LONDON, Apr 23 (APP): A delegation of the Indus Health Network (IHN) led by its founder, Dr. Abdul Bari called on Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) here on Monday and discussed various key initiatives undertaken by their organization for the provision of better health services in Pakistan. The delegation was accompanied by Sajjad Karim MEP, who also supports the network.
Since April 2018, Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology is being used for identifying Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C viruses on every single donor in addition to CLIA which was already being performed. Thus fulfilling FDA (USA) requirement for donor screening.
The Indus Hospital (TIH), Karachi conducted an awareness session on ‘Palliative and End-of-Life Care – The Islamic Perspective’, on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Renowned religious scholar, Mufti Mohammad Taqi Usmani was the keynote speaker. Palliative care is not just for the end of life, patient may receive palliative care earlier in illness while they are still receiving other therapies to treat the physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs of both patient and the family. Dignity of the patient is imperative.
Dr. Nida Ilyas Shamsi, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Indus Health Network (IHN) participated in the 14th annual International Conference for Clinical Ethics Consultation (ICCEC). She shared her experience of establishing a Clinical Ethics Committee at the Indus Hospital (TIH), Karachi in the context of its unique placement in Pakistan’s healthcare system.
Though a large number of children of school-going age are out-of-school in Pakistan but The Indus Hospital (TIH) is making sure that young patients receive quality education. Usually, When Pakistani children are diagnosed with cancer or other chronic ailments, their physicians ask them to stop attending school for the duration of their treatments. To overcome this issue, TIH has launched a hospital-based schooling program to ensure that these children are able to continue with their education during their treatment and
Dr Lokman Saim performs cochlear implant surgeries Prof Dato’ Dr Lokman Saim, Vice Chancellor cum Dean School of Medicine KPJ Healthcare University College, Malaysia recently visited Indus Hospital to perform cochlear implant surgeries and train the cochlear implant surgery team lead by Dr Asif Ali Arian, ENT Consultant and Surgeon at Indus Hospital. During his visits in September and October Dr. Lokman performed 12 cochlear implant surgeries on patients from ages 2 to 15