DUHS holds condolence
meeting for Prof. Adnan Aziz

KARACHI: Dow University of Health Sciences organized a condolence meeting for late Prof. Adnan Aziz who passed away on February 14, 2018, last week. Speaking at the occasion Prof. M. Saeed Quraishy Vice Chancellor of DUHS said that late Prof. Adnan Aziz the former Vice Principal of Dow Medical College, was a strong man, who always remained very focused and determined. He was always forward looking thus he was able to reach a significant position at very young age. He was very humble human being. His sudden death has left a hollow void in everyone’s life who was close to him.

Founder of the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Prof. Dr. Adeeb Rizvi. Pro Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khawar Saeed Jamali, Pro-VC Prof. Mohammad Masroor , Principal Dow Medical College Prof. Dr. Kartar Dawani, Registrar Dow University of Health Sciences, Prof. Amanuallah Abbasi, Prof. Dr. Anwer Naqvi, Prof. Dr. Saba, Prof. Dr. Qamar Baloch, Prof. Abu Talib, Dr. Sobia the youngest sister of late Prof. Adana Aziz along with other members of grieving family, senior faculty members, postgraduates, and large number of students attended the condolence gathering of the deceased.

Prof. Mohammed Saeed Quraishy further said, Prof. Dr. Adnan Aziz began his career in 2005 as an Assistant Professor at Dow Medical College and with a short span of time, he became the shining star of the Dow Family as well as the Civil hospital Karachi.

Speaking about her brother Dr. Sobia said, he was a successful surgeon who served as Vice Principal of DOW Medical College and the Director of Professional Development center (PDC), at DMC. He was very much dedicated to his work and used to assist his father in surgery as well. He always came up with innovative ideas and believed in perfection.

Prof. Dr. Zarnaz Wahid appreciated the services of the deceased and said that Dr. Adnan Aziz was always down to earth and had a really kind nature who never hold grudges against anyone. He has lived a short life but he really had a heart of gold. At the end, Dr. Zubair offered Fateha for the departed soul. DUHS Heartfelt condolence goes out to his family and his children on his occasion of grief. May his soul rest in peace. (PR)

NARF launches Video CD
about Parkinson’s disease

KARACHI: Neurology Awareness & Research Foundation (NARF) and Movement Disorders Society Pakistan (MDSP) has launched a Video CD containing 13 lectures by health experts about Parkinson’s disease.  Speaking on the occasion Prof. Dr. Muhammad Wasay said that there are no absolute figures of Parkinson’s prevalence in Pakistan but it is estimated that this population could be about one million. Neurological society will soon launch a countrywide mental health survey to ascertain actual number of patients and devise a strategy to address this population for their wellbeing and healthy living.

Most of the neurologist have patients older than 50 years of age and find most of them suffering from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. MDSP has already issued guidelines about Parkinson’s disease. There is no special treatment or management arrangement for Parkinson’s patients in government run health facilities at present.

Neurology Awareness & Research Foundation (NARF) and Movement Disorders Society Pakistan
(MDSP) launched a Video CD about Parkinson’s disease. Group Photograph taken at the occasion
shows Prof. Muhammad Wasay, President NARF, Dr. Abdul Qayyum Rana, Founder World
Parkinson’s Program Canada, Dr. Nadir Ali Syed, President MSDP,
Dr. Abdul Malik and others.

Dr. Abdul Qayyum Rana pointed out that symptoms of Parkinson disease include depression, difficulty to recall memory, less control on urination, constipation, etc. People ignore such symptoms relating it with older age and for this awareness is very necessary. We have made arrangements for providing free medicines for Parkinson’s patients through neurologists in Pakistan besides publishing a Booklet in Urdu for the patients.

Dr. Nadir Ali Syed stated that MSDP is working to train and enhance skills of one thousand general practitioners for timely diagnosis and management of neurological diseases in the country. Dr. Abdul Malik stressed on creating awareness among masses for prevention of diseases to improve health and living quality of life of patients. (PR)

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