Speakers pay tributes to Prof. Iqbal
Afridi, other healthcare professionals
for their service to humanity
Prof. Iqbal Afridi appointed Adjunct Professor
at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Karachi: Children’s Hospital, Karachi, recently organized a meeting to recognize the services of eminent psychiatrist and former head of Department of Psychiatry Prof. Dr. Iqbal Afridi, who has recently been appointed as adjunct professor by the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA. Several other leading healthcare professionals and experts were also awarded shields for their services to the suffering humanity.

Dr. Afzal Javed, President World Psychiatric Society, Executive Director JPMC Dr. Seemin Jamali, Prof. Tasneem Ahsan, Acting Executive Director JPMC, Prof. Tariq Mahmood, Senator Karim Khwaja, Senator Abdul Haseeb Khan, Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman, Health Department’s focal person Dr. Sikandar Memon, Additional Secretary Aijaz Khanzada, Dr. Adil Haider, Dean, AKU, cricketer Tauseef Ahmed, Shoaib Muhammad and dozens of other healthcare professionals paid glowing tributes to Prof. Iqbal Afridi for his services.

Prof. Iqbal Afridi being presented a memento at a function held recently to recognize his humanatarian services

Prof. Dr Asim Shah, Executive Vice Chair at Menninger Dept. of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine, US, said while addressing a ceremony urged parents and people to improvise to deal with the mental health implications of COVID-19. The viral infection was going to stay and would not go away at least for a couple of more years. He paid rich tributes to Prof. Iqbal Afridi, who has been appointed as an adjunct professor by a prestigious American college while living in his own country.

Thanking the Children’s Hospital, Karachi, and the healthcare fraternity for honouring him and recognizing his services, Prof. Iqbal Afridi, Dean, CPSP and former President of Pakistan Psychiatric Society (PPS) deplored that services of healthcare professionals were largely ignored in Pakistan despite the fact that many of them sacrificed their lives while serving the ailing humanity. “I dedicate this evening to all those healthcare workers who embraced martyrdom and those who served selflessly in the pandemic,” he remarked.

Children Hospital organized a reception to honour Prof. Iqbal Afridi for his humanitarian services recently which was
attended by a cross section of the society and healthcare professionals. Group photo taken on the occasion shows
Prof. Iqbal Afridi alongwith the participants.

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