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Prof. Tipu Sultan urges friends and
well wishers to support MUST

KARACHI: Malir University of Science and Technology (MUST) organized an Evening to Cherish for the Friends, Well Wishers and donors of Malir University of Science and Technology at DHA Golf Club Convention Center on December 3, 2016. It was very well attended by people from various walks of life besides eminent medical personalities.

Speaking at the occasion Prof. Tipu Sultan Chancellor of MUST which is an ambitious project of  Azad and Attiya Foundation (his parents), urged the friends and well wishers to whole heartedly support this innovative project which aims at providing higher education to people from middle and lower middle class in the society. An informative Video of their already functioning Koohi General Hospital at Malir, the Vision of MUST, success stories of the Azad Attiya Foundation in the shape of Institute of Nursing, Attiya School of Paramedics, Vocational Center, Infertility Center, Fistula Center at the Koohi General Hospital which are providing services to the poor people of this area free of cost for the last many years was also shown to the participants.

A recorded message from Mr. Javed Jabbar, an eminent media personality, former Senator and Federal Minister who is Chairman of the Malir University Advisory Council who could not attend the meeting, was also shown on this occasion. He paid rich tributes to Azad Attiya family and commended their vision to provide higher education services for the poor segment of the society. Famous singer Tina Sani also amused the audience with her performance. The participants were also presented beautiful Malir University of Science and Technology brochure which gives details of this project and their achievements, accomplishments so far.

Leksell Gamma Knife ICON
machine installed at NCCI

KARACHI: Neurospinal and Cancer Care Institute (NCCI) a project of M. Hashmi Memorial Trust has installed an advanced Resell Gamma Knife ICON machine. Pakistan became the second country after USA where this equipment is installed after USA for the treatment of patients suffering from cancer. Inauguration ceremony of this machine was also part of the 4th International Pakistan Gamma Knife & X-Knife Stereotactic Radiosurgery Symposium organized by NCCI.


Prof. Sattar Hashim, Managing Director of NCCI giving details of Leksell Gamma
Knife ICON machine installed at Neurospinal and
Cancer Care Institute recently.

Giving details to media personals about this facility Prof. Sattar Hashim, Managing Director of NCCI said that treatment of neurological or brain diseases, including brain tumor, spinal tumor. Liver Tumor, lung Cancer, epilepsy and veins diseases have begun using the technology while the treatment of minor brain tumor can also be done through safe radiation procedure within a session. The treatment cost per patient is around rupees 1 million to Rs 2.5 million – globally  but the treatment facilities to the poor people in Pakistan will be provided on subsidized rates through the courtesy  of  Trust that helped to install the equipment. Patients are coming for treatment of neurological diseases from all over the country and also from abroad. Gamma Knife machine is a computerized machine and radio therapy experts control its radiation. Consultant Neurosurgeon Dr. Muhammad Abid Saleem, Consultant Radiation Oncologist Dr. Azher Rashid and foreign medical experts from Japan, Italy and China also attended the briefing.

Risk of convulsions with Verteporfin

MHLW and PMDA from Japan have requested that the package insert for Verteporfin should be revised to include the risk of convulsions as a clinically significant adverse reactions.

Verteporfin (Visudyne) is indicated for age related macular degeneration in association with subfovealchoroidal neovascularization. Cases of convulsions have been reported in patients treated with this drug in Japan. (Revision of precautions MHLW/PMDA March22,

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