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Clubfoot se Jeet ka Jashan

To celebrate the successful completion of the four-year treatment program of children affected with clubfoot, The Indus Hospital (TIH) organized “Clubfoot say Jeet ka Jashan” on December 30, 2017. TIH launched a service delivery program ‘Pehla Qadam’ in 2011 in collaboration with Amer Haider charitable Foundation. Working closely with Ponseti International Association, The University of Iowa, USA, the program aims to create public awareness about clubfoot and its optimal management, to eliminate untreated clubfoot in Pakistan, to train Pakistani Orthopedic Surgeons

IRD, IHN and Evidence Action’s Deworm the World Initiative teamed up for a School Based Deworming Program in Pakistan

The WHO estimates that over 1.5 billion people are infected globally with soil transmitted helminths (STH-intestinal worms).  Interactive Research and Development (IRD), Indus Health Network (IHN) and Evidence Action’s Deworm the World Initiative teamed up for the development of a School Based Deworming Program in Pakistan, under which Pakistan’s first

The Indus Hospital Organizes a Walk-a-Cause to Commemorate World Disability Day

The Indus Hospital (TIH)’s Physical Rehabilitation Center organized a walk-a-cause to celebrate the International Day of Person with Disabilities (IDPD). Walk-a-cause was organized at the Sea View on December 10, 2017. The day was initiated by the United Nations in 1992 and this year’s theme is ‘Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all.’ Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, Chief Executive Officer, the Indus Health Network, Dr. Amin Chinoy, Executive Director, Physical and Rehabilitation Directorate, and patients along with hundreds of people

First Percutaneous Pulmonary Valve Implantation at The Indus Hospital

Breakthrough in Pakistan’s Medical History The Indus Hospital (TIH)’s cardiac surgery team has successfully operated a 15 year old patient for a complicated cardiac condition. It was a specialized surgery which was done for the first time in Pakistan. The minimally invasive surgery was performed at the Indus Hospital, Korangi. Dr. Arjumand Shauq, Cardiac Surgeon, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK and Dr. Mehnaz Atiq, Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon performed the surgery. Fifteen-years-old Fatima belongs to a lower middle class family. Her father

Super Specialist ENT Surgeon Performs Free Cochlear Implant Surgeries at The Indus Hospital

The Indus Hospital (TIH)’s ENT department is conducting middle ear and cochlear implants surgeries for free. TIH’s ENT team is being headed by two UK-based ENT surgeons: Dr. Haroon Khan, ENT Surgeon, Manchester, UK and Dr. Noweed Ahmad, Medicolegal Expert & Consultant ENT Surgeon, UK. Dr. Haroon Ahmed founded a UK-based charity International Medical Relief Agency (IMRA) in 2001. The purpose was to serve Pakistanis who don’t have access to quality healthcare. IMRA started its operations in Pakistan from Mirpur Khas

Childhood Cancer Survivors’ Day Celebrated at The Indus Hospital, Korangi

According to an estimate childhood cancers account for only about 1% of all cases. However, absence of nation-wide cancer data makes it impossible to find the actual number of children suffering with cancer. Due to the lack of treatment facilities, half of the children are unable to receive medical care. Experts revealed these facts at the Indus Hospital while celebrating the Childhood Cancer Survivors’ Day on November 25, 2017. Psychosocial Department of the Indus Hospital organized the event in collaboration

Indus Health Network Signs Two MoUs With Karachi’s Local Government

Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and Indus Hospital signed an MoU on Friday to carry out joint efforts to control T.B and Rabies in the city. Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar and CEO of Indus Hospital Dr Abdul Bari Khan signed the document on behalf of their organization in a meeting held in the KMC Building. Mayor Karachi said a sum of Rs 20 million has been earmarked in the current budget to carry out campaign on control of rabies and to provide vaccine

The Indus Hospital’s Blood Center Launches its first Mobile Blood Donation Unit

The Indus Hospital’s (TIH) Blood Center launched its first Mobile Blood Donation Unit on June 14, 2017 in order to celebrate World Blood Donor Day. This year, the campaign runs under the theme ‘Give Blood, Give Now, Give Often’. According to the World Health Organization, Pakistan’s annual blood requirement is approximately 1.5 million bags, with 40% of the demand being met by the public sector. About 80% of private sector blood transfusion takes place in the major cities, including Karachi and

The Indus Hospital Conducts a Seminar and Live Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Joints’ wear and tear is a natural process which occurs in the aging population. Annually 4000 joints have been replaced in Pakistan’. These facts were shared during a seminar conducted at The Indus Hospital (TIH) on May 1, 2017. The half day seminar was focused on ‘Total Hip Replacement Anterior Hip Approach’. Professor Amin Chinoy, Senior Orthopedic Consultant, TIH opened the session and invited Professor Muhammad Umer, founder and surgeon-in-chief of Institute of Orthopaedics and Surgery to present on ‘Traditional Approach

The International Committee of the Red Cross Emergency Room Trauma Course (ERTC)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) jointly organized an Emergency Room Trauma Course (ERTC) 3 day seminar from 31st May to the 2nd of June with The Indus Hospital (TIH). The seminar provided an intensive course on the various regions of the body that have under gone Trauma. Speaker Dr Bona Venture opened the program with a discussion on amputees, mentioning special care of amputees with regards to the remaining stumps on the legs. He continued on discussing prosthetics and