PSIM offers Life Time Achievement Award to Dr. Ghulam Yusuf

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PSIM offers Life Time Achievement 
Award to Dr. Ghulam Yusuf
Dr. Anum Najam presented Resilience Award

SWAT: Pakistan Society of Internal Medicine at its Mid-Summer Conference held here from 29th August to September 1st 2019 offered Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Ghulam Yusuf in the inaugural session. Citation for this Award was read by Prof. Aziz, an eminent physician and Principal of Swat Medical College.

Dr. Ghulam Yusuf graduated from Khyber Medical College in 1955-60. He worked as a general physician. He worked as Civil Surgeon from 1975-1980. He later served at Ayub Medical College Abbottabad and then at Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar for many years. He has contributed a great deal to the health services in this region. It was in recognition his dedicated and devoted services to the ailing humanity that the PSIM decided to honour him with the Life Time Achievement Award.


Organizers of PSIM Mid-Summer conference also presented Resilience Award to Dr.
Anum Najam Consultant Psychiatrist at CMH Muzzafar Abad. Picture taken on this
occasion shows Prof.Tariq Waseem, Dr. Somia Iqtidar, Prof. Aziz, Prof. Javed Akram
and Prof. Israr ul Haque.

Dr. Anum Najam consultant psychiatrist was also presented Resilience Award. Dr. Anum Najam, it may be mentioned here was student of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad. She hails from Muzzafar Abad, Azad Kashmir. While in third year MBBS she was going to Muzzafar Abad that some dacoits fired at their vehicle and the bullet hit her on the spinal cord and damaged her cervical 7. It was 2008. She did not lose heart and soon after five months while wheelchair bound, re-started her studies and without losing anytime completed her studies and passed the MBBS examination. She then did her MCPS in Psychiatry from College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan. Even at present she is in wheel chair, there is not much grip in one of her hands and there is no movement in her lower limbs. She needs round the clock (24/7) caretaker, caries a urine bag. She is currently working as consultant psychiatrist at Combined Military Hospital Muzzafar Abad. This is an amazing success story one of its kind wherein someone quadriplegic continued her studies, did not gave up and is a source of inspiration for all others with some disability. She believes that even if there are hundred reasons to give up but one reason to continue and keep it up, one should listen to that. She has now been offered a scholarship for further training overseas.


Prof. Israr ul Haque alongwith Prof. Javed Akram presenting Life Time Achievement Award
to Dr. Ghulam Yusuf, while on extreme right Dr. Ghulam Medical Supdt. Nawaz Sharif
Kidney Hospital Swat is being presented a memento in recognition of his services
for efficiently running this hospital.

The organizers also presented Mementoes to Dr. Ghulam, Medical Superintendent of Nawaz Sharif Kidney Hospital in recognition of his services to the kidney disease patients and efficiently running this hospital. Others who were honoured by PSIM included Capitan Rana Mudassar who helped them in registration of PSIM, Mian Naveed a journalist, Dr. Saifullah Mumtaz, Dr. Naeem Meo, Mr. Asif, Mr. Riaz and Mr.Ajmal from PSIM office.

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