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Aspirin Conference at FJMC
Lahore on Oct. 5th 2013

LAHORE: Pakistan Aspirin Foundation is holding its 6th national conference at Fatima Jinnah Medical College Lahore on October 5th2013. Many important topics related to use of Aspirin and other anti platelet agents in various medical disorders will be discussed by various speakers which will be followed by a panel discussion. Members of the medical profession are cordially invited to attend this conference.

Colorectal Diseases
Surgical Week at JPMC

KARACHI: Dept. of Surgery JPMC is organizing its 8th surgical week for colorectal diseases from September 30th to October 3rd, 2013 at Surgical Conference Hall. Prof. Adam J. Dziki from Poland is the Master trainer.

World Diabetes Day meeting
by DAP on Nov. 17th

KARACHI: Diabetic Association of Pakistan will celebrate World Diabetes Day by organizing a meeting on November 17th at a local hotel in Karachi. The morning sessions will be for doctors while afternoon session will be for patients with diabetes and their families. Theme of this year is Diabetes-Protect our Future.

Paediatric Orthopaedic
Clinic set up at JPMC

KARACHI: A Paediatric Orthopaedic clinic along with a dedicated “Clubfoot Ponseti bay has started functioning at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre Karachi under the supervision of Prof Anisuddin Bhatti, Prof. of orthopaedic Surgery. The OPD of this Clubfoot clinic of Paediatric orthopaedic unit at JPMC works twice a week, on Tuesday & Thursday from 09:00 to 12:30, with a Registrar, four postgraduates, two house officers and a data registrar (LDC) under direct supervision of Prof. Anis Bhatti. This clinic is integrated with International Clubfoot Registry (ICR) of University of IOWA & Ponseti International Association. The Ponseti bay has three cabins and a central table, each for Parents counseling, consent form, clubfeet evaluation by Pirani scoring, photograpy, recording of individual patient’s data file with ICR Proforma, casting and bracing. The percutaneous TA tenotomies are also being performed at this clinic with standard protocol of sterilization.
The treatment is being provided free of cost, along with FAB shoes, that are being provided free from Zakat, half paid cost or cost to cost payment to those who can afford it. FAB Shoes are applied on the same day after removal of last cast. The parents are counselled, briefed and trained for casting, removal cast at home with “Balti method”, application of FAB Shoes, their maintenance and importance of completion of treatment. They are taught with the help of wall mounted panaflex charts and flyers given to parents on e which is being fed in ICR data base for standardization of treatment with Ponseti Methodology, research and dissertation writing to complete FCPS requirements. The other room of Paediatric Orthopaedic Clinic has a female medical officer, two postgraduate and a house officer supervised by consultants: Dr. M Saeed Minhas, Dr. Kashif Mahmood & Prof. Anis Bhatti himself.
With addition of one more OPD room (under renovation) for dedicated Cerebral Palsy clinic, along with a dedicated operation suit in MOT (in process) for Paediatric Orthopaedic surgeries the project of Paediatric Orthopaedic unit at JPMC Orthoaedic surgery Department shall be completed. (PR)

Excellence in neonatal nursing
AKUH nurse wins global award

KARACHI: Nurse Anila Ali Bardai of the Aga Khan University Hospital received the award for excellence in neonatal nursing at the opening ceremony of the 8th International Conference of the Neonatal Nurses held at the Waterfront Hotel in Belfast, Ireland. She is the first Pakistani nurse to win this coveted award.
Nurse Christine Sammy from Kenya shared honours with Bardai, while nurse Netasyi Gowero from Malawi was runner up. The Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots joined nurses from around the world in honouring the three neonatal nurses for their commitment to saving mothers and newborns during childbirth in some of the hardest places to work around the world. The award, organized by Save the Children and the Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN), was established in 2009. Previous winners were from Ghana and India. (PR)

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