SIUT performs three
Successful Liver transplants

KARACHI:Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) has carried out three living-related successful liver transplants last week. The recipients, all children, are now out of the intensive care unit and are making good progress. The donors have also done very well.


Photograph of three children who recently had a liver transplant at SIUT Karachi.

Mohammad Bilal, aged 7, received liver from his father Mohammad Iqbal, 40. Similarly Ahsan Aslam, a 10 year old resident of Usmanabad received an organ from his mother, Kishwar Aslam, 35. Ahsan Ali Haider, aged 5, who also comes from Usmanabad was the third patient whose mother Nazia Ali Haider, gave a part of her liver.

These patients have received care under the traditional SIUT model where all treatment is provided free of cost. Thus the entire surgical procedure and post-operation care caused no economic hardship on the three families.

The successful surgical procedure was performed by a team of SIUT surgeons along with a visiting team from the Shiraz Organ Transplant Centre which is one of the largest of its kind in the region. Dr. Malek Al Husaini who led the Iranian team is the head of Shiraz Transplant Centre and an immediate past President of the Middle East Society of Organ Transplantation. (PR)

CPSP Presidents gives road
map for next four years

LAHORE: A meeting of fellows of CPSP was held at CPSP Regional Center Lahore recently in which Prof. Zafar Ullah Chaudhry, President, CPSP, presented the road map for the next four years. This was the first meeting after the recent elections.

The meeting was attended by fellows from Civil, Private and Armed Forces medical institutions. He said more steps will be taken for the recognition of CPSP as the best institution for medical education in the world. In this regard two advisory committees will be formed comprising senior supervisors and young fellows. The medical training and examination system are being reviewed and they will be amended as per international standards. To continue the policies, all drawbacks will be addressed. Relations and coordination with Saudi Arabia, Ireland and other developed countries will be strengthened. Under training doctors and young fellows will be sent to the developed countries as per procedure adopted for Ireland. Mandatory courses will be organized to train our doctors morally.

Prof. Zafar Ullah Chaudhry and Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal President and Senior Vice President
of CPSP addressing the fellows at a meeting held at Lahore recently.

The newly elected Senior Vice President, Prof. Khalid Masood Gondal said that their election for the third consecutive term reflects confidence of the fellows and it is a huge responsibility. As the electoral process is over, we are one and will work for college together. By putting aside all the differences, the new challenges of future will be tackled with the help of fellows and senior supervisors. Throwing the light on the performance of Regional Center Lahore, he said that the extension work will continue to accommodate ever increasing examinations and courses.

Newly elected members of CPSP Council Prof. Mahmood Ayyaz, Prof. Aamer Zaman Khan, Prof. Muhammad Tayyab, Prof. Muhammad Shoaib Shafi, Prof. Muhammad Asghar Butt, Maj. Gen. Prof. Salman Ali, Maj. Gen. Prof. Sohail Hafeez, and other office bearers were also present on this occasion. (PR)

DUHS has so far performed
27 Cochlear Implants

KARACHI:Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) till April 15, 2015 has performed 27 Cochlear Implant after selection by standard international criteria of Cochlear Implant candidacy. Fourteen cochlear implants were performed in March 2015,  two in December 2012, two in July 2013 and nine cases in November 2014. The University has registered more than 200 candidates waiting for the implant surgeries.

The above information was provided to the media by Prof. M. Umar Farooq, Pro-Vice Chancellor, DUHS and In charge Cochlear Implant Program. A five day Cochlear Implant Workshop was also organized at Ojha Campus.  DUHS provides this facility of implants to the needy and suitable candidates of the families who cannot afford the cost. He also commended Prof. Masood Hameed Khan Vice Chancellor of DUHs for providing a grant of  Rs.10 million from the university funds for this programme. (PR)

Inter Medical College Quiz
Competition on Geriatric Diseases

ABBOTTABAD: Asian Medical Students’ Association Pakistan organized an Inter- Medical College Quiz Competition on 4th March, 2015 at Frontier Medical College, Abbottabad. The event was organized on national level in connection with the yearly theme of AMSA International. The quiz competition was based on common geriatric diseases that included hypertension, diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, stroke, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. Total 12 teams participated from different medical colleges of Pakistan including Rawalpindi Medical College, Peshawar Medical and Dental College, Ayub Medical College, Rehman Medical College, Bannu Medical College, Frontier Medical College, and Foundation University Medical College.

The Chief Guest of the event was Deputy Commissioner Capt. Khalid Mehmood. In his speech he said that such activities bring a positive impact on society so should be carried on in all such institutes. Shields were awarded to the winning teams while all other participating teams were presented certificates of appreciation. Shaheena Jamil, Executive Director of Frontier Medical College congratulated the winning teams and appreciated the efforts of AMSA Pakistan. The efforts of AMSA Pakistan were also admired the Chief Guest of the occasion. Dr. Asad Jamil Khan along with the senior faculty members were also present on the occasion.(PR)

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