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Getz Pharma donates Rs. 5 Million
for Surgical
Skills Lab at CPSP

KARACHI: At a simple but impressive ceremony at the CPSP campus in Karachi, Getz Pharma (Pvt.) Ltd. made a donation of Rs. 5 Million to The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan on the historical occasion of College’s Golden Jubilee. The amount will be given in two equal installments and will go towards the purchase of simulators for the surgical skills training & education laboratory. The cheque was received by Prof. Syed Tipu Sultan, Prof. Tariq Mahmood Khan, Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal & Prof. Asghar Butt on behalf of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Pakistan.

Prof.S. Tipu Sultan along with Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal and Prof. Tariq Mahmood
receiving a donation cheque from Dr. Khawar Mehdi from Getz Pharma for Skills Lab.

These innovative state-of-the-art simulation devices will be used to teach basic skills and surgical techniques through repetitive proctored challenges and will enable detection and analysis of surgical errors and near miss incidents without risk to patients. As with flight simulation, near miss detection capabilities anticipate potential errors before they occur and prevent resulting complications. Moreover the risk free training of Surgeons on simulators before they work on real patients will substantially improve the skills, reduce the complications & thus the litigations rate as well. The project will initially start as a dry lab with physical and computer simulators and later on the animal lab will be added to the surgical skills and education lab. It is planned to increase the number of training modules in alignment with college teaching capacity and training programs. The lab with the surgical simulators plans to have modules for Basic Cholecystectomy, Ectopic Pregnancy, Ovarian Cystectomy, Nephrectomy, Single Port and robotic surgery.
Getz Pharma (Pvt) Limited is a research driven branded generic pharmaceutical and biosimilar Company, with a global presence. It is the third largest pharmaceutical company of Pakistan and is the leading exporter of Pharmaceuticals from Pakistan. The company has received the FPCC&I Export Trophy from the President and Prime minister of Pakistan for the last six years for the highest exports in pharmaceuticals.
Getz Pharma shares its success with the community at large, particularly with the underprivileged segment of the society. As part of the healthcare industry, Getz Pharma has passionately pursued philanthropic and non-commercial ventures and made presence felt by contributing towards social consciousness, collaborating with Civil Society Organizations and promoting noble endeavors in the areas of health, education, promotion of our cultural heritage and preservation of our environment. (PR)

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