34687 candidates appear

RAWALPINDI: A total of 34687 candidates appeared for the Medical and Dental Colleges’ Admission Test (MDCAT) re-conducted by National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) on Sunday, October 06, 2019. The test was successfully conducted for candidates desirous of getting admission in Constituent and Affiliated Medical & Dental Colleges of NUMS. The test started at 10:00 am at 94 Centers designated exclusively for this purpose in 17 cities across Pakistan and AJ&K.

Around 3000 Invigilators and Supervisory Staff conducted the test. Final result will be declared on October 17th 2019. (PR)

Plight of No Donors 
Patients Highlighted by SIUT

KARACHI: The plight of those patients who have reached the end stage of organ failure and have no family donors was highlighted before the media representatives at a special gathering held at the SIUT (Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation) last week. The main purpose of arranging the assembly was to create awareness in the society through media and promote the deceased organ donation program in the country which is the only remedy to save lives of patients who have reached to an end stage of organ failure.

Speaking on the occasion Prof Adib Rizvi Director SIUT said his institute is the pioneer of kidney transplantation program in the country when they initiated the program in 1985.He asked all the members of the society to come forward and make deceased organ donation program popular in the country. Pointing out the death toll of patients dying due to non-availability of organs is estimated to be one hundred and fifty thousand per year but this figure could be higher, he further commented.

Dr. Nasir Khan a physician of SIUT in his speech presented the Islamic perspective of human organ transplantation and stressed that deceased organ transplantation is an acceptable norm in Islamic world including Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran and many other countries, Dr. Nasir said all the believers representing various schools of thoughts in the Islamic Ummah have supported the program declaring that human life is a precious thing.

Dr. Sadia Nishat also from SIUT presented the details of notification issued by the Sindh Government which directs and explain complete lawful procedure and modalities of deceased organ donation. Earlier Dr. Waseem Khan a coordinator of deceased organ donation program at SIUT gave an overview of the program at SIUT and progress achieved so far.(PR)