Dowites 1986 help establish
Neonatal, Pediatric ICU at CHK

KARACHI: A State-of-the-art Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units has been established at Civil Hospital Karachi with the help of Dowites Alumni 1986 as a Silver Jubilee Gift to their alma-mater. It was formally inaugurated by Prof. Masood Hameed Khan, Vice Chancellor Dow University of Health Sciences. He lauded the tradition of “Giving back to the alma-mater” by the Alumni of Dow Medical College as a unique trend in Pakistan. The project was compelted at a cost of forty million rupees.
Dr. Rizwan Jabir from USA highlighted the importance of specialized Neonatal and Pediatric intensive care in the public sector. It will not only improve the care of very small children but also train human resources in critical care medicine.
Prof. Abdul Bari Khan, Project Coordinator thanked the Edhi Foundation and donors for helping the Dowites 86 in completing the project in time. He further stated that the alumni will continue to support the project for its recurring expenses. Professor Saeed Quraishy, Medical Superintendent Civil Hospital Karachi thanked the alumni and expressed the hope that like other alumni projects the Intensive Care Units will provide critical care to the poor patients coming to this healthcare facility. (PR)


Dow Thalassaemia Assistance
Unit at DUHS established

KARACH: Dow Thalassaemia Assistance Unit at Dow Institute of Haematology Dow University Ojha Campus was inaugurated by Governor Sindh, Dr. Ishrat Ul Ibad Khan last week. In his speech on the occasion he said that hat according to WHO, Thalassaemia is found in more than 60 countries with a carrier population of 250 million people worldwide and 2,000,000 are affected Thalassemia Major Patients. According to reports in Pakistan, every year 6,000 patients are born with a severe form of this disease with 10 million carriers that pass the disease on to the next generation. There is a need to control and prevent the increasing burden of Thalassaemia in our population. This can be achieved by mass screening and awareness programs, counseling of patients and their families and providing state of art care to the Thalassaemia patients.
Prof. Dr. Masood Hameed Khan, Vice Chancellor, DUHS in his address said that Dow Institute of haematology (DIH)” has been established in the premises of Ojha Campus of Dow University of health Sciences to provides services in haematology, transfusion medicine, research and diagnostics. It serves as a resource centre to provide blood and its products in affordable price for transfusion requirements. This institute is involved in multiple postgraduate training programs like M.Phil (haematology) leading to PhD and MS. in Transfusion Medicine and Tissue Typing.
The objective was to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services related to haematology and transfusion medicine for patients with haematological and non haematological disorders, to support in research and development activities within as well as outside university to provide teaching and training at all levels and to support liver transplantation and Jinnah Genome Projects of DUHS.(PR)

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