160 people will be directly hired, 190 people still have the opportunity to get a period of training.
Beside Nestlé, Bosch has also a lot of recruiting programs towards Portuguese population which can be opportunity to hire new people to their manufacturing unities, which includes Volcano in Aveiro, Car Multimédia in Braga and security devices in Ovar.
Heineken is also increasing their production in Vialonga factory and will need about 200 new employees.
In what comes to technology, SAP Portugal, a company of management software has launched a hiring program where about 300 technicians are required and still have jobs available to take. Roff, SAP’s solution Manager, will need to hire at least 80 new technicians in 2014
Vodafone created in 2013 a contact center in Braga, requiring to 110 new people to work. However they’re increasing this center and need more 200 employees in 2014.
Microsoft has also created in Lisbon a call center based on costumer support regarding Office 365. They need about 25 people although they admit that if people start to use the Office, increasing its usage, they have to increase their recruiting as well. As the international market becomes a client of the new Office 365 the recruiting will have to grow in the same portion.
Being in a crisis where people lost their jobs and some never never had one, these companies are helping in the progress of Portugal.
A renowned Pakistani Hospital, ‘Indus Hospital’ introduced E-Cardiology for the very first time in the country’s medical history. This facility is wide-acceptable and growing service that is provided to heart patients for monitoring and immediate help when required, by electronic means. Health information management system along with the cardiology squad of the Indus Hospital has made possible any video or image transfer right from the hospital room to directly unto the cardiologist’s mobile phone in a matter of seconds. In this way, cardiologist’s can deal with sudden emergency’s that may arise with the heart patient through the help of E-Cardiology system at the hospital.
The staff at the duty, after the implementation of E-cardiology, can now easily transfer an X-Ray image, echocardiogram, lab report, coronary angiogram or an ECG to the doctor’s cellular in no time. According to the Hospitals spokesman’s, this technique has already shown quite impressiveness and proved immensely helpful in saving many lives as the time has remarkably minimized a cardiologist take to reach on a decisive state about a patient’s condition. This has also proved to be very cost-effective indeed, as the transfer of each image only takes up to 6 rupees (0.6 U.S Dollars).
“One of the most basic reason for cardiac deaths in Pakistan has been the hindrance in detection of and dealing with a heart patient,” stated by Dr. Imran Iftikhar, Consultant Cardiologist at the Indus Hospital. “Quite recent, an ECG has been sent to me on my mobile in the small hours from emergency room, while a clot buster medication being given to him on time saved his life and prevented a major heart attack.”
While these implications of E-Cardiology system continue to benefit the patients, another notable development that took place is an emergency response system inside the premises of the hospital that alerts combined on-duty emergency staff and on-call cardiologists on their phones. Indus Hospital is now involved in creating a recording module that will record on-treatment patient’s heartbeat alongside his electronically evolved medical record file. Together with using technology and sciences, the so-called paper-less Hospital of Pakistan is growing with the commitment to bring best of the health services for the individuals and a contribution towards national healthcare.
Pakistan has attained a remarkable fifty percent boost in the number of world research publications in previous two years, ranking up from 3939 to 6200 in higher education sector. This has been known as the second most elevated boost in the rankings globally. The world’s leading research database, Scimago has predicted that if the current velocity keeps on going at the same rate in Pakistan, then by 2018, the country will move further 26 notches in the global chart from 43 to 27. This augmentation in world research publication will take Pakistan further then the major players in Asia such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand.
Additionally, the amount of faculties for PhD has also increased dramatically by 50% in the universities of Pakistan in these two years. These PhD scholars are selected to continue their studies in one of the finest faculties available to humankind for gaining education. The selection process from which they undergo is flawlessly clean and fully merit based. Almost 10 to 15 scholars are carrying out their PhDs on a weekly basis and are placed by HEC at the universities under Interim Placement of Fresh PhDs Program (IPFP). Other HEC benefits that are offered comprises of a 0.5 million scholarship for every returning scholar to pursue their world researches.
By promoting and initiating creativity, innovation and enlightenment through education and valued researches, the universities of the country have become vital contributors towards the economy and the betterment of the society. HEC in this process is proud to encourage and motivate individuals for the proper utilization of the skills they attain in the country’s socio-economic progress. The instructors, teachers and known scholars together stresses the government and put forward the resolution for putting more and more budget to the education sector which may promptly end up giving Pakistan an edge on the threshold of innovation and technology with future progress as well.
Muhammad Hamid Zaman, a Pakistani Scientist and Biomedical engineer, has earned himself a place in the top ten list of the “Worlds Changing Idea” in the reputable American Science magazine – The Scientific American, for his revolutionary product Pharmacheck. The famous scientific journal placed the product in its top ten list of technologies that can revolutionize the world in its December 2013 issue. The magazine carries the tradition to select the top ten technologies from around the world, compile, validate and publish them in their issues everywhere. The selection criteria and procedure is being done solely by the journal itself, after having calculated the measure of impact of the discovery and its importance.
According to Muhammad Zaman himself, the Pharmacheck has the ability to check any medicines quality and effectiveness in matter of couple of minutes. It provides full fledge authentic report on the ingredients of the drug, validate their combination as either right or wrong and checks of the right chemical has been added to the drug or not, he stated. “We have every good hope of bringing the product under commercial use soon within the next 12 to 18 months period.”
A study conducted by the Scientific American journal itself states that almost up to 30% of medicines in the developing countries are of poor quality and playing major part in producing stern side effects, often with elevating death ratio and causing financial damage. These countries often are deficient in examination and checking of the drug with having almost inadequate testing facilities. Pharmacheck can exactly become helpful in this category and provide great assistance that will help escalating drastic consequences later by the unfruitful medication.
During the tenure when Muhammad Zaman was working on this product, a heartbreaking tragedy occurred in his homeland Pakistan that would have been prevented should this product be used initially. In 2012, The Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) heart patients were given forged medication by which as a result, more than 165 people instantaneously and painfully died at that moment. Muhammad Zaman is very hopeful that after the inaugural of Pharmacheck, country’s drugs industry and regulators will take serious measures and gain benefit from the product to minimize later horrible consequences in medication and keep an eye on who are the players who trade human life with money. “Of course, this product will not only benefit the people of Pakistan but also other nations in the world who are running from similar crises.”