Diabetes Foot Clinic
established at NIDE

KARACHI: To control the increasing diabetic foot infection cases, National Institute of Diabetes & Endocrinology, Dow University of Health Sciences has established Diabetic Foot Clinic at its Ojha Campus. Sardar Yasin Malik, Chairman Hilton Group of Companies and Prof. Masood Hameed Khan along with senior faculty members formally inaugurated the Clinic on March 8, 2014.

Prof. Masood Hameed along with Sardar Yaseen Malik formally inaugurating
the Diabetic Foot Clinic at NIDE at Ojha Campus of DUHS.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, SardarYasin Malik and Prof. Masood Hameed Khan said that Diabetes is an accidently diseases, patients does not know when they become the diabetic. Pakistan is one of the countries having a very high prevalence of diabetes. According to International Diabetes Federation, all over world, diabetes patient get foot amputation after every 20th patient. Diabetes is increasing very fast.There is urgent need to make necessary efforts for the prevention and management of diabetes and its complications. It is also hoped that the increased awareness will lead to more resources to fight the causes of diabetes and help fund research into improved treatment options.
Prof. Masood Hameed Khan informed that this Diabetic Foot Clinic will be supervised by senior Diabetologists, Orthopaedics, plastic surgeons as well as rehabilitation team of DUHS. Diabetic foot complications could be prevented by controlling diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure control and caring for the foot. He further informed that Diabetic Foot Clinic at DUHS would provide diagnostic and treatment facilities to diabetics’ patients suffering from any sort of foot infection. Free blood sugar, cholesterol, BMI (Obesity) test and free eye and foot check-up was conducted. Literature regarding preventive measures and food and fruit intakes were distributed among the participants. (PR)

5th Inter-University Student and
Faculty Research day at DUHS

KARACHI. The Department of Research, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) organized 5th Inter-University Student & Faculty Research day at Ojha Campus of Dow University recently. Prof. Dr. S. M. Rab was the chief guest on the occasion whereas Prof. Masood Hameed Khan, Vice Chancellor and Prof. Dr. M. Umer Farooq, Pro-Vice Chancellor, DUHS, Dr. Nazir Khan, Director, Research Department senior faculty members as well as students attended the ceremony.
The research day aimed to showcase the research in posters presentations being conducted by the Student &faculty members of DUHS and other medical university during the year 2013-14 and to serve as a forum for interaction among faculty members. 150 research posters were presented focusing on research on different diseases.
Prof. Dr. S. M. Rab speaking on the occasion said that there is need to provide platform to enhance research activities in developing countries. He stressed on medical universities to facilitate research work of their students and faculty members. He was pleased to know that Dow University is providing research grants to the students and faculty members to do research. He congratulated Prof. Masood Hameed Khan and Research Department of regularly holding research activities.
Prof. Masood Hameed Khan in his remarks said that said that the motivation to observe faculty research day is to enhance the enthusiasm towards performance of quality research. The purpose of research is the creation of knowledge. Dow University is providing platform for research activities and it is the duty of young scientist to take it at highest level. The vision of the DUHS is to create knowledge.
Prof. Dr. M. UmerFarooq said that different institution are recognized by their research work and here at Dow University, we have allocated special funds for research activities. Prof. Nazeer Khan, Director, Department of Research, DUHS gave a brief research activities of Dow University. (PR)

KMU signs MoU with
Save the Children

PESHAWAR: Selected candidates from all the seven districts of Malakand Division and four agencies of FATA (South Waziristan, Orakzai, Bajaur and Mohmand) will receive advanced public heath training under a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar and Save the Children through the USAID-funded FATA-KP Health Program. The two-year courses of Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics will begin this month at KMU Institute of Public Health & Social Sciences and will address critical capacity gaps in these backward areas.
The MoU signing ceremony was held at KMU Institute of Basic Medical Sciences Hayatabad in which country director of save the children Mr. David Skinner was the chief guest while Vice Chancellor (VC) KMU Prof. Dr. Mohammad Hafizullah participated as guest of honour. He lauded the efforts of departments of health of KP and FATA for participating in this opportunity provided by the USAID’s FATA-KP Health Program for enhancing public health capacity of the selected agencies and districts and assured of the highest standards of education that the candidates will receive at KMU.
KMU Prof. Hafizullah said was not only focusing on bringing reforms in medical education but is also working in the field of nursing, physiotherapy, paramedical sciences, public health and basic medical sciences on their reforms agenda.Mr. David Skinner, Country Director, Save the Children said that Save the Children is one of the largest non-government organizations working to save the lives of children in Pakistan.
Dr. Simon Azariah, Chief of Party of the FATA-KP Health Program informed the audience that strengthening of district health systems was one of the critical program objectives in addition to creating demand, shaping behaviors and strengthening health services for improved healthcare for mothers, newborns and children. Selected candidates from the program areas will be fully funded to study at KMU in the MPH and MSc Epidemiology & Bio-statistics courses, which will contribute to the long term capacity needed for sustainable improvements in health care system of the selected area. (PR)

Ophthalmology Course at

LAHORE: A three day ophthalmology course was organized at CPSP regional Center Lahore in collaboration with SIMS recently..The course was conducted at SIMS for first two days and on last day at CPSP regional center Lahore. It was attended by forty doctors. Prof. Rakhsahnda Rehman, Prof. Hamid Mehmood Butt, Prof. Khalil Rana, Prof. Mumtaz Hussain, Prof. Mohammad Moeen, Prof. Jamsheed Nasir, Dr. Zahid Kamal were present on this occasion. Speaking at the occasion Prof. Rakhshanda Rehman said that CPSP was shining at International level due to its excellent performance. CPSP is playing a vital role in the medical education. This course will help enhancing the training level of under training doctors. She further said the aim of this course was to provide more specialists in all disciplines. (PR)

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