DUHS celebrates Tenth anniversary
at Governor House

KARACHI: Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) organized a ceremony at Governor House, Karachi recently to mark its Tenth Anniversary. It was attended by Syndicate Members, Academic Council Members, Seniors Professors, Doctors and students. The Ceremony was presided over by Governor Sindh & Chancellor DUHS, Dr. IshratUlEbad Khan.
Dr. IshratUlEbad Khan speaking on the occasion said that improving the healthcare system of the country has been one of the top priorities of the Government and Dow University has set an example by starting with only three constituent institutes which produced doctors only, to now having established 55 institutes which cater to all segments of health care like Dental Surgeons, Biomedical Engineers, ICU and operation theatre, technologist, Pharmacologists, Health Care Managers, Physiotherapist just to name a few.
He further said that the journey of this University started ten years ago with a focus of upholding the traditions of constituent institutions and providing a platform where young minds of future generations could be molded to serve the nation in a better way. It is reassuring that Dow University of Health Sciences is inculcating quality medical education and research.
The University has played its role in providing clinical services to the community with the establishment of Laboratory and Radiology facilities. This is the first public sector university which has done so and I hope other universities of similar background will adopt this approach where all necessary investigations are done at an affordable rate. He appreciated the efforts of Vice-Chancellor Professor Masood Hameed Khan, faculty, staff and students have very cohesively worked together in the last decade.
Prof. Masood Hameed Khan, Vice Chancellor, DUHS in his speech recounted the progress of the University since its inception and also highlighted 10 years achievements of Dow University since its inception. He also highlighted the steps taken for enhancement of academics which includes establishment of Professional Development Centre from hands-on training Workshops, CME & CPD Program, Internet Digital Library, Online Videoconferencing, Department of Information Technology, Campus Management Software. He also mentioned about various community care projects of DUHS. So far it has treated more than 2 lacs dental patients in three Dental Hospitals of DUHS. More than 20,000 diabetes patients, more than three lacs patients were managed and treated at Liver Institute. More than one lac patients facilitated with Rehabilitation Services where 5,000 patients received Artificial Limbs. About 15,000 patients were admitted in Dow Hospital, 15,00,000 of Laboratory Tests were performed, 38,623 MRIs and 28,333 CT Scans were performed.
Earlier, Prof. Muhammad Umar Farooq, Pro Vice Chancellor, DUHS and Prof. Dr. Junaid Ashraf, Principal Dow Medical College also spoke on the occasion.(PR)

Quiz competition
by PharmEvo

KARACHI: PharmEvo over the years has become synonymous with knowledge, books, poetry, Urdu Adab and Medical Research. PharmEvo constantly endeavors to come up with activities that not only generate revenues and profit for the company, but also give something positive back to the community.

In this connection, recently PharmEvo organized a Spedi-Quiz Competition in association with Pakistan Quiz Society on Sunday, 5th of January, 2014. It was very well attended by the invited guests and their children. The program was so interesting that it went on for three hours instead of the planned one hour. It was highly appreciated by the participants as well as the audience.(PR)

Low Vision clinics established
in 10 Punjab Districts

LAHORE: A 6-day workshop in Low Vision Assessment and Paedaitric Refraction was held at College of Ophthalmology & Allied Vision Sciences, King Edward Medical University /Mayo Hospital Lahore from 6 to 11 January 2014 in collaboration with Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) Australia. Mr. Hasan Minto (South Asia Regional Manager BHVI) and Ms. Sumrana Yasmeen (Programme Manager BHVI Pakistan) imparted this 6-day training.
Ten Refractionists from eye units of District Headquarter Hospitals Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalnagar, Kasoor, Gujranwala, Sahiwal, Mianwali, Sailkot, Layyah, Sheikhupura Attock, Six Refractionists from College of Ophthalmology (COAVS) and 3 from LRBT hospitals also participated. All Refractionists /Optometrist were imparted skilled Training.
In the end all the districts were provided complete set of inventory for Low Vision Clinic necessary at secondary level. The LVD-kit included state of art Low Vision Devices & Low Vision Aids i.e. Different types of Telescopes, Magnifiers, Visual Acuity charts, LEA symbols, trial frames, trail boxes, Field Magnifier and TV 300 system were also provided in the kit.
Prof. Asad Aslam Khan thanked Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) Australia on this occasion. He told that this is first time in Pakistan that DHQ Hospitals are now supplied with Low Vision Centers and standard Low Vision Devices are provided to these DHQs hospitals. It is pilot project and we hope the project will be extended in other districts of Punjab in near future. He expressed hope that these Refractionists / Optometrists will make optimum use of the skills and perform well with these Low Vision Devices. In this way treatment of low vision patients could be available at the DHQ level. (PR)

Dr. Faheem Memon presenting plaque to Mr. Naseemuddin
(Chairman, Pak Quiz Society) for arranging Quiz competition
for Doctor’s kids, at an event arranged by M/s PharmEvo.


Mr. G.R. Malik Pakistan’s Ambassador to Ireland presenting a mementoe
to Prof.Zafar Ullah Chaudhry President CPSP during his recent visit to Ireland
to negotiate the training facilities for Pakistani Postgraduates in Ireland.
Prof.Khalid Masood Gondal is also seen in the picture.

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