Pakistan’s premier health services institution, Indus Health Network (IHN) inaugurated a new Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory facility in Korangi, Karachi on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The BSL-3 laboratory is one of the largest in Pakistan, with experienced staff that have been well-trained in Tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics and biosafety practices. It has been built to meet international specifications, and TB diagnosis are conducted according to the World Health Organization and other international guidelines.
The Indus Hospital (TIH) has installed a new and most modern Total Lab Automation (TLA) system supplied by Abbott Diagnostics in the Korangi Campus. This state-of-the-art system has been installed with the support of Martin Dow Group which helped Indus Health Network (IHN) in building the laboratory and associated facilities. IHN treats about 200,000 patients monthly and the strategic partnership with Martin Dow group will help IHN to serve more patients. The inauguration ceremony took place on December 24, 2018, at
Hospital collaborated with Department of Emergency Medicine at The Indus Hospital to conduct a 12-month competency-based Certificate Program in Emergency Medicine (CPEM). The programme aims to train medical officers and residents to better manage the initial triage and stabilization of patients with varying medical, surgical and traumatic conditions.
“In Pakistan, annually, approximately 8000 children – under the age of 18 years – are diagnosed with cancer. At present, we have only 13 centres for paediatric cancer care”, alarmed Dr. Shamvil Ashraf, Executive Director, Medical Services; and Senior Consultant, Paediatric Oncology, Indus Health Network (IHN). Dr Ashraf was addressing the International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) at the Indus Hospital (TIH) on February 15, 2019.
For the outstanding contribution and selfless service to change the paradigm of the provision of quality healthcare across Pakistan, Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, CEO, Indus Health Network, was conferred the second highest civilian award – Hilal-e-Imtiaz by Dr Arif Alvi, President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan on March 23, 2019 at the investiture ceremony held at the President’s House in Islamabad. Dr. Abdul Bari Khan is a Dow Medical College alumni who graduated in 1986. He completed his fellowship F.C.P.S.
On March 7, 2019, the Indus Health Network UK held a lunch meeting for Pakistani business community and donor organisations. The Pakistan High Commission for the UK graciously hosted the event. Dr Abdul Bari Khan, Chief Executive Officer, Indus Health Network and Nafees Zakaria, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to UK graced the occasion.
The Indus Hospital has become the only health facility in Karachi to use minimally invasive technique to treat osteoid osteoma (bone tumor). A team of radiologists lead by Dr Kashif Shazlee, Chair Imaging Services, Indus Hospital, Karachi recently performed Microwave Abalation Procedure on two young patients to treat the benign tumor of the bone.